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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

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

Researchers Uncover Risks of Some Herbal Medicines for Cancer Patients

Feb. 25, 2016 — Nearly two-thirds of the herbal medicines used by cancer patients in the Middle East have potential negative effects, a new study indicates. Among the remedies found to pose risks are gingko biloba, ... read more

Survey Examines Americans' Use of and Satisfaction With Homeopathic Medicines

Feb. 18, 2016 — A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the US population for common, self-limited conditions such as the common cold or back pain. The report also ... read more

Tailored Acupuncture Lessens Pain Intensity in Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia)

Feb. 15, 2016 — Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessen perceived pain intensity, and improve functional capacity and quality of life, in people with the chronic pain condition, ... read more

Common Antimalarial Drug Could Be Used to Treat Major Injury

Feb. 11, 2016 — A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats. The repurposing of the affordable and safe drug could help save the ... read more

Rhino, Tiger and Snow Leopard DNA Found in Chinese Medicines

Feb. 4, 2016 — More should be done to stop the use of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicines, with snow leopard, tiger and rhinoceros DNA still being found in remedies, according to a leading ... read more

Effects on HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells, new research shows. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit docking of ... read more

Cell Culture Experiments Reveal Potent Antiviral Activity of Cistus Incanus Extracts Against HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit ... read more

Researchers Tease Apart a Pathway Certain Cancer Cells Use to Replicate

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new 'player' in the way certain aggressive cancer cells may reproduce has been identified by researchers. It is hoped that these findings may lead to the identification of new cancer ... read more

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