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Health News - Complementary Medicine

Childbirth: how should women facing labor approach their birth plan?
Whether by natural, drug-assisted or surgical means, women have a lot of options when it comes to how they want to bring their baby into the world. We investigate these methods. (Medical News Today)

Chiropractic care and exercise provide short-term relief of back-related leg pain
In the short term, patients who received chiropractic care coupled with home exercise and advice reported greater reductions in back-related leg pain (BRLP) than those who received home exercise... (Medical News Today)

Talking therapy hope for people with a recent Bipolar Disorder diagnosis
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy could give people with a recent Bipolar Disorder diagnosis a better chance of recovery, a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests. (Medical News Today)

Online mindfulness intervention reduces fatigue and negative work-related worry
Brief online mindfulness interventions requiring only two hours of training and practice per week are effective at reducing fatigue and negative work-related rumination and at improving sleep... (Medical News Today)

Increase seen in liver injury caused by herbals, dietary supplements
New research shows that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period. (Medical News Today)

What are the neural circuits activated by cognitive behavioral therapy?
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics provides new insights on how psychotherapy works. (Medical News Today)

What is better for troubled adolescents? Psychodynamic therapy or family therapy?
A Group of Greek investigators report in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics on a study exploring the role of self-esteem and social adjustment in children and adolescents. (Medical News Today)

Warning issued about Chinese herbal medicines containing aconite - these include "Chuan Wu", "Fu Zi" and "Cao Wu"
A herbal preparation prescribed by a Chinese herbal medication practitioner in Melbourne for back pain resulted in life-threatening heart changes, prompting a team of intensive care and emergency... (Medical News Today)

A form of acupuncture may help relieve chronic constipation
Nearly 1 in 6 adults worldwide may suffer from chronic constipation and, over time, the disorder can cause serious complications. (Medical News Today)

Task Force recommends intensive behavioral counseling for overweight and obese patients with cardio risk factors
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that overweight or obese adults with at least one additional risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) be offered or referred... (Medical News Today)

New data show value of oral nutritional supplements given in preoperative setting
Abbott has announced a new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, that demonstrated preoperative standard oral nutritional supplements (ONS) provide similar benefits... (Medical News Today)

Clinical trials of unscientific, 'alternative' medicines denounced by experts
Experts writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Molecular Medicine call for an end to clinical trials of "highly implausible treatments" such as homeopathy and reiki. (Medical News Today)

Therapy plus antidepressants help patients with severe, nonchronic depression
Patients with severe, nonchronic depression had better rates of recovery if they were treated with cognitive therapy (CT) combined with antidepressant medication (ADM) compared to ADMs alone. (Medical News Today)

Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder
The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. (Medical News Today)

Patient education and empowerment can improve health outcomes for diabetes patients
A holistic approach to educating and empowering patients with diabetes can significantly improve their health, according to a new study led by diabetes nurse educators from NewYork-Presbyterian... (Medical News Today)

Activation of functional brain areas of stroke patients improved by acupuncture at Waiguan
Both acupuncture at Waiguan (SJ5) and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke, but there are some difference in Brodmann areas 4, 6, 8... (Medical News Today)

For a healthy brain, eat baked or broiled fish every week
A new study suggests that weekly consumption of broiled or baked - not fried - fish is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes-fighting potential spotted in culinary herbs
A new study shows extracts of rosemary, Mexican oregano, and marjoram contain compounds that can inhibit two enzymes that play a role in insulin secretion and insulin signaling. (Medical News Today)

In older patients with mild cognitive impairment, acupuncture at the Taixi activates cerebral neurons
Previous findings have demonstrated that acupuncture at the Taixi (KI3) acupoint in healthy youths can activate neurons in cognitive-related cerebral cortex. (Medical News Today)

Social contact, peer support and self-help can positively benefit people with dementia
The results and evaluation of the Mental Health Foundation's Dementia Self-Help project in partnership with Housing and Care 21 have been released. (Medical News Today)

Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from programs combining exercise and nutritional advice
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical... (Medical News Today)

Neuronal edema in Alzheimer's disease rats reduced by acupuncture and moxibustion
Aberrant Wnt signaling is possibly related to the pathological changes in Alzheimer's disease (AD). (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture may reduce severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes
Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms during menopause. But a new study suggests that acupuncture could help to reduce their severity and frequency. (Medical News Today)

You can overcome your obsessions with internet treatment: no talking, just writing
A group of German investigators reports on the affects of internet based treatment on obsessive symptoms in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. (Medical News Today)

'Lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine
Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional therapies. Yet only a few U.S. (Medical News Today)

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