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Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Life doesn't stop at age 65. Get the latest on seniors and healthy aging in the Seniors channel
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Below are some of the latest research and features on this growing population of older adults in the Seniors channel on Newswise.

Newswise: JMIR Medical Informatics Invites Submissions on AI Language Models in Health Care
Released: 1-Feb-2024 2:45 PM EST
JMIR Medical Informatics Invites Submissions on AI Language Models in Health Care
JMIR Publications

JMIR Publications is pleased to announce a new section titled, “AI Language Models in Health Care” in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
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The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Released: 23-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
79% of Canadians support the therapeutic use of psilocybin for people at the end of life
Université Laval

Nearly 4 out of 5 Canadians believe that the use of psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, is an acceptable medical approach to treat existential distress in patients suffering from a serious and incurable disease.

   
Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Don't wait for an emergency to get the latest emergency medicine news
Newswise

Find the latest research and features on emergency medicine in the Emergency Medicine channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 4-Jan-2024 2:00 PM EST
Starting a family with the help of science: The latest research in Fertility
Newswise

Find the latest research and features on fertility in the Fertility News Source on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Mediterranean diet ‘a straightforward approach’ among many nutritional options for improving the chance of success in IVF
Released: 20-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Mediterranean diet ‘a straightforward approach’ among many nutritional options for improving the chance of success in IVF
Reproductive Biomedicine Online

Adjuvant therapies to help infertile women conceive by IVF - especially those whose treatments have been unsuccessful in the past - are now a common feature both before and during the treatment cycle. Now, a new analysis of the evidence for many nutritional supplements and diets thought to improve outcome in IVF has concluded that adopting a Mediterranean diet during treatment would offer a single ‘straightforward approach’ with good evidence of benefit in contrast to that of a Western diet.

Released: 18-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Psychedelic psilocybin-assisted therapy reduces depressive symptoms in adults with cancer and depression
Wiley

Results from a phase II clinical trial indicate that psilocybin, a hallucinogenic chemical found in certain mushrooms of the genus Psiloybe, may benefit individuals with cancer and major depression.

Newswise: Traditional Chinese medicine reduces risk after heart attack
Released: 31-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Traditional Chinese medicine reduces risk after heart attack
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A traditional Chinese medicine whose name means “to open the network of the heart” reduced the risk of heart attacks, deaths, and other major cardiovascular complications for at least a year after a first heart attack, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows. The findings, published in JAMA, reveal the promise of this compound, one of the first traditional Chinese medicines tested in a large-scale, Western-style clinical trial.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 12:50 PM EDT
Stay informed on women's health issues in the Women's Health channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest headlines in the Women's Health channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Arkansas Author Pens Book Detailing Her Survival From Cancer
Released: 11-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Arkansas Author Pens Book Detailing Her Survival From Cancer
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Angie Choi, a 2015 graduate of UA Little Rock, has written a book detailing how she survived her battle with ovarian cancer using a combination of conventional and alternative medicine.

Newswise: Monika Krzesniak-Swinarska, MD, Receives AANEM's 2023 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
7-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Monika Krzesniak-Swinarska, MD, Receives AANEM's 2023 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) proudly announces Dr. Monika Krzesniak-Swinarska as the 2023 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award recipient for her unwavering dedication to education in the fields of neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

   
Newswise: Brain and Spine Surgeons To Share Leading-Edge Advances
Released: 5-Sep-2023 10:20 AM EDT
Brain and Spine Surgeons To Share Leading-Edge Advances
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Neurosurgery experts who treat the most aggressive form of brain cancer and specialize in leading-edge spine surgery techniques will present research and discuss pioneering therapies at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2023 Annual Meeting Sept. 9-13 in Washington, D.C.

Newswise: Family Medicine Physicians Offer Acupuncture to Treat Patients with Chronic
Released: 15-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Family Medicine Physicians Offer Acupuncture to Treat Patients with Chronic
Loyola Medicine

When Catherine Harvey mentioned her chronic pain to a friend, they recommended she go to Kit Lee, MD, a family medicine physician at Loyola Medicine.

Newswise: Student doctors travel to Cambodia, gain new perspective on rural medicine
Released: 15-Aug-2023 11:45 AM EDT
Student doctors travel to Cambodia, gain new perspective on rural medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

This summer seven student doctors from PCOM South Georgia traveled to rural areas of Cambodia. The experience gave them a new appreciation for medicine in the US and great respect for the determination and resourcefulness of the physicians and other healthcare workers they met.

   
Newswise: Chulalongkorn’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Presents Plant-Based Biopharmaceutical Research to Combat Cancer Cells in Lab Animals
Released: 8-Aug-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chulalongkorn’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Presents Plant-Based Biopharmaceutical Research to Combat Cancer Cells in Lab Animals
Chulalongkorn University

For the first time in Thailand, lecturers at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences have successfully developed antibody from tobacco plants with inhibitory effects on the growth of cancer cells in laboratory animals. This signals hope for access to effective cancer medication and treatment at a lower cost.

   
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Released: 27-Jul-2023 1:05 PM EDT
3D Metallic Rib Implants From Spain Give Teenage Cancer Patient a Second Chance
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Her ribs needed to be removed. Her care team searched far and wide and found the best possible treatment.

Newswise: When Blood Is a New Alternative Medicine for Pain Relief at Chula Pain Clinic
Released: 25-Jul-2023 8:55 AM EDT
When Blood Is a New Alternative Medicine for Pain Relief at Chula Pain Clinic
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Medicine researchers have successfully published an article on the injection of patient’s own platelets rich plasma into the shoulder ligaments resulting in pain reduction, heal torn ligaments and restore torn muscles as an alternative to surgery while reducing the side effects of prolonged use of pain medications.

Newswise: Chula Faculty of Medicine Released Research Results that “Wang Nam Yen” Thai Herbal Tea Can Stimulate Lactation in Mothers after Childbirth Similar to Modern Medicine
Released: 21-Jul-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Faculty of Medicine Released Research Results that “Wang Nam Yen” Thai Herbal Tea Can Stimulate Lactation in Mothers after Childbirth Similar to Modern Medicine
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, has released the results of their research on “Wang Nam Yen” herbal tea formula to stimulate lactation in mothers after childbirth, especially those who have had a caesarean delivery, to solve their problem of scarce breast milk. The herbal tea yielded as good results as modern medicine.  The team aims at expanding to commercial production and export. 

Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Tell us how you really feel -- keep up with the latest research in Psychology and Psychiatry
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The latest research in psychology and psychiatry on Newswise.

       
Released: 17-Jul-2023 8:50 AM EDT
New Published Research Shows Amygdala & Insula Retraining Significantly Reduces Long COVID Fatigue
Luther College

A new study conducted by Luther College finds that a neuroplasticity-based treatment using an online amygdala & insula retraining (AIR) program significantly reduces fatigue and increases energy levels among Long COVID patients when compared to a general wellness program.

Released: 12-Jul-2023 11:35 AM EDT
Historical medicine suggests a new way to use modern treatments
Microbiology Society

The mixture of honey and vinegar, also known as oxymel, has been used as a medical treatment throughout history and now scientists have established that this combination could have modern applications in the treatment of wounds. New research is the first comprehensive exploration of how the mixture could be applied to modern medicine and improve treatments for infections.

Newswise: New Study Using Human Fibroid Cells Supports Use of Green Tea Compound as Treatment for Uterine Fibroids
Released: 12-Jul-2023 10:15 AM EDT
New Study Using Human Fibroid Cells Supports Use of Green Tea Compound as Treatment for Uterine Fibroids
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a pre-clinical, proof-of-concept study from Johns Hopkins Medicine, researchers found that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea compound with powerful antioxidant properties, could be promising for both treating and preventing uterine fibroids. Results of the study, first posted online May 25 in Scientific Reports, add to growing evidence that EGCG may reduce fibroid cell growth.

Released: 10-Jul-2023 7:40 PM EDT
Is listening to music better than a sleeping pill?
UC Davis Health

Listening to music reduces the overall severity of insomnia, improves sleep quality and helps to initiate sleep. The effect was comparable to prescription sleep medications, such as the Z-drugs and benzodiazepines.

Newswise: Chulalongkorn University Pharmaceutical Researchers Win Gold and Two Special Awards at INTARG 2023 in the Republic of Poland
Released: 7-Jul-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chulalongkorn University Pharmaceutical Researchers Win Gold and Two Special Awards at INTARG 2023 in the Republic of Poland
Chulalongkorn University

Prof. Pol.Capt. Pharm. Dr. Suchada Sukrong, lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a researcher at the Center of Excellence in DNA Barcoding of Thai Medicinal Plants, Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Kannika Thongkhao, and Pharm. Chayaphol Tangpatthong have won the gold medal and two Special Awards, namely the FIRI Award in the Best Invention category from “The first institute of inventors and researchers of Iran” (FIRI), Iran, and a Special Awards from “The Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic the Czech Metallurgical Society,” The Czech Republic, in The 16th International Invention and Innovation Show (INTARG 2023) on May 24-25, 2023, at Katowice International Conference Center, Katowice, Republic of Poland, with their “Rapid DNA immunochromatographic assay for detection of toxic Aristolochia species, the plants responsible for aristolochic acid nephropathy”.

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Released: 21-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
A UCI-led study found that plant extracts used by indigenous people hold promise in treatment of ataxia.
University of California, Irvine

A University of California, Irvine-led team of researchers have discovered that extracts from plants used by the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations peoples in their traditional botanical medicine practices are able to rescue the function of ion channel proteins carrying mutations that cause human Episodic Ataxia.

   

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Newswise: How cannabis use among Veterans impacts their care
Released: 13-Jun-2023 4:35 PM EDT
How cannabis use among Veterans impacts their care
College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

While the percentage of Veterans reporting past-year marijuana use has increased in the last decade, few of them obtain it from medical sources, a new study shows.

Newswise: From 19th century “Indian remedies” to New Age spirituality
Released: 12-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
From 19th century “Indian remedies” to New Age spirituality
Iowa State University

A new paper explores how the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company pushed stereotypes and claimed authority on Indigenous culture in the 1800s to sell products. It also highlights several ironies. As “Indian remedies” became mainstream, the U.S. government rolled out policies to restrict Indigenous healing and spiritual practices, which are often intertwined.

Newswise: Scientists made new discoveries in the field of distribution of bioactive substances and antioxidant activity of meadowsweet
Released: 7-Jun-2023 10:45 AM EDT
Scientists made new discoveries in the field of distribution of bioactive substances and antioxidant activity of meadowsweet
Scientific Project Lomonosov

Scientists showed that chemical compounds of perennial plant meadowsweet are distributed unevenly. They found out that in new leaves chemically active compounds are stored, and in the old ones – predecessors of polymers that don’t take part in any chemical reactions.

   
Released: 29-May-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Can Music Help Patients with Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Did you know that music might be able to connect you with your family members affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a way that words cannot? Many studies have shown that music can evoke a response or a memory in people with Alzheimer's Disease.

Newswise: Hanging by a purple thread
15-May-2023 12:00 AM EDT
Hanging by a purple thread
Kyoto University

A movement is raising awareness of native gromwell plant's importance in preserving Japanese culture. For example, revival projects currently underway throughout Japan are investigating the seed's origins and educating the public on the importance of protecting the plant's homogeneity. Purple gromwell contains shikonin derivatives in the plant's root surfaces, which are red naphthoquinones. This natural pigment and medicinal properties are linked to ancient East Asian traditions.

Released: 16-May-2023 2:00 PM EDT
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Keep up with the latest news on skin in the Dermatology channel
Newswise

Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, with over 5 million cases diagnosed annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that melanoma alone accounts for more than 8,000 deaths each year. Thankfully, skin cancer is highly preventable, making it crucial to prioritize protection. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Dermatology channel.

Released: 5-May-2023 7:20 PM EDT
Music therapy as a treatment method can help people suffering from chronic pain
Mälardalen University

In Sörmland, Sweden, music therapy is offered as a method of treatment for people living with chronic pain. Currently, the effects of what is known as the FMT method are being investigated through a research project at Mälardalen University (MDU).

Released: 1-May-2023 7:05 PM EDT
Cannabis knocks down pain, improves sleep and lifts brain fog in cancer patients
University of Colorado Boulder

Cancer patients who use cannabis to address their symptoms have less pain and sleep better, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. But they also experience another, unexpected, benefit: After a few weeks of sustained use, they seem to think more clearly.

Released: 27-Apr-2023 7:20 PM EDT
Sounds from nature: A soothing remedy for gambling addiction
Chiba University

Gambling addiction, also called “pathological gambling” and “gambling disorder (GD),” is known to have severe economic, social, mental, and physical consequences on those affected. One of the major factors contributing to the development and relapse of this disorder is stress.

   

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
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Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
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19-Mar-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Even Worms Get the Munchies
University of Oregon

A study, led by University of Oregon neuroscientist Shawn Lockery, points to worms as a useful tool for understanding more about the many roles that cannabinoids naturally play in the body. And it could help researchers develop better drugs that target this system.

   
Newswise: Fluorescent blue coumarins in a folk-medicine plant could help us see inside cells
14-Apr-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Fluorescent blue coumarins in a folk-medicine plant could help us see inside cells
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Roots of a traditional medicine plant called the orange climber can fluoresce an ethereal blue hue under ultraviolet (UV) light. And now, researchers in ACS Central Science have identified two coumarin molecules that could be responsible, one of the which could someday be used for medical imaging.

   
Newswise: A day of music therapy
Released: 18-Apr-2023 2:55 PM EDT
A day of music therapy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Tucked away in the corner of University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is Sophie’s Place, a bright, comfortable studio that’s brought peace to many patients and their families since its grand opening last year.

Released: 13-Apr-2023 12:00 PM EDT
هل يمكن استخدام الذكاء الاصطناعي في التدليك العلاجي؟ نقدم لكم الروبوت الذي تضعه مايو كلينك قيد الدراسة
Mayo Clinic

الحصول على تدليك من روبوت قد يبدو أمرًا مستوحى من أحد قصص الخيال العلمي، ولكن الأمر قد يصبح حقيقة في مستقبل ليس ببعيد. تبحث مايو كلينك في مدينة روتشستر بولاية مينيسوتا فيما إذا كان التدليك الروبوتي هو الحل لتخفيف آلام المرضى وبعضٍ من أعباء العاملين.

   
Newswise: Research Reveals THC Concentration in Colorado Retail Cannabis Products is Lower than Advertised
Released: 12-Apr-2023 4:50 PM EDT
Research Reveals THC Concentration in Colorado Retail Cannabis Products is Lower than Advertised
University of Northern Colorado

While legal cannabis products in the United States are required to report THC potency levels on their packaging those levels aren't necessarily accurate, which can have important implications for cannabis consumers. According to a new study from the University of Northern Colorado’s Department of Biological Sciences, researchers Mitchell McGlaughlin and Anna Schwabe found that the THC potency values reported on the packaging of cannabis samples from dispensaries across Colorado’s Front Range are substantially over-reported.

Released: 12-Apr-2023 12:35 PM EDT
AACR 2023: Ohio State experts share new findings on immuno-oncology, ‘smart-drugs,’ obesity-related endometrial cancers and other research topics
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

New smart-drug treatment options for pancreatic cancer, immuno-oncology treatments and real-time immune-monitoring strategies are among the research topics to be presented by investigators at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting held April 14-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Newswise: 8 Natural Ways to Beat Spring Allergies
Released: 4-Apr-2023 2:45 PM EDT
8 Natural Ways to Beat Spring Allergies
Ochsner Health

Here is a look at eight natural ways to prevent allergies from interfering with your enjoyment of life.

Newswise: Illegal trade and poor regulation threaten pangolins in China
Released: 3-Apr-2023 7:20 PM EDT
Illegal trade and poor regulation threaten pangolins in China
Pensoft Publishers

Pangolins, unique scale-covered mammals, are drastically declining in numbers across Asia and Africa, largely due to illegal trade. Part of the trade, both legal and illegal, supports the traditional Chinese medicine market, which has attracted conservation attention.

   

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