When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fibre-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet, they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating. Researchers at University of Copenhagen show that this is due to changes of the composition and function of gut bacteria.
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Use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, and chiropractic treatment, rose from 12% of the population in 2005 to 16% of the population in 2015, according to a survey led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care.
The continuation of drugs that are not intended to be taken indefinitely is a substantial and common problem that could contribute to over-medication, particularly in the elderly. The specific number of drugs taken is not itself indicative of polypharmacy as all of the drugs may be clinically necessary and appropriate for the patient; however, as the number of prescribed drugs increases, so do the chances of Polypharmacy.
Young adults who are educated about dietary supplements in college are more likely to use them appropriately, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
A new USC study reports that sudden price spikes for some generic drugs-such as the last reported increases of a-old generic heart medication and antibiotic-are becoming more common. The study from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, published in the October issue of Health Affairs , shows that the portion of generic drugs that at least doubled in price year-over-year represents a small but growing share of the market: from 1 percent of all generic drugs in 2007 to 4.39 percent in 2013.
A brand new pocket card designed to hold life-saving heart attack medications—the brainchild of a University of Alberta physician—promises to help save lives. The SMHeart Card, smaller than a credit card, is a container that stably holds both ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) and nitroglycerin, the standard medicine given for treating heart attack.