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Yoga may improve symptoms, quality of life for people with asthma
A new Cochrane Review finds that asthma patients may experience an improvement in symptoms and life quality with yoga, though researchers call for further evidence of its benefits. (Medical News Today)

Could a combined dietary supplement help ward off heart disease?
Fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols could offer new hope in fight against disease. (Medical News Today)

Physical therapy treatment proves to notably improve quality of life of COPD patients
The treatment, designed by scientists at the University of Granada and Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada, allows for cost savings to the health system as it reduces the need for patients to... (Medical News Today)

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?
Chiropractic manipulation is the most common form of alternative, complementary medicine. In this article, we will explain how it came into being and what it entails. (Medical News Today)

UK's first holistic clinical trial to help improve life for cancer sufferers and survivors
For the first time in the UK a clinical trial is being run to examine whether a holistic approach will help people living with and recovering from cancer. (Medical News Today)

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): Medical Uses, Side Effects and Interactions
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally occurring hormone that, to date, is not well-understood. This article discusses its role in health and illness. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound
New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver... (Medical News Today)

Reiki: What Is It And Does It Work?
Reiki was developed in Japan less than a century ago; since then, it has spread across the globe. What does it involve and, more importantly, does it work? (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture in the military for rapid pain relief on the battlefield
Integrative medicine (IM) is coming of age in the U.S. military, with the first example of widespread implementation of an IM technique being the popular use of acupuncture to treat pain in combat... (Medical News Today)

Chinese traditional medicines: do you know what you are buying?
Chinese medicines are manufactured and distributed all over the world. Many people perceive them as natural, even benign and with few side effects, but regulation of human medicines fluctuates... (Medical News Today)

Integrative medicine a cover for dubious therapies
Integrative medicine is little more than an "ill-conceived concept" formalising the promotion and use of unproven or disproven therapies, and is therefore in conflict with evidence-based medicine... (Medical News Today)

Meditation: could it replace opioids for pain relief?
A new study is the first to demonstrate that mindfulness-related pain relief is distinct from placebo pain relief, putting meditation squarely in the center of the opioid epidemic. (Medical News Today)

Yoga improves quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation
Yoga improves quality of life in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. (Medical News Today)

Study findings do not support use of vitamin D to reduce pain, cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis
Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a study appearing in the March 8... (Medical News Today)

Pitt study shows mindfulness meditation can lead to back pain relief for older adults
Mindfulness meditation programs can help reduce severe pain and increase function for older adults with chronic low back pain, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School... (Medical News Today)

Herbal remedies may be risky for cancer patients
Herbal remedies have a long history in the Middle East, but they cause harm for people undergoing cancer treatment - by altering the effects of chemotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Survey examines Americans' use of and satisfaction with homeopathic medicines
A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the U.S. population for common, self-limited conditions such as the common cold or back pain. (Medical News Today)

Fibromyalgia sufferers might benefit from tailored acupuncture
Previous research into the benefits of acupuncture for fibromyalgia sufferers has been inconclusive. A new study using a more tailored approach yields promising results. (Medical News Today)

Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy
Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue. (Medical News Today)

Updated clinical practice guideline issued on chiropractic care for low back pain
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), published an update to a previously issued... (Medical News Today)

Copper Bracelets: Do Copper Bracelets Help With Arthritis?
The full truth about copper bracelets, including magnetic ones. What is the evidence for their benefits, why are they used and why do people say bracelets help with arthritis pain? (Medical News Today)

Group therapy helps autistic children to cope better with everyday life
In the framework of group therapy developed at Goethe University Frankfurt, children and adolescents with high functioning ASD can learn how to cope better in the social world and also achieve a... (Medical News Today)

Transcendental Meditation may reduce PTSD symptoms, medication use in active-duty personnel
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get... (Medical News Today)

Meditation: how could it benefit your health?
Around 18 million Americans practice meditation, primarily to reduce stress. But there are many more benefits to this ancient mind and body practice. We investigate. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin A quells severity of preemie gastrointestinal disease in mice
After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, Johns Hopkins... (Medical News Today)

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