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Complementary and alternative medicines are treatments and medicines that range from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and yoga. There is a wide range of popular treatments that fall into this category, some of which are based on prin

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Is agave syrup the best sweetener for diabetes?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Agave is a succulent plant which produces a naturally sweet nectar. Is the promise of a better sweetener too good to be true? Find out in this article.

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...

Ways to get healthier looking skin by boosting collagen levels

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at collagen, a protein that helps skin cells renew and repair themselves. How can you improve your collagen levels?

Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Peanut butter is a popular, protein-rich snack. How does it affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes? Find out in this article.

Six home remedies for hemorrhoids

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Hemorrhoids are common among adults, but which home remedies are recommended to help alleviate symptoms. Can lifestyle changes help?

Orange essential oil may improve symptoms of PTSD, say researchers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

George Washington University researchers have found that orange essential plant oil may help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in mice.

How to treat an overactive bladder with natural remedies

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the symptoms of an overactive bladder, when a doctor should be consulted, and natural remedies to treat an overactive bladder.

Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...

Five possible health benefits of pineapple juice

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pineapples are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. In this article, we examine some of the health benefits that can come with drinking pineapple juice.

Seven herbs and supplements for type 2 diabetes

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Growing research suggests that herbs and supplements may help with type 2 diabetes. Learn about seven of these herbs and supplements in this article.

Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.

Horny goat weed: Uses, benefits, side effects

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

What is horny goat weed and what are its uses? Can it help with erectile dysfunction, are there side effects, and what is the recommended dosing?

Nine essential oils for diabetes

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about essential oils and how they may be added to a diabetes care plan. Also learn about aromatherapy and diabetes.

Marijuana and diabetes: Benefits, disadvantages, and legality

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the medicinal properties of marijuana and does using it have benefits for diabetes? Are there also disadvantages to using it and is it legal?

Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.

Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis: Options, remedies, and evidence

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ayurveda is an ancient medical practice. Can it help with the symptoms of psoriasis? What are the risks and safety considerations?

Ten natural treatments for psoriatic arthritis

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about ten natural remedies for psoriatic arthritis, what alternative therapies may be recommended, and the best diet for PsA.

Clinical trial finds no benefits of wearing silk for children with eczema

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new randomized clinical trial tests the health effects and cost effectiveness of wearing silk garments in children with moderate to severe eczema.

Can a gluten-free diet help with psoriasis?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. While there is no cure, a gluten-free diet may help some people better manage their symptoms.

Clinical trial shows benefit of yoga for side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn't, according to a...

Yoga helps patients with ulcerative colitis

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress.

Sleep-inducing herb: The key component identified

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Can't sleep? Your sleep problems may be improved if you try an Indian herb, Ashwagandha.

High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The use of high-dose vitamin C in patients undergoing standard cancer treatment has been shown to be safe and improve health outcomes in clinical trial.

Five of the best blogs for stress relief

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Too much stress can have an adverse effect on health and well-being. Medical News Today take a look at five of the best blogs to help with stress relief.

Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion.