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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
Understanding when eating soy might help or harm in breast cancer treatment
WASHINGTON -- Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact - positive and negative - that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment. The scientists have uncovered the biological pathways in rats by which longtime soy consumption improves effectiveness of tamoxifen and reduces breast cancer recurrence. But they also show why eating or drinking soy-based fo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Trials examine immune drug's potential to treat different forms of vasculitis
Two new studies provide valuable insights into the treatment of different types of vasculitis, which are conditions that cause blood vessels to become inflamed. In the studies, which appear in Arthritis Rheumatology , investigators examine whether a medication that interferes with the activity of certain immune cells may help treat the most common form of vasculitis, as well as one of the rarest forms, both of which affect the large blood vessels. In both ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and...
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research NIHR Journals Library , the researchers showed that there is significant evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture provides more than a placebo effect. Professor of Acupuncture Research, Hugh MacPherso ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Quadrivalent influenza vaccine should reduce medical costs and save lives
Influenza is one of the biggest public health concerns, accounting for up to 5 million severe cases and half a million deaths every year worldwide. Therefore, vaccination against influenza has been a part of immunization programs throughout the world. While the most widely used vaccine is the trivalent influenza vaccine TIV , the World Health Organization has been recommending the quadrivalent influenza vaccine QIV as of 2013. A study just published in Hum ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Alzheimer's disease: Music, meditation may improve early cognitive decline
Meditation and music listening programs have shown promise in improving measures of cognitive and memory in adults with subjective cognitive decline, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer s Disease .
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine
EAST LANSING, Mich. - A team of Michigan State University scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling some lethal diseases. The study, published in the journal BMC Genomics , reveals the DNA of two Amanita mushrooms, which are responsible for the majority of fatal mushroom poi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 24
For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
For beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers have a novel suggestion -- acupuncture. After two weeks of treatment, about two-thirds of babies given acupuncture no longer had colic compared to just over a third of infants who didn t have the needle treatment, lead researcher Kajsa Landgren said. She s a lecturer at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. Infantile colic is common, and there is no medical treatment, causing desper ...
Healthday - Sun. Jan 22