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A five-year pilot study has shown that a comprehensive lifestyle intervention package may help reverse aging processes at a cellular level.

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A 30-year long study has found that men with healthy lifestyles enjoy increased disease-free survival and reduced cognitive impairment as they age.

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A Cochrane database systematic review of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for atopic eczema was not able to find conclusive evidence that CHM, taken orally or applied topically, could reduce the severity of eczema in children or adults.

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A systematic review carried out by Chinese authors suggests that compared with Western conventional medicine or placebo Chinese herbal medicine can more effectively improve the core symptoms of post-infectious cough, have earlier antitussive effect and enhance patients' quality of life.

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Australian authors have concluded that acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment strategy for patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP).

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A study into the analgesic properties of various Chinese herbs has found that a compound of Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) is able to effectively treat various kinds of pain, including inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

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Chinese researchers have found that a herbal formula called Huai Qi Huang (HQH) can ameliorate proteinuria and haematuria in patients suffering from IgA nephropathy (IgAN, aka Berger’s disease).

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A Chinese herbal formula, Jiang Zhi Granule (JZG), has been shown to benefit patients suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome.

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American authors who have spent the last two decades investigating the neural mechanisms underlying the ability of acupuncture to regulate blood pressure have summarised their work in a review paper.

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Swedish authors have reviewed the results of randomised studies on the use of acupuncture for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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