‘You can’t really study grief without studying love’ – Mary-Frances O’Connor
Why acupuncture is going mainstream in medicine
When the opioid addiction crisis began to surge in the U.S. about a decade ago, Dr. Medhat Mikhael spent a lot of time talking to his patients about other ways to heal pain besides opioids, from other types of medications to alternative treatments.
Does turmeric’s reputation translate into real health benefits?
Clinical trials show that curcumin, present in the spice, may help fight osteoarthritis and other diseases, but there’s a catch – bioavailability, or how to get it into the blood
What to know about mantras for anxiety
Mantras for anxiety focus on easing anxiety via spiritual support, enlightenment, and promoting feelings of calm. A mantra is a word, sound, or phrase that a person repeats while meditating or chanting.
Researchers look to licorice for promising cancer treatments
A research review into molecular insights of a licorice-derived substance called glycyrrhizin for preventing or treating cancer suggests further research could lead to specific agents for clinical use.
How COVID-19 impacted sustainability, and what this means for health
Medical News Today looks at the connections between health, sustainability, and the environment, and the lessons we must learn from the pandemic.
Alternative to open heart surgery just as effective for patients with common heart condition
A study led by researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has shown that a less invasive heart procedure for a common condition is just as effective as conventional open-heart surgery.
WHO Results Report shows global health achievements despite COVID-19 pandemic
Despite the the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization’s 2020-2021 Results Report tracks WHO’s significant achievements across the global health spectrum.
Two Lectures To Explore Aspects of the Emerging Science on Emotional Well-Being
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) invites you to two upcoming virtual lectures on the science of emotional well-being (EWB). Registration is not required, the public is welcome, and you can attend either or both talks. These events are part of NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.
Workshop Points Toward New Directions in Research on Probiotics and the Microbiome
Whole person health is inherently complex. It involves a wide variety of multisystem interactions, including many that involve the microbiome - the community of microorganisms that lives on and within our bodies. This microbial community has many effects on human biology, and growing evidence shows that disruptions to the community influence many disease processes.
Expert Voices: Integrative Medicine for People With Parkinson’s Disease
In the first installment of our new series, “Expert Voices,” Parkinson’s News Today asked neurologist Indu Subramanian, MD, to answer some of your questions related to implementing integrative medicine in Parkinson’s disease care.
Magnesium: ‘An essential nutrient’ for your body
Leafy greens, whole grains, nuts and seeds. If you aren’t eating these foods regularly, your diet may be lacking in magnesium. Nearly half of Americans fall short of their daily need for this mineral, according to the Department of Agriculture. Men should get 420 mg daily and women 320 mg.
Caffeine could help treat attention and memory symptoms in ADHD
A recent review suggests that caffeine could effectively counter attention, learning, and memory deficits in animal models of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).