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Released: 8-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Mother & Son Partner with Doctors & Yogis to Create Mental Health and Yoga Documentary Amidst COVID-19
Yoga Pose

A mother and son duo partnered with medical and yoga experts to produce Your Brain on Yoga, a documentary to raise mental health awareness during COVID-19 benefitting Mental Health America, the largest and oldest mental health organization in the world. The documentary will air on Saturday, May 9 on YogaPose.com. May is Mental Health Month.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Public Health Expert Discusses Potential Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Recommended First-Line Treatments for Chronic Pain
Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Public health expert, John C. Licciardone, a physician and preventive medicine specialist, discusses the potential impact of COVID-19 on patients' access to recommended treatments for chronic pain.

Newswise: March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders
Released: 9-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features evidence-based articles related to complementary and alternative medicine therapies for functional GI disorders, a new ACG Clinical Guideline for the diagnosis and management of Chronic Pancreatitis, opioid-related constipation, and more.

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.

Newswise: Oh My Aching Back: Do Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong Help?
Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
Oh My Aching Back: Do Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong Help?
Florida Atlantic University

About 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point. Patients are often advised to manage their back pain with exercise and mind-body interventions. But, do they really help? Researchers compared and contrasted yoga, tai chi and qigong, and found them to be effective for treatment of low back pain, reporting positive outcomes such as reduction in pain or psychological distress such as depression and anxiety, reduction in pain-related disability, and improved functional ability.

Released: 27-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST
Only handful of nutritional supplements benefit the heart
Houston Methodist

Of all the nutritional supplements on stores shelves, only three have been shown to provide any benefit to the heart.

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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Released: 22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Study Confirms Cannabis Flower Is an Effective Mid-Level Analgesic Medication for Pain
University of New Mexico

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.)

Newswise: Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help
Released: 21-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

17-Jun-2019 3:25 PM EDT
Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Reduced Cardiovascular Events
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack or stroke.

Newswise: Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer
Released: 26-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mary Jo Gilmer studies the impact animals can have on children with life-threatening conditions. She recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-animal interactions (HAIs) in reducing suffering of children with cancer undergoing debilitating treatments.

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.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
American Academy of Dermatology Association Comments on FDA Proposed Sunscreen Rule
American Academy of Dermatology

Because sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, the AADA supports any and all regulations to ensure that the public has access to safe and effective sunscreens.

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.

Newswise: Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries
Released: 1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries
Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

Newswise: Cannabis for Epilepsy? Debate Addresses Opinions on Medical Marijuana for Seizures
Released: 7-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Cannabis for Epilepsy? Debate Addresses Opinions on Medical Marijuana for Seizures
International League Against Epilepsy

It’s been used for medicinal purposes for more than 4,000 years and was the basis for one of the newest epilepsy drugs on the market. Does medical marijuana have a place in epilepsy treatment?

Newswise: Replacing Conventional Cancer Treatment with Complementary Medicine Decreases Patient Survival
18-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Replacing Conventional Cancer Treatment with Complementary Medicine Decreases Patient Survival
Yale Cancer Center

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 from Yale Cancer Center and the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) at Yale School of Medicine. The findings were reported today online in JAMA Oncology.

Released: 18-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD
University of California, Irvine

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study’s main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological Association in the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB). Additional new findings were presented at the International Society for Anthrozoology 2018 Conference held July 2-5 in Sydney, Australia.

Released: 10-Jul-2018 3:25 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: Immunotherapy for Deadly Skin Cancer; More Money but No Better Outcome; Yoga and Music for Breast Cancer Therapy; Molecular Discoveries; Caregivers
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This month's tip sheet from Fred Hutch includes story ideas about immunotherapy for a deadly type of skin cancer, cancer care that costs twice as much but yields no better outcome, yoga and music therapies for breast cancer and more. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the individual listed for each.

Released: 22-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
PTSD Therapies, Safety Measures in Low-Income Countries, Race and Opioids, and More in the Public Health News Source
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The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

Newswise: Relaxation Response Therapy May Reduce Blood Pressure by Altering Expression of a Distinct Set of Genes
3-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT
Relaxation Response Therapy May Reduce Blood Pressure by Altering Expression of a Distinct Set of Genes
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH identified genes associated with the body’s response to relaxation techniques and sheds light on the molecular mechanisms by which these interventions may work to lower blood pressure. The findings were published today in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Released: 15-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
Two Yoga Poses Proven to Reverse Scoliosis Curves
Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Significant, quick reduction in scoliosis curves with two yoga poses

Released: 21-Nov-2017 9:40 AM EST
Integrative Medicine Approaches for Pain Treatment – Can They Be an Alternative to Opioids?
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia—a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released: 31-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Italian-American Researchers Present Mediterranean Diet, Health, and Longevity at Annual Medical Conference
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano introduces program at National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend In Washington D.C.

18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT
The Frequency of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Mislabeling
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Newswise: Tibetan Yoga Practice May Improve Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
19-Sep-2017 4:15 PM EDT
Tibetan Yoga Practice May Improve Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Newswise: Using Alternative Medicine Only for Cancer Linked to Lower Survival Rate
Released: 11-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Using Alternative Medicine Only for Cancer Linked to Lower Survival Rate
Yale Cancer Center

Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center.

27-Jul-2017 1:25 PM EDT
Yoga Effective at Reducing Symptoms of Depression
American Psychological Association (APA)

Multi-week regimen may be an effective complement to traditional therapy, multiple studies suggest

Newswise: Acupuncture May Not Be Effective in Treating Infertility
27-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Acupuncture May Not Be Effective in Treating Infertility
Penn State College of Medicine

Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new international study including Penn State College of Medicine.

Newswise: Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain
Released: 19-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

Released: 26-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Fasting-Like Diet Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
University of Southern California (USC)

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Released: 20-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late, Pain and Anxiety Drug Linked to Birth Defects, Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer and more in the Neuroscience and Neurology News Source
Newswise

Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late, Pain and Anxiety Drug Linked to Birth Defects, Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer and more in the Neuroscience and Neurology News Source

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 16-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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Released: 13-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 12-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source
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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Released: 11-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 6-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source
Newswise

Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source

Released: 3-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Yoga and Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms
University of Basel

Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis: Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Psychiatric University Clinics Basel in a joint study with colleagues in Iran.

Released: 3-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel
Newswise

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

Released: 27-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source
Newswise

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source


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