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Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Practice Eas...
Good news, acupuncture fans It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why .
Huffington Post - Tue. Mar 7
Twice weekly yoga classes plus home practice effective in reducing symptoms of...
Boston --People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep coherent breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive a significant reduction in their symptoms. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , provide preliminary support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression. Major depressive disorder ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects a man s ability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sex.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 27
USC publishes results of a fasting mimicking diet that may reverse diabetes
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 - A landmark study published today in Cell finds that providing mice with a temporary, specifically formulated Fasting Mimicking Diet FMD trade promotes the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduces symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The study also examined pancreatic cell cultures from human type 1 diabetes patients, finding similar results. In type 1 and late-stage type 2 diabetes, the pancreas l ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed
COLUMBUS, Ohio - As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive, emotional and physiological health. But studies so far have shown mixed results in the elderly, and more investigation is needed to determine exactly how best to apply mindfulness in that population, a new review of the research to date has found. A majo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
Researcher investigates why mothers sing to their babies
A mother singing to her baby is such a normal event that most people give the subject little thought. But why do mothers do it, and what can we learn from it Researcher Shannon de l Etoile aims to find out.
Medical News Today - Sun. Feb 19
Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study
Chronic pain is much more common among poor, less educated older Americans than their wealthier, more educated peers, a new study suggests. I found that people with lower levels of education and wealth don t just have more pain, they also have more severe pain, said study author Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk. She s an assistant professor of sociology from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. I also looked at pain-related disability, meaning that pain is inte ...
Healthday - Sat. Feb 18
Fasting mimicking diet reduces risk factors for aging and multiple age-related...
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 - A new study finds that providing the body with a temporary, specifically formulated Fasting Mimicking Diet FMD trade called ProLon reg causes cellular changes normally generated by several days of consecutive water-only fasting and may increase health and lifespan by partially turning back the aging clock. After publishing in Cell Metabolism the animal results showing that this FMD reduces incidence of cancer and inflam ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
New clinical guideline issued for treating low back pain
Low back pain affects millions of people in the United States, and the condition is one of the most common reasons for people missing work. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend noninvasive ways of treating nonradicular low back pain.
Medical News Today - Thu. Feb 16
American College of Physicians issues guideline for treating nonradicular low ...
Philadelphia, February 14, 2017 -- The American College of Physicians ACP recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. If drug therapy is desired, physicians and patients should select nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients. In a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation--Insight , researchers using cell cultures from local asthma patients, found that Omega-3 fatty acid products can reduce the production of IgE, the antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
Are antivirals a cost-effective therapy during severe flu seasons?
A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios. Investigators analyses of phase II clinical data and information from a previous influenza outbreak revealed that oseltamivir 75 mg relative to no treatment was effective and affordable under all scenarios. Oseltamivir 150 mg relative to 75 mg was not cost effective in low transmissibility scena ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8