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Qi deficiency: What is it and can you treat it?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM , qi is the vital energy that circulates through the body at all times. Practitioners believe that a qi deficiency is linked to the spleen and that rest and eating certain foods can treat the imbalance.
Medical News Today - Fri. May 18
Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates
A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF in vitro fertilization cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. The findings published today in JAMA support recent guidelines from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and two high-quality meta-analyses. The researchers from NICM Health Research Institute NICM , Western Sydney University, Flinders University, UNSW Sydn ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
For older adults, a better diet may prevent brain shrinkage
MINNEAPOLIS - People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so initiatives that help improve diet quality may be a good strategy to maintain thinking skills in older adults, s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Colon cancer cells use mysterious RNA strands to avoid cell death
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells avoid death, allowing unregulated growth. Unlike other RNAs, the intriguing strands do not appear to encode proteins and are termed long non-coding RNAs or lincRNAs. A new study showed some lincRNAs could be targeted by drug developers to halt colon cancer. In a new study published in Scientific Reports , researchers ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study
Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don t yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies. Nothing has yet been proven to halt the progression to dementia in those who are destined to progress. But, acupuncture used alone or along with another treatment, such as the medication nimodipine, might help retain some memory function, the researchers said. But several doctors not involved with the review sa ...
Healthday - Mon. May 14
Study reveals that many oncologists recommend medical marijuana clinically des...
While a wide majority of oncologists do not feel informed enough about medical marijuana s utility to make clinical recommendations, most do in fact conduct discussions on medical marijuana in the clinic and nearly half recommend it to their patients, say researchers who surveyed a population-based sample of medical oncologists. The study, published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , is the first nationally-representative survey of medical oncolog ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Body's 'natural opioids' affect brain cells much differently than morphine
A new study led by UC San Francisco scientists shows that brain cells, or neurons, react differently to opioid substances created inside the body - the endorphins responsible for the natural high that can be produced by exercise, for example - than they do to morphine and heroin, or to purely synthetic opioid drugs, such as fentanyl. The researchers say their findings may help explain why the use of synthetic opioids can lead to addiction. Since both synth ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Scientists in Russia and Singapore investigate inorganic biomaterials with ant...
A team of scientists from the Lobachevsky University Department of Solid State Chemistry under Dr. Evgeny Bulanov has developed a new method for obtaining bismuth-containing apatite and has studied its crystal structure and thermodynamic properties with the purpose of modeling the behavior of this material under service conditions. Materials based on compounds with a crystalline structure of apatite have a wide range of applications from fertilizers to ion ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
How to get rid of milk blisters: 13 remedies to treat and prevent them
Many women experience milk blisters, also known as milk blebs, during breast-feeding. These small white spots, which look like milk-filled blisters, occur when nipple pores become blocked.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 14
Why mindful breathing keeps your brain healthy and young
Yogis, non-yogis, long-term meditators, and short-term dabblers alike will all agree that meditation improves focus. But, until now, no studies had shown how breathing influences attention in the brain. New research explores the neurophysiological effects of controlled breathing.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 14
Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety
Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30 of the adult population in countries world-wide. Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness at the thought of going to the dentist, during an examination, and following treatment. Reasons behind dental anxiety can be various, such as fear of pain, needles or anaesthetic side effects, as well ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
More than relaxation? Saunas may be linked to lower stroke risk
MINNEAPOLIS - Taking frequent saunas may be linked to a lower risk of stroke, according to a study published in the May 2, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study was conducted in Finland, where saunas originated and nearly every home has one. These results are exciting because they suggest that this activity that people use for relaxation and pleasure may also have beneficial effects on you ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7