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Many Cancer Patients Take Alternative Meds But Don't Tell Their Doctors
One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds. That s a real concern, the study s lead author said, especially when it comes to supplements and cancer radiation therapy. You don t know what s in them, said Dr. Nina Sanford, assistant professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Some of these supplements are kind of a mish ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 15
Helichrysum essential oil: 5 benefits and how to use
Helichrysum is the Latin name for a flowering plant meaning immortal or everlasting. It grows wild in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
Celery juice: Benefits and myths
Celery has received a lot of attention as a superfood, with supporters claiming that celery juice helps combat a range of ailments, including inflammation, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
What are the best vitamins for skin?
Research suggests that some vitamins might play a key role in skin health. In many cases, these vitamins are most effective when a person applies them directly to the skin. Following a healthful, balanced diet that is free of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies may improve skin health by boosting overall health.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
What are the effects of marijuana on the body?
Marijuana is the dried and ground up or shredded parts of the cannabis plant. Nearly all parts of the plant make up marijuana, including the leaves, stem, flowers, and seeds. As with other medications and procedures, marijuana use can potentially bring both positive and negative effects.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
What are the best foods for healthy hair growth?
Diet plays an important role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. The foods people eat have an impact on the growth, strength, and volume of their hair.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
Raw honey vs. regular honey: Benefits, risks, and uses
Many people believe that raw honey provides more health benefits than regular honey. Is raw honey more healthful, and what are the differences
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
Aromatherapy is beginning to enter the medical mainstream, with groups as diverse as the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs touting the use of fragrance as a therapy that can complement traditional health care. There s little evidence to suggest that aromatherapy can directly cure illness, but research has found it can help reduce a wide range of symptoms and side effects in some people. Many specific ailments can benefit f ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 15
Active ingredient of aconite root against peripheral neuropathic pain is ident...
The root of Aconitum carmichaeli Ranunculaceae , is a crude drug used in traditional Chinese or Japanese kampo medicine to treat pain associated with coldness. Since aconite root is highly toxic, processing methods for detoxifying have been developed, and toxic ingredients such as aconitine and mesaconitine degrade into benzoylaconine and benzoylmesaconitine by heat-processing. Although the analgesic activity and the toxicity of mesaconitine is strong, tho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Lots of patients with cancer, cancer survivors use but don't report complement...
Bottom Line This study used data from a nationwide survey to estimate how many patients with cancer and cancer survivors use complementary and alternative medicines CAMS in addition to or instead of conventional therapies, and how many don t disclose that to their physicians. Among about 3,100 survey participants reporting a history of cancer, 33.3 percent used CAMs in the past 12 months and the most commonly used were herbal supplements 35.8 percent , fol ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
DALLAS - April 11, 2019 - A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. Watch video Complementary and alternative medicines Are they a good for cancer patients UT Southwestern Medical Center s Dr. Nina Sanford made the discovery that s now drawing renewed attention to habits she said cancer patients must disclose during treatment. D ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Best diet for hypothyroidism: Good foods, what to avoid, and meal plan
A person s diet can have a significant impact on the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Some foods can improve the condition while others can make it worse or interfere with medications.
Medical News Today - Wed. Apr 3