Alternative Medicine News
January 29, 2020

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Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health, Study Suggests

A recent study revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions compared to non-tea ... read more

Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue ... read more

New Study Explains the Molecular Mechanism for the Therapeutic Effects of Cilantro

Herbs, including cilantro, have a long history of use as folk medicine anticonvulsants. Until now, many of the underlying mechanisms of how the herbs ... read more

Exercise: Psych Patients' New Natural Prescription

A new study advocates for exercise as a fundamental treatment and intervention method within inpatient psychiatric ... read more
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Acid Reflux Drugs May Have Negative Side Effects for Breast Cancer Survivors

Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors' memory and ... read more

Yoga and Physical Therapy as Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain Also Improves Sleep

Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study. The research showed ... read more

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Take a Yoga Class and Depression, Anxiety Improve

Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Now a new study provides evidence that yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of ... read more

Virus Characteristics Predict HIV Treatment Efficacy With Antibody Treatment

Current HIV-1 therapies have been proven to be highly effective in slowing the progression of the virus in the body with only minimal side effects. The daily antiretroviral therapy (ART) uses a ... read more

Stressing Cancer With Spice

A new study reports how an experimental drug agent stops cancer cells from growing. A little over a decade ago, scientists first reported pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), an analogue of a molecule found in ... read more

Chair Yoga More Effective Than Music Therapy in Older Adults With Advanced Dementia

Researchers assessed the ability of older adults with advanced dementia to participate in non-pharmacological interventions and compared chair yoga with chair-based exercise and music therapy. ... read more

Molecular Mechanism of Botanical Folk Medicines Used to Treat Hypertension

Common herbs, including lavender, fennel and chamomile, have a long history of use as folk medicines used to lower blood pressure. In a new study, researchers explain the molecular mechanisms that ... read more

New Protocol to Improve Gene Therapy Tool Production

A method to create a faster and lower cost alternative for a gene therapy ... read more

Temps Up, Blood Pressures Down in Hot Yoga Study

Adults taking hot yoga had lower blood pressure measurements after three months of classes, in a small study examining hot yoga's impact on blood pressure. Hot yoga is typically a vigorous ... read more

Depression, Anxiety Linked to Opioid Use and Reduced Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage ... read more

In First-of-Its-Kind Study, Researchers Highlight Hookah Health Hazards

Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years -- 1 in 5 college students in the U.S. and Europe have tried it -- but the practice could be more dangerous than other forms of smoking, ... read more

Encapsulated Indian Medicinal Herb Shows Anti-Diabetic Properties in Mice

Extracts of the herb Withania coagulans, or Paneer dodi, are used in traditional Indian medicine. Although some healers claim that W. coagulans can help treat diabetes, the bitter-tasting plant ... read more

Safety Concerns: Herbal Supplement Used to Treat Addiction and Pain

The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but new research suggests that it is not safe to use as an herbal ... read more

Drinking Matcha Tea Can Reduce Anxiety

Using the 'elevated plus maze' test with mice, researchers have shown that Matcha green tea can reduce anxiety. Their experiments revealed that Matcha's anxiolytic effects are due to ... read more

Widely Available Antibiotics Could Be Used in the Treatment of 'Superbug' MRSA

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international ... read more

Psoriasis Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine When Traditional Treatments Fail

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 ... read more

Beta Blockers Can Block the Effects of Stress and Anger in Patients Prone to Emotion-Triggered Atrial Fibrillation

Individuals who are prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation (AF) may benefit from taking beta blockers. A new study shows that beta blockers can block the effects of psychological stress and ... read more

Synthetic Version of CBD Treats Seizures in Rats

A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists. The synthetic CBD alternative is easier to purify than a ... read more

Don't Overdo Omega-6 Fat Consumption During Pregnancy

New research showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in ... read more

Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Levels in Dried and Deep-Frozen Spices and Herbs Too High

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are natural constituents detected all over the world in more than 350 plant species and suspected to occur in more than 6,000. Plants produce them as a defence against ... read more

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