NUS study: Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline
A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore NUS has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment MCI . A portion was defined as three quarters of a cup of cooked mushrooms with an average weight of around 150 grams. Two portions woul ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Green tea cuts obesity, health risks in mice
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea s potential benefits in people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease. The benefits seen in the new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry , appear to ste ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms
Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms New Danish research suggests that -- for some women at least -- acupuncture might bring relief. Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use [hormone therapy] to ease hot flashes, sleep issues or mood swings, said a team led by Kamma Sundgaard Lund, from the department of public health at the University ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 4
Marijuana dispensaries associated with rise, then decline in some neighborhood...
Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale, possession, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and 33 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana. Critics argue that marijuana dispensaries are magnets for crime. A new study found an association between marijuana dispensaries and increases in rates of crime and disorder in neighborhoods in Denver, Colorado, shortly after Colorado commenced legal retail sales of marij ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF. The study, published Feb. 20, 2019, in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , tracked the impact of a program for low-income, at-risk patients with chronic pain at Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic , in San Francisc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
Although anecdotal sources and academic studies show that yoga can boost a person s well-being, some may need to use caution. A new study suggests that certain yoga poses can lead to bone injuries in people with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Burn blister: First aid, treatment, and types of burns
A burn blister is a fluid-filled blister that may form as a result of a burn. While some people find these blisters unsightly, they can help prevent infection and other complications.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
7 simple ways to use coconut oil for hair
Coconut oil is a fatty, edible oil that comes from coconuts. It is a popular ingredient in a wide range of products. Hair serums, conditioners, shampoos, and moisturizing products all claim to improve hair using coconut oil.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Essential oils for sinus congestion: Best oils and how to use them
A cold, allergies, a sinus infection, and the flu are common causes of sinus congestion. Some essential oils, including eucalyptus and peppermint oils, may help open the airways and ease congestion.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Top 12 natural painkillers: Herbs and other remedies
Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are effective pain relievers, but long-term use can cause side effects. Prescription medications may be addictive and have even more adverse effects. What are the best natural ways to relieve pain
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Artemisinin and cancer: Does this treatment work?
Artemisinin is a chemical compound in a traditional Chinese herb called Artemisia annua , or sweet wormwood. Some research suggests that it may show promise in future cancer treatments.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms
Women who are mindful in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, said lead researcher Dr. Richa Sood. She s a women s health specialist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. Mindfulness has been described in different ways. This study used a common definition Being attentive to th ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 18