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  • Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study
    The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. The study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain. But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue.
    Published: June 18, 2017, 7:35 am
  • Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests
    Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study.
    Published: June 15, 2017, 6:33 pm
  • Traditional Chinese medicine may benefit some heart disease patients
    Traditional Chinese medicine might be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, according to a new paper.
    Published: June 12, 2017, 12:41 pm
  • Take a coffee or tea break to protect your liver
    Researchers found that drinking coffee and herbal tea may protect against liver fibrosis, estimated as the degree of liver stiffness, which is high in extensive scarring of the liver. Because these beverages are popular, widely available, and inexpensive, they could have the potential to become important in the prevention of advanced liver disease.
    Published: June 6, 2017, 8:27 am
  • Too much of a good thing: Developing safe level guidelines for bioactives
    The good news is out that wine and dark chocolate may be good for your health. That’s because of substances known as bioactives that are contained in those foods.
    Published: June 1, 2017, 4:30 pm
  • Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women
    Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism.
    Published: May 31, 2017, 6:24 am
  • Tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-Americans
    A new study finds that a 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-Americans not receiving any other treatments.
    Published: May 25, 2017, 7:38 am
  • The secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common protein
    In mice with a KRAS mutation, which is present in 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients, expressing only half the amount of the glucose-regulated protein GRP78 is enough to halt the earliest stage of pancreatic cancer development. This results in delayed tumor development and prolonged survival, scientists report at conclusion of a new study.
    Published: May 22, 2017, 5:12 am
  • Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms
    Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety, without serious side effects.
    Published: May 17, 2017, 6:05 am
  • Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors
    Slow-moving meditation practice works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication in treating sleep loss in breast cancer survivors, investigators report.
    Published: May 10, 2017, 2:51 pm
  • Thirsty seeds reach for medicine cabinet
    Scientists have found that salicylic acid -- also used to make aspirin -- can help the cowpea be more drought tolerant. In Brazil, the cowpea one of the main sources of protein for many people. Americans may know the cowpea by the name black-eyed pea.
    Published: May 10, 2017, 10:19 am
  • Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated
    New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.
    Published: May 8, 2017, 10:09 am
  • Rub each other up the right way
    Giving your partner a massage can improve both their well being and yours, new research concludes. A total of 38 participants completed a three-week massage course, assessing their wellbeing via questionnaires before and after massage sessions across eight areas of physical and mental wellbeing, stress, coping and relationship satisfaction.
    Published: May 3, 2017, 6:35 pm
  • Tea tree genome contains clues about how one leaf produces so many flavors
    The most popular varieties of tea -- including black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, white tea, and chai -- all come from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea tree. Despite tea's cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. However, the first draft of the tea tree genome may help explain why tea leaves are so rich in antioxidants and caffeine.
    Published: May 1, 2017, 11:16 am
  • Aerobic, resistance exercise combo can boost brain power of over 50s
    A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can significantly boost the brain power of the over 50s, finds the most comprehensive review of the available evidence to date.
    Published: April 24, 2017, 6:54 pm
  • Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment
    In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations.
    Published: April 24, 2017, 8:07 am
  • The difficult choices: Managing chronic pain while avoiding opioid abuse
    Rather than being considered a miracle pill that magically takes away pain, prescription opioids are increasingly being seen as a precursor to heroin addiction and the cause of potentially deadly overdoses themselves.
    Published: April 19, 2017, 10:05 am
  • Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women
    For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.
    Published: April 17, 2017, 8:47 am
  • Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their children
    Dosing, labeling and a seemingly endless range of allergy medication options can make picking the right medicine a complicated task for some parents. More than half of parents say seasonal allergies affect their kids, with some unsure how to choose the right medicine and 1 in 7 giving allergy medicine labeled for adults.
    Published: April 17, 2017, 6:55 am
  • Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries
    After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010. Risk factors for contracting cholera in Ben Tre province of Vietnam include drinking iced tea or unboiled water and having a water source near a toilet, researchers report.
    Published: April 13, 2017, 11:11 am