Integrative Medicine Alert – December 1, 2014
December 1, 2014
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The prescription rate of testosterone therapy has increased dramatically in the last decade, and primary care practitioners are asked on a daily basis about testosterone supplementation. Ingenious marketing has led many patients — many of whom are older and have risk factors for heart disease — to question if testosterone therapy is right for them.
This study was performed to assess the optimal amount of time massage should be used to improve neck pain in individuals suffering from chronic (> 3 months), non-specific neck pain. A total of 228 participants were randomized to one of six study groups (approximately 38 participants in each).
The researchers’ goal was to address the fact that therapies that are adjunctive to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have been under studied. In this clinical trial, an education intervention was examined in adult patients with GERD recruited from rural general practices in England.
Dietary Flavanols from Cocoa Improve Dentate Gyrus Function and Cognitive Performance in Aging Population
Decline in functional integrity of the dentate gyrus, a hippocampal region, has been observationally seen with aging.1 However, beyond these correlations, direct association between cognitive decline, dentate gyrus function, and the effects of non-pharmacological interventions has not been demonstrated.
Synopsis: A 15-week course in tai chi improved attention scores in healthy university students.