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Dry mouth: Acupuncture-like electrical nerve stimulation may help
Phase III results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group RTOG 0537 indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation ALTENS may be equally effective as pilocarpine, the current prescription medication in a pill, to treat radiation-induced xerostomia dry mouth , according to a study published in the June 1, 2015 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology bull Biology bull Physics Red Journal , the official scientific jou ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
Zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stones
New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts. The study, led by UC San Francisco, opens a new perspective into the cause of urinary stones and related diseases and might ultimately lead to the identification of new preventive and therapeutic approaches. The art ...
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More women turning to complementary and alternative medicine for menopause wit...
The use of complementary and alternative medicine CAM is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a clinician. That s according to a new study reported online today in Menopause , the journal of the North American Menopause Society NAMS . As a result, the authors suggest that healthcare providers -- in particular family medicine practitioners -- need to be more aware of the various CAM therapies and take a more ...
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Knowledge about alternative medicine connected to education, income
People with lower educational levels and incomes are less likely to know about yoga, acupuncture, natural products and chiropractic medicine, according to a new study from San Francisco State University. Studies on the use of complementary and alternative medicine CAM have typically focused on learning more about who use these types of practices and why. Less is known about trends among those who do not partake, which inspired new research by Professor of ...
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How GPR40, a known receptor for dietary fatty acids, may protect from osteoart...
Osteoarthritis OA is one of the most common age-related degenerative joint concerns. Although articular cartilage degradation is its main feature, this disease induces whole-joint damage characterized by synovitis, bone remodelling and osteophyte formation. Regarding bone, Yohann Wittrant, a researcher at the Human Nutrition Unit INRA -France , has recently reported that stimulation of the orphan receptor GPR40, a fatty acid-activated receptor, preserved b ...
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Study maps types of physical activity associated with better sleep
Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics calisthenics, biking, gardening, golfing, running, weight-lifting, and yoga Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In contrast, the study shows that other types of physical activity -- such as household and childcare -- work are associated with increased ...
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Non-invasive accupoint stimulation may be a new bioelectronics approach to Cro...
An oral abstract presented at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress unveiled a new collaboration between U.S. and Chinese into non-invasive accupoint electrical stimulation in Crohn s disease. The controlled clinical trial at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University Department of Gastroenterology by principal investigator Hongjie Zhang, M.D., a gastroenterologist, is designed to try to reduce the inflammatory resp ...
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Importance of a balanced diet for mental health
An international study involving the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia, recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry , highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanz aacute has participated in this study. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanz aacute , also a psychiatrist at La Fe University Hospital, participated in the scientific review made by members of the Internati ...
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New review highlights principles of nutrition management of inherited metaboli...
Thanks to screening of newborns and newly developed therapies, the population of patients with inherited metabolic disorders has expanded. As these patients age and enter adulthood, diet therapy will be the mainstay of treatment for their disorders. A new review, published in Nutrition in Clinical Practice NCP , a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition A.S.P.E.N. that publishes articles about t ...
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Warts and all: How St. John's Wort can make you sick
St John s Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together, according to new University of Adelaide research. In a study published this month in the journal, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology , researchers compared the pattern of spontaneous reported adverse drug reactions to St John s Wort, a herbal treatment for depression, and fluoxetine, a commonly pre ...
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Using garlic to combat antimicrobial resistant urinary tract infections
Garlic extract may be an effective weapon against multi-drug resistant strains of pathogenic bacteria associated with urinary tract infections UTI , according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. Conducted by researchers at the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in India, the study found that even crude extracts of [garlic] showed good activity against multidrug resistant strains where antibiotic th ...
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Elderberry benefits air travelers: Negative health effects of international ai...
The negative health effects of international air travel are well documented but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some relief. Associate Professor Evelin Tiralongo and Dr Shirley Wee from Griffith s Menzies Health Institute Queensland MHIQ have completed a clinical trial showing that an elderberry supplement can provide some protection from cold and flu-like symptoms following long-haul flights. Intercontinental air travel can be stressfu ...
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