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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26575122/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-yoga-in-managing-hypertension
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H Cramer
Hypertension is a major public health problem and one of the most important causes of premature morbidity and mortality. Yoga is a traditional Indian practice that has been adapted for use in complementary and alternative medicine and mainly includes physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. The impact of yoga as a complementary intervention for hypertension has been investigated in a number of randomized controlled trials; with an overall effect of about 10 mmHg reduction in systolic and about 8 mmHg reduction in diastolic blood pressure...
February 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25785890/the-haves-the-have-nots-and-the-health-of-everyone-the-relationship-between-social-inequality-and-environmental-quality
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Lara Cushing, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Madeline Wander, Manuel Pastor
A growing body of literature suggests that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps helping explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. We summarize the mechanisms by which inequality can lead to environmental degradation and their relevance for public health. We review the evidence of a relationship between environmental quality and social inequality along the axes of income, wealth, political power, and race and ethnicity. Our review suggests that the evidence is strongest for air- and water-quality measures that have more immediate health implications; evidence is less strong for more dispersed pollutants that have longer-term health impacts...
March 18, 2015: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25742878/honey-as-a-topical-treatment-for-wounds
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Andrew B Jull, Nicky Cullum, Jo C Dumville, Maggie J Westby, Sohan Deshpande, Natalie Walker
BACKGROUND: Honey is a viscous, supersaturated sugar solution derived from nectar gathered and modified by the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Honey has been used since ancient times as a remedy in wound care. Evidence from animal studies and some trials has suggested that honey may accelerate wound healing. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of honey compared with alternative wound dressings and topical treatments on the of healing of acute (e...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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