Abstracts & Commmentary
10-02-2019 Double-blind, placebo-controlled study shows that a traditional Middle Eastern herb is as effective as ibuprofen in reducing menstrual pain.
10-02-2019 Analysis of a national database in Australia shows a lower incidence of type 1 diabetes among children after the initiation of routine vaccination against rotavirus.
10-02-2019 Exposure to natural environments may have beneficial effects on cardiometabolic health beyond those ascribable to greater physical activity and improved air quality.
10-02-2019 Daily supplementation with N-acetyl-cysteine for 3 months in men with abnormal sperm improved sperm quality and reduced markers of oxidative stress, which may contribute to male infertility.
09-05-2019 In a recent randomized controlled trial involving suicidal inpatients, patients who recorded their appreciation for simple gifts or pleasures in a “gratitude diary” showed greater improvements in hope and optimism than those who kept a food diary.
09-04-2019 Study finds that the equivalent of 1 cup of blueberries per day improves high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol and vascular endothelial factors, which could reduce cardiovascular event risk by 11% or more.
09-04-2019 Longitudinal cohort study of older adults shows an association between low vitamin K levels and mobility.
09-04-2019 Randomized trial finds curcumin with turmeric essential oil is just as effective as diclofenac for the treatment of knee pain from osteoarthritis, with fewer adverse effects. The curcumin/turmeric combination could be a safe and effective NSAID alternative.
08-07-2019 An interventional trial finds vitamin D supplements specifically benefit patients with lung cancer who were vitamin D–deficient to begin with, supporting an individualized approach to supplementation in this population.
08-07-2019 Study finds that blueberries improve pain, stiffness, and gait but do not reduce biomarkers of inflammation in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
08-07-2019 Randomized trial shows that tocotrienol, a member of the vitamin E family, works synergistically with bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody, to slow progression and extend survival in women with refractory ovarian cancer.
08-07-2019 Study shows patients with ulcerative colitis who receive fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) experience steroid-free remission at 8 weeks in numbers greater than placebo.
07-02-2019 A comprehensive analysis of data from 2 large cohorts, followed for several decades, suggests that sugar-sweetened beverages are a grave public health risk.
07-02-2019 Sophisticated inpatient trial and several other new studies confirm the harm of ultra-processed foods.
07-02-2019 The mental health benefits of gardening have been recognized for centuries and confirmed by modern-day science, but a recent study is among the first to explore the mechanism of action using biomarker data.
07-02-2019 A study in both human volunteers and mice shows the benefit of autologous fecal transplant for reconstitution of the microbiome following antibiotic treatment. But what about probiotics?
07-02-2019 Study finds a brief, one-sentence assurance from a physician in response to a patients’ allergic reaction significantly reduces allergic symptoms.
06-05-2019 Many studies have assessed the benefits of exercise in men with prostate cancer, but a recent study is the first to look specifically at the association of physical activity and risk of progression in men who are on active surveillance. Can vigorous exercise delay prostate cancer progression?
06-05-2019 A population cohort study from the United Kingdom finds a significant relationship between air quality and the occurrence of psychotic events during adolescence (between the ages of 12 and 18).
06-05-2019 A placebo-controlled trial compares the effects of pomegranate juice, pomegranate juice with synbiotics, and a synbiotic-only beverage on insulin parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Is the addition of pomegranate juice worth the extra sugar and calories?