Mindfulness training may help support weight loss
WASHINGTON--Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Individuals who participated in mindfulness training as part of an intensive weight management program lost more weight in six months than other program participants who did not attend mindfulness courses. The findings are the result of research ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite mod...
Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines TCAM in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to conventional medicine . Researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM at the University of Technology Sydney UTS in Australia conducted what they say is the first e ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients. The KAUST-led team used this approach to make disposable devices that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. Strips of pH-sensitive paper are commonly used to test whether a liquid is acidic or alkaline. Researchers are now working to apply similar principles ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds
Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone OxyContin or morphine don t have to be the first choice against crippling arthritis pain or chronic backache. We found that opioids had no advantages over non-opioid medications for pain, function or ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 20
How to get rid of a headache without medication
Headaches are a very common form of pain and can be a nuisance when someone has one. Rather than reaching for over-the-counter painkillers, there are many natural methods that people can try to help them get rid of a headache.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
How meditation impacts the way we learn
Many anecdotes and some studies suggest that meditation can be a powerful tool for mental and physical health. New research shows that it may have yet another benefit to help us learn faster from past experiences.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
Kava kava: Uses, benefits, risks, dosage, and interactions
Kava kava is an herbal remedy that some people use to relieve stress and anxiety and boost sleep. This plant extract has a calming, euphoric effect that some people compare with that of alcohol.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
The health benefits of 5-HTP: For sleep, weight loss, and depression
L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
Spirulina: 11 health benefits and nutrition
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that people can take as a dietary supplement. People consider spirulina a superfood due to its excellent nutritional content and health benefits.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
Apple cider vinegar for acid reflux: Does it work, and is it safe?
Apple cider vinegar, a fermented vinegar that people make from crushed apples, is a popular natural remedy for acid reflux and heartburn.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
How to reduce breast size: 5 natural methods
Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong. For some people, however, large breasts can get in the way of daily life.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12
Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 12