CU Anschutz School of Pharmacy study shows medical marijuana decreases migraines
AURORA, Colo. Jan. 15, 2016 - Patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana, according to a new study from researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published this week in the journal Pharmacotherapy , examined patients diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
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 - Mon. Jan 18
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 - Mon. Jan 18
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 - Mon. Jan 18
Blueberries, citrus fruits and red wine associated with reduced erectile dysfu...
Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction - according to a new collaborative study from the University of East Anglia UEA and Harvard University. Research published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that eating foods rich in certain flavonoids is associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men, with the greatest benefit in those under 70. Of all the different flavonoids, Anthocya ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 14
Most top-selling, over-the-counter sexual treatments unproven, some could be h...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - January 11, 2016 - From horny goat weed to ginseng and maca, over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health contain a wide variety of natural ingredients. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reviewed the scientific evidence for the most common ingredients to determine if they are effective - and most importantly - safe. The results are published online ahead of print in the Journal of Sexual Me ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Can meditating reduce blood pressure?
Transcendental Meditation involves sitting comfortably and closing the eyes for 20 minutes, twice a day, to achieve a quality of rest in the mind and body. A new study suggests the technique stimulates genes that produce telomerase - an enzyme linked with reduced blood pressure and mortality.
Medical News Today - Sun. Jan 10
Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it s too soon to say for sure. The researchers found that blood pressure levels declined slightly in a small group of patients treated 30 minutes a week with electroacupuncture -- where the needles carry low-level electrical stimulation -- at specific points of the body. Potentially, blood p ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term
Two alternative therapies -- acupuncture and the Alexander technique -- appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports. Both therapies involve educating patients in ways to relieve stress, as well as improve posture and balance. These techniques appeared to help reduce neck pain in the 12 months following treatment compared with drugs and traditional physical therapy, the British researchers said. In general, ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Transcendental Meditation and lifestyle modification increase telomerase, new ...
A new study published in PLOS ONE found that the Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes both appear to stimulate genes that produce telomerase, an enzyme that s associated with reduced blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Specifically, these approaches were found to activate two genes that code for telomerase, which adds molecules to the ends of chromosomes, or telomeres, protecting them from deteriorating. May explain ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Acupuncture 'safe and effective' for chronic pain in children
Treating children with chronic pain is challenging there is limited evidence on the efficacy of pain-relieving therapies among this population. But according to new research, acupuncture may be a safe and effective treatment strategy.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jan 7
Agarikon: Ancient Mushroom for Modern Medicine
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Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 27