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Newswise: Patients still not telling MDs about use of natural health products
Released: 28-May-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Patients still not telling MDs about use of natural health products
McMaster University

The research team conducted the patient survey between November 2018 and February 2019 at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto. Based on 277 completed questionnaires, 99 per cent of the patients surveyed were using natural health products, and 46 per cent were using natural health products and prescription medications concurrently. Of those using natural health products, 42 per cent did not disclose use to their primary care physician.

Newswise: Covid-19: Managing mental health with yoga
16-May-2020 6:30 PM EDT
Covid-19: Managing mental health with yoga
University of South Australia

The ancient practice of yoga could provide a sustainable exercise alternative for thousands of people isolating at home, as new research from the University of South Australia, shows that movement-based yoga can significantly improve mental health.

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Released: 16-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Psychedelic compound from magic mushrooms produced in yeast
Technical University of Denmark

Psilocybin mushrooms have been found to have minimal harmful effects and could potentially benefit those with depression. But they remain illegal even though they offer a groundbreaking alternative to several under-treated psychological conditions.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Hangover drug shows wider benefits in USC research
University of Southern California (USC)

A well-known hangover drug not only helps soothe pounding headaches but also triggers profound changes that protect the liver, USC scientists report in new findings that could help prevent alcohol-related harm.

26-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Hypothyroidism patients cite effectiveness in choosing alternative to standard therapy
Endocrine Society

Three in four hypothyroidism patients who chose desiccated thyroid extract (DTE) over the standard therapy said this option was more effective than other thyroid hormone medications, according to an analysis of comments in online patient forums accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 6:00 AM EST
Alternative Medicine Improves Quality of Life in Acute Rehab, Study Shows
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies show effectiveness at improving quality of life for patients of various diagnoses in acute rehabilitation, in-patient facilities, according to preliminary data from a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Orlando.

24-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Traditional Chinese medicine used an herb, Stemona sessilifolia, as a remedy for parasitic infections. Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry identified 10 compounds responsible for it's success.

Released: 12-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
Scientists at the Forefront of Disease Etiology, Endocrine Disruption, Risk Assessment, and More Recognized with 2020 SOT Awards
Society of Toxicology

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is pleased to announce the 2020 SOT award recipients. This year’s honorees come from a variety of backgrounds, educational experiences, and career paths and are recognized for their immense contributions to toxicology.

Released: 26-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
NMU and Shimadzu Dedicate Medicinal Plant Chemistry Lab
Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University students enrolled in the nation's first medicinal plant chemistry program have access to cutting-edge instrumentation used in and beyond the cannabis industry through NMU's partnership with Shimadzu. Representatives of both entities recently dedicated a new lab on campus.

Newswise: Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants
Released: 6-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants
Florida Atlantic University

In one of the most diverse studies of the non-random medicinal plants selection by gender, age and exposure to outside influences from working with ecotourism projects, researchers worked with the Kichwa communities of Chichico Rumi and Kamak Maki in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They discovered a novel method to uncover the intracultural heterogeneity of traditional knowledge while testing the non-random selection of medicinal plants and exploring overuse and underuse of medicinal plant families in these communities.


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