Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed?
Diabetic neuropathy refers to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jun 17
Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can come with a lot of anxiety, depression and other symptoms that affect quality of life. But mind-body therapies, such as yoga or meditation, may help ease these troubling concerns, a new study suggests. The researchers reviewed previous studies done on 80 integrative therapies. We have good evidence that [some] mind-body therapies -- such as meditation, yoga, relaxation -- can provide benefit to breast cancer ...
Healthday - Thu. Jun 15
Menopause: Do vitamins help?
As women start to produce less estrogen and enter perimenopause, they are likely to experience a mix of challenging symptoms. These include hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 14
Essential oils and menopause: Can they help?
Women going through menopause commonly experience a range of symptoms as their hormones shift and their fertility declines. Some medications, including hormone replacement therapy HRT , can help.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 14
A plant-based diet boosts weight loss twice as effectively as a traditional di...
WASHINGTON--All calories may not be created equal, at least when it comes to utilizing dietary patterns for weight loss. A new controlled study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition finds a plant-based vegetarian diet leads to greater weight loss compared to a calorie-equivalent diabetes diet. A group of 74 adults with type 2 diabetes, split nearly equal among men and women, adopted a 500-calorie reduced diet for six months. Half ad ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 13
Probiotics Supplement May Help After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Taking a probiotics supplement after gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight faster and avoid vitamin B deficiency, a new study finds. Probiotics are the good bacteria found in yogurt and in dietary supplements that aid digestion. The Stanford University School of Medicine study included 44 patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and were randomly assigned to either a probiotics group or a control group. Both groups received the same ba ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Spirituality Central to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Study Finds
Spirituality is the key to successful treatment using traditional Chinese medicine, a new study says. Researchers analyzed the origins and development of traditional Chinese medicine, and concluded that it is profoundly influenced by Chinese philosophy and religion. They focused on these aspects of traditional Chinese medicine its history and fundamental beliefs spirituality in traditional Chinese healing rituals and pharmacy spirituality in health mainten ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
Aromatherapy is beginning to enter the medical mainstream, with groups as diverse as the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs touting the use of fragrance as a therapy that can complement traditional health care. There s little evidence to suggest that aromatherapy can directly cure illness, but research has found it can help reduce a wide range of symptoms and side effects in some people. Many specific ailments can benefit f ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
Life with Alzheimer s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a holistic program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for both. This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together, said study lead author Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrou ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than 30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine. Substantial numbers of Americans spent billions of dollars out-of-pocket on these appro ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Back Pain
Chiropractors can help ease some cases of low back pain, though their treatments may be no better than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, a new analysis finds. The review of 26 clinical trials found that manipulating the spine can bring modest relief to people with acute low back pain -- pain that has lasted no more than six weeks. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation, as do some doctors, physical therapists and other health professionals. Most ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Success of stem cell therapy for diabetes depends on pre-transplant immune con...
An innovative method for treating type 1 diabetes based on the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells taken from the patient s own bone marrow began undergoing testing in Brazil 13 years ago. The results were highly variable. While some of the volunteers were able to stop self-injecting insulin for more than a decade, others had to resume use of the medication only a few months after receiving the experimental treatment. A possible explanation for thi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12