TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 -- When it comes to vitamin supplements, more is not always better, according to a new study that found even high doses of vitamin D don't protect children from colds in the winter.
"We may have just busted a myth," said study leader Dr. Jonathon Maguire.
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- When it comes to vitamin D supplements, it's possible that Americans may be getting too much of a good thing, new research suggests.
In 2014, just over 3 percent of U.S. adults took more than 4,000 international units (IUs) of the vitamin daily, exceeding the upper limits of what is considered safe, the researchers said. In 2007-2008, only 0.2 percent did that.
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility.
A research team found acupuncture did improve symptoms of stress incontinence -- an involuntarily loss of urine, such as when a woman sneezes or coughs.
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- Traditional Chinese herbal medications might have a role to play in treating or preventing heart disease in the West, a research review suggests.
Heart disease and stroke remain major killers worldwide, accounting for 17.3 million deaths a year, according to the World Heart Federation. This unrelenting death toll has prompted scientists to look to the ancient East for inspiration.
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports.
"While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is rarely used in hospital emergency departments," said study lead investigator Marc Cohen. He is a professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 -- The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can come with a lot of anxiety, depression and other symptoms that affect quality of life. But mind-body therapies, such as yoga or meditation, may help ease these troubling concerns, a new study suggests.
The researchers reviewed previous studies done on 80 integrative therapies.