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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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
Targeting bacteria causing ulcers may prevent stomach cancer
A research review for the Cochrane Library , led by McMaster University researchers, has found that eliminating Helicobacter pylori bacterium -- the main cause of stomach ulcers -- with a short course of therapy of two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. Stomach, or gastric, cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide, and people who are infected with the Helicobacter pylori bacterium are more lik ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
Expert panel sets nutrition guidelines to manage GI symptoms in autism: Framew...
A new guideline for the nutrition of management gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders ASD provides a framework for clinicians to navigate frequently seen issues such as food selectivity, alternative diets and nutritional deficits. The expert panel was convened at Marcus Autism Center, an affiliate of Children s Healthcare of Atlanta and the resulting guideline was published online by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition an ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
Bilberry Seems to Act Against Blood Sugar
Bilberry extract helps control blood sugar levels in mice, researchers have found. Bilberry and other brightly colored foods such as blueberries, purple grapes, cherries and cranberries contain anthocyanins, which are thought to reduce blood sugar, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce obesity in laboratory mice. To study these effects further, Japanese researchers used mice genetically predisposed to develop diabetes. The mice were fed either a diet cont ...
Healthday - Thu. Jul 16
Chinese Herb May Lower High Blood Pressure
A Chinese herb called danshen could one day be the foundation of a new treatment for high blood pressure, scientists say. In a new study, researchers report that an active ingredient in the herb reduces hypertension in hamsters and appears to work by widening blood vessels. Traditionally, we knew this was working for high blood pressure, but we didn t know what the mechanism was, said study author David D. Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of P ...
Healthday - Thu. Jul 16
Adult craze for human breast milk purchased online poses serious health risks
The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is ill advised say the authors of an editorial published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine . There is a lucrative online market for adult buyers of human breast milk, with websites and forums describing it as a clean super food that can lead to gains in the gym, and even help with erectile dysfunction and cancer. There ar ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Mixed findings regarding quality of evidence supporting benefit of medical mar...
In an analysis of the findings of nearly 80 randomized trials that included about 6,500 participants, there was moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids chemical compounds that are the active principles in cannabis or marijuana for the treatment of chronic pain and lower-quality evidence suggesting that cannabinoids were associated with improvements in nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, sleep disorders, and Tourette syndrome, acco ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16