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Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of hydromethanol extract of Cyperus rotundus in mice

Posted March 4, 2014

Cyperus rotundus Linn. (Cyperaceae) is used to treat inflammation, pain, fever, wounds, boils and blisters in folk medicine. This study evaluated the antinociceptive effect of the hydromethanol extract of whole plant of C. rotundus (HMCR).

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Acupuncture ‘could treat inflammation and save lives’

Posted February 25, 2014

In Western medicine, the jury is still out on whether acupuncture delivers health benefits. But now, a new study adds further evidence of its worthiness, as scientists have shown a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms that heal sepsis, a common condition in hospital intensive care units that springs from infection and inflammation.

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Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease

Posted February 24, 2014

Electroacupuncture may reduce inflammation that causes sepsis death, a recent study has shown. This research shows physical evidence of acupuncture’s value beyond any that has been demonstrated before, and also shows potential benefits not just for sepsis, but for treating other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Crohn’s disease. While investigating acupuncture mechanisms, the researchers also have determined that fenoldopam, a dopamine receptor agonist, also shows promise as a pharmaceutical sepsis treatment.

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Study: Adolescents’ Salt Intake Correlates With Obesity, Inflammation

Posted February 4, 2014

Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, researchers report.

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Yoga can lower fatigue, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Posted January 29, 2014

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.

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Modulation of obesity-induced inflammation by dietary fats: mechanisms and clinical evidence

Posted January 29, 2014

Obesity plays a pivotal role in the development of low-grade inflammation. Dietary fatty acids are important modulators of inflammatory responses. Saturated fatty acids (SFA) and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been reported to exert pro-inflammatory effects. n-3 PUFA in particular, possess anti-inflammatory properties. Numerous clinical studies have been conducted over decades to investigate the impact of dietary fatty acids on inflammatory response in obese individuals, however the findings remained uncertain.

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Calendula can reduce inflammation, heal the skin and help protect the heart

Posted January 28, 2014

Calendula, sometimes named marigold by certain people, is a plant that comes from the Asteraceae family. It grows up to be approximately two feet tall and usually produces some very beautiful yellow flowers. Calendula is believed to originate from Egypt and certain parts of Southern Europe but it is now grown all over the world.

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Apple polyphenols may slash inflammation marker levels, change gut microbiota

Posted January 23, 2014

Polyphenols from apples may modify the bacterial populations in the gut, and reduce markers of inflammation, according a new study from the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited.

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Vitamin B3, fiber ‘protects against colon cancer and inflammation’

Posted January 20, 2014

Previous research has suggested that a diet rich in fiber may reduce the risk of colon inflammation and cancer. But new research suggests that niacin, also known as vitamin B3, may also help protect against these conditions.

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The Fatty Acid That Switches Off Cellular Inflammation and Slashes Chronic Disease Risk

Posted January 16, 2014

Medical researchers have become increasingly aware that many chronic illnesses ranging from cardiovascular disease and cancer to dementia and arthritis are fueled by excess cellular inflammation. Systemic inflammation creates an environment that is conducive to genetic alterations and can lead to immune system dysfunction as macrophages, normally charged with the function of gobbling up pathogenic invaders, become ineffective as they permit rogue cancer cells to go undetected. Poor diet leading to an omega fat imbalance increases inflammation throughout the body and primes the mechanism that promotes disease.

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