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Only handful of nutritional supplements benefit the heart

Houston Methodist

Of all the nutritional supplements on stores shelves, only three have been shown to provide any benefit to the heart.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Complementary Medicine, Staff Picks,

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27-Nov-2019 11:10 AM EST
Newswise: Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants

Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants

Florida Atlantic University

In one of the most diverse studies of the non-random medicinal plants selection by gender, age and exposure to outside influences from working with ecotourism projects, researchers worked with the Kichwa communities of Chichico Rumi and Kamak Maki in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They discovered a novel method to uncover the intracultural heterogeneity of traditional knowledge while testing the non-random selection of medicinal plants and exploring overuse and underuse of medicinal plant families in these communities.

Channels: All Journal News, Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Nature, Plants, South America News,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Study Confirms Cannabis Flower Is an Effective Mid-Level Analgesic Medication for Pain

University of New Mexico

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.)

Channels: All Journal News, Marijuana, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Complementary Medicine, Staff Picks,

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22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms.

Channels: Complementary Medicine, Pain, All Journal News,

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21-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT
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Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Reduced Cardiovascular Events

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack or stroke.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Complementary Medicine, Nutrition, Heart Disease, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
17-Jun-2019 3:25 PM EDT
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Newswise: Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer

Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mary Jo Gilmer studies the impact animals can have on children with life-threatening conditions. She recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-animal interactions (HAIs) in reducing suffering of children with cancer undergoing debilitating treatments.

Channels: Cancer, Children's Health, Pets, Complementary Medicine, Grant Funded News,

Released:
26-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.

Channels: Alternative Medicine, Cancer, Complementary Medicine, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Research Alert: One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

One third of people who have a cancer diagnosis report using complementary and alternative medicine such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and alternative medicine.

Channels: Cancer, Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, JAMA, All Journal News,

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10-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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