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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Food for thought: Brown rice reduces cognitive dysfunction linked to Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Researchers in Japan have found that Oryza sativa (commonly known as brown rice) can prevent the development of dementia. In the study, published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers used a high-pressure technique in order to increase the digestibility and absorption of O. sativa. Although O. sativa contains nutrients and protective components... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritional analysis PROVES the effectiveness of herbal medicine in treating diabetes
(Natural News) It stands to reason that since a lot of drug treatments in Western medicine are rooted from plant-based sources, actual plants that are used as medicine should be considered in the same regard. Of course, that isn’t the case with most medicinal plants, as the same community that has approved its synthetic derivatives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about using herbal remedies to treat anxiety disorders
(Natural News) Treating anxiety, much like with other mental health problems, largely involves the use of prescribed drugs. However, it’s a well-known fact that the long-term use of these medications cause adverse side effects. Fortunately, herbal remedies are becoming more readily available. More sufferers are now opting for natural ways to treat their conditions, seeing how this option... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AlternativeMedicine.news shares the latest innovations in natural health, healing and disease prevention
(Natural News) Alternative medicine is growing in popularity around the world, but in the U.S., this increase in popularity is especially noticeable. For nearly two decades, reports have shown there’s an increasing interest in natural remedies for healing, disease treatment and prevention. The botanical industry alone is worth over $7 billion these days. People are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more fennel keeps your heart healthy – especially when consumed regularly
(Natural News) Exercise is one of the most recommended measures to prevent or curb the risks of cardiovascular disease. Research published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine indicates that long-term intake of fennel can have the same effects as exercise and lead to a healthier heart. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains among the top causes of premature death... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook PURGING all health freedom accounts in latest tyrannical effort to crush access to natural health, nutrition and alternative medicine information
(Natural News) The war on health freedom is raging on all fronts, with social media sites like Facebook making it clear that free-thinkers will not be tolerated. Facebook has been targeting conservative voices for a while now, but it seems that the censorship giant has added proponents of natural health and alternative medicine to their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat your chronic pain naturally with acupuncture
(Natural News) Instead of taking drug treatments for chronic pain, try acupuncture. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome were evaluated. In order to conduct the study, a team of researchers at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China recruited 77 participants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This herb, found in many regions in China, can reduce high uric acid levels and prevent gouty arthritis
(Natural News) Wandering cudweed (Gnaphalium pensylvanicum willd.), an annual herbal plant that is widely distributed in many regions of China, can help reduce high uric acid levels and fight gouty arthritis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, which was carried out by a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayurveda metallic-mineral 'Bhasma'-associated severe liver injury - Philips CA, Paramaguru R, Augustine P.
Ayurveda Bhasma is a metallic-mineral preparation homogenised with herbal juices or decoctions and modified with heat treatment to apparently detoxify the heavy metals. It is widely recommended for the treatment of many disease conditions by practitioners ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Innovative Private Label Supplements Being Developed at Ion Lab in...
Ion Labs now provides stock private label dietary supplements, pet supplements and skin care products.(PRWeb July 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15606518.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Moringa leaf powder improves the immune system of HIV patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) People with HIV could stand to benefit from adding powdered moringa leaves (Moringa oleifera) to their diet, especially during antiretroviral therapy, as this can improve their nutritional status and boost their immune system, according to research in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In the study, researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium compared the effects of daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another survival plant to know: The colorful hibiscus helps wounds heal faster
(Natural News) If you are out in the wild and get wounded, look for Hibiscus micranthus. New research has established this hibiscus’ ability to hasten the healing of wounds. The findings of the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary Alternative Medicine, suggested that the antibacterial properties and the phytochemicals of the plant are responsible for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black ginseng shown to have anti-diabetic clinical applications
(Natural News) Black ginseng, a ginseng derivative (Panax ginseng C.A.Mey.) that has been repeatedly steamed and dried, is known to have biological and pharmacological activities. In the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a study has established its potential use in functional food and drugs, based on its distinct physicochemical properties and biological activity. Researchers compared the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which herbal medicines demonstrate the best anti-Candida activity?
(Natural News) Scientists highlight extracts from Portulaca oleracea and Lawsonia inermis to have anti-Candida properties. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into seven plant extracts to find which ones were most potent against Candida albicans while remaining safe for human use. Candida albicans is one of the leading causes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can this traditional Thai herbal extract be used to treat Type 2 diabetes?
(Natural News) Researchers have established that Mathurameha (also spelled as Mathura Meha), a traditional herbal blend in Thailand that uses 26 medicinal plants, is an effective and safe way to treat Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined the decoction’s ability to reduce blood sugar. Mathurmeha has been used for in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

July issue of NIH News in Health
Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing. We’re debuting a new feature this month! Take a look at our Clinical Research Corner, which highlights NIH-funded clinical studies looking for volunteers. Preparing for Menopause A Woman’s Midlife Change Menopause is a phase of life that brings gradual changes. Learn ways to manage the mid-life transition. Acne Breakouts Controlling Problem Pimples Doctors don’t know why only some people get acne. But they can help yo...
Source: MCR News - July 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Study Explores the Molecular Basis of Chronic Pain Following Nerve Injury
Researchers identifiy a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that controls pathways leading to chronic neuropathic pain following nerve injury. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

More people are going the natural way, market sales for herbal products in the U.S. continue rising
(Natural News) Things are looking up for the botanical industry in the U.S. as increased acceptance of herbal products, coupled with favorable views, have boosted product sales and maintained its steady growth. Three industry experts gave their observations regarding the matter during the recently concluded Natural Products Expo West show in California. For Mark Blumenthal, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This simple herbal mixture can be used to prevent blood clots
(Natural News) In Southeast Asia, the leaves of the bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) and the fruit of the Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) are traditionally used for food and medicinal purposes. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has provided scientific evidence on one of these plants’ health benefits – blood clot prevention.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito Wars: What Works To Keep These Bugs Away?
Dozens of products claim to protect us from mosquitos and other insects, including new wearable ultrasound devices and herbal oils. Which ones work? And is Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume one of them? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

The therapeutic heart benefits of long-term administration of Nigella sativa (black cumin seed)
(Natural News) Fennel or Nigella sativa (NS) has been shown to offer plenty of benefits for the heart. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the angiogenic properties of fennel with that of exercise in an animal model. Exercise’s main benefit to the cardiovascular system has to do with improving blood flow... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin shows significant therapeutic potential in attenuating autism brain damage induced by prenatal VPA exposure
(Natural News) Curcumin, a compound derived from turmeric, has been linked with the amelioration of chemical-induced autism. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into curcumin’s effects against autism induced by valproic acid (VPA). Valproic acid is a fatty acid used for the treatment of epilepsy in children. Its use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at the potential of Rhazya stricta Decne in preventing neurodegenerative diseases
(Natural News) Research has shown that Rhazya stricta Decne, a medicinal plant native to the Arabian Peninsula, could potentially be used as a therapeutic agent in neurodegenerative diseases. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated whether plant extracts from R. stricta affects the spread and specialization of NTERA-2 (NT2) pluripotent embryonal carcinoma cells. Extracts were derived from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New science: The therapeutic effects of long-needle acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that deep needling at acupoints BL30 (Baihuan Shu) and BL36 (Huiyang) using long-needle acupuncture is more effective in treating chronic pelvic pain syndrome than traditional acupuncture. Researchers at The Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China assessed the therapeutic effects of long-needle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at the Si Guan Xue shown to be a powerful pain relief treatment for cancer patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture could be used as an effective treatment for cancer pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine tested which acupoints would provide the most relief for cancer patients from cancer pain. Acupuncture has been proven effective against different kinds of body pain. The researchers recruited 42 patients going through... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder
Think of administrative supplements when you’re thinking of how to fund research projects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yisong Wang, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Diet for diabetes: Consume more moringa!
(Natural News) Moringa oleifera (commonly known as moringa) is widely known for its numerous health benefits. In fact, a lot of studies have associated the consumption of moringa to the treatment of various health conditions, including diabetes. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it has been found that consuming moringa... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

July 2018
Preparing for Menopause : A Woman ’s Midlife Change Acne Breakouts : Controlling Problem Pimples Eating Well May Slow Hearing Loss in Women Discover Herbal Products Volunteers Needed for CLL Study Smokefree 60+ (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To K or Not To K?
Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Taking this herbal supplement can help control your blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms don ’t necessarily make you feel unwell and many people with the condition won’t realise they have it. Eating a balanced diet is the best way to control blood sugar levels, but some health experts recommend taking herbal supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS scraps homeopathy despite the benefits for hay fever and asthma
There is no doubt that many people — including the majority of scientists — regard homeopathy with extreme scepticism. But many patients claim it's life-changing. Here are four of them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Things to Know About Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches
People planning to travel internationally are often interested in complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. Here are 6 things to know if you are considering using herbal remedies, dietary supplements, or other complementary health approaches for travel-related ailments and  hazards. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Fucoidan is an ideal polysaccharide to treat prostate cancer, new science shows
This study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into fucoidan’s anti-tumor and anti-angiogenic effects and determined the role of JAK-STAT3 pathways in the protection. The researchers treated DU-145 human prostate cancer cells... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consuming Moringa oleifera powder is beneficial for diabetics
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico have suggested that powdered Moringa oleifera leaves could provide some benefit for people with diabetes. In the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the effects of M. oleifera on glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, corporal weight, and predominant groups of microbiota were evaluated. M. oleifera has been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

White House proposes 30% cut to FDA headcount, reorganization
The Trump administration this week submitted a proposal that would cut the budget and staff at the FDA, as well as reorganizing the agency to remove food regulation from its purview, according to a new Endpoints News report. The proposal would cut $1.3 billion in resources from the agency and 5,000 members of its staff and leave the agency to oversee only drugs, devices, biologics, tobacco, dietary supplements and cosmetics, according to the report. The agency would also adopt a new moniker: the Federal Drug Administration, Endpoints reports. The reorganization is a single part of a larger plan from the White House which i...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Capitol Hill Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which treatments work for stretch marks?
Stretch marks are common during periods of sudden growth. While they often fade over time, they can be permanent. Some people try to reduce the appearance of these marks at home using creams or lotions, herbal remedies, self-tanner, or hyaluronic acid. Here, we explore the evidence behind popular methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Rhubarb shows promise for treating chronic liver disease
(Natural News) Scientists evaluated the safety and efficacy of rhubarb-based Chinese herbal formulae (RCHF) in treating hepatic encephalopathy (HE) – a decline in brain function that results from chronic liver disease – in a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the U.S., HE accounts for 22,931 hospitalizations annually with a total cost of $64,108 per... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rosemary oil scientifically documented as a natural medicine treatment for stress
(Natural News) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil (ROEO) has been identified as a potential alternative treatment for stress. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into ROEO’s potential as a treatment for mood disorders resulting from chronic stress. The researchers had six-week-old ICR mice inhale ROEO and subjected them to tail suspension... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) The leaf powder of Moringa oleifera lam. (Moringa) could help human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A team of researchers from Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo looked at the effect of M. oleifera... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HerbList: An Informative App to Better Understand Herbs and Herbal Products
NIH’s National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has released a new mobile app called HerbList. HerbList is an innovative way to deliver information about herbal safety and effects to users. The information is supported by research-based data on herbs and herbal supplements. The app was created in an effort to inform the public about the effects of specific products. This can help consumers, health care specialists, and patients keep informed. If you would like to learn more about HerbList, visit the NCCIH website or go to HerbList App. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List HerbList Source Type: news

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women
(University of Gothenburg) For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trouble in the wild? Use the bark of the fig tree to promote wound healing
(Natural News) The next time you’re in the great outdoors, be on the lookout for fig trees. New research has established the fig tree’s ability to promote wound healing. The findings of the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, noted the tree’s antibiotic and enhanced cell migration properties to be responsible for this response.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritional intervention found to increase sexual desire: Improve your sex life with herbal medicine
(Natural News) One of the most essential human experiences involves the desire for sexual activity. Libido, colloquially known as sex drive, pertains to a person’s sexual desires. Sex drive can be determined and influenced by the desire for pleasure, sexual identity, affection, intimacy, as well as socio-cultural, emotional, and cognitive factors. Studies have been conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From relieving pain to improving skin elasticity, here's why rose hips are one of the best medicinal plants out there
(Natural News) With beautiful flowers and distinctive-looking hips, the rose hip (Rosa spp.), is a pseudofruit (accessory/aggregate fruit) that is part of the Rosaceae family. It is related to apples, plums, and strawberries. Rose petals and rose hips can both be used for cooking and herbal remedies. Rose plants grow as shrubs and they are identified by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news