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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
Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to research from The Ohio State University. The small study of young women, published in the Journal of the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Herbal products may compromise prescription drugs and cause serious side effects
An analysis of published studies and reports indicates that a number of herbal products may affect the properties of prescription drugs, leading to alterations in the drugs effectiveness as well as potentially dangerous side effects. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analysis included 49 case reports and two observational studies with 15 cases of adverse drug reactions. The majority of patients were diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases, cancer ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Will supplements help your workout or diet routine?
The new year is a time to set new goals, and for many people this means losing weight and improving fitness. Although these goals are best met with a nutritious diet and regular physical activity, many people may turn to dietary supplements for a boost to their routines. To help cut the confusion, the Office of Dietary Supplements ODS at the National Institutes of Health has two new resources to help people understand what is known about the effectiveness ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Balance exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis
MINNEAPOLIS - A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis MS with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published in the January 31, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Balance problems and fatigue are common in MS and are tied to falls and limited mobility, which can affect people s ability to work or participate in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Nopal cactus: Nutrition, health benefits, and recipes
The nopal cactus is more commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. It is native to Mexico and famous for its health benefits due to its high antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, and fiber content.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
9 home remedies for a toothache
A toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
Fat-soluble vitamins: Types, function, and sources
As the name suggests, fat-soluble vitamins are a type of vitamin that is absorbed into the body through fatty tissue.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15