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Alternative Medicine
Get updated about all the facts, fallacies and researches being made in the World of Alternative Medicine. Though about 80% of treatments or claims are basically either placebo or fake, there are some that do have proper researches and clinical trials that back their capabilities.
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Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019
Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have demonstrated in a new study that after receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth or xerostomia conditions. The clinical trial results, published in JAMA Network Open, is the first randomized, placebo-controlled, P...
Source: Tufts University  Mar 03, 2019
The World Cancer Research Fund reports that 30 to 50 percent of cancer cases are preventable, and it is important to focus on stopping cancer from developing in the first place. Many natural foods contain a variety of antioxidants and phytochemicals that possess the capability of preventing cancer from developing coupled with a proper lifestyle. Xiang-Dong Wang, a senior scientist and associate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2019
Fenugreek is an herb in the same family as soy. People use its fresh and dried seeds, leaves, twigs, and roots as a spice, flavoring agent, and supplement. While more research is necessary, some studies show that fenugreek may have varied health benefits.     Fenugreek may be able to help reduce the risk of: -cancer  -diabetes  -obesity  -high cholesterol  -high blo...
Source: University of Michigan  Jan 20, 2019
A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends. Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center reported in 2016 that acupressure helped reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors. In the new study, they looked at the impact of acupressure on symptoms that frequently accompan...
Source: University Of South Australia  Jan 01, 2019
One of the biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found. Stroke costs the world $120 billion a year through treatment and loss of productivity, affecting 2.6 million people in  2017. A paper published in Future Neurology by researchers from Monash University, the University of South ...
Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology  Nov 06, 2018
New research identifies potential therapeutic intervention for memory impairment, neuroinflammation, and brain insulin resistance induced by high-fat, high-fructose diet     A study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fa...
Source : University of California  Oct 29, 2018
Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used across Africa to treat various illnesses, including epilepsy. Mallotus oppositifolius The herbal medicine, a leaf extract from the shrub Mallotus oppositifolius, was previously...
Source: University of Exeter  Aug 28, 2018
I have made my views on homeopathy clear on many occasions — actually, I don’t see them as ‘views’ but as evidence-based statements. But this has never stopped the homeopathy brigade vehemently disagreeing with me. Not only that, they also claim that I cannot be trusted because I am biased, corrupt, incompetent and dishonest.     Professor Edzard Ernst &...
Source: Technical University of Denmark   Aug 08, 2018
For decades, researchers have been finding ways to fight disease-causing bacteria in food production without the use of antibiotics. This is because bacteria continuously become resistant to antibiotics due to repeated and improper use.   In a study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers at the National Food Institute of the Technical University of Denmark ha...
Source: Universiti Putra Malaysia  Jul 25, 2018
Over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen can damage the liver and cause serious health problems. A new study by Malaysian researchers suggested that compounds from a common fern can protect the liver from toxic acetaminophen.     Every day, the liver gets exposed to various substances, many of them toxic. It normally detoxifies and expels those toxic chemicals, but...
Source: University of Colorado School of Medicine  Jul 24, 2018
High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called "natural cure," can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death itself, according to a paper published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Outcomes Following High Concentration Peroxide Ingestions").   "Ingesting high-conce...
Source: Hunan Agricultural University  Jul 23, 2018
The medicinal mushroom known as “Reishi ” in Japan was the subject of a recent Chinese study on alternative treatments for recurrent oral ulceration (ROU). The results showed that freeze-dried reishi mushroom powder provided effective treatment for the most prevalent mouth ulcer disease in the world. ROU is considered an autoimmune disease. It is a frequent complication fo...
Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association  Jul 22, 2018
A new study suggests acupuncture could be effective   About half of women ages 40 to 60 experience bladder leaks, or urinary incontinence, according to the American College of Physicians. And a condition called stress incontinence—leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, exercise, or laugh—is one of the most common types. Treatments, which often include drugs and surgery, can be ...