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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

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

Dec. 19, 2016 — A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution ... read more

Chinese Herbal Treatment Shows Signs of Effectiveness in Bone Marrow Recovery

Dec. 15, 2016 — A Chinese herbal regimen called TSY-1 (Tianshengyuan-1) TSY-1 increased Telomerase activity in normal blood cells but decreased it in cancer cells, research has demonstrated. Telomerase is an enzyme ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can ... read more

Yoga Can Have Social Benefits for Children in Care, Says a New Study

Dec. 13, 2016 — A certain type of yoga could potentially help to improve the health and psychological wellbeing of children in care, a new study ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to ... read more

Tai Chi Proves Feasible and Beneficial for Vets With PTSD

Nov. 30, 2016 — Veterans with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who participated in in Tai Chi not only would recommend it to a friend, but also found the ancient Chinese tradition helped with their ... read more

Acetaminophen, Supplements and Other Medications May Trigger Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Nov. 29, 2016 — More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). A new article discusses the clinical impact of DILI and reviews the ... read more

Kratom May Have Medical Benefit as Opioid Alternative

Nov. 28, 2016 — A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb's active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Cancer rewires the metabolism of tumor cells, converting them into lean, mean, replicating machines. But like Olympic athletes who rely on special diets to perform, tumor cells’ amped-up metabolism ... read more

Yoga Is Relatively Safe, but Know Your Limits

Nov. 19, 2016 — Participating in yoga is relatively safe, according to a new study which was the first large scale analysis of yoga injuries. Yoga-related Injury rates are rising, especially in older ... read more

To Treat or Not to Treat (to Target) in Gout

Nov. 1, 2016 — Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis worldwide, caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Deposits of uric acid crystals cause episodes of painful attacks in the joints and can ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — Regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure, investigators have ... read more

Early Supplementation May Help Offset Early-Life Stress on the Adult Brain

Oct. 26, 2016 — Early-life stress has been shown to impair learning and memory in later life, but new research suggests that improved nutrition may help offset the negative effects of this stress. Specifically, ... read more

Many Back Pain Patients Get Limited Relief from Opioids and Worry About Taking Them, Survey Shows

Oct. 23, 2016 — Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests ... read more

Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new study in partnership with scientists in Africa has uncovered evidence that supplements and their antioxidants may reduce the effectiveness of prescription medications. The researchers examined ... read more

Yoga May Be Viable Option for People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Oct. 3, 2016 — Yoga could help reduce symptoms for people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, according to a new ... read more

Certain Alternative Therapies May Help Patients With Bowel Disorders

Oct. 3, 2016 — A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies-including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products-for the ... read more

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