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In Chinese herbal medicine, walnuts are ascribed the function of tonifying the Kidneys which, among other things, govern sexual function and fertility.
A study from Scandinavia has found a direct link between poor oral hygiene and cancer. People with the highest amount of dental plaque were nearly twice as likely to have cancer; in women, it was most likely to be breast cancer.
Saturated milk fats in the modern Western diet could be responsible for gut problems such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colitis, according to American researchers.
Remaining physically active in old age may help prevent the brain from shrinking, a process which has been linked to declining cognitive function. Scottish researchers, who followed a longitudinal cohort of 691 people, starting at...
Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems. It is how people react to stressors that determines whether they will suffer negative health consequences, according to American investigators.
Relief of pain is rewarding, according to a researchers from the USA. They demonstrated that treatments that relieve the unpleasant feeling of pain also activate reward circuits in the brain and thus reinforce behaviors that...
Iranian authors reviewing the currently available literature suggest that an extract of Gingko biloba (GB, pinyin: Bai Guo Ye) has the potential to be effective against psoriasis.
An extract of bee propolis (Feng Jiao) can slow the growth of prostate cancer tumours, American researchers have discovered.
Further evidence for biochemical synergy between the components of the herbal decoction Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang (DBT, Dang Gui Decoction to Tonify the Blood) have been found by scientists from Hong Kong.
Another Chinese study has found that acupuncture needle sensations of deqi and sharp pain are associated with different patterns of activations and deactivations in the brain.