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New protocol to improve gene therapy tool production
A method to create a faster and lower cost alternative for a gene therapy tool.
Drinking tea improves brain health, study suggests
A recent study revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.
Temps up, blood pressures down in hot yoga study
Adults taking hot yoga had lower blood pressure measurements after three months of classes, in a small study examining hot yoga's impact on blood pressure. Hot yoga is typically a vigorous workout practiced under hot and humid conditions. Study researchers say this is one of the first studies of hot yoga's benefits in lowering blood pressure and more research is needed to determine if the practice has true blood pressure lowering power.
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with breast cancer
The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers say.
Lower back pain? Self-administered acupressure could help
A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms.
In first-of-its-kind study, researchers highlight hookah health hazards
Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years -- 1 in 5 college students in the U.S. and Europe have tried it -- but the practice could be more dangerous than other forms of smoking, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Encapsulated Indian medicinal herb shows anti-diabetic properties in mice
Extracts of the herb Withania coagulans, or Paneer dodi, are used in traditional Indian medicine. Although some healers claim that W. coagulans can help treat diabetes, the bitter-tasting plant hasn't been studied extensively by scientists. Now, researchers have found that herbal extracts packaged in polymers derived from natural substances can reduce blood glucose levels in diabetic mice.
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