Abstracts & Commmentary
04-04-2018 Avocados are rich in lutein, a carotenoid associated with cognitive function. A randomized trial pits avocado-eating participants against a control group to explore cognitive benefits.
04-04-2018 We know that exercise alone improves cognitive health, but would its effects be amplified if combined with cognitive training? An intervention study in young adults is one of few human studies that have attempted to answer this question.
04-04-2018 Retrospective study in London adds to mounting evidence that infants born to women exposed to air pollution have an increased risk of low birth weight.
03-07-2018 Study finds that acupuncture at CV-12 for 30 minutes with 5 minutes of bird pecking stimulation lowers random blood glucose (RBG) in men with type 2 diabetes.
03-07-2018 Hand-foot syndrome is a common side effect of capecitabine, a chemotherapy drug. Could curcumin (turmeric) help prevent dermatologic toxicity?
03-07-2018 Breast cancer survivors who are overweight post-treatment have a poorer prognosis, so diet is critical for these patients. A recent study tests the benefits of the Mediterranean diet in this population.
03-07-2018 Systematic review draws unsettling conclusions about the effects of vitamin D and calcium on fracture risk.
03-07-2018 When adverse effects of treatment are presented to patients it can foster negative expectations (nocebo effect). A randomized controlled trial shows timely words matter.
02-07-2018 Comprehensive study of older adults in the United States raises a question: Do the current US air quality standards need revision?
02-07-2018 Owning a dog may improve our health in many ways, from prompting us to exercise more to providing companionship to ward off depression and isolation. Could dog ownership increase longevity and lower risk of cardiovascular disease?
02-07-2018 Mental health benefits of nature may be achieved in part from actual structural changes in stress-related areas of the brain.
02-07-2018 A large prospective study finds good news and bad news. The good news: exercise helps us live longer. The bad news? Women may need to work harder to reap the benefits.
02-07-2018 Lifestyle modification alone appears to improve some aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome. A recent study suggests that a treatment plan that includes both lifestyle changes and select herbal supplements may achieve even greater improvement in some patients.
12-06-2017 Could tinkering with ingredients in chocolate ice cream transform a vice into a virtue?
12-06-2017 A new study sheds light on the relationship between optimism, mental health, and physical health, suggesting the connections are not as simple as one might think.
12-06-2017 A first-of-its-kind study analyzes biomarkers to assess the health effects of green space exposure. The findings have implications for healthcare practitioners, public health officials, urban developers, and anyone who wants to understand how their environmental surroundings, particularly the presence or absence of natural surroundings around their home, influence their health.
12-06-2017 Patients report high level of satisfaction following inpatient experience with naturopathic care combined with evidence-based academic medicine.
12-06-2017 With few conventional treatment options, patients with Parkinson’s disease may turn to natural medicine. A new study evaluates the benefit of diet and supplements on disease progression.
11-15-2017 A randomized, controlled trial tests the effects of green tea, resveratrol, broccoli sprouts, and turmeric in men with prostate cancer. Results were unimpressive but the study is not without merit.
11-15-2017 Can Coriolus versicolor extract help patients with advanced liver cancers? Results from a randomized controlled trial are not robust, but may lay groundwork for future studies.