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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Different Types of PUFAs Are Associated With Differential Risks for Type 2 Diabetes

July 19, 2016 — Different types of circulating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with differing future risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large European study on the ... read more

New Model of Care for Healthy Menopause and Aging

July 12, 2016 — A new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society provides a holistic model of care for healthy ... read more

Holistic Approach to Mealtimes Could Help Dementia Sufferers

May 4, 2016 — Eating together could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition, new research shows. Researchers looked at mealtime interventions including changing the color of the plate, ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Scientists raise are raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety. Herbal remedies are an overlooked global ... read more

Yoga, Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis, say researchers. Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as ... read more

Yoga May Have Health Benefits for People With Asthma

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new review suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are ... read more

Higher Muscle Mass Associated With Lower Mortality Risk in People With Heart Disease

Apr. 22, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — The mechanism of efficient lymphocyte motility within lymphoid tissues has remained unknown. A research group has found for the first time that a lipid called lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) plays a ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — New research reveals how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver ... read more

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

Apr. 5, 2016 — Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is a most popular herbal formula in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests ... read more

High Serum Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Concentrations Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 24, 2016 — High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The study found that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid ... read more

Chinese Traditional Medicines: Do You Know What You Are Buying?

Mar. 23, 2016 — Chinese medicines are manufactured and distributed all over the world. Many people perceive them as natural, even benign and with few side effects, but regulation of human medicines fluctuates widely ... read more

Use of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Low Back Pain

Mar. 22, 2016 — Among adults with chronic low back pain, both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy resulted in greater improvement in back pain and functional limitations when compared ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — In a search for new antiviral drugs, scientists found that a common heart failure medicine, spironolactone, has an unexpected ability to block Epstein Barr virus (EBV). The drug blocks a key step in ... read more

Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Mar. 14, 2016 — Yoga improves quality of life in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to research. Heart rate and blood pressure also decreased in patients who did ... read more

Practicing Tai Chi Reduces Risk of Falling in Older Adults

Mar. 11, 2016 — Researchers have compared the effects of tai chi to leg strengthening exercises (a physical therapy called 'lower extremity training,' or LET) in reducing falls. After six months of ... read more

Can Yoga Help Those Experiencing Depression, Anxiety or PTSD?

Mar. 9, 2016 — Across the country, health and human service providers have shown a growing interest in using yoga as an option for treating people who experience mental health problems. But a recent study has found ... read more

Green Tea and Iron, Bad Combination

Mar. 8, 2016 — Green tea is touted for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant, but experiments in a laboratory mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease suggest that consuming green tea along with ... read more

Time to Rethink Your Vegetable Oil?

Mar. 7, 2016 — Risk of heart disease and diabetes may be lowered by a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, a new study suggests. This finding could have obvious ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — After platelet-rich plasma injections, researchers have described the structural change in the healing process as well as improvement in patients' pain and function, in a new ... read more

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