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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

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

High Acid Diet May Have Negative Effects on Kidney Health

Feb. 12, 2015 — Among patients with chronic kidney disease, patients who consumed high acid diets were 3-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid diets, research concludes. Low ... read more

U. S. Antionwide Survey Reveals Widespread Use of Mind and Body Practices

Feb. 12, 2015 — A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high. Of note is a significant increase in the use ... read more

Psychological Factors Play a Part in Acupuncture Treatment of Back Pain

Feb. 12, 2015 — People with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start a course of treatment will gain less benefit than those people who believe it will work, according to new research. ... read more

Taking Too Much Folic Acid While Pregnant May Put Daughters at Risk of Diabetes and Obesity

Feb. 10, 2015 — Mothers that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters to diabetes and obesity later in life, according to a new study. With high dose supplements being ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the ... read more

State-of-the-Science Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis

Feb. 2, 2015 — The American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses quality improvement opportunities in the diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis in a new multi-disciplinary, ... read more

Obesity, Diabetes Symptoms in Mice Improved by Reversing Brain Inflammation

Jan. 29, 2015 — Using an antioxidant to reverse inflammation in the brain caused by a high-fat diet greatly improves symptoms related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The research suggests that ... read more

Green Tea Ingredient May Target Protein to Kill Oral Cancer Cells

Jan. 28, 2015 — A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, ... read more

Jan. 19, 2015 — Despite the variety of effective treatments, and physicians who specialize in treating pain, women often suffer unnecessarily from conditions ranging from backaches to pain after cancer surgery, and ... read more

Yoga as a Potential Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome

Dec. 29, 2014 — The potential for yoga to have an impact on concrete, physiological outcomes that represent some of the greatest health burdens today has been demonstrated through new ... read more

Comparing Analgesic Effect of Manual Vs Laser Acupuncture for Lateral Epicondylalgia

Dec. 29, 2014 — Comparing the analgesic effect of laser acupuncture and manual acupuncture for treating lateral epicondylalgia, applying manual acupuncture on lateral epicondylalgia produced stronger evidence of ... read more

Hospital-Based Exercise Program Improves Quality of Life for Adults With Arthritis, Other Muscle and Joint Conditions

Dec. 16, 2014 — Older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program, researchers report. "The study adds to the growing body of ... read more

Yoga Has Potential to Reduce Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease

Dec. 15, 2014 — Following a systematic review of 37 randomized controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such ... read more

Is That Ginkgo Biloba Supplement Really What You Think It Is?

Dec. 11, 2014 — A new study has investigated the use of DNA barcoding to test the authenticity of Ginkgo biloba, an herbal dietary supplement sold to consumers that is purported to boost cognitive ... read more

Bitter Food but Good Medicine from Cucumber Genetics

Nov. 27, 2014 — High-tech genomics and traditional Chinese medicine come together as researchers identify the genes responsible for the intense bitter taste of wild cucumbers. Taming this bitterness made cucumber, ... read more

Saatchi Bill Threatens to Undermine Hippocratic Oath, Experts Say

Nov. 27, 2014 — The Medical Innovation Bill tabled by Lord Saatchi and currently making its way through the UK’s House of Lords “strikes at the heart of evidence-based medicine” and risks “opening the door ... read more

Suffering from Constipation? Self-Acupressure Can Help

Nov. 19, 2014 — In a randomized clinical trial, 72 percent of participants said that perineal self-acupressure, a simple technique involving the application of external pressure to the perineum — the area between ... read more

Nothing Fishy About Health Benefits of Plant-Based Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Nov. 17, 2014 — Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists ... read more

Mentally Stressed Young Women With Heart Disease More Likely to Have Reduced Blood Flow to Heart

Nov. 16, 2014 — Young women with stable coronary heart disease are more likely than men of the same age to develop reduced blood flow to the heart if they're under emotional stress. Women 55 years and younger ... read more

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