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Article ID: 712012

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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26-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 711211

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.

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11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711116

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.

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10-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 708512

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.

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21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704413

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.

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26-Nov-2018 3:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 697364

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.

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1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698680

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?

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7-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    19-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697589

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.

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18-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697624

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.

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18-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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