Medical News Today: CBD: Online interest is peaking

A new study looks at the number of Google searches for CBD or cannabidiol and finds that interest in CBD exceeds that in other alternative health topics.
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This study presents an alternative therapy to conventional anti-Parkinson’s treatment strategies; where motor and non-motor symptomatic complications are considered. Thus; providing sustainability, patient compliance, therapeutic safety and efficiency, based on triggering secretion of endogenous dopamine (DA). Exogenous DA has long been considered the best therapy, however, its poor blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability, fluctuated plasma levels, and non-motor complications negligence, decreased response to therapy with time. Consequently; brain targeting Tween®80-coated pegylated lipomers were tailored for intr...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, researchers from Germany investigated the safety of Helleborus niger aqueous fermented extract (HNE) and its therapeutic potential against various cancer cell lines. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The therapeutic applications of H. niger is manifold due to its phytochemical composition. However, the two active...
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Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage therapy. Read on to learn about their differences and intended uses.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Conditions:   Mild Cognitive Impairment;   Older Adults;   Neurological Injury Intervention:   Behavioral: Dance-based exergaming Sponsors:   University of Illinois at Chicago;   National Institute on Aging (NIA) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(European School of Oncology) Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm than good if they use complementary therapies to treat their skin lesions. Professor Maria Jo ã o Cardoso told the Advanced Breast Cancer Fifth International Consensus Conference (ABC5) in Lisbon that there was a long list of herbal products and creams that patients often try, but many of them could delay wound healing and interfere with systemic anti-cancer treatments such as hormone therapy or chemotherapy.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Nehal M. Elsherbiny, Eman Said, Hoda Atef, Sawsan A. ZaitoneAbstractType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease with a drastically growing worldwide prevalence. It is usually associated with numerous complications of which; diabetic nephropathy (DN); is a main complication of microvasculature and more seriously, a common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Unfortunately, both the lack of a definitive remedy alongside the economic and the social burden on DN patients enforces considerable impetus for developing alterna...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe present review strongly suggests that herbal nutraceuticals are highly effective in combating the oncogenic effects of the HIF-1 pathway in wide varieties of tumors. However, more in vivo studies using zebrafish as a model system and extensive clinical studies in cancer patients with elevated tumor HIF-1 α levels are highly warranted to ascertain the effective utilization of herbal nutraceuticals as adjunct/ alternative medicine in clinical practice to treat cancer.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion.The frequency of CAMā€related discussion in oncology varied substantially across sites. Visits that included CAM discussion were longer and more patient centered.Implications for Practice.The Institute of Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have called for more open discussions of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). But little is known about the role population characteristics and care contexts may play in the frequency and nature of those discussions. The present data characterizing actual conversations in practice complements a much larger literature based on patient and clinician...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Symptom Management and Supportive Care, Medical Ethics Source Type: research
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is the most common type of arthritis. Usually, it occurs among people of advanced age. But it can begin in middle age or even sooner, especially if there’s been an injury to the joint. While there are treatments available — exercise, braces or canes, loss of excess weight, various pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines — these are no cures, and none of the treatments are predictably effective. In fact, often they don’t work at all, or help only a little. Injected steroids or synthetic lubricants can be tried as well. When all else fails, jo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Arthritis Bones and joints Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs
A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some treatments - including probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation - do appear to help, but that overall the evidence on the use of these therapies is limited so should be treated with caution.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news
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