Practices with poor prescribing performance more likely to prescribe homeopathy
New research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine finds that general practices in England with the worst prescribing quality scores are 2.1 times more likely to prescribe homeopathy than practices with the best prescribing quality scores. Researchers from the University of Oxford and Exeter University looked at practices that prescribe homeopathy to see if they differ in their prescribing of other drugs. They found that even infr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Evidence shows noninvasive nerve stimulation may help with hand tremor
LOS ANGELES - People with tremors in their hands from a condition called essential tremor may find some relief from a new, non-invasive type of nerve stimulation, according to a preliminary scientific abstract released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018. Essential tremor is the most common type of tremor disorder and can be disabling for the over 7 million people in t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
How to remove moles: 14 home remedies
Moles are a skin growth that can develop anywhere on the body. Many people would like to remove a mole, but this can be costly. Instead, some people may turn to home remedies. But are they effective and safe
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Fibromyalgia pain relief: 15 natural and medical ways
Doctors are still unsure about what causes fibromyalgia, a condition where a person feels pain despite having no signs of physical injuries or inflammation. However, there is a wide range of natural and medical treatments available that may help with the symptoms.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Avocado oil for skin: 8 benefits and how to use it
While avocado oil is best known for its uses in cooking, it can also contribute to skin care. The oil is an ingredient in many types of creams, moisturizers, and sunscreens.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
5 best essential oils for varicose veins: Which work best and why?
Varicose veins or spider veins can arise from aging, pregnancy, or sitting down for too long. They also tend to run in families. Along with medical treatments, a person may want to try home remedies for varicose veins, including essential oils.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Apple cider vinegar and diarrhea: Causes and side effects
Apple cider vinegar has become popular as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Can it cause diarrhea, or might it be used to treat it
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
COPD: Tai chi a 'viable alternative' to standard treatment
A new study published in the journal Chest has revealed that the ancient martial art is just as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 16
Synthesizing a deadly mushroom toxin
The death-cap mushroom has a long history as a tool of murder and suicide, going back to ancient Roman times. The fungus, Amanita phalloides , produces one of the world s deadliest toxins 945 -amanitin. While it may seem ill-advised, researchers are eager to synthesize the toxin because studies have shown that it could help fight cancer. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society how they overcame obstacles to synthesize the deat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate cancer growth. But suppressing those hormones leads to loss of muscle mass and strength as well as increased body fat, which puts patients at risk for diabetes, heart disease and other health problems, the Ohio State University research ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 13
How to prevent pimples: 15 tips to eliminate acne
Acne is a common skin disorder that can result in several types of blemish. Some include pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. There are many ways to prevent acne.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9
Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?
In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can enhance mental abilities and protect against age-related cognitive decline.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9