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Health News - Complementary Medicine

Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity
Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness combats depression for disadvantaged black women
Participants learn to handle daily stresses and gain more control through yoga, breathing, body scans. (Medical News Today)

Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?
Learn all about different relaxation techniques and the occasions where they can be used to reduce stress. This article includes information on anxiety. (Medical News Today)

What Natural Mosquito Repellents Are Available?
Learn about natural options for mosquito repellents. This article also looks at standard mosquito repellents and reasons why mosquitoes should be avoided. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture may help to improve dementia precursor - impaired memory
Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, suggests a review of the available... (Medical News Today)

Soy may prevent diabetes, heart disease for women with PCOS
Soy isoflavone supplements may help protect women with polycystic ovary syndrome against diabetes and heart disease, says new study. (Medical News Today)

Pre-dementia memory loss improved with acupuncture
Acupuncture alone or combined with drug treatment may improve dementia precursor and improve scores on tests used to assess mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

What are the Benefits of a Sitz Bath?
Learn all about the uses and benefits of a sitz bath. This form of bathing could help with hemorrhoids, Bartholin's cysts, and other perianal issues. (Medical News Today)

Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?
Positive thinking and genetics combine in a new framework proposed by researchers, who say the approach could yield personalized therapies. (Medical News Today)

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors
Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds.Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. (Medical News Today)

Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy
Effects of chemo can impact balance, tango classes cut risk of falls by 56%. (Medical News Today)

Concerns over use of traditional Indian herbal remedy
A 26-year-old student developed lead poisoning from taking Indian Ayurvedic herbal medicine, write doctors in the online journal BMJ Case Reports. (Medical News Today)

Can acupuncture improve quality of life for people with traumatic brain injury-related headaches?
A study comparing the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients with headaches due to a previous traumatic brain... (Medical News Today)

Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says
An analysis of studies of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes shows use of oral aloe vera reduces fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c. (Medical News Today)

Americans spent $30.2 billion out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches
Federal analysis includes first-ever data on spending for children.Americans spent $30.2 billion - $28.3 billion for adults and $1. (Medical News Today)

Some plant-based therapies associated with modest improvement in menopausal symptoms
An analysis of more than 60 studies suggests that some plant-based therapies are associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness but no significant reduction... (Medical News Today)

Can People With Diabetes Use Epsom Salts?
Some people may recommend epsom salts for soothing painful feet, but are they safe for people with diabetes to use? This article looks at the evidence. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause
Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women. (Medical News Today)

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea. (Medical News Today)

Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis
Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Holidays in the sun hold key to boosting vitamin D, study finds
Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Tai Chi improves pain and well-being in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Tai Chi improves pain and related health outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis as well as standard physical therapy, according to a comparative effectiveness trial published in Annals of... (Medical News Today)

Is initiation of chemo affected by complementary, alternative medicine use?
Women with early-stage breast cancer for whom chemotherapy was indicated and who used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were less likely to... (Medical News Today)

Yoga, meditation may reduce dementia risk
Older adults who engaged in a 3-month course of yoga and meditation showed memory improvements in a new study, suggesting the practices may lower dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Alternative medicine use common among people with two or more chronic conditions
People with multiple chronic conditions are particularly likely to use complementary and alternative medicines, according to a recent report from Columbia University. (Medical News Today)

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