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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.

April 19 2018

14:02

Tai Chi improves brain metabolism and muscle energetics in older adults, study finds

A new study provides insights into the biochemical mechanisms by which Tai Chi -- a mind-body exercise -- may provide both physical and psychological benefits.

April 16 2018

16:15

Two is better than one to improve brain function in Alzheimer's disease mouse model

Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

April 10 2018

14:09

School-based yoga can help children better manage stress and anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new study.

April 08 2018

23:04

Study found people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure

Survey respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise to 'treat' high blood pressure in an imaginary scenario, but many didn't think the interventions were worth the benefits. When the perceived gain of treating hypertension was higher -- one or five extra years of life versus one extra month, for example -- survey respondents were more likely to say they would.

April 04 2018

22:25

Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD

Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of life, but the treatment requires access to trained staff and specialized facilities. A new study looked at Tai Chi as a lower cost, more easily accessed treatment option. Investigators found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to PR for improving respiratory function in patients with COPD.
15:47

Acupressure for menstrual pain

Can acupressure achieve a sustained reduction in menstrual pain? Is an app-based self-care program particularly attractive to young women? These questions addressed in a new study.
13:39

Relaxation response may reduce blood pressure by altering expression of a set of genes

A new study has identified genes associated with the body's response to relaxation techniques and sheds light on the molecular mechanisms by which certain interventions may work to lower blood pressure.

March 21 2018

13:07

Protein nutrition for cells and organisms: Can we use it to treat diseases?

A review article highlights opportunities and challenges in using amino acid transporters as drug targets. The article provides an overview of methods used to identify new inhibitors for amino acid transporters and outlines cell and organ function where these can be used to modulate, prevent or to treat diseases.

March 19 2018

13:09

High omega-6 levels can protect against premature death

Could omega-6 fatty acids protect you against premature death? The answer is yes, according to a new study. While protecting against death, omega-6 fatty acids also keep cardiovascular diseases at bay. “Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. We discovered that the higher the blood linoleic acid level, the smaller the risk of premature death,” says one of the researchers.

March 08 2018

04:04

Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?

Some see acupuncture as a safe alternative to drugs, while others argue there's no convincing evidence of clinical benefit and potential for harm. So should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain? Experts debate the issue.
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