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Transcriptional profiling of Saccharomyces cerevisiae exposed to propolis
Conclusions: In summary, our data indicate that propolis is largely affecting several pathways in the eukaryotic cell. However, the most prominent pathways are related to oxidative stress, mitochondrial electron transport chain, vacuolar acidification, regulation of macroautophagy associated with protein target to vacuole, cellular response to starvation, and negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter. Our work emphasizes again the importance of S. cerevisiae as a model system to understand at molecular level the mechanism whereby propolis causes cell death in this organism at the concentration he...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 24, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Patrícia de CastroMarcela SavoldiDiego BonattoIran MalavaziMaria GoldmanAndresa BerrettaGustavo Goldman Source Type: research
*Abstracts - 7th IN-CAM Research Symposium, Evaluating CAM Practices: Effectiveness, Integration, Economics & Safety - November 2012
The following are abstracts of oral and poster presentations given at the 7th IN-CAM Research Symposium - Evaluating CAM Practices: Effectiveness, Integration, Economics & Safety, and the 4th HomeoNet Research Forum, a pre-Symposium event. The IN-CAM Research Symposium was held November 2 to 4, 2012 at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please visit: www.incamresearch.ca
Source: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine - October 23, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: complementary alternative and integrative health care and medicine Source Type: research
Dietary supplements, unapproved drugs seized in New York
At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals recently seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 23, 2012 Category: American Health Source Type: news
The Effects of Supplemental Fish Oil on Blood Pressure and Morning Cortisol in Normotensive Adults: a Pilot Study
CONCLUSION: 6wk of supplementation with FO significantly decreases systolic blood pressure in normotensive adults and this change was not significantly correlated with a reduction in salivary cortisol.
Source: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine - October 23, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This house would open all areas of knowledge to scientific investigation | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics
Debating societies - yes or no? Discuss. Anyhow, last night I was the proposer of the above motion at the UCL debating society. Below is my prepared opening statement, and I though you might enjoy shooting it down in the comments...First of all, the motion says "would". I take this to mean "would, if we could". Science requires experiment, and there are some questions we do not have the means to address scientifically, at least at the moment. But I support the aspiration and I hope you will too. "Scientific Investigation" is a technique for achieving knowledge which is as unbiased and objective as possible. It is not infal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2012 Category: Science Authors: Jon Butterworth Tags: Blogposts UCL (University College London) guardian.co.uk Research Science Source Type: news
ALLERGENA PET DANDER (Homeopathic Sublingual Immunotherapy) Liquid [Meditrend, Inc. DBA Progena Professional Formulations]
Updated Date: Oct 23, 2012 EST
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - October 23, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Genetic Marker Predicts Placebo Response, a Recent Study Finds
Researchers have identified a potential genetic marker of placebo response, according to a new NCCAM-funded study published in the journal PLoS. Both scientists and clinicians are interested in identifying the characteristics of people who have the potential to respond to placebo treatments, as well as those who may not. By identifying these characteristics, health care providers and researchers may be better able to manage the factors related to placebo response for patient benefit and to improve the design and interpretation of clinical studies.
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news
Electroacupuncture interferes with bispectral index monitoring.
PMID: 23092788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 23, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Usichenko TI, Leutzow B, Kropf F Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Surprising Thyroid Threat
My appointment book is almost completely full thanks to such a big response from my letter asking patients to come see me before my busy few months start… And I had a patient come see me this week that I want to tell you about because I’m seeing more of this kind of thing lately. [...]
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Detoxification Uncategorized energy environment mercury poisoning thyroid Source Type: news
S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe): An Introduction
S-Adenosyl-L-methionine (also called S-adenosyl methionine, S-adenosylmethionine, SAMe, or SAM-e in the United States or ademetionine in Europe, and also often abbreviated as SAM and AdoMet) is a chemical that is found naturally in the body. SAMe is sold in the United States as a dietary supplement. This fact sheet provides basic information about SAMe, summarizes scientific research on safety and effectiveness, and suggests sources for additional information.
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Highlights Source Type: news
EDUCATION: Spotlight! – Wellness -Wed, Oct. 24, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT
Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wellness -Wed, Oct. 24, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT. “Wellness” is such a broad topic that it’s made up of many components. For this month’s Spotlight! session, Jim Honour will recommend some wellness resources that focus on exercise, physical fitness, complementary/ alternative medicine, prevention and personal health records. Please forward to others who may be interested – or invite others to view this with you! Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Educati...
Source: Midcontinental Region News - October 22, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Health Sciences Libraries Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news
Identification, extraction and quantification of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 from commercially available herbal marijuana alternatives
Abstract: In this work, methods for the rapid identification, extraction, and quantification of the synthetic cannabinoid, JWH-018, from commercially available “Spice” (a herbal marijuana alternative) are presented. JWH-018 was identified in three different products using time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry coupled with a direct analysis in real time (DART) ionization source, a process that was completed in less then five minutes and required no sample preparation. Extraction of the JWH-018 from the spice samples using an automated accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) instrument provided clean extracts with few plan...
Source: Forensic Science International - October 22, 2012 Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Sage J.B. Dunham, Paul D. Hooker, Robyn M. Hyde Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Clinical Hypnosis Shows Promise in Treating Postmenopausal Hot Flashes
Hypnosis may be effective for menopause-related hot flashes
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news
Oral immunotherapy for food allergy: Clinical and preclinical studies.
Abstract Food allergies affect approximately 5% of the U.S. population and have increased in the last decade. In recent years, oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been tested in clinical trials for peanut, milk, and egg allergies in young children. OIT appears to be fairly well tolerated by most subjects and leads to desensitization with a greatly increased threshold of allergen required to induce reactions. Further approaches being investigated in preclinical studies in mouse models indicate the potential for using adjuvants, such as TLR9 agonists in combination with OIT; peptide OIT; and non-allergen specific applicatio...
Source: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews - October 22, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kulis M, Wesley Burks A Tags: Adv Drug Deliv Rev Source Type: research
Fosfomycin-Daptomycin and other Fosfomycin combinations as alternative therapies in experimental foreign body infection by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Abstract Efficacy of daptomycin, imipenem or rifampin with fosfomycin was evaluated and compared with daptomycin-rifampin in a tissue-cage model infection caused by MRSA.Strain HUSA 304 was used; MIC/MBC (μg/ml): fosfomycin 4/8, daptomycin 1/4, imipenem 0.25/32 and rifampin 0.03/0.5.Daptomycin-rifampin was confirmed as the most effective therapy against MRSA foreign-body infections. Fosfomycin combinations with high doses of daptomycin and rifampin were efficacious alternative therapies in this setting. Fosfomycin-imipenem was relatively ineffective and did not protect against resistance. PMID: 23089756 [PubMe...
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - October 22, 2012 Category: Microbiology Authors: Garrigós C, Murillo O, Lora-Tamayo J, Verdaguer R, Tubau F, Cabellos C, Cabo J, Ariza J Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
Monster Energy Drink May Be Tied to 5 Deaths
According to a recent incident report released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday, five deaths and a heart attack occurring since 2009 may be tied to consuming Monster Energy Drink, a highly caffeinated beverage. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that can improve excessive daytime sleepiness. In recent years, with surging levels of sleepiness in cultures around the world, sales of energy drinks have similarly increased. Safety questions surrounding these products have also been raised. In December 2011, a 14-year-old girl named Anais Fournier died after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy Dri...
Source: About Sleep Disorders - October 22, 2012 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news
Acute toxicity and the 28-day repeated dose study of a Siddha medicine Nuna Kadugu in rats
Conclusion: Acute study reveals that the LD50 of NK is greater than 2000mg/kg, b.wt. in fasted female rats and can be classified as Category 5. 28-day repeated oral toxicity demonstrates that the No Observed Adverse Effect Level of NK is greater than 900 mg/kg b.wt./day, p.o in rats. There were no delayed effects in NK satellite group. In conclusion, NK was found to be non-toxic in the tested doses and experimental conditions.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ramaswamy Selvaratnam RamaswamyNettam PrathyushaRuthiramoorthi SaranyaHaridass SumathyKutuva Tulasi MohanavalliRaju Jyothi PriyaJayakothanda Ramaswamy VenkhateshChidambaram Saravana BabuKumarasamy ManickavasakamSadagopan Thanikachalam Source Type: research
A model for homeopathic remedy effects: low dose nanoparticles, allostatic cross-adaptation, and time-dependent sensitization in a complex adaptive system
DiscussionThe proposed active components of homeopathic remedies are nanoparticles of source substance in water-based colloidal solution, not bulk-form drugs. Nanoparticles have unique biological and physico-chemical properties, including increased catalytic reactivity, protein and DNA adsorption, bioavailability, dose-sparing, electromagnetic, and quantum effects different from bulk-form materials. Trituration and/or liquid succussions during classical remedy preparation create "top-down" nanostructures. Plants can biosynthesize remedy-templated silica nanostructures. Nanoparticles stimulate hormesis, a beneficial low-dos...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Iris BellMary Koithan Source Type: research
Laxative effects and mechanism of action of Brazilian green propolis
We examined the laxative effect of propolis on stool frequency by administering orally an ethanol extract of propolis (EEP) or a water extract of propolis (WEP) at 10, 50, 100, or 500 mg/kg to normal mice. We then investigated the effects of propolis using constipation model mice induced by two types of drugs, loperamide (a mu opioid receptor agonist) and clonidine (an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist). We also investigated the effects of WEP on gastrointestinal transit and contractional tension of the ileum to uncover the mechanism of action of WEP. Results: Treatment with WEP, but not with EEP, significantly increased...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mamoru KakinoHiroshi IzutaKazuhiro TsurumaYoko ArakiMasamitsu ShimazawaKenji IchiharaHideaki Hara Source Type: research
Disease severity is associated with the use of complementary medicine to treat or manage type-2 diabetes: data from the 2002 and 2007 National Health Interview Survey
Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that individuals with more severe diabetes are more likely to use CM independent of sociodemographic factors. Further studies are essential to determine if CM therapies actually improve clinical outcomes when used to treat/manage diabetes.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Richard NahinDanita Byrd-ClarkBarbara StussmanNilesh Kalyanaraman Source Type: research
Decision‐making related to complementary and alternative medicine use by people with Type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study
ConclusionAs diabetes affects the entirety of a person's being self‐management, incorporating CAMs has become a way of controlling the condition and improving well‐being. It is important for health professionals to consider clients' CAM use and to incorporate this information, where appropriate, into management plans. Relevance to clinical practiceHealth care professionals should be aware of patients who use CAM while under conventional medical care and should discuss CAM use at various points in the client journey to facilitate better communication.
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing - October 22, 2012 Category: Nursing Authors: Hsiao‐Yun Annie Chang, Marianne Wallis, Evelin Tiralongo, Hui Lan Wang Tags: COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES Source Type: research
Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia
Conclusions: The study documented many well known and effective medicinal species of relevance for human healthcare, including for the treatment of malaria which is rampant in the area as it is in many parts of Ethiopia. This underscores the importance of the traditional medicinal plants for the people living in the area and the potential of the resource for development. Consequently, the study area deserves urgent conservation priority coupled with mechanisms for the protection of the associated indigenous medical lore as well as development and effective use of the medicinal plant resource.
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - October 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anteneh BelaynehZemede AsfawSebsebe DemissewNegussie Bussa Source Type: research
Chlorphenamine/dexamethasone/phenylbutazone: Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Cushing's syndrome following use of adulterated herbal medicines: 2 case reports
Source: Reactions - October 21, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Acupuncture and brain imaging: what do we have to consider?
PMID: 23086979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 20, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chae Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Chotosan ameliorates cognitive and emotional deficits in an animal model of type 2 diabetes: possible involvement of cholinergic and VEGF/PDGF mechanisms in the brain
Conclusion: These results suggest that CTS ameliorates diabetes-induced cognitive deficits by protecting central cholinergic and VEGF/PDGF systems via Akt signaling pathway and that CTS exhibits the anxiolytic effect via neuronal mechanism(s) independent of cholinergic or VEGF/PDGF systems in db/db mice.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 20, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qi ZhaoYimin NiuKinzo MatsumotoKoichi TsuneyamaKen TanakaTakeshi MiyataTakako Yokozawa Source Type: research
NIH Launches Free Database of Drugs Associated with Liver Injury
A free source of evidence-based information for health care professionals and for researchers studying liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals, and dietary supplements is now available from the National Institutes of Health. Researchers and health care professionals can use the LiverTox database to identify basic and clinical research questions to be answered [...]
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: News from NLM/NIH Outreach Public Health Source Type: news
Saw Palmetto Seems Safe in Men with Urinary Problems
The popular supplement saw palmetto may be safe for men with urinary symptoms, a new study finds - but whether it actually works is a whole other matter.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Prostate Diseases
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 19, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Approach to the Treatment-Experienced Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1 Infection
A significant proportion of treatment-experienced hepatitis C virus genotype 1 (GT1) patients will not achieve systemic vascular resistance with protease inhibitor-triple therapy, and so the need for alternative therapies for these patients remains high. The aim of this article is to provide a critical evaluation of the available data, highlighting the knowledge gaps and providing a practical framework for making treatment decisions in treatment-experienced GT1 patients with currently approved drugs.
Source: Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America - October 19, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jennifer A. Flemming, Norah A. Terrault Source Type: research
Vitamins and Minerals for Disease Prevention
A recent study of nearly 15,000 men aged 50 years or older found that taking a daily multivitamin resulted in a modest reduction (8 percent) in the risk of developing cancer, compared with placebo. The authors of the study concluded that these findings provide support for the potential use of multivitamin supplements in the prevention of cancer in middle-aged and older men. The study was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 19, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news
Evidence Suggests That Meditation Should Be Included In Government-Sponsored Health Programs
More people still die from cardiovascular disease than any other illness. Dubbed the number one killer and the silent killer, modern medicine has been researching and incorporating complementary and alternative approaches to help treat and in some cases reverse and hopefully prevent this health problem at an earlier stage of the disease. One of those modalities is meditation...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Acute assessment of an aspalathin-enriched green rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) extract with hypoglycemic potential
Graphical abstract: Abstract: Rooibos, an endemic South African plant, known for its use as herbal tea, has potential as an antidiabetic herbal product, following recent demonstration of the glucose lowering effect of its major flavonoid, the dihydrochalcone C-glucoside aspalathin. The purpose of this study was to confirm antidiabetic activity for rooibos extract high in aspalathin content. An extract (SB1) was selected after screening for high aspalathin content and α-glucosidase inhibition activity. On-line HPLC-biochemical detection confirmed α-glucosidase inhibitory activity for aspalathin. In vitro the extract induc...
Source: Phytomedicine - October 19, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: C.J.F. Muller, E. Joubert, D. de Beer, M. Sanderson, C.J. Malherbe, S.J. Fey, J. Louw Tags: Diabetes and Endocrinology Source Type: research
Herbal formula Astragali Radix and Rehmanniae Radix exerted wound healing effect on human skin fibroblast cell line Hs27 via the activation of transformation growth factor (TGF-β) pathway and promoting extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition
This study demonstrated that herb formula NF3 could enhance skin fibroblast cell migration and activated genes involved in TGF-β1 pathway. NF3 could regulate gene transcription for extracellular matrix synthesis via the Smad pathway, and gene transcription for cell motility via the Ras/MAPK (non-Smad) pathway.
Source: Phytomedicine - October 19, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Qi Zhang, Chi Chun Fong, Wai Kin Yu, Yao Chen, Fan Wei, Chi Man Koon, Kit Man Lau, Ping Chung Leung, Clara Bik San Lau, Kwok Pui Fung, Mengsu Yang Tags: Metabolic Syndrom Source Type: research
Associations Between Improvements in Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance Over Time in the CAMUS Trial
Purpose: We recently reported an association between the bother and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia and the severity of sleep disturbance. However, few studies have examined whether alterations in the severity of urinary symptoms influence the degree of sleep problems over time. Materials and Methods: The severity of lower urinary tract symptoms in men enrolled in CAMUS (Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms), a clinical trial of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), was evaluated using AUASI (American Urological Association symptom index) and quality ...
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 19, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brian T. Helfand, Jeanette Y. Lee, Victoria Sharp, Harris Foster, Michael Naslund, O. Dale Williams, Kevin T. McVary, CAMUS Study Group Tags: Voiding Dysfunction Source Type: research
Cell-based interventions for therapeutic angiogenesis: review of potential cell sources.
Abstract Alternative therapies are currently being developed to treat patients with chronic limb ischemia who are unable to be revascularized in order to avoid amputation. Cell-based therapy using mononuclear cells is gaining attention as many clinical trials are currently underway. We review cell differentiation along with the different potential cell sources for use in therapeutic angiogenesis. PMID: 23086985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vascular - October 19, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Brenes RA, Bear M, Jadlowiec C, Goodwin M, Hashim P, Protack CD, Ziegler KR, Li X, Model LS, Lv W, Collins MJ, Dardik A Tags: Vascular Source Type: research
A-Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance: Part 38
Introductory remarks Three amino acids are discussed in Part 38, which begins with an essential amino acid, threonine. In animal studies it is important for maintaining gut function, and also has a role in immune function. The amino acid tryptophan is a precursor of serotonin. It was first shown to be instrumental in promoting fatigue in rats, and this has since been confirmed in humans. It has mainly come to prominence in sports studies because of attempts to counteract its fatiguing effects by the use of branched chain amino acids (BCAA). Recently there has been some interest in the soporific effects of tryptophan, which...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - October 19, 2012 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Cermak, N., Yamamoto, T., Meeusen, R., Burke, L. M., Stear, S. J., Castell, L. M. Tags: Nutritional supplement series Source Type: research
Antipsychotic-like activity of Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) in mice
Conclusions: The present study results demonstrated the antidopaminergic effect of Morinda citrifolia Linn. in mice, suggesting that noni has antipsychotic-like activity which can be utilized in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. However further studies are warranted to identify the active principles responsible for the antipsychotic activity of noni.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 19, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vijayapandi PandyMegala NarasingamZahurin Mohamed Source Type: research
Natural Products: Drugs and Medicines for All Reasons and All Seasons
A Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health TherapiesSpeakerDavid G.I. Kingston, Ph.D.University Distinguished ProfessorDirector, Virginia Tech Center for Drug DiscoveryDepartment of ChemistryVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 18, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Highlights Source Type: news
Monsanto’s Future For Us All
I got up and went outside to do P.A.C.E. and it was kind of dark like it always is this time of year… And there’s my neighbor with a sprayer going along my fence spraying Roundup. I have the Jamaican herb cerasee (momordica charantia) growing in my yard because it produces a flower that we [...]
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 18, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Detoxification Newsletter Uncategorized Cancer confidential cures genetically modified organism GMO Monsanto Roundup weed killer Source Type: news
Do octogenarians benefit from coronary artery bypass surgery: a question with a rapidly changing answer?
Purpose of review: Octogenarians represent the fastest-growing segment of the population. Over 40% manifest cardiovascular disease, frequently in an advanced state requiring surgical revascularization. Increased mortality, morbidity, and expense in this high-risk group, with decreased longevity, present a growing challenge to our healthcare system. Recent findings: Results of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in octogenarians show a consistent pattern of improvement over time, with documented long-term survival and quality of life that rivals the age-matched population. Comparison with alternative therapies appea...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - October 18, 2012 Category: Cardiology Tags: CORONARY ARTERY SURGERY: Edited by Thierry Mesana Source Type: research
Complementary/Alternative Medicine Use by Dental PatientsComplementary/Alternative Medicine Use by Dental Patients
What CAM therapies are dental patients using, and for what? Medscape Dentistry & Oral Health
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news
Multivitamins 'reduce cancer risk' in men
Conclusion This large-scale randomised controlled trial provides evidence that daily use of a low-dose multivitamin may help to protect against cancer among men over the age of 50. However, given the design of the trial, these results should not be assumed to apply to women or younger men. The study has several strengths. It was large (including nearly 15,000 people) and its long-term follow-up period (approximately 11 years) means that there was sufficient time to see results in terms of new cases of cancer. Follow-up data were available for most of the participants, and the treatment adherence rates were similar between...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 18, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news
Factors Associated with CKD in the Elderly and Nonelderly Population.
CONCLUSIONS: The risk factors for CKD vary by age. PMID: 23085726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - October 18, 2012 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lin MY, Chiu YW, Lee CH, Yu HY, Chen HC, Wu MT, Hwang SJ Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use for Headache and Migraine: A Critical Review of the Literature.
Discussion.- The critical review highlights the substantial prevalence of CAM use among people with headache and migraine as a significant health care delivery issue, and health care professionals should be prepared to inquire and discuss possible CAM use with their patients during consultations. Health care providers should also pay attention to the possible adverse effects of CAM or interactions between CAM and conventional medical treatments among headache and migraine patients. PMID: 23078346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - October 18, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Adams J, Barbery G, Lui CW Tags: Headache Source Type: research
Synergistic effect of L-Carnosine and EGCG in prevention of physiological brain aging.
Abstract The benefits of multi-target action are well established in a variety of pathological models. Many dietary supplements and nutraceuticals may be useful to slow age-related cognitive declines and the risk of developing neurodegenerative disease. L-Carnosine and EGCG are natural compounds that have received particular attention because of their potential role in modulating oxidative stress associated with aging and chronic conditions. The biological activities of these naturally occurring substances have frequently been used to prevent or reduce senile features; however they have never been evaluated as a co...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - October 18, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Davinelli S, Di Marco R, Bracale R, Quattrone A, Zella D, Scapagnini G Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Study of the Release Mechanism of Terminalia chebula Extract from Nanoporous Silica Gel.
Abstract Sol/gel-derived silica gel was prepared at room temperature from tetraethyl orthosilicate precursor. The extracts of Terminalia chebula (Haritoki) were entrapped into the porous silica gel. Fourier transform infrared analysis revealed the proper adsorption of herbal values in the nanopores of the silica gel. Porosity was estimated by transmission electron microscope studies. The release kinetics of the extract in both 0.1 N HCl, pH 1.2, and Phosphate-buffer saline (PBS), pH 7.2, were determined using UV-Vis spectroscopy. Different dissolution models were applied to release data in order to evaluate the r...
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - October 18, 2012 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Chakraborty S, Mitra MK, Chaudhuri MG, Sa B, Das S, Dey R Tags: Appl Biochem Biotechnol Source Type: research
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use for Headache and Migraine: A Critical Review of the Literature
Discussion.— The critical review highlights the substantial prevalence of CAM use among people with headache and migraine as a significant health care delivery issue, and health care professionals should be prepared to inquire and discuss possible CAM use with their patients during consultations. Health care providers should also pay attention to the possible adverse effects of CAM or interactions between CAM and conventional medical treatments among headache and migraine patients.
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - October 18, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Jon Adams, Gaery Barbery, Chi‐Wai Lui Source Type: research
Development and dissemination of a statewide system to minimize use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs)
Source: Medical Care Area: Evidence > Medicines Management > References Background: Drug safety and adverse drug reactions in the community are of concern in the geriatric population. To help decrease the number of adverse drug reactions, the New Mexico (USA) Prescription Improvement Coalition created a consensus panel, the Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIMs) Advisory Board. Objective: To develop consensus guidelines that would promote decreasing the use of PIMs, as defined by the Beers' criteria, through the promotion of safer alternative therapies and strategies. Methods: A consensus pane...
Source: NeLM - Care of Older People - October 18, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
Exploring the Mysteries of Traditional Chinese Medicine Systematically by Expression Microarrays
Abstract Traditional Chinese medicine often clashes with contemporary medicine because its principles and concepts are difficult to understand to scientists with a background in contemporary medicine. Therefore, more proof and explanation of traditional Chinese medicine at the molecular level are necessary. Expression microarrays, among the most important genomics techniques in modern systems biology, can simultaneously detect the expression levels of thousands of genes and identify related gene networks in biological systems. They may connect gene expression at the microlevel and system information at the macrol...
Source: Drug Development Research - October 18, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Feng Cheng Tags: Research Overview Source Type: research
Protective effect of Phellinus linteus polysaccharide extracts against thioacetamide-induced liver fibrosis in rats: a proteomics analysis
Conclusion: The proteomics data indicate that P. linteus may be protective against TAA-induced liver fibrosis via regulation of oxidative stress pathways, heat shock pathways, and metabolic pathways for amino acids and nucleic acids.
Source: Chinese Medicine - October 18, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hualin WangGuang WuHyoung Jin ParkPing Ping JiangWat-Hung SitLeo van GriensvenJennifer Wan Source Type: research
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Breast Cancer Prognosis: A Pooled Analysis of Four Population-Based Studies of Breast Cancer Survivors
Journal of Women's Health , Vol. 0, No. 0.
Source: Journal of Women - October 17, 2012 Category: OBGYN Tags: article Source Type: research