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Real And Sham Acupuncture Effective Chemo Side Effects
2013-12-23 10:08:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is acupuncture a legitimate medical treatment? Or is it a centuries-old scam? Maybe the question should really be: Does it matter? According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Cancer, a team of American researchers has found that both real and “sham” acupuncture were able to reduce hot flashes that were a side effect of anticancer drugs called aromatase inhibitors (AI). The drugs block estrogen production in...

Stimulating Ear With Acupuncture May Help Weight Loss
2013-12-17 14:24:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stimulating the ear through acupuncture could be an effective method when trying to lose weight. The new research, published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, has found a five point stimulation of the outer ear may be better than single point at reducing abdominal fat. Ear acupuncture is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. Dr Paul Nogier first noticed that a patient’s back-ache was...

2013-12-06 15:03:36

Women with moderate to severe menstrual cramps may find relief in a class of erectile dysfunction drugs, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State College of Medicines Richard Legro. Primary dysmenorrhea, also called PD, is the most common cause of pelvic pain in women. The current treatment is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen. However, ibuprofen does not work well for all women, and can be associated with ulcers and kidney damage when used chronically as...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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