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Pushing Toward a Treatment for Dangerous Allergies

Pushing Toward a Treatment for Dangerous Allergies

Recent research published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology reveals that a group of investigators from the University of Notre Dame, has made significant progress toward the development of the first-ever inhibitory therapeutic for Type 1 hypersensitive allergic reactions. Read More


Pain Relief Found in Reflexology Treatment

Pain Relief Found in Reflexology Treatment

A small scientific study on reflexology as a treatment for acute pain has determined it may be as effective as pain medication. The authors believe reflexology may be a useful complement to conventional treatments for conditions like osteoarthritis and cancer, which are typically associated wi... Read More


Reducing Salt a Little Can Increase Health a Lot

Reducing Salt a Little Can Increase Health a Lot

If Americans cut their overly heavy salt consumption by as little as 1 gram (400 milligrams of sodium) a day, the result would be 200,000 lives saved from heart disease and stroke over the course of a decade, according to a recent study. And if Americans went so far as to cut their salt intake... Read More


Expert Commentary: Zhanhai Zhang, MD, Ph.D, LAC 11-16-2009

Expert Commentary: Zhanhai Zhang, MD, Ph.D, LAC 11-16-2009

A reliable conclusion can take years or even decades, but in the here and now, our suspicions and concerns are of ultimate importance. Here is a brief summary of some of the side effects fertility clinic patients encounter while they take drugs and receive treatment: hot flashes, emotional irr... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 26, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Micozzi, M.D. - May 26, 2009

We are all beginning to realize that too much salt may be bad for our health. Yet, our bodies need some sodium (better known as salt) to function properly. The body uses sodium, to maintain the right balance of fluids in our bodies. We also need sodium to transmit nerve impulses. In additio... Read More


Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

A group of still-hypothetical drugs that may serve to rejuvenate the body's cellular energy system and thus eliminate the diseases of aging could have the effect of removing a huge burden from the U.S. health care system and state and federal budgets. It could also promote closer, more intima... Read More


More Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

More Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Modern medicine is coming to agree that the new ways are not always necessarily the best ways. It's reaching the conclusion that the latest pharmaceuticals are not always necessarily the only way to assault an ailment, that homespun remedies can often be the most helpful and least expensive a... Read More


Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Having a medical problem doesn't always involve getting cancer or having a heart attack. In fact, it's usually something simple and uncomplicated, like indigestion or a slight fever. And many are the people nowadays who cringe at the thought of dealing with minor medical problems by taking sy... Read More


Graston Massage Breaks Up Deep Scar Tissue

Graston Massage Breaks Up Deep Scar Tissue

A relatively new massage technique gets at stubborn scar tissue buried deep in muscles and joints, returning people to a delightfully pain-free and flexible condition. The technique, called Graston therapy, is usually performed by a massage therapist or chiropractor, and involves the use of s... Read More


One-Third of Hospitals Provide Alternative-Medicine Option

One-Third of Hospitals Provide Alternative-Medicine Option

In 2005, a study found that one in five hospitals provided their patients with the option of alternative medicine, but by 2007 that number had risen to one in three. "The largest hospitals in the U.S. are doing it," said Laurel Anderson, former director of health policy at the Minnesota Hospi... Read More



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