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.
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...
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:
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...
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.
The herbal medicine, a leaf extract from the shrub Mallotus oppositifolius, was previously...
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...
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").