Medical research

New insights on heart's 'fight or flight' response to stress

Even for those without a heart condition, it's a peculiar feeling when your heart "races" in response to stress. That pacing change happens in part because of how the enzyme calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II ...


How axons change chemical cues to mechanical force

While today's technology is growing increasingly wireless, the human brain still depends on neurons being directly connected to one another. Two neurons are connected when one extends its axon to the other. This extension ...


Is integrative medicine right for you?

(HealthDay)—Any approach that differs from conventional—or Western—medicine is typically considered complementary and alternative, or CAM.


Complementary medicine use up with chronic conditions

(HealthDay)—Adults with multiple chronic conditions frequently use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a study published online May 5 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing ...


Women with HTN, diabetes less likely to use alternative Rx

(HealthDay)—Women with hypertension and diabetes are less likely to consult with a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner and to self-prescribe CAM, according to a study published in the June 15 issue ...


More white Americans turn to lower-cost alternative meds

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies experienced a significant growth in the United States in the last decade, and a new analysis finds that CAM use becomes more likely when access to conventional ...

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