Vitamin D and joint pain: What does the research say?
Vitamin D is a nutrient that is vital for bone health. Several studies show that low levels of vitamin D can cause increased joint and muscle pain, but the research to date is inconclusive.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 28
Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnacy
A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children. Scientists at the University of Bristol looked at the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4500 women who took part in the Children of the 90s study. Using analysis of blood samples, reported fish consumption and information on autism and autist ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Tuberculosis: Pharmacists develop new substance to counteract antimicrobial re...
Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise worldwide. This is becoming a problem for infectious diseases like tuberculosis as there are only a few active substances available to combat such diseases. Pharmacists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg MLU have now found a way to increase the efficacy of a common tuberculosis agent while, at the same time, reducing resistance to it. The research group presents its latest developments in the international ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won t. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or sham acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization IVF treatments. The women ranged in age from 18 to 42 and underwent IVF cycles using fresh embryos, according to an Australian team led by Caroline Smith, of the NICM Health Research Insti ...
Healthday - Fri. May 18
Box breathing: How to do it, benefits, and tips
Box breathing is a powerful, yet simple, relaxation technique that aims to return breathing to its normal rhythm. This breathing exercise may help to clear the mind, relax the body, and improve focus.
Medical News Today - Fri. May 18
Qi deficiency: What is it and can you treat it?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM , qi is the vital energy that circulates through the body at all times. Practitioners believe that a qi deficiency is linked to the spleen and that rest and eating certain foods can treat the imbalance.
Medical News Today - Fri. May 18
Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates
A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF in vitro fertilization cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. The findings published today in JAMA support recent guidelines from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and two high-quality meta-analyses. The researchers from NICM Health Research Institute NICM , Western Sydney University, Flinders University, UNSW Sydn ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
For older adults, a better diet may prevent brain shrinkage
MINNEAPOLIS - People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so initiatives that help improve diet quality may be a good strategy to maintain thinking skills in older adults, s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Colon cancer cells use mysterious RNA strands to avoid cell death
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells avoid death, allowing unregulated growth. Unlike other RNAs, the intriguing strands do not appear to encode proteins and are termed long non-coding RNAs or lincRNAs. A new study showed some lincRNAs could be targeted by drug developers to halt colon cancer. In a new study published in Scientific Reports , researchers ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
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