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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

New Treatment May Help Neonatal Liver Disease Associated With Parenteral Nutrition

July 28, 2015 — Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study ... read more

Acupuncture Impacts Same Biologic Pathways in Rats That Pain Drugs Target in Humans

July 21, 2015 — In animal models, acupuncture appears to impact the same biologic pathways ramped up by pain and stress, analogous to what drugs do in humans. The researchers say their animal study provides the ... read more

How GPR40, a Known Receptor for Dietary Fatty Acids, May Protect from Osteoarthritis?

July 15, 2015 — Dietary fatty acids may modulate inflammation and cartilage degradation to prevent or slow down Osteoarthritis (OA) through the orphan receptor GPR40. Involvement of GPR40 in OA protection was first ... read more

Knowledge About Alternative Medicine Connected to Education, Income

June 17, 2015 — Individuals with lower education and income levels are less likely to know about yoga, acupuncture and other complementary treatments, new research shows. Lack of knowledge as a reason for non-use ... read more

More Women Turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopause Without Medical Guidance

June 10, 2015 — The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a ... read more

Study Maps Types of Physical Activity Associated With Better Sleep

June 4, 2015 — Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new ... read more

Zinc in the Body May Contribute to Kidney Stones

June 1, 2015 — New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may ... read more

Dry Mouth: Acupuncture-Like Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help

May 29, 2015 — Phase III results indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may be equally effective as pilocarpine, the current prescription medication in a pill, to treat ... read more

Component in Green Tea May Help Reduce Prostate Cancer in Men at High Risk

May 28, 2015 — Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results ... read more

Cultural Health Beliefs and Social Networks Crucial in South Asian People's Management of Diabetes

May 27, 2015 — New findings shed light on the poor outcomes of South Asian people with diabetes in the UK. Analysis of interviews with South Asian people shows that especially among first generation immigrants, ... read more

Attitudes About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Predict Use Among Cancer Patients

May 26, 2015 — Attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) were found to be a better predictor of CAM usage than socio-demographic factors alone – such as race, sex, or education – ... read more

Drinking Chamomile Decreases Risk of Death in Older Mexican American Women

May 20, 2015 — Drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American American women over 65, a new study has shown. Chamomile is one of the oldest, most-widely ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a new ... read more

Stress Relief Techniques Help Cancer Patients Overcome Fear of Treatment

May 14, 2015 — The benefit of rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) to help cancer patients who experience 'procedure-related' stress has been revealed by a new study. Patients experiencing distress ... read more

May 11, 2015 — It's estimated that one million people a day miss work in the United States because they're too stressed out. To help lower stress in the workplace, researchers conducted a study with staff ... read more

Non-Hormonal Management of Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

May 7, 2015 — Hot flashes are a common menopausal symptom. They tend to intensify during the perimenopause and usually subside within 5 years after the final menstrual period. However in some women frequent hot ... read more

Alternative Providers of GP Services Perform Worse Than Traditional Practices

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alternative providers of primary care in the National Health Services in England, including private sector companies, do not perform as well as traditional GP practices. Alternative providers have ... read more

Exploring Treatment Options for Women With Fibroids

Apr. 23, 2015 — A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is ... read more

Mushrooms Boost Immunity, Suggests Research

Apr. 16, 2015 — Could a mushroom a day help keep the doctor away? Some early evidence indicates that the Shiitake mushroom boosts immunity. Of the thousands of mushroom species globally, about 20 are used for ... read more

Reconceptualizing Stress in Cancer Treatment

Apr. 14, 2015 — Psychological stress alone does not cause cancer but it can interfere with the immune system's response to cancer cells, which may increase the potential of metastasis, and cause neurochemical ... read more

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