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Acupuntura: Eficácia e Riscos

A acupuntura é provavelmente uma das “terapias alternativas” que gozam de maior popularidade no mundo. Seus clientes são persuadidos a pensar que a técnica possui sua eficácia comprovada, e as explicações para isso costumam envolver a estimulação da produção de neurotransmissores como a serotonina, a ação de opióides endógenos no cérebro e no corno dorsal … Continue reading

THE IMPACT OF PROTEIN SUBSTITUTE ON THE NUTRITION STATUS, GROWTH AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHENYLKETONURIA

People with phenylketonuria (PKU) who follow a low-phenylalanine diet are required to take protein substitute to ensure adequate consumption of protein, energy, and other nutrients. The need for protein substitute has been established through clinical experience and observational data. Randomised, controlled trials are needed to confirm this need as well as its proper dosage and … Continue reading

Exercise for vasomotor menopausal symptoms.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that many perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women will experience menopause symptoms, hot flushes being the most common. Symptoms caused by fluctuating levels of oestrogen may be alleviated by HRT but there has been a marked global decline in its use due to concerns about the risks and benefits of HRT; consequently … Continue reading

Herbal remedies banned as new EU rules take effect

Manufacturers and herbal practitioners say strict guidelines aimed at improving safety could force them out of business St John’s Wort flower is often used as a herbal remedy, but can stop the contraceptive pill from working. Photograph: Th Foto for the Observer New EU rules came into force at the weekend banning hundreds of herbal … Continue reading