Study documents range of challenging meditation experiences
Meditation is increasingly being marketed as a treatment for conditions such as pain, depression, stress and addiction, and while many people achieve therapeutic goals, other meditators encounter a much broader range of experiences -- sometimes distressing and even impairing ones -- along the way. That s according to a new study in PLOS ONE , in which Willoughby Britton, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Univer ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Noted experts critically evaluate benefits of medical marijuana for treatment ...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 24, 2017 - Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. This has prompted the editors of Epilepsy Behavior to produce a special issue that presents an in-depth assessment of the potential of canna ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
New human studies show multiple health benefits from consuming mangos
Orlando, FL June 1, 2017 - Emerging human studies on mango consumption have found potential health benefits associated with the superfruit including improved blood pressure, blood sugar control, and gut health. The research, conducted by of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A M University and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University, was presented during the 2017 Experimental Biology conference in Chicago. Thi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals
The next time you walk down the produce aisle of your grocery store, you may want to reach for red onions if you are looking to fight off cancer. In the first study to examine how effective Ontario-grown onions are at killing cancer cells, U of G researchers have found that not all onions are created equal. Engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan and PhD student Abdulmonem Murayyan tested five onion types grown in Ontario and discovered the Ruby Ring onio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Traditional Chinese medicine may benefit some heart disease patients
Traditional Chinese medicine might be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, according to a state of the art review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, and despite advances in Western medicine for treating and preventing heart disease, unmet needs remain. As a result, traditio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Five benefits of hot stone massage therapy
Some people may turn to a hot stone massage as a way of relaxing after a stressful or tense time.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?
Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the bronchi.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Can turmeric help manage diabetes? What the evidence says
Turmeric has been used for centuries in both food and medicine. The spice is believed to have many potential benefits for the human body. But could turmeric be a new tool to help manage diabetes
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Bitter melon and diabetes: How does it affect blood sugar levels?
Diabetes is a condition that affects blood sugar levels and can lead to health issues if not properly managed. Could eating bitter melon be healthful for those looking to manage diabetes
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptoms
Ulcerative colitis is the most common type of inflammatory bowel disease. The symptoms can make even mundane daily activities seem daunting and may affect self-esteem, relationships, and careers.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, for which there is no known cure. Because of this, some people try to manage the condition by making dietary and lifestyle changes.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Is agave syrup the best sweetener for diabetes?
Some natural health advocates suggest that people with diabetes can substitute agave syrup for table sugar and other traditional sweeteners. For those with a sweet tooth, the promise of a better sweetener might seem too good to be true.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3