Natural Health in the News

Articles featured below include news about or mention of natural health and related topics such as holistic therapies, various forms of alternative medicine and traditional remedies associated with different places around the world e.g. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). See also books about therapies.

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA

It's cranberry harvest time across parts of the northern USA and Canada. Eating raw cranberries is probably the most nutritious way to consume these healthful bright red berries. Dried cranberries,...

05 Oct | Cranberries (fruit) | USA & Canada

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017

The total value of retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5% over the total sales in 2016. The latest American Botanical Council (ABC) annual ma...

13 Sep | Herbal Supplements | USA

It's a bumper blueberry season

July is National Blueberry Month in the USA. Many parts of the country are reporting a bumper crop of blueberries. Here's a brief summary of some of the reported health benefits of this delicious f...

13 Jul | Blueberries (fruit) | North America & Europe

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations

Physical exercise such as cycling or using a treadmill to run at a gym can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood. This suggestion follows from a recent ...

20 Jun | Obesity

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities

Research into the ways in which regular swimming can affect the lives of people with dementia and the experience of their carers has identified many different benefits of swimming sessions. The st...

Essential oils used in ambulances

The availability of essential oils in ambulances increases the range of treatment options available to paramedics. This must be good news for everyone and might be of particular interest to the nat...

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments

Researchers in England have found that the mental health benefits of time spent in coastal and rural areas exceeded the benefits of similar time spent in urban green spaces, such as city gardens an...

02 Nov '17 | Mental Health | England

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake

A recent study has found that after an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness, heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught rela...

24 Aug '17 | Mindfulness

Health uses of the drumstick tree (India)

The drumstick tree thrives in India and also grows in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, among other places. The many and various uses of the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of the ...

02 May '16 | Moringa oleifera | India

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The researchers in Southampton, England, are studying the properties of Surgihoney, an engineered, medical honey that has a potent antimicrobial agent with antibiofilm activity. It is hoped that th...

29 Apr '16 | Honey | Southampton, UK

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

Yoga practice associated with better general wellness

What are the benefits of yoga ? According to the 2012 NHIS survey of 34,525 American adults, yoga practitioners reported more positive health benefits than the people who used other alternative hea...

05 Nov '15 | Yoga | USA

Prisoners who do yoga might benefit psychologically

Yoga can improve mood and mental well-being, as well as having a positive effect on impulsive behaviour. This is the outcome of recent research conducted at Oxford University where researchers foun...

11 Jul '13 | Yoga | Oxfordshire

Acupuncture can help treat lung disease

Acupuncture can help relieve breathing problems associated with chronic lung disease according to Professor George Lewith of Southampton University. He found that acupuncture can much improve the q...

17 May '12 | Lung Disease | Southampton, UK

Silver found to be as effective as the leading chemotherapy drug

Some silver compounds are as toxic to cancer cells as Cisplatin, a leading cancer drug. However, silver is thought to be much less toxic to healthy human cells, and in some cases, can be beneficial...

02 Feb '12 | Cancer | England

Yoga for chronic back pain

Yoga can provide more effective treatment for chronic lower back pain than more conventional methods, according to the UK's largest ever study into the benefits of yoga. The research focused on peo...

01 Nov '11 | Back Pain | Manchester, UK

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