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August 13 2018

16:07

Peripheral nerve block provides some with long-lasting pain relief for severe facial pain

A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) may produce long-term pain relief.

August 01 2018

15:52

Distrust of power influences choice of medical procedures

Many individuals prefer to resort to the techniques used in complementary and alternative medicine, even though they may have been expressly warned against these. According to recent research, this may be associated with a potent underlying predisposition to believe in conspiracy theories, a trait known as a conspiracy mentality.

July 24 2018

21:43

Intractable hiccups may be more common than we think

Everyone gets hiccups, but some people suffer intractable hiccups that last longer than a month. Intractable hiccups can occur more often than we realize and present to multiple medical disciplines, Loyola Medicine neurologists reported in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.

July 19 2018

18:20

Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival

People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers.

July 11 2018

22:27

New compounds to treat RSV, Zika virus

A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to a new study.

July 10 2018

16:28

Alternative splicing is crucial to muscle mass maintenance

Alternative splicing plays a crucial role in maintaining adult muscle mass, which has implications in aging and chronic disease.

June 27 2018

20:02

Beer. Soup. Barley's next great use? A medical imaging drink

Roasted barley, when struck by a common laser beam, can illuminate the throat and the gastrointestinal track. The discovery could improve our ability to diagnose swallowing disorders, which affect more than 15 million Americans, as well as gut disorders. What's more, because many human diets already include barley, it could be fast-tracked for medical use.

June 12 2018

13:21

Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use.

May 31 2018

23:08

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Scientists have discovered that a compound found in green tea, currently being studied for its ability to reduce amyloid plaques in the brain in Alzheimer's disease, also breaks up and dissolves potentially dangerous protein plaques found in the blood vessels.
15:46

Secret to longevity may lie in the microbiome and the gut

Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 percent and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

May 21 2018

13:27

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells: Quantum dots have great potential

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 percent of them, new research has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometers. A human hair is 40,000 nanometers thick.

May 15 2018

15:36

Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates

A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates.

May 11 2018

14:23

Increased overweight in children of mothers who drank coffee while pregnant

A new study shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. It has not been clearly shown if caffeine is the direct cause of the overweight, but the relationship, alone, has caused researchers to encourage increased caution.

May 09 2018

13:38

Heart failure: The Alzheimer's disease of the heart?

Similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure.

May 08 2018

17:09

Invasive procedures should be reserved for a sub-group of acid reflux patients, study says

As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a new study says invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select patients.

May 07 2018

15:18

Brain activity helps explain diabetics' negative feelings, risk for depression

For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

May 04 2018

14:38

To treat pain, you need to treat the patient

People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. Clinicians found that an in-depth questionnaire can help immensely.

May 02 2018

14:40

Substance in Chinese medicine can cause cardiac arrhythmia

A medicinal plant frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -- Evodia rutaecarpa -- contains substances that can cause cardiac arrhythmia.

May 01 2018

17:08

Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.

April 30 2018

11:56

New strategies needed to help healthcare providers gain knowledge to counsel patients on diet

Healthcare providers are willing to counsel heart disease patients on diet but need more educational support.
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