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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Health Workers Wasting Expensive Malaria Drugs in Nigeria

Aug. 27, 2015 — Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new ... read more

How Spiritual Beliefs Relate to Cancer Patients' Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being

Aug. 10, 2015 — Research reveals that most individuals with cancer have religious and spiritual beliefs, or derive comfort from religious and spiritual experiences. But what impact does this have on patients' ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Using palm oil and Rutaceae herb, researchers have developed cooking oil that can be used 80 times. This cooking oil was scientifically defined using the main ingredients which are not only capable ... read more

Picking Up the Phone to Improve Mental Health in Seniors

Aug. 5, 2015 — Therapy provided via telephone for older adults in rural areas is effective in treating anxiety disorder, a new study has demonstrated. Experts write that the health-care system lacks the capacity to ... read more

In Vitro Cellular Response to Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Provides Proof of Concept

Aug. 4, 2015 — In vitro studies of the cellular effects of modeled osteopathic manipulative therapy provide proof of concept for the manual techniques practiced by doctors of osteopathic medicine, according to ... read more

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

New Review Highlights Principles of Nutrition Management of Inherited Metabolic Disorders

June 16, 2015 — The basic principles of chronic nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders have been highlighted in a new ... 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

Non-Invasive Accupoint Stimulation May Be a New Bioelectronics Approach to Crohn’s Disease

June 9, 2015 — Researchers have begun a controlled clinical trial in Crohn's disease using surface electrodes daily to stimulate an acupuncture point on the stomach meridian that was shown to reduce vagal ... read more

Importance of a Balanced Diet for Mental Health

June 8, 2015 — The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids ... 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

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