New study shows vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults
A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Measuring the function of beta cells, which store and release insulin, can help assess future type 2 diabetes risk. The study randomly assigned participants--who were overweight and had no history of diabetes--to an inte ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
11 types of headaches: Causes and treatment
There are many different types of headaches, and their causes and symptoms can vary. Although most are short-lived and rarely a cause for concern, being able to recognize which kind of headache a person is experiencing can inform them how best to treat it and whether to see a doctor.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Cloves: Health benefits and uses
Originating in Indonesia, cloves are dried flower buds from the clove tree. They are a popular spice that people use in soups, stews, meats, sauces, and rice dishes.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
How to use a dermaroller: Uses, tips, and how they work
A dermaroller is a skin care device used to help rejuvenate the skin, treat acne scarring, and reduce signs of aging. But how does dermarolling work
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
6 ways to improve circulation
Circulation is the process by which the heart pumps a person s blood around their body. Good circulation is vital to a person s health. So, how can someone improve their circulation
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Do digestive enzymes for IBS work? Supplements and benefits
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can be uncomfortable and interfere with an individual s quality of life. More research on digestive enzymes is needed to prove whether they are helpful for this condition.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Does meditation really make us better people?
According to popular belief, the ancient practice of meditation makes us all happier, shinier, more compassionate human beings. Most of those things might be true except the compassionate part, suggests new research.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is rarely used in hospital emergency departments, said study lead investigator Marc Cohen. He is a professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. The study -- billed as the world s largest ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did improve symptoms of stress incontinence -- an involuntarily loss of urine, such as when a woman sneezes or coughs. But in a separate study, another team of researchers determined that acupuncture did not help women who were infertile becaus ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
Aromatherapy is beginning to enter the medical mainstream, with groups as diverse as the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs touting the use of fragrance as a therapy that can complement traditional health care. There s little evidence to suggest that aromatherapy can directly cure illness, but research has found it can help reduce a wide range of symptoms and side effects in some people. Many specific ailments can benefit f ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness
Rules requiring regular physical education for young teens stem from good science, researchers say. Frequent phys ed classes not only improve fitness, they also encourage healthy living, finds a study from Oregon State University. Researchers looked at more than 400 students, ages 12 to 15. They found that more than one in five received no physical education, and only about 27 percent met federal government physical activity guidelines. Nearly 40 percent w ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Veterans who learn Transcendental Meditation find relief from PTSD, new study ...
Veterans of the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD found significant relief from their symptoms as a result of practicing the Transcendental Meditation TM technique, according to a new study published in Military Medicine . The 41 veterans and 5 active-duty soldiers in the study had been diagnosed with clinical levels of PTSD, as measured by the PTSD Checklist-Civilian PCL-5 . Aft ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7