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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Physical Training and Social Support Reduce Frailty and Malnutrition

Aug. 17, 2016 — A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people has achieved remarkable success. It was revealed that physical training and addressing nutrition-relevant aspects with the aid of ... read more

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

Americans Spent $30.2 Billion out-of-Pocket on Complementary Health Approaches

June 22, 2016 — Americans spent $30.2 billion -- $28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children -- out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a nationwide survey. These approaches include ... read more

Some Plant-Based Therapies Associated With Modest Improvement in Menopausal Symptoms

June 21, 2016 — An analysis of more than 60 studies suggests that some plant-based therapies are associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness but no significant reduction in ... read more

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

May 24, 2016 — Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to ... read more

One-Third of Global Burden of Mental Illness Occurs in China and India, Experts Highlight Need for Action

May 18, 2016 — A third of the global burden of disease for mental, neurological and substance use disorders occurs in India and China -- more than in all high-income countries combined -- yet most people with ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Women with early-stage breast cancer for whom chemotherapy was indicated and who used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were less likely to start ... read more

Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Research Shows

May 10, 2016 — In preschoolers, proper nutrition positively affects social development, researchers have discovered. For this study, the scientists analyzed a sample of 1,795 3-year-old children from Mauritius, an ... 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

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