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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.


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