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Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA)

The 2015 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award has been awarded to a book about aromatherapy. The recipient is Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3rd edition, by ...

19 Feb '16 | Aromatherapy | USA

Study finds out which birds host Lyme disease bacteria in California

Birds identified as important hosts of Lyme disease bacteria in California include American robins, dark-eyed juncos and golden-crowned sparrows. This might affect human health because Lyme disease...

Cash rewards and counseling could help prevent STIs in rural Africa

Giving out cash can be an effective tool in combating sexually transmitted infections in rural Africa, according to a new study conducted jointly by researchers at the University of California, Ber...

18 Jul '10 | STIs | Africa

NHLBI, CDC Launch Surveillance and Research Program for Inherited Blood Diseases

Medical researchers are developing a new surveillance system to determine the number of patients diagnosed with a family of inherited blood disorders known as hemoglobinopathies, including sickle c...

18 Feb '10 | Blood Diseases | USA

Mexican Swine Influenza - Health Alert

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (New Zealand) is investigating an influenza-like illness affecting a group of 25 people from Rangitoto College, following the group’s return from a school tr...

26 Apr '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Ayurvedic Herbal Garden at American Botanical Council Headquarters in Austin, Texas (USA)

The nonprofit American Botanical Council has announced the creation of a new herb garden based on medicinal herbs from the ancient Ayurvedic healing tradition. The garden will be planted and mainta...

23 Mar '09 | Ayurvedic Healing | Texas, USA

Chance of hysterectomy predicted by multi-year study (UCSF)

Results from a four-year study of 762 women with various symptoms of uterine distress, such as chronic pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding or fibroids, confirm a widely held belief in gynecology that th...

09 Apr '07 | Women's Health | USA

Massage and acupuncture reduce pain after cancer surgery (UCSF)

Massage and acupuncture are effective in decreasing pain and depression following surgery in cancer patients, according to a UCSF study. The findings of the randomized controlled clinical trial are...

02 Apr '07 | USA

Patients worldwide could suffer if US stem cell Bill is vetoed - according to the Royal Society

The United States Senate is due to vote on Bill HR 810 that would create the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act to expand federal funding for research on stem cells derived from human embryos left ...

19 Jul '06 | Stem Cells

Religion and Spirituality linked to heart-rate variability among cancer survivors

Faith and the use of prayer and religion to manage stress may provide health benefits for cancer survivors. The researchers considered coping strategies associated with healthy variation in heart r...

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