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New paper creates omega-3 calculator for researchers to specify EPA+DHA doses ...
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition will make it possible for researchers to calculate how much omega-3 EPA and DHA they need to use in their studies in order for subjects to reach a healthy Omega-3 Index . Until now, there has been very little guidance about what dose of EPA and DHA should be tested in a study. And with the wide differences in study results in recent years, it is likely that dose played a role in the relati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with br...
Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die, a new study led by the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Survey reveals skyrocketing interest in marijuana and cannabinoids for pain
CHICAGO - Millennials lead the escalating interest in marijuana and cannabinoid compounds for managing pain - with older generations not far behind - and yet most are unaware of potential risks. Three-quarters 75 of Americans who expressed interest in using marijuana or cannabinoids to address pain are under the impression they are safer or have fewer side effects than opioids or other medications, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the Ameri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms
Women who are mindful in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, said lead researcher Dr. Richa Sood. She s a women s health specialist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. Mindfulness has been described in different ways. This study used a common definition Being attentive to th ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
Research brief: High fat foods can increase CBD absorption into the body
While oral cannabidiol CBD capsules were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA for use in patients with seizures in 2018, very little was known about the effect of food on CBD absorption. A University of Minnesota study, published in Epilepsia , examined whether eating high-fat foods after taking CBD increased the body s absorption of CBD. The study tested whether fasting or a high fat meal has an effect when cannabidiol oral capsules were ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Virtual reality experiences may help treat severe pain
Therapeutic virtual reality can be used to reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients, according to a study published August 14, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Brennan Spiegel of Cedars-Sinai Health System, USA, and colleagues. Therapeutic virtual reality VR is emerging as an effective, non-pharmacological treatment modality for pain. VR sessions have been used to help treat anxiety disorders, support physical rehabilitation and distract pati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Adults with mild cognitive impairment can learn and benefit from mindfulness m...
There s currently no known way to prevent older adults with mild cognitive impairment MCI from developing Alzheimer s disease. But there may be a safe and feasible non-pharmacological treatment that may help patients living with MCI, according to a small pilot study in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer s Disease led by a neurologist and researcher with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Until treatment options that can prevent the progression to Alzhe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
How to get rid of pimple scabs
Pimples are red, swollen bumps on the skin that can sometimes be painful. Popping and picking at pimples can lead to scabbing. Without proper care, this could lead to infection or scarring. Good skin care and topical treatments can help prevent them.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
Home remedies for chickenpox: How to get quick relief
Chickenpox, or varicella, is a common and highly contagious virus. Chickenpox is most common during childhood, but it is also possible for adults to get chickenpox.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
Anti-inflammatory supplements: 8 natural options
Inflammation is the body s response to irritation, infection, and injury. Short term inflammation protects the body, while chronic inflammation can lead to long term pain and damage, such as in arthritis.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
FDA warn about 'life threatening' side effects of 'miracle' cure
The Food amp Drug Administration have issued a fresh warning to consumers about the significant dangers of a bleach based product that is on sale as a cure-all.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
Apple cider vinegar pills: Do they do anything?
Apple cider vinegar is a type of fermented vinegar made from apples. Pills made from apple cider vinegar make this sour liquid easier to consume. People who promote natural health products claim that this vinegar offers numerous health benefits.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19