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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Apr. 2, 2015 — An innovative therapy that applies red and near-infrared light to the brain is now being tested for Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, and ... read more

Roseroot Herb Shows Promise as Potential Depression Treatment Option

Mar. 26, 2015 — Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study. Depression is one of the most common and ... read more

Discontinuing Statins for Patients With Life Limiting Illness

Mar. 23, 2015 — Discontinuing statin use in patients with late-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses may help improve patients' quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, according to a ... read more

Mar. 20, 2015 — An antioxidant system that helps sustain the liver when other systems are missing or compromised has been discovered by ... read more

How Green Tea Could Help Improve MRIs

Mar. 18, 2015 — Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could ... read more

Stress Reduction May Reduce Fasting Glucose in Overweight and Obese Women

Mar. 6, 2015 — A treatment known as mindfulness-based stress reduction may decrease fasting glucose and improve quality of life in overweight and obese women, new research ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — Medical researchers have focused on structural similarities between compounds in "traditional oriental medicine" TOM and human metabolites to help explain TOM's mechanisms of action. ... read more

OTC Medications, Supplements Are Most Common Causes of Drug-Induced Liver Failure

Mar. 3, 2015 — Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements -- not prescription drugs -- are its most common causes, according to new ... 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

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