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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 - Thu. Oct 20
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 - Thu. Oct 20
Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth
Despite the promise of an easy and natural treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows. People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported therapy contains corrosive ingredients that can destroy the skin s top layer while cancer continues to grow underneath, the researchers explained. There is a misperception that black salve draws the cancer out, wh ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Popular drug-free methods of managing pain from such common conditions as headaches and arthritis appear to be effective, according to a new review. Millions of Americans seek pain relief through such alternatives as acupuncture, tai chi and yoga. But there has been little information to help doctors make recommendations about these approaches. For many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, medications may not completely relieve pain and can produce unwa ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests. After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture -- acupuncture involving electrical stimulation -- study participants experienced significant symptom and quality-of-life improvements, the study found. Electroacupuncture uses thin needles inserted beneath the skin that are attached to a device that sends electric pulses into the body. ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 20
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 - Thu. Oct 20
DHA supplementation improves cognition in older adults with mild cognitive imp...
Results from a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer s Disease support the cognitive benefits of DHA, which have been consistently demonstrated with doses of 900 mg day or greater. The study, which took place in Tianjin, China, was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 240 219 completed Chinese individuals aged 65 and older with mild cognitive impairment. The participants received either 2g day of DHA or a corn oil placebo fo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 12
Transcendental meditation may help ease trauma symptoms, stress
New research reveals how a 4-month transcendental meditation program led to a significant reduction in stress and trauma symptoms among male inmates, suggesting the technique may be an effective treatment for prisoners, veterans, and other individuals at high risk of post-traumatic stress.
Medical News Today - Wed. Oct 12
Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol -- an avenue to treat metabolic...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol - a compound found in hops that s of significant interest to prevent or treat the lipid and metabolic disorders that are a primary killer of people in the developed world. The scientists identified for the first time more precisely how xanthohumol works, and why it may have such significant promise in addressing the high cholesterol, blood ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Adding oxidative stress to FLT3 inhibition proves promising combination agains...
FLT3 inhibitors are a promising new class of drugs targeting acute myeloid leukemia AML . However, these inhibitors alone tend not to result in long-term control of the disease. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates the promise of adding drugs that increase oxidative stress to FLT3 inhibition, potentially paving the way for combination therapy directed at the disease ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Mindfulness meditation helps to control emotions, says study
Anyone looking for a way to control their negative emotions might benefit from some mindfulness meditation, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience .
Medical News Today - Sun. Oct 9
Criteria to ID those who won't survive cardiac arrest,could be referred for or...
1. These 3 criteria quickly identify cardiac arrest patients with zero chance of survival who could be referred for organ donation Abstract http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M16-0402 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Three objective criteria can be used to quickly identify patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest OHCA who have zero chance of survival and can therefore be considered for organ donation. Using data from two registries and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 7