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Released: 11-Jun-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Case study shows patient on ketogenic diet living fully with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma
Boston College

A British man who rejected the standard of care to treat his brain cancer has lived with the typically fatal glioblastoma tumor growing very slowly after adopting a ketogenic diet, providing a case study that researchers say reflects the benefits of using the body's own metabolism to fight this particularly aggressive cancer instead of chemo and radiation therapy.

28-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Study suggests tai chi can mirror healthy benefits of conventional exercise
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study shows that tai chi mirrors the beneficial effects of conventional exercise by reducing waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with central obesity.

Newswise: Chula to Accelerate Research on “Rutin” — An Herbal Extract Against COVID-19
Released: 30-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Chula to Accelerate Research on “Rutin” — An Herbal Extract Against COVID-19
Chulalongkorn University

Chula researchers have found that “rutin” extract from orange peel can kill the COVID-19 virus. They are developing it into drugs while pointing out that drug research is still necessary along with vaccine research and suggesting that Thai people should adjust their views on herbs to create added value.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Capsaicin Analog Could Help Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

A new study found that non-pungent synthetic analog of capsaicin — the compound that makes chili peppers hot — made small cell lung cancer cells more responsive to treatment. Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of cancer with a low survival rate.

Newswise: Chula Pharmaceutical Science Developed Herbal Nasal and Throat Spray to Prevent COVID-19 Infection
Released: 10-Mar-2021 8:55 PM EST
Chula Pharmaceutical Science Developed Herbal Nasal and Throat Spray to Prevent COVID-19 Infection
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Pharmaceutical Science, in collaboration with leading a Austrian institute, came up with a special intensive longan extract formula (P80) for throat and nasal spray that can reduce the amount of viruses that attach to the mucous membranes that may enter the body. Helps safely prevent all kinds of viral infections including the COVID-19 virus, with no side effects.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 11:05 AM EST
Green tea supplements modulate facial development of children with Down syndrome
KU Leuven

Green tea supplements modulate facial development of children with Down syndrome A new study led by Belgian and Spanish researchers published in Scientific Reports adds evidence about the potential benefits of green tea extracts in Down syndrome.

25-Feb-2021 3:35 PM EST
Education Level, Interest in Alternative Medicine Among Factors Associated with Believing Misinformation
American Psychological Association (APA)

While many people believe misinformation on Facebook and Twitter from time to time, people with lower education or health literacy levels, a tendency to use alternative medicine or a distrust of the health care system are more likely to believe inaccurate medical postings than others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 6-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST
New Research Finds Ginger Counters Certain Autoimmune Diseases in Mice
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The main bioactive compound of ginger root lowers autoantibody production and helps halt disease progression in mice with antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
U of M trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus - health care workers.

28-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Acupuncture before surgery means less pain, significantly fewer opioids for Veterans
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a randomized, controlled study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress
University of Konstanz

Allowing yourself a few minutes of downtime significantly boosts mental and physical relaxation.

Released: 4-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Study looks at smoking in pre-colonization North America
University of Chicago

For the first time, researchers use a metabolomics approach to find more detailed information about how tobacco use and smoking practices changed after colonization in North America.

Newswise: Quieting the Storm
10-Aug-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Quieting the Storm
Harvard Medical School

A team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School has successfully used acupuncture to tame cytokine storm in mice with systemic inflammation.

11-Aug-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Yoga Shown to Improve Anxiety, Study Shows
NYU Langone Health

A new study led by researchers at NYU Langone Health found that yoga improves symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

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27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections
University of Warwick

To fight antibiotic resistance more antimicrobials are needed to treat bacterial biofilms, which protect an infection from antibiotics

Newswise: Medical Cannabis put to the test in first ever real-world evidence clinical trial led by UHN
Released: 9-Jul-2020 5:00 AM EDT
Medical Cannabis put to the test in first ever real-world evidence clinical trial led by UHN
University Health Network (UHN)

Medical cannabis is finally being put under the microscope, in a first-of-its-kind real world evidence study led by Dr. Hance Clarke, Toronto General Hospital. In the Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence trial patients using the online portal created by Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, will know exactly what is in their product and its effectiveness.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Your doctor's ready: Please log in to the videoconference
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The coronavirus has prompted many medical centers to switch from in-person appointments to video visits. A new study from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals suggests that for some hospitals, video visits may become a permanent feature of the patient-provider landscape.

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.

Newswise: New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients to Latest Cancer Therapies
Released: 17-Oct-2019 3:50 PM EDT
New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients to Latest Cancer Therapies
University of California San Diego Health

New Precision Immunotherapy Therapy clinic at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health matches patients using genetic profiling to personalized cancer treatment plans.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Occupational Medical Society Urges U.S. Congress to Consider Implications for Workplace Safety if Marijuana Is Legalized
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

As Congress looks at legislative proposals relating to federal marijuana policy, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) cautions legislators to avoid piecemeal solutions and to carefully consider the impact of any federal marijuana legislation on workplace safety.

Newswise: UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies
Released: 10-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies
University of California San Diego Health

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine announces $3 million in research grants to explore new applications of cannabis for a number of novel medical applications.

Released: 20-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Psoriasis Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine When Traditional Treatments Fail
George Washington University

A recent survey from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found patients with psoriasis frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms when traditional treatments fail.

Released: 7-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
The George Washington University Launches Nutrition Concentration for Integrative Medicine Program
George Washington University

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce a nutrition concentration for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Sciences in Integrative Medicine

Newswise:Video Embedded one-third-of-cancer-patients-use-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
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Released: 11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.

Newswise: Research Alert: One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine
10-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Research Alert: One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center

One third of people who have a cancer diagnosis report using complementary and alternative medicine such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and alternative medicine.

Newswise: Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’
18-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. An analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a pediatric practice reveals that anti-vaccination arguments center around four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences.

Newswise: Mock hospital allows UAH's nursing students to practice rescuing “patients” under pressure
Released: 21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Mock hospital allows UAH's nursing students to practice rescuing “patients” under pressure
University of Alabama Huntsville

The Leadership and Management in Nursing course, offered by UAH’s College of Nursing, includes a "mock hospital" experience that allows faculty members to assess the students’ clinical skills and critical thinking abilities prior to launching them into their preceptorship.

Newswise: Roswell Park Presentations at TCT 2019 Focus on Tools for Predicting Patient Outcomes
Released: 21-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Roswell Park Presentations at TCT 2019 Focus on Tools for Predicting Patient Outcomes
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Several Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center experts were invited to highlight research and best practices during the TCT/Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meetings now underway in Houston, Texas.

Newswise: Leadership in Biomedical Engineering
Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Leadership in Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware

Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is being recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

Newswise: Ron Vale Named Next Executive Director of Janelia Research Campus and HHMI Vice President
Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Ron Vale Named Next Executive Director of Janelia Research Campus and HHMI Vice President
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Vale, an HHMI investigator at the University of California, San Francisco, will serve as the second executive director of the Ashburn, Virginia-based biomedical research center.

Newswise: Building a better part for your heart
Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Building a better part for your heart
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers are designing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal tissues. The goal is to optimize valve performance and enable increased use of a minimally-invasive method for valve replacement over the current practice of open heart surgery.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
New research identifies best exercise times for adjusting body's internal clock
Arizona State University (ASU)

New research offers hope for people looking to adjust more easily to unique bedtimes associated with jet lag, shift work or military deployments.

Newswise: Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked
Released: 20-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. Oncologist Zev Wainberg, MD, debunks four common myths about the disease.

Newswise: Potential link between vitamin D deficiency and loss of brain plasticity
Released: 20-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Potential link between vitamin D deficiency and loss of brain plasticity
University of Queensland

University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Viruses that linger in the gut could trigger type 1 diabetes
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels of enteroviruses in the intestinal tracts of children and islet autoimmunity, a precursor to Type 1 diabetes. The paper appears in the journal Scientific Reports.

Newswise: Lowest-Priced Generic Drugs More Likely to Experience Shortages
Released: 12-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
Lowest-Priced Generic Drugs More Likely to Experience Shortages
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research showing that the lowest priced generic drugs are at a substantially elevated risk of experiencing a drug shortage, and that periods of drug shortages are associated with only modest increases in drug prices.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
Mayo 研究人员:口服阿哌沙班治疗癌症患者血栓安全有效
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic研究人员发现,一种在癌症治疗过程中用于治疗患者血栓的口服药物——阿哌沙班是安全有效的。 与低分子量的肝素相比,这种药物的大出血事件和血栓复发率都较低。这些研究结果由 Mayo Clinic 心脏病学专家、医学博士Robert McBane II在在美国血液学学会年会上提出。

Released: 26-Nov-2018 3:45 PM EST
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Benefit Some but Do Not Prevent Disease
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Vitamin and mineral supplements may be beneficial for people who aren’t getting the micronutrients they need through their diet, but do not help in preventing chronic disease, according to an updated position paper published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 12:35 PM EDT
Rose Geranium Oil May Ease Common Painful Nasal Symptoms Linked to Cancer Treatment
Mayo Clinic

Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of nasal vestibulitis, a common and painful nasal condition linked to cancer drug treatment, according to the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.


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