Could a holiday symbol be helpful to cancer patients? Scientists want to find out.
Aberdeen University in the United Kingdom will conduct studies to test whether mistletoe injections can help boost the immune systems of breast cancer patients.
Researchers are quick to point out the mistletoe isn't a cure for cancer. They suggest it may improve the quality of patients' lives, by increasing their energy levels, boosting appetite, and leading to better sleep.
The goal of the research is to determine if mistletoe injections are helpful and for which patients.
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