Archive for July, 2008
It’s the first state to outlaw a vegetable oil. (more…)
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston tell us eating (a lot) more soy food results in lower sperm counts. (more…)
Some studies suggest that cancer patients who take antioxidants are more likely to tolerate more full doses of chemotherapy. (more…)
There appear to be beneficial effects on the skeleton. (more…)
As we age, zinc deficiency combined with impaired immunity increase our susceptibility to infection.
Now, a study hows that zinc supplementation raises zinc blood levels, and lowers circulating proteins that increase the risk of infection. Most importantly, it also lowered the rate of infection in the elderly.
Two white physicians simply sat for a time and respectfully and attentively conversed about end-of-life care with 23 terminally ill Black patients at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. Almost every patient willingly brought up spirituality.
In their article based on this experience they conclude that to understand and show respect for patients’ spiritual views in the context of the patient doctor relationship are keys to providing excellent palliative care.
Here are some quotes from their experience.