Research discovers inhibitor to reverse toxic DUX4 effects

About one in 8,000 people have facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, according to a 2014 study, which is relatively common in the world of genetic diseases. New University of Minnesota Medical School research identifies an inhibitor that protects cells from toxic effects associated with this disease in cells and mice. Facioscapulohumeral muscular Continue Reading

Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects

Nearly all premature babies receive antibiotics in their first weeks of life to ward off or treat potentially deadly bacterial infections. Such drugs are lifesavers, but they also cause long-lasting collateral damage to the developing microbial communities in the babies’ intestinal tracts, according to research from Washington University School of Continue Reading

Study evaluates effects of noninvasive neuromodulation used to treat obesity

Novel approaches that have been tested to treat obesity include noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Studies performed to date have suggested that this method does in fact help reduce appetite, food intake and body weight, but only in some subjects. New findings published in the Continue Reading

Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly showing toxic effects of “chemo brain” … unable to think clearly, takes LONG pauses during conversations

No decent human being should get their kicks from taking pot shots at someone who has had to battle cancer, especially when the person in question is 84 years old. Nonetheless, when that person is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and is clearly exhibiting Continue Reading

Major side effects from popular medicines: Beta-blockers and painkillers found to double risk of stroke

Every two seconds, someone somewhere is having a stroke, and the cause isn’t always what you’re told. A stroke is when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Most strokes (80 percent) that occur are ischemic strokes, where the Continue Reading

MEASURED: Acupuncture effects on uric acid in the blood, gout and hyperuricemia; renal health implications

A team of researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine looked at the effects of acupuncture on uric acid in the blood, gout, and hyperuricemia. The results of their study were published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The research team randomly divided fifty rats into five groups – blank, model, Continue Reading

Clinical trial evaluates effects of combining Western medication with Traditional Chinese Medicine preparations in patients with chronic heart failure

A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine has found that adding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to Western medication may improve the quality of life of people with chronic heart failure. Researchers gathered 340 patients for the multicenter clinical trial. The participants’ age ranged from 40 to 79 years, Continue Reading

Analysis of the effects of acupuncture on depression, based on a study of chronically stressed rat pituitary glands

Researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Beijing Technology And Business University discovered that acupuncture can be used to treat depression at a molecular level. For their study, the investigative team utilized 48 rats that they divided into four groups, with one serving as the control group. The Continue Reading

Examining the effects on glucose tolerance from muscle-damaging “high intensity” exercise

A new study that has been published in an issue of the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine seeks to identify the gravity of muscle damage and blood glucose responses in people engaging in high-intensity exercise. This was done via an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after eccentric training of Continue Reading

Evaluation of the effects of music therapy derived from TCM’s five elements on post-stroke depression patients

A new study that was published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to analyze the effectiveness of five-phase music therapy in patients suffering from depression after having ischemic stroke. The study was conducted by grouping a total of 92 patients with post-stroke depression into the control group (32 cases), treatment Continue Reading