Curry offers hope to fight obesity, diabetes

June 22, 2008  
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curryCM NEWS – Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain. And now, it might be able to prevent diabetes, or even obesity. Read more

Cancer-kiling viruses offers new hope

June 11, 2008  
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Ohio State University Medical Centre release – Viruses genetically designed to kill cancer cells offer a promising strategy for treating incurable brain tumours such as glioblastoma, but the body’s natural defenses often eliminate the viruses before they can eliminate the tumour. Read more

Acupuncture safe for kids: review

June 7, 2008  
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CM NEWS – Acupuncture seems to be safe for children, although its efficacy on some conditions remain uncertain, according to a mega review of 62 studies and meta-analyzes. The risk for adverse events of acupuncture on children is estimated to be 1.55 per 100 cases, leading experts to consider the treatment as “low risk”. Read more

Red yeast rice promotes bone formation

June 7, 2008  
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red-yeast-rice4CM NEWS – Red yeast rice, rice fermented with a special purple-red mold, has been known for its abilities to lower cholesterol and blood lipid levels. A recent study opens up the possible use of red yeast rice to stimulate bone formation, which might be good news for patients with osteoporosis. Read more

Serotonin may affect our sense of fairness

June 6, 2008  
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UCLA release - The neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells, plays a critical role in regulating emotions such as aggression during social decision-making, new research by scientists at England’s University of Cambridge and UCLA suggests. Their findings appear June 6 in the peer-reviewed journal Science. Read more

Acupuncture reduces pain in head and neck cancer patients

June 1, 2008  
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CM NEWS – Acupuncture has been found to significantly reduce pain dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection. Read more