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July 12, 2023

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Traditional Medicine Plant Could Combat Drug-Resistant Malaria

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 ...

Innovative Breathing Aid Developed

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 ...

U.S. Study of Intravenous Mistletoe Extract to Treat Advanced Cancer

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 ...

Drinking 2 or More Cups of Coffee Daily May Double Risk of Heart Death in People With Severe Hypertension

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 ...

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Genetic Background Has an Effect on the Metabolism of Essential Fatty Acids

Genetic background has an effect on the metabolism of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, a recent study ...

多个压力导致医生Burnout During First Wave of COVID-19 in the U.S.

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 ...

Lower Mortality Rates for Men 50-Plus Who Attend Religious Services, Study Suggests

Can regularly attending religious services actually extend your life? A new study suggests that men of color are discovering life affirming -- and life extending -- rewards of belonging to a ...

How a Japanese Herbal Medicine Protects the Gut Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers report on the effects of a common herbal remedy on inflammatory bowel disease. A new study shows that DKT -- an herbal medicine containing ginger, pepper, ginseng, and maltose -- reduced ...

Green Tea Extract Promotes Gut Health, Lowers Blood Sugar

New research in people with a cluster of heart disease risk factors has shown that consuming green tea extract for four weeks can reduce blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering ...

Sitting Tai Chi Exercises Improved Recovery Outcomes for Older Stroke Survivors

A study found that after three months of practicing a modified form of Tai Chi in which participants are seated, stroke survivors had improved hand and arm function, sitting balance, mental health ...

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 ...

Spirituality Can Improve Quality of Life for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

Numerous studies have shown that spirituality can help improve quality of life for people with chronic diseases like cancer. According to a literature review, spirituality can also have a positive ...

COVID-19: Tannic Acid Targets Key Stages in the Fight Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Researchers believe that tannic acid plays a role in inhibiting three important molecular pathways involved in the SARS-CoV-2 ...

Study Strengthens Case That Vitamins Cannot Treat COVID-19

A meta-analysis of 26 studies that included more than 5,600 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has found that taking immune-boosting micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc do not ...

A Possible Cure for Sickle Cell?

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder where red blood cells become sickle/crescent shaped. It causes frequent infections, swelling in the hands and legs, pain, severe tiredness and ...


Dried Goji Berries May Provide Protection Against Age-Related Vision Loss

Regularly eating a small serving of dried goji berries may provide protection against age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in ...

Coffee and Tea Drinking May Be Associated With Reduced Rates of Stroke and Dementia

喝咖啡或茶可能瞧wer risk of stroke and dementia, according to a new study. Drinking coffee was also associated with a lower risk of post-stroke ...

Altered Fat Metabolism, Enzyme, Likely Plays Key Role in Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A new study using genetically engineered mice and human cell and tissue samples has added to evidence that higher levels of inflammatory chemicals involved in fat metabolism occur in people with ...

New Study Suggests That Breastfeeding May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

A new study has found that women over the age of 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breastfed. The findings suggest that ...

Pesticide Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

A commonly available pesticide has been associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease ...

What You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections

More than half of U.S. women will experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetimes, while a quarter will have a subsequent infection. Recurrent urinary tract infections are ...

Are There DBPs in That Cup of Tea?

Surpassed only by water, tea is the second most consumed beverage worldwide. When boiled tap water is used to brew tea, residual chlorine in the water can react with tea compounds to form ...

The Good Herb: Buckwheat Liquor Helps Cells Clean House

Researchers have found that quercetin, a component of the traditional Chinese herbal medicine tartary buckwheat extract, can induce autophagy and aggrephagy in skin and liver cells. These findings ...

Meta-Analysis Finds That Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

Investigators conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 38 randomized controlled trials of omega-3 fatty acids. Overall, they found that omega-3 fatty acids improved cardiovascular outcomes. ...

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