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Newswise: Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Nature, Plants, South America News,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Newswise: New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients to Latest Cancer Therapies
Released:
17-Oct-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Alternative Medicine, Government/Law, In the Workplace, Marijuana, Patient Safety, U.S. Politics,

Released:
14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies
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10-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Policy
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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.

Channels: Alternative Medicine, Dermatology, Healthcare, All Journal News,

Released:
20-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Announcement
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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

Channels: Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, Obesity,

Released:
7-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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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.

Channels: Alternative Medicine, Cancer, Complementary Medicine, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Announcement
Newswise: Research Alert: One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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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.

Channels: Cancer, Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
10-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Research Results
Newswise: Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’
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    21-Mar-2019 5:00 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.

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Public Health, Social Media, Vaccines, Alternative Medicine, All Journal News,

Released:
18-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Newswise: Mock hospital allows UAH's nursing students to practice rescuing “patients” under pressure

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.

Channels: Alternative Medicine, Education, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Patient Safety,

Released:
21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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