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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Drinking Iced Tea May Boost Cholera Risk in Endemic Countries

Apr. 13, 2017 — After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010. Risk factors for contracting cholera in Ben Tre province of ... read more

Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and Other GI Disorders

Mar. 23, 2017 — Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional ... read more

Electroacupuncture Releases Stem Cells to Relieve Pain, Promote Tissue Repair, Study Finds

Mar. 16, 2017 — A new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research ... read more

Phage Therapy Shown to Kill Drug-Resistant Superbug

Mar. 13, 2017 — Phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections, researchers have demonstrated. Phages are viruses that kill bacteria but ... read more

Greater Insight Into Basic Biology of Pain Will Reveal Non-Addictive Remedies

Mar. 9, 2017 — The medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers. This is ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Five times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel, and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Islamic prayer ... read more

Twice Weekly Yoga Classes Plus Home Practice Effective in Reducing Symptoms of Depression

Mar. 3, 2017 — People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive a significant reduction in their ... read more

Exercise Helps Prevent Falls in Parkinson's Patients

Mar. 1, 2017 — Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later ... read more

Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use With Heart Disease Patients

Feb. 27, 2017 — Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits and side effects—despite ... read more

New Tool Developed to Help Avoid Adverse Drug Reactions

Feb. 22, 2017 — Medicines are an important part of treating and preventing disease in adults and children. Now researchers have developed a new tool to help avoid adverse reactions to ... read more

Pain During Alcohol Withdrawal: Electroacupuncture May Help

Feb. 7, 2017 — Hyperalgesia refers to an increased sensitivity to pain. It can occur during alcohol withdrawal, and may contribute to a relapse to drinking. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and ... read more

Experts Reveal Hidden Dangers Behind Supplements

Feb. 6, 2017 — Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of ... read more

Peroxide Ingestion, Promoted by Alternative Medicine, Can Be Deadly

Feb. 2, 2017 — High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called 'natural cure,' can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death ... read more

Lung Ultrasound Can Help Doctors See Other Diseases That Mask as Lethal Clots in Lung

Jan. 31, 2017 — Lung ultrasound can show alternative diagnoses and should be considered when evaluating patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, say ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new ... read more

Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain, Depression

Jan. 30, 2017 — Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have ... read more

Yoga, Exercise Fail to Improve Sleep in Midlife Women, Study Suggests

Jan. 23, 2017 — Yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes, suggests new ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week, new research ... read more

Yoga May Have Health Benefits for People With Chronic Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

Jan. 11, 2017 — Yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise, a new systematic review suggests. ... read more

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