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Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS , according to an international team of researchers. The finding casts doubts on previous smaller trials that have suggested that acupuncture may improve reproductive function in women affected by infertility. Our hypothesis was that women who received acupuncture with clomiphene would do much better tha ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Nine effective home remedies for earache
People may think that earaches are just a minor nuisance, but they can cause debilitating pain. While waiting for medical care or for antibiotics to work, some home remedies can help.
Medical News Today - Sun. Jun 25
Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer
Colon cancer is a very common form of cancer, affecting tens of thousands of people across the United States. Researchers may have just moved closer to a prevention strategy for this condition, as a compound that suppresses colon cancer stem cells is found in grapes.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 23
Five home remedies for UTIs
A urinary tract infection is a common condition, often referred to as a UTI, that can be treated with home remedies.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 23
Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth
Despite the promise of an easy and natural treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows. People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported therapy contains corrosive ingredients that can destroy the skin s top layer while cancer continues to grow underneath, the researchers explained. There is a misperception that black salve draws the cancer out, wh ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 21
Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests. After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture -- acupuncture involving electrical stimulation -- study participants experienced significant symptom and quality-of-life improvements, the study found. Electroacupuncture uses thin needles inserted beneath the skin that are attached to a device that sends electric pulses into the body. ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 21
When lovers touch, their breathing and heartbeat syncs, pain wanes, study shows
Fathers-to-be, take note You may be more useful in the labor and delivery room than you realize. That s one takeaway from a study released last week that found that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a woman in pain, their heart and respiratory rates sync and her pain dissipates. The more empathic the partner and the stronger the analgesic effect, the higher the synchronization between the two when they are touching, said lead author Pavel Goldst ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress
With stress levels on the rise, more people than ever are turning to yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices with the aim of improving mental health and well-being. In a new study, researchers have uncovered a molecular explanation for the stress-relieving effects of such practices.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jun 20
Yoga just as good as physical therapy for low back pain
Traditional therapies for chronic low back pain are often ineffective. New research shows that yoga may be a good alternative for treating this condition.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jun 20
Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study
The world s largest randomised controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain. But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
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 - Mon. Jun 19
Epilepsy and natural treatments: Can they help?
Epilepsy is a disease that disrupts the electrical activity of the nervous system, causing seizures.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jun 17