Alternative Medicine News
May 20, 2019

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Compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus's entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person's immune response to ... read more

One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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

Drinking Hot Tea Linked With Elevated Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea ... read more

Green Tea Cuts Obesity, Health Risks in Mice

Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new ... read more
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Active Ingredient of Aconite Root Against Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Is Identified as Neoline

Aconite root is used in East Asian traditional medicines to treat pain. Since its toxicity, it is used after heat-processing for detoxifying. The present study revealed that processed aconite root ... read more

Peer Support, Healing Hands May Curb Prescription Opioid Misuse

A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, ... read more

Acupressure Relieves Long-Term Symptoms of Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ... read more

Study of Traditional Medicine Finds High Use in Sub-Saharan Africa Despite Modern Medicine

Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines (TCAM) in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not ... read more

Women Reveal the Reasons They Reject a Preventive Drug for Breast Cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease, according to new ... read more

Molecular Mechanisms of an African Folk Medicine

Researchers have discovered the molecular basis for therapeutic actions of an African folk medicine used to treat a variety of illnesses and disorders including diabetes, pain, headaches, paralysis ... read more

A Newly Discovered, Naturally Low-Caffeine Tea Plant

Tea drinkers who seek the popular beverage's soothing flavor without its explosive caffeine jolt could soon have a new, naturally low-caffeine option. Scientists report that a recently ... read more

Stroke Survivors and Those at Risk Urged to Focus on Yoga and Tai Chi

One of Australia's biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has ... read more

Fern Plant Infusion Keeps the Doctor Away in Medieval Europe

The remains of a medieval skeleton has shown the first physical evidence that a fern plant could have been used for medicinal purposes in cases such as alopecia, dandruff and kidney ... read more

Potential Antidote to Botulism

Researchers have identified a compound that strongly inhibits botulinum neurotoxin, the most toxic compound known. That inhibiting compound, nitrophenyl psoralen (NPP), could be used as a treatment ... read more

Can Chocolate, Tea, Coffee and Zinc Help Make You More Healthy?

Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. Scientists have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative ... read more

Deaths Due to Tainted Herbal Medicine Under-Recorded

A forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of 'health tourists' than previously ... read more

Molecular Mechanisms of Ancient Herbal Remedies

Researchers have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used across Africa to treat various illnesses, including ... read more

Even Mild Physical Activity Immediately Improves Memory Function

Researchers found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and ... read more

No Increased Risk of Lung Infections Among Infants Using Popular Anti-Reflux Medicines

New research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other ... read more

More Than Half of Parents of Sleep-Deprived Teens Blame Electronics

Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child's ... read more

Positive Psychological Well-Being Can Improve Overall Heart Health

Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to a review ... read more

Ways to Maximize Nutrition and Growth for the Smallest Preemies

To help clinicians maximize nutrition and growth in very low birth weight infants, researchers quantified the gains and losses of different nutrition delivery practices during the transition to ... read more

Patients Want More Information About Their Medicines, Study Finds

Many patients want more information on the medicines they're prescribed and greater say in the brands they use, the first major study of the burden of long-term medicine use has ... read more

Listening to Yoga Music at Bedtime Is Good for the Heart

Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart, according to new ... read more

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