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The welsh onion can combat the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) More than just a cooking ingredient, Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum) has been used as a traditional medicine for treating colds, influenza, abdominal pain, headache, and heart disease. Research has yet discovered another health benefit of this superfood. In the study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers revealed that it... Read More [...]
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How to get rid of diaper rash
Diaper rash is a red, painful rash that thrives in warm, moist environments. The rash may also be scaly, bumpy, or raw in appearance. In this article, learn about ten home remedies for diaper rash, including taking oatmeal baths, replacing chemical baby wipes, and removing acidic foods from the child’s diet. [...]
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Eat your spinach: This plant can help arthritis patients maintain strong bones
Eating spinach (Spinicia oleracea) can help osteoarthritis patients maintain strong bones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India, looked at the anti-osteoarthritic effects of spinach extracts in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis mice.... Read More [...]
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The State of Michigan declares cannabis legitimate medicine for treating arthritis, autism, chronic pain and more
Proponents of medical marijuana have faced uphill battles the world over, but one place that is embracing the potential of this curative plant is the state of Michigan. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in the state has now added a slew of new medical conditions to its list of illnesses that... Read More [...]
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Foods for boosting your immune system
A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system?The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease. When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. The immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them. Incorporating specific foods into the diet may strengthen a person's immune response. Read on to discover 15 foods that boost the immune system. Turmeric Turmeric is a yellow spice that many people use in cooking. It is also present in some alternative medicines. Consuming turmeric may improve a person's immune response. This is due to the qualities of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. According to a 2017 review, curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.   Read more... [...]
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Blood thinning foods, drinks, and supplements
People have long used the golden spice known as turmeric for culinary and medicinal purposes. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and blood thinning or anticoagulant properties. A study published in 2012 suggests that taking a daily dose of turmeric spice may help people maintain the anticoagulant status of their blood. People can add turmeric to curries and soups or mix it with hot water to make a comforting tea. [...]
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Seaweed prevents Parkinson’s disease, according to new study
Research has shown that certain seaweeds have the potential to prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the ability of antioxidant-rich seaweeds to protect brain cells from the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA, also known as oxidopamine), a chemical used to simulate Parkinson’s disease. In the study, researchers... Read More [...]
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Now A Machine Can Detect Lymphedema Earlier
Lymphedema is an incurable condition caused by the loss of function in a lymph node. When this happens, lymph fluid is no longer as easily moved and released from the body and stays trapped in one area. In breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomies with lymph node dissection, lymphedema is a common result and generally impacts one or both arms. More than 41 percent of breast cancer patients who’ve undergone surgery will be faced with lymphedema symptoms within 10 years. Lymphedema serves as a constant reminder of the cancer battle these patients struggled with. It requires continual care to ensure that it doesn’t progress to the later and more dangerous stages. Continue reading... [...]
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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... Read More [...]
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What are the effects of surgical menopause?
Menopause occurs when a woman has not had her period for 12 months or longer.This process naturally happens as a woman ages, as the ovaries stop producing or produce reduced amounts of female hormone. This usually occurs when she is in her 40s or 50s. However, some woman may go through menopause at a younger age. This is certainly the case for women who have had their ovaries removed. The ovaries are small organs situated on either side of the uterus. They produce hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, that control a woman's menstrual cycle. Without ovaries to release hormones, a woman will go through menopause at an earlier time. This can have both short- and long-term effects on women that they should prepare for and be aware of. Surgical menopause, which is also known as a bilateral oophorectomy, is a procedure in which a woman's ovaries are removed. In most cases, the procedure is minimally invasive, meaning a surgeon will make small cuts in the lower abdomen to access and remove the ovaries. Sometimes, a doctor will perform an oophorectomy along with other gynecological surgeries, including: hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus salpingectomy, which is the removal of the fallopian tubes that are near the ovaries salpingo-oophorectomy, which is the removal of both the ovaries and the fallopian tubes Preventive surgery and surgical menopause There are several reasons why a doctor may perform an oophorectomy, which induces menopause. These include: endometriosis non-cancerous ovarian tumors or cysts ovarian cancer ovary torsion, where an ovary becomes twisted and blood flow is affected Some women have an oophorectomy to reduce their risk of developing ovarian or breast cancers. Doctors call this a prophylactic oophorectomy. Women who have ovarian or breast cancers in their family history are at greater risk for developing these types of cancers. Some women undergo genetic testing to identify whether they have mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These genes produce proteins that suppress cancerous tumor growth. However, if a woman has inherited genetic mutations to these genes, she is more likely to develop cancer types, such as ovarian and breast cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for 15 percent of all ovarian cancers. These gene mutations also account for 20 to 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers. Women who have these genes are more likely to get cancer, and at an earlier age. Continue reading... What are the effects of surgical menopause?     [...]
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Food waste from fish found to have a biomedical application: Collagen in fish scales promotes wound healing
  “Let food be your medicine” gets a slightly different take with this study: Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have discovered a novel use for fish scales, which are commonly discarded in the cooking process. Their study, published in the journal Acta Biomaterialia, found that the collagen present in fish scales has the potential to be used... Read More [...]
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Acupuncture at the Si Guan Xue shown to be a powerful pain relief treatment for cancer patients
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... Read More [...]
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