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Health News - Complementary Medicine

High use of alternative medicine in senior oncology patients
Many seniors with cancer are also using complementary or alternative medicines that could interfere with their cancer treatmentAlternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and... (Medical News Today)

Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice
Alpha-lipoic acid stimulates telomerase in vascular smooth muscleIn human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture may reduce high blood pressure
Trial shows electroacupuncture - acupuncture that uses low-intensity electrical pulses - can lower high blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in untreated hypertensive patients. (Medical News Today)

Research from Harvard and Johns Hopkins shows surge in journal articles on yoga therapy
During the last 10 years, the number of articles in peer-reviewed journals worldwide about clinical trials of yoga therapy to alleviate disease-related symptoms increased 3-fold. (Medical News Today)

Detecting Viagra's active ingredient, other dietary supplements' hidden ingredients
To lose weight, boost energy or soothe nerves, many consumers turn to dietary supplements. But some of these products contain undeclared substances. (Medical News Today)

High prevalence of alternative menopause therapies despite lack of evidence of efficacy and safety
Almost half a million Australian women aged between 40 and 65 years could be using complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, despite evidence they can be... (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit - even those with no willpower
An intention to quit smoking may be less important than targeting self-control mechanisms, according to experts who have reviewed the evidence. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture has 'similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs'
A controlled study in rats finds acupuncture to be effective against chronic stress and reveals clues about how this form of traditional Chinese medicine might work. (Medical News Today)

Most chronic pain patients use alternative therapies, but many don't tell their doctors
More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture or both, but many of these patients didn't discuss this care with their primary care... (Medical News Today)

Homeopathy: harmful and unscientific or misunderstood?
Two doctors have taken to The BMJ to debate the merits or otherwise of homeopathy, arguing whether it helps patients or could be harmful. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture can improve outcomes in dermatological conditions
Medical evidence supports the potential for acupuncture to be significantly more effective in the treatment of dermatologic conditions such as dermatitis, pruritus, and urticaria than alternative... (Medical News Today)

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia with psychiatric, medical conditions
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a widely used nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia disorders and an analysis of the medical literature suggests it also can work for patients whose insomnia is... (Medical News Today)

Partnership developing self-care tool for MSK pain
A new tool that helps people manage chronic pain brought on by musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) will draw on the expertise of an alliance of leading organisations in the field of rheumatology and... (Medical News Today)

Is yogurt good for you?
Yogurt is a simple pleasure packed with nutrients, good bacteria, and is a great way to boost protein levels. However, do all yogurts prove to be a healthy choice? MNT finds out. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of barley?
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming barley including maintaining blood pressure, bone structure and strength, decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer. (Medical News Today)

Knowledge about alternative medicine connected to education, income
People with lower educational levels and incomes are less likely to know about yoga, acupuncture, natural products and chiropractic medicine, according to a new study from San Francisco State... (Medical News Today)

Talking therapy shows promise for people with chronic low back pain
New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that a new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also... (Medical News Today)

Bread: is bread bad for you?
Some argue that industrial bread production means too many preservatives, additives, salt and sugar, making it unhealthy. However, is bread really bad for you? MNT finds out. (Medical News Today)

UNMC study shows vitamin D protects bones in mice exposed to agricultural dust; may have implications for agricultural workers
You've probably heard it a thousand times - drink your milk. In the future, you may also hear - take your vitamin D. (Medical News Today)

More women turning to CAM for menopause without medical guidance
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a clinician. (Medical News Today)

73% of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session
A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not improve menopausal symptoms
Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to a study published today in Maturitas, the official... (Medical News Today)

RTOG 0537 shows acupuncture-like ENS may provide relief for radiation-induced dry mouth
Phase III results evaluated ENS and current standard treatment, pilocarpinePhase III results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0537 indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous... (Medical News Today)

Beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine predict use among patients with cancer
A new study has shed light on how cancer patients' attitudes and beliefs drive the use of complementary and alternative medicine. (Medical News Today)

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)

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