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Health News - Complementary Medicine

Self-reported cognitive difficulties better for patients with tinnitus in clinical trial
Using the medication D-cycloserine in conjunction with a computer-assisted cognitive training (CT) program to try to improve the bother of tinnitus (persistent ringing in the ears) and its related... (Medical News Today)

Meditation makes you more creative
Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking, even if you have never meditated before. (Medical News Today)

Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

High levels of toxic molds identified in herbal medicines
Researchers from Pakistan found high levels of toxic molds in plants commonly used for herbal medicines, which could have serious implications for human health. (Medical News Today)

Tai Chi may favorably affect the inflammatory system
A randomized controlled trial published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates effects of a medictation techniqie, Tai Chi, on the inflammatory system. (Medical News Today)

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems. (Medical News Today)

Exposure therapy appears helpful in treating patients with prolonged grief
Cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure therapy (CBT/exposure), where patients relive the experience of a death of a loved one, resulted in greater reductions in measures of prolonged grief... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Dr Jin Wi from Korea. (Medical News Today)

Could honeysuckle tea be used to combat flu viruses?
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses. (Medical News Today)

Fighting cancer with the help of green tea
A molecule that is a major ingredient in green tea can be used as a carrier for anticancer proteins, forming a stable and effective therapeutic nanocomplex. (Medical News Today)

Alternative medicine use by pediatric cardiac patients is common, but use often not discussed with physician
The use of alternative therapies such as vitamins and minerals by pediatric cardiology patients in Canada is high. (Medical News Today)

Daily use of certain supplements can decrease health-care expenditures
Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), according to a new article published in... (Medical News Today)

Novel rose bengal formulation obliterates lesions in patients with deadliest of melanomas
A formulation of the dye, rose bengal, which has been around for more than a century, has recently been shown to have promise in patients with cutaneous melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of the... (Medical News Today)

Balkan endemic nephropathy likeliest risk factor is aristolochic acid, from the Aristolochia plant, commonly used in chinese herbal medicines
Risk analysts have examined extensive health evidence to conclude that a toxin produced by a weed commonly found in certain grain fields in Balkan countries, and also used in Chinese herbal... (Medical News Today)

Regulation of dietary supplements should be increased in the US
Dietary supplements, which are marketed to adults and adolescents for weight loss and muscle building, usually do not deliver promised results and can actually cause severe health issues, including... (Medical News Today)

Plant-derived compound 'may effectively treat lupus with fewer side effects'
Researchers from the University of Houston, TX, say a plant-derived compound called CDDO halted development of lupus nephritis in mice and produced no significant side effects. (Medical News Today)

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)

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