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
Coconut oil for constipation: Does it work?
The benefits of coconut oil have been hotly debated. Scientific evidence has struggled to back up the hype behind coconut oil health products, despite an endorsement from superfood fans.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 7
Salt water flush: Effectiveness, risks, and recipes
Some believe that a salt water flush can relieve constipation, reduce bloating, or cleanse the colon. Salt water flushes are becoming more popular, but reviews are mixed, and this home remedy may pose health risks.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 7
Jojoba oil for acne: Does it work, how to use it, and risks
Jojoba oil, extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, is a common ingredient in acne treatments. But is it effective, and are there any risks
Medical News Today - Mon. May 7
Vitamin D deficiency hair loss: Symptoms and treatment
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many of the body s functions. A vitamin D deficiency may cause numerous problems, including hair loss.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 7