A 5-year clinical study on 150 type 2 diabetic patients with body index 27-43 (BMI over 25 is considered an overweight) suggests that weight loss surgical intervention helps more than medication for type 2 diabetics. Bariatric surgery is weight loss surgery for people with obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive autoimmune disease which interrupts the transmission of nerve impulses, impairing both body function and movement. While this often leads to a decrease in overall physical activity, a recent study found evidence that individuals with MS and an increased risk of falling walked even less each day than did individuals
Exercise is linked to a longer, healthier life but the mechanisms are unclear. To determine how exercise and health are linked, Tucker shows in Preventive Medicine that physical activity is associated with longer telomeres, which are linked to reduced cellular aging. Exercise reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, and
A comprehensive review of studies assessing the effectiveness of complementary therapies for headache found that acupuncture, massage, yoga, biofeedback therapy and meditation seem to have a positive effect on migraine & tension headaches. However, the researchers noted that the overall quality of the evidence reviewed was low. Headache is a very common condition. Whilst
Adjunctive naturopathy improved glycemic control while reducing the need for diabetic medications. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a diseased of increased glucose levels in the blood. If not controlled, it can lead to heart disease, stroke, nerve and kidney dysfunction and many more complications. The majority of drug therapy is aimed at decreasing blood glucose
Neural hemorrhaging is a condition with a high mortality rate and invasive conventional treatments. Acupuncture offers a non-invasive alternative that may reduce the negative side effects of suffering a stroke. Neural hemorrhaging is a common and very dangerous form of stroke. Particularly dangerous are thalamic hemorrhages, which account for 15% of all spontaneous intracerebral
It has been shown that too little or too much iron supplementation in the diet is linked with poor health in Chinese women. Too little leads to anemia but too much is associated with cardiovascular disease. A lack of sufficient iron in the diet leads to anemia, a known health problem in the developing world.
Research suggests hypnotherapy is a highly valuable tool for treating gut conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal pain conditions in children. Interestingly, home-based self-hypnotherapy is equally effective as individual-hypnotherapy provided by therapists. Thirteen percent of children around the world suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional abdominal pain syndromes (FAPS). IBS