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Preventing HIV in transgender people -- JAIDS assembles critical evidence
July 20, 2016 - Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed -- but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and specific risk factors facing this key population. A special supplement to JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes presents essential information to meet the challenges of HIV prevention in the transgender population. The journal is pub ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 20
Brain stimulation to reduce food cravings? The data so far...
July 19, 2016 - Available research suggests that noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings -- particularly for high-calorie, appetitive foods, according to a review in the Psychosomatic Medicine Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine , the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. However, there s not yet consistent evidence to show that brain stimulation can reduce actual ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says
Diabetes is a global epidemic and a leading cause of disease and death. The fact fewer than half of patients with type 2 diabetes have their disease well controlled highlights the need for new, affordable, effective medications that are not limited by unfavorable side effects. Now, a pooled analysis of nine studies that examined the effect of oral aloe vera in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes suggests the medicinal plant should be further investigated ...
Medical News Today - Tue. Jul 19
5 Easy Ways To Wake Up Without Coffee
There s no time of year we love to sleep in more than winter. Colder temps, shorter days, and a later sunrise make it all too tempting to stay in bed and put off the start of your day.
Huffington Post - Sat. Jul 16
Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Pra...
Good news, acupuncture fans It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why .
Huffington Post - Sat. Jul 16
Let's Take the Stomachache Out of Health Care Reform: One Patient's Story
In discussing health care reform, it s easy to become mired in statistics and abstractions, so let s examine it in personal terms. Here s the story of a patient I saw recently that provides a specific example of what medicine does now -- and what, in my view, it must learn to do.
Huffington Post - Sat. Jul 16
Cyclic opioid peptides
Peptide based drug candidates are being discovered at an increasingly rapid pace as therapeutics for many diseases and pain management. . For decades the opioid receptors have been an attractive therapeutic target for pain management and many endogenous opioid peptides have been known to produce opioid activity and analgesia. However, their therapeutic potential has been limited due to a major drawback regarding their use as CNS drugs, mainly due to a lack ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use
Athens, Ga. - Medical marijuana is having a po sitive impact on the bottom line of Medicare s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs . The savings, due to lower prescription drug use, were estimated to be 165.2 million in 2013, a year when 17 states and the District of Columbia had implemente ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. About a third of women experience moderate to severe fatigue up to 10 years after their treatment ends. The study, published in JAMA Oncology , found acupressure reduced fatigue by 27 percent to 34 percent over six weeks. Two-thirds of women who d ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuro...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dance as a form of therapy - specifically Argentine Tango -- has the potential to significantly improve balance and reduce falls risk among cancer patients experiencing peripheral neuropathy, according to new research conducted by a multidisciplinary research team at The Ohio State University. The pilot study was funded by Pelotonia, a grassroots cycling event in Columbus, Ohio, that has raised more than 106 million for cancer research eff ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 5
UGR researchers conduct Parkinson's screening to improve early and differentia...
A team of scientists at the University of Granada has used a next-generation genetic sequencing method and a technique known as Sanger sequencing to conduct a detailed genetic screening of patients in Granada suffering from Parkinson s disease. They conducted the study in collaboration with the Movement Disorders Unit from the Virgen de las Nieves and San Cecilio hospitals, as well as with researchers from the Institute of Neurology at University College L ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Foot wrap offers alternative to medication for patients with restless legs syn...
Authors from Lake Erie Research Institute in Pennsylvania report an adjustable foot wrap caused to treat restless legs syndrome RLS is 1.4 times more effective than the standard pharmaceutical treatment. The pilot study published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association . The eight-week clinical trial involved 30 otherwise healthy adults with moderate to severe restless leg syndrome. Researchers studied Clinical Global Impression respon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27