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Here's how Broccoli can exert a positive influence on drug efficacy

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A new study has found that ingredients in Broccoli have positive influence on drug efficacy.

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have found that certain foods can alter the activity of endogenous enzymes and thus influence the efficacy of drugs. For instance, the grapefruit has an adverse effect on a number of anti-arrhythmic and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

The researchers discovered that sulforaphane increases the concentration of a number of enzymes in the colon cancer cells, including those of an enzyme with the abbreviation AKR1C3.

Regular aspirin use cuts overall cancer risk

Regular aspirin use cuts overall cancer risk

People who take aspirin regularly have a significantly lower risk of cancer, according to a team of researchers.

An analysis of data from two major, long-term epidemiologic studies finds that the regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, a reduction that primarily reflects a lower risk of colorectal cancer and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The findings suggest that the use of aspirin may complement, but not replace, the preventive benefits of colonoscopy and other methods of cancer screening.

Smoking weed doesn't make you anxious or depressed

Smoking weed doesn't make you anxious or depressed

Potheads rejoice! Turns out cannabis use was not associated with an increased risk for developing mood or anxiety disorders, after all.

With more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, there are renewed clinical and policy concerns about the mental health effects of the drug.

In a new study, Columbia University's Mark Olfson and coauthors examined marijuana use and the risk of mental health and substance use disorders in the general population.

Are diagnostic labels of asthma, COPD even viable?

Are diagnostic labels of asthma, COPD even viable?

A team of researchers has tried to explore whether or not tagging every patient's breathing problem as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is viable.

Defining a patient's symptoms using the historical diagnostic labels of asthma and COPD is an outdated approach to understanding an individual's condition, according to the experts.

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