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COPD: Tai chi a 'viable alternative' to standard treatment
A new study published in the journal Chest has revealed that the ancient martial art is just as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 16
Synthesizing a deadly mushroom toxin
The death-cap mushroom has a long history as a tool of murder and suicide, going back to ancient Roman times. The fungus, Amanita phalloides , produces one of the world s deadliest toxins 945 -amanitin. While it may seem ill-advised, researchers are eager to synthesize the toxin because studies have shown that it could help fight cancer. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society how they overcame obstacles to synthesize the deat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate cancer growth. But suppressing those hormones leads to loss of muscle mass and strength as well as increased body fat, which puts patients at risk for diabetes, heart disease and other health problems, the Ohio State University research ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 13
How to prevent pimples: 15 tips to eliminate acne
Acne is a common skin disorder that can result in several types of blemish. Some include pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. There are many ways to prevent acne.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9
Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?
In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can enhance mental abilities and protect against age-related cognitive decline.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9
Review of vitamin D research identifies ethical issues in placebo use
WASHINGTON April 5, 2018 -- Since World War II, medical ethics in research studies involving human subjects have shifted significantly. Despite this important growth, ethical issues remain. Nutrition supplementation research does not have guidelines around the use of placebo groups in clinical trials, posing ethical issues. A team led by Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, director for the Integrative Medicine Program at the George Washington University School of Medic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Black spots on the lips: 13 causes
Noticing black spots on the lips may lead to concern or self-consciousness, but they are usually nothing to worry about. A variety of factors can cause them.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Whiteheads on the nose: How to get rid of them
Whiteheads are a common form of acne. They present as a white bump under the skin s surface. These blemishes are firm and do not pop when squeezed because the pore is closed.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Baking soda bath: 10 benefits and risks
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a household staple with many different uses, including baking. Adding baking soda to a bath may help detox the body or relieve itching, irritation, or infections.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
6 best essential oils for the flu
Influenza is more than just a flu bug. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease that attacks the nose, throat, and lungs, and can even send a person to the hospital. For the elderly or very young, the flu can be life-threatening.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Home remedies for endometriosis: 9 ways to treat symptoms
Endometriosis can cause painful periods, cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Home remedies can provide relief by controlling inflammation, relaxing the muscles, and improving overall health.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
400-year-old documents reveal evidence of Japanese opium production and winema...
Research from the Eisei Bunko Research Center of Kumamoto University reveals that Tadatoshi Hosokawa, a 17th century lord of Kyusyu, Japan, ordered his people to produce not only wine but also opium for medical purposes. Wine making appears in 15th and 16th century Japanese trade documents, diaries, catalogues, and other texts. Christian missionaries and trade merchants delivered wine to Japan from Western Europe, and it continued as a luxury import item f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5