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Dietary polyphenols have been correlated with a reduced risk of developing cancer. Quercetin (a natural polyphenolic compound) induced apoptosis in many human cancer cell lines, including breast cancer MCF-7 cells. However, the involvement of possible signaling pathways and the roles of quercetin in apoptosis are still undefined. The purpose of this study(More)
Capsaicin, a pungent ingredient of red pepper, has been reported to possess antitumor activities. In this study, the effects of capsaicin on human HepG2 cells were investigated. Capsaicin reduced viability by PI incorporation in HepG2 cells in a dose and time dependent manner. Capsaicin promoted intracellular Ca2+ production and reactive oxygen species(More)
Diallyl sulfide (DAS), one of the main active constituents of garlic, causes growth inhibition of cancer cells in vitro and promotes immune responses in vivo in experimental settings. However, its effects on the induction of cell cycle and apoptosis in human cervical cancer cells are still unclear. The aims of this study were to explore the anti-cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) was a widely used tool to assess disease impact on patients with obstructive airways disease. Although traditional methods have generally supported construct validity and internal consistency reliability of SGRQ, such methods cannot facilitate the evaluation of whether items are equivalent to(More)
Study Objectives. To examine the stimulation effect of auricular magnetic press pellet therapy on older female adults with sleep disturbance as determined by polysomnography (PSG). Design. Randomized, single-blind, experimental-controlled, parallel-group. Setting. Community. Participants. Twenty-seven older female adults with sleep disturbance according to(More)
The natural antioxidant gallic acid (GA) has demonstrated a significant inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis in a series of cancer cell lines. However, there is no available information to show whether GA induces apoptosis in human skin cancer cells. In the present study, we report GA-induced apoptosis in A375.S2 human melanoma cells.(More)
Melanoma is one of the most common cancers worldwide and its incidence has been increasing over the past few decades. Gallic acid (GA) can inhibit the growth of human cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. However, there is no available information to address the effects of GA on migration and invasion of human skin cancer cells. Matrix metalloproteinases(More)
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children. Children with asthma often suffer from night coughing, wheezing and breathlessness that disturb their sleep. Nocturnal asthma is often associated with such problems as difficulty falling asleep, restless sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, daytime sleepiness, and daytime tiredness. These sleep(More)
Auricular acupressure is a non-invasive physiotherapy that was developed based on the traditional Chinese meridian theory. Because it is non-invasive, simple to implement, and easy to learn, and because it presents minimal side effects and may be executed independently, this therapy may be used as an alternative or auxiliary approach to symptom management(More)
Breast cancer is a major disease threating women. From diagnosis and treatment through regular follow-ups, patients with breast cancer may experience physical and mental discomfort and pain caused by disease and treatment-related symptoms. These symptoms may further affect disease progression, emotional state, health function status, quality of life, and(More)