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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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
Science Daily - Sun. Jul 26
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 ...
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