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Improving cachectic symptoms and immune strength of tumour-bearing mice in chemotherapy by a combination of Scutellaria baicalensis and Qing-Shu-Yi-Qi-Tang

Cancer cachexia is characterised by the loss of body mass and directly compromises immune response and the quality of life of cancer patients. In the present study, we set out to investigate the role of Chinese herbs as anticancer medicines and/or chemotherapeutic adjuvants to increase therapeutic efficacy and/or ameliorate given side-effects in animal model. Twelve […]

Hormetic Effect of Berberine May Attenuate the Anticancer Activity of Chemotherapeutic Agents

Depending on Dosage Rhizoma coptidis is a highly valued traditional Chinese medicine which has been widely applied in complementary and alternative medicines in China, Korea, India, Japan, and other Asian countries, especially for the treatment of dysentery, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and eczema, mostly used in formulas (Tang, et al., 2009). Berberine is one of the […]

Why Most Clinical Research Is Not Useful.

Practicing doctors and other health care professionals will be familiar with how little of what they find in medical journals is useful. The term “clinical research” is meant to cover all types of investigation that address questions on the treatment, prevention, diagnosis/screening, or prognosis of disease or enhancement and maintenance of health. Experimental intervention studies […]