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Published Traditional medicine plant could combat drug-resistant malaria (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Much of what is now considered modern medicine originated as folk remedies or traditional, Indigenous practices. These customs are still alive today, and they could help address a variety of conditions. Now, researchers have identified compounds in the leaves of a particular medicinal Labrador tea plant used throughout the First Nations of Nunavik, Canada, and demonstrated that one of them has activity against the parasite responsible for malaria.
Published Exposure therapy to feared foods may help kids with eating disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Whether you're afraid of dogs, needles or enclosed spaces, one of the most effective interventions for this type of anxiety disorder is exposure therapy in which you confront your fear in a safe environment. A new study finds that exposure therapy is also a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. They found that exposure to feared foods -- such as candy bars and pizza -- helped kids who were in a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders experience decreased anxiety toward food.
Published Innovative breathing aid developed (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
One in 10 adults suffer from the debilitating effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Research around a new breathing device developed by pulmonologists offers promise for improving their lives. The new device not only improves symptoms of breathlessness and quality of life for people with COPD, it also offers benefits for people dealing with stress and anxiety and those practicing mindfulness, meditation or yoga. The research was published in the journal Respiratory Care.
Published U.S. study of intravenous mistletoe extract to treat advanced cancer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers completed what is believed to be the first phase I trial of intravenous Helixor M in the U.S. aimed at determining dosing for subsequent clinical trials and to evaluate safety.
Published Accepting anxiety for peace of mind (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Sadly, many family members, friends, and celebrities have suffered from anorexia nervosa, a severe psychiatric disorder associated with intense anxieties concerning weight, shape, and self-esteem. AN is characterized by an eating disorder, food restriction, voluntary vomiting, and extreme emaciation.
Published Serious eating disorder ARFID is highly heritable, according to new twin study (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
ARFID is strongly influenced by genetic factors, according to a twin study examining this relatively new type of eating disorder.
Published Disordered eating is not only a disease of affluent girls (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Predominant stereotypes about eating disorders suggest that it is a condition mainly associated with girls from wealthy backgrounds. However, a new study found that boys living in disadvantaged circumstances are at an increased risk for disordered eating, particularly if they have underlying genetic risk factors.
Published Discovery of anti-cancer chemistry makes skullcap fit for modern medicine (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The evolutionary secrets that enable the medicinal herb known as barbed skullcap to produce cancer fighting compounds have been unlocked.
Published Body Dissatisfaction Can Lead to Eating Disorders at Any Age (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause of eating disorders, especially during perimenopause.
Published Drinking 2 or more cups of coffee daily may double risk of heart death in people with severe hypertension (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Drinking two or more cups of coffee a day was associated with twice the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among people with severe hypertension compared to non-coffee drinkers, in a study of more than 18,600 men and women in Japan.
Published Scientists uncover possible neural link between early life trauma and binge-eating disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Research has revealed how a pathway in the brain that typically provides signals to stop eating may be altered by early life trauma. The discovery, obtained from studies in mice adds new perspective to binge eating and obesity.
Published Adding yoga to regular exercise improves cardiovascular health and wellbeing (via sciencedaily.com)
A three-month pilot study of patients with hypertension demonstrates that adding yoga to a regular exercise training regimen supports cardiovascular health and wellbeing and is more effective than stretching exercises. Incorporation of yoga reduced systolic blood pressure and resting heart rate and improved 10-year cardiovascular risk.
Published Some benefits, potential risks with alternative medicines for heart failure (via sciencedaily.com)
A new American Heart Association scientific statement outlines research on complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure.
Published Green tea extract may harm liver in people with certain genetic variations (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new analysis showed that early signs of liver damage from high-dose green tea extract were somewhat predicted by one variation in a genotype and strongly predicted by another variation.
Published How women can reduce the risk of hip fracture (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Increasing intake of protein and drinking regular cups of tea or coffee is a way women could reduce their risk of suffering a hip fracture, according to new research. Food scientists have found that for women, a 25g a day increase in protein was associated with, on average, a 14% reduction in their risk of hip fracture. In a surprise twist, they also discovered that every additional cup of tea or coffee they drank was linked with a 4% reduction in risk.
Published Put the kettle on! How black tea (and other favorites) may help your health later in life (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A daily cup of tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life -- however if you're not a tea drinker, there are other things you can add to your diet. The key is flavonoids, which are naturally occurring substances found in many common foods and beverages such as black and green tea, apples, nuts, citrus fruit, berries and more.
Published Genetic background has an effect on the metabolism of essential fatty acids (via sciencedaily.com)
Genetic background has an effect on the metabolism of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, a recent study shows.
Published Gossypetin found in hibiscus may beat Alzheimer's disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A research team has verified that gossypetin activates immune cells in the brain that clear A beta, which triggers Alzheimer's disease.
Published Tracing the origin of Kampo, Japan's traditional medicine (via sciencedaily.com)
Popular alternative Japanese medicine, Kampo, can trace its origins back to China. Researchers suggest, Jianzhen or Ganjin, the famous 8th century Chinese monk responsible for introducing the commandments of Buddhism in Japan, also laid the foundation of traditional Japanese medicine in the country. His works, believed to have been lost for generations, have now been rediscovered and brough to light by researchers in Japan and China.
Published Multiple stressors contributed to physician burnout during first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Front-line physicians who cared for COVID-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City and New Orleans reported multiple factors that contributed to their occupational stress during this extraordinarily trying time in their careers.