Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite mod...
Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines TCAM in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to conventional medicine . Researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM at the University of Technology Sydney UTS in Australia conducted what they say is the first e ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients. The KAUST-led team used this approach to make disposable devices that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. Strips of pH-sensitive paper are commonly used to test whether a liquid is acidic or alkaline. Researchers are now working to apply similar principles ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds
Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone OxyContin or morphine don t have to be the first choice against crippling arthritis pain or chronic backache. We found that opioids had no advantages over non-opioid medications for pain, function or ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 20
How to get rid of a headache without medication
Headaches are a very common form of pain and can be a nuisance when someone has one. Rather than reaching for over-the-counter painkillers, there are many natural methods that people can try to help them get rid of a headache.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
How meditation impacts the way we learn
Many anecdotes and some studies suggest that meditation can be a powerful tool for mental and physical health. New research shows that it may have yet another benefit to help us learn faster from past experiences.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
Kava kava: Uses, benefits, risks, dosage, and interactions
Kava kava is an herbal remedy that some people use to relieve stress and anxiety and boost sleep. This plant extract has a calming, euphoric effect that some people compare with that of alcohol.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
The health benefits of 5-HTP: For sleep, weight loss, and depression
L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
Spirulina: 11 health benefits and nutrition
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that people can take as a dietary supplement. People consider spirulina a superfood due to its excellent nutritional content and health benefits.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
Apple cider vinegar for acid reflux: Does it work, and is it safe?
Apple cider vinegar, a fermented vinegar that people make from crushed apples, is a popular natural remedy for acid reflux and heartburn.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
How to reduce breast size: 5 natural methods
Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong. For some people, however, large breasts can get in the way of daily life.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
How safe are probiotics?
Amid the increasing rise of probiotic use in Western society, a recent journal article asks whether we should evaluate the products safety with a little more scrutiny.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12