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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Effects on HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells, new research shows. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit docking of ... read more

Cell Culture Experiments Reveal Potent Antiviral Activity of Cistus Incanus Extracts Against HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit ... read more

Steeping Temperature and Time May Affect Antioxidants in Tea

Dec. 16, 2015 — Tea is the most highly consumed beverage in the world next to water. The methods of preparing the beverage varies throughout the world and also depends on the type of tea. Researchers found that the ... read more

Green Tea Impairs Development, Reproduction in Fruit Flies, Study Finds

Dec. 7, 2015 — Although green tea is enjoyed by millions for its numerous health benefits, researchers have discovered that excessive consumption adversely affected development and reproduction in fruit fly ... read more

Plant Hormone May Play a Vital Role in Blood Sugar Control, Diabetes Management

Dec. 1, 2015 — A treatment for managing blood sugar levels might be as close as the local health food store, suggests a new research report. Specifically scientists have found that when the plant and mammal ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers are studying whether plant sterols can be used as a natural alternative to drug therapy for pregnant women who have high cholesterol. While it’s normal for a woman’s cholesterol to ... read more

Can Natural Remedies Jeopardize Cardiovascular Health?

Nov. 19, 2015 — Physicians report on the case of a woman who presented with aconitine-induced cardiovascular symptoms. Their report warns that the use of this natural ingredient may lead to severe ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A meta-analysis of dozens of studies of traditional Chinese medicine and other nonpharmacological interventions meant to improve patients' quality of life affirms that these approaches, on the ... read more

Yoga May Lessen Side Effects in Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment

Nov. 16, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from yoga, researchers ... read more

Ozone Gas Injections May Do the Trick for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Nov. 8, 2015 — Injecting ozone gas into the knee reduces pain and improves functioning and quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis, according to new ... read more

Tai Chi Found to Be as Effective as Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Nov. 7, 2015 — Both Tai Chi and physical therapy positively impact pain, function and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis – making Tai Chi a viable treatment alternative for people suffering with the ... read more

Better Sleep and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation and Promote Health

Nov. 5, 2015 — Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ... read more

Trial Reveals Evidence of Long-Term Benefits for People With Chronic Neck Pain

Nov. 2, 2015 — Chronic neck pain is a difficult condition to treat, and previous research shows that single interventions generally do not provide long term benefits. Now a large scale investigation has found that ... read more

Much Needed Update on Magnetic Tracking in Cell Therapy

Oct. 26, 2015 — The latest advances in magnetic particle tracking in cell therapy, a potentially groundbreaking strategy in disease treatment and regenerative medicine, are outlined in a new ... read more

Taking Less Asthma Medicine Can Be Done Safely With Guidance, Study Shows

Oct. 22, 2015 — Stepping down asthma medicines can be done safely and at less cost for patients says a new study. The team studied more than 4,000 patients (adults and children) who were taking daily asthma ... read more

Worldwide Shift in Heart Medication Delivery Required

Oct. 21, 2015 — Many people in the world who need essential heart medicine do not get it, even in rich countries, says new research. A radical change is required in how such medicines are provided and preventative ... read more

Imitation Biologics Are Therapeutically Equivalent to the Original Drugs

Oct. 19, 2015 — Rheumatologists have been analyzing clinical data on biosimilars that have already been approved for use. The term 'biosimilars' refers to drugs that mimic the effects of biologics. A ... read more

Use of E-Cigarettes, Alternative Tobacco Products May Lead to Increased Tobacco Use

Oct. 13, 2015 — The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers write in a new ... read more

Aspects of Patient/physician Interaction May Help Alleviate Heartburn Symptoms

Oct. 1, 2015 — The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative ... read more

Multicenter Study Examines Safety of Medical Cannabis in Treatment of Chronic Pain

Sep. 29, 2015 — A Canadian research team has completed a national multicenter study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic ... read more

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