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Health News - Complementary Medicine

Tuberculosis drug can improve effect of CBT
A new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that the effect of internet-based CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for people with people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be... (Medical News Today)

New study on acupuncture to reduce pain and inflammation in children with acute appendicitis
Acupuncture was shown to lessen pain and reduce the underlying inflammation in pediatric patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Alternative... (Medical News Today)

Stress relief techniques help cancer patients overcome fear of treatment
A service evaluation at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, England, has shown the benefit of rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) to help cancer patients who experience... (Medical News Today)

Unlabeled stimulant BMPEA in sports supplement combined with exercise likely caused stroke
β-Methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), an amphetamine-like stimulant that has been found in dietary supplements marketed to improve athletic performance and weight loss, could be to blame for... (Medical News Today)

Despite warnings, health food stores recommend OTC dietary supplements to minors
Study shows staff recommended and sold products despite 'adults only' labelsFifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores... (Medical News Today)

Antimalarial tea -- from herbal remedy to licensed phytomedicine
Malaria is a critical health problem in West Africa, where traditional medicine is commonly used alongside modern healthcare practices. (Medical News Today)

Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depression
Researchers have found the herb roseroot may have antidepressive qualities, suggesting that it could have potential as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate depression. (Medical News Today)

Pharmacists misrepresented in newsletter articles over homeopathy report, Australia
A recent headline in medical newsletters stating 'Pharmacists reluctant to give up on homeopathy' misrepresents the public position of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the peak professional... (Medical News Today)

NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy, Australia
The National Health and Medical Research Council today released a statement concluding that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health... (Medical News Today)

Can intensive mindfulness training improve depression?
Depression affects about 350 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability. Mindfulness training is a promising approach to decreasing depressive symptoms. (Medical News Today)

A systems approach elucidates the mechanisms of action of traditional oriental medicine
A Korean research team at KAIST suggests that a systems approach using metabolite structural similarity helps to elucidate the mechanisms of action of traditional oriental medicineTraditional... (Medical News Today)

Experts criticise 'inaccurate' view that B Vitamins have no role in Alzheimer's disease prevention
Patients in the very early stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment after misleading research was published last year, say medical experts. (Medical News Today)

Sleep quality could be improved with mindfulness meditation
A study comparing mindfulness meditation with sleep hygiene education found that meditation resulted in greater improvement in sleep quality for older adults. (Medical News Today)

Nationwide survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices
More Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats in an effort to improve their health. (Medical News Today)

Nationwide study reports shifts in Americans' use of natural products
A nationally representative survey shows that natural product use in the United States has shifted since 2007, with some products becoming more popular and some falling out of favor. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture back pain success determined by psychological factors
A study has shown that people receiving acupuncture for lower back pain will derive less benefit from the treatment than others if they have low expectations. (Medical News Today)

Psychotherapy of depression saves costs
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators analyzes whether to treat depression with psychotherapy is worth the cost. (Medical News Today)

Madigan Army Medical Center receives $1M to study alternative pain therapies
Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center will soon start studying new ways to address chronic pain thanks to a $1 million, three-year research grant from the U.S. (Medical News Today)

New research shows Reiki benefits the wellbeing of cancer sufferers
As a new study shows that at least half of the population will get cancer at some point in their lives, a University of Huddersfield research project claims that the complementary therapy named... (Medical News Today)

Could meditation reduce brain aging?
A new study by UCLA researchers found people who practiced meditation had much lower gray matter loss in widespread brain regions than those who did not meditate. (Medical News Today)

Be wise with complementary medicines: interactions and side effects can happen
With new information from Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre revealing that some complementary medicines can interact with cancer treatment, NPS MedicineWise reminds all Australians that... (Medical News Today)

DNA barcoding used to check authenticity of Ginkgo biloba, other popular herbal supplements
Dr. Damon Little, Associate Curator of Bioinformatics in the Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics at The New York Botanical Garden, has just published a new study in the journal Genome... (Medical News Today)

Yoga comparable with walking, biking to improve cardiovascular risk
Researchers from the US and Netherlands find that yoga may provide the same cardiovascular disease risk factor reduction as traditional activities such as biking or brisk walking. (Medical News Today)

New data shows popular alternative medicines can pose a risk to cancer patients
The ten most commonly asked about complementary medicines all interact with conventional treatments, potentially posing a threat to patient health and reaffirming the need for complementary or... (Medical News Today)

Saatchi Bill threatens to undermine Hippocratic Oath
The Medical Innovation Bill tabled by Lord Saatchi and currently making its way through the UK's House of Lords "strikes at the heart of evidence-based medicine" and risks "opening the door to the... (Medical News Today)

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