Curry offers hope to fight obesity, diabetes

June 22, 2008  
Filed under Diabetes, Dietary

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  
Filed under Cancer

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  
Filed under Acupuncture

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  
Filed under Dietary

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

Acupuncture reduces pain in head and neck cancer patients

June 1, 2008  
Filed under Acupuncture

CM NEWS has been found to significantly reduce dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection.

The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Service, and Barrie Cassileth, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC). Dr Pfister presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Read more