Second Propionic Study in Recent Months Shows The Preservative May be Linked to Autism

Propionic acid and autism

With one in 59 children diagnosed with autism, there is an urgent need to find the causes of the disorder. University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the effect of Propionic acid (PPA), a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) consumed during pregnancy andRead …

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Intermittent Fasting May Reduce Cognitive Decline in Diabetes

Cognitive decline is one of the most severe type 2 diabetes complications. Intermittent fasting (IF) is a promising dietary intervention for T2D risk reduction, but its protective effect and mechanism on diabetic cognitive dysfunction remain elusive. Gut microbiota plays a vital role interphasing diet and host physiology and pathology andRead …

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Home-based Weight Management Program Benefits both Children and Parents

Pediatric obesity is difficult to treat, particularly if the parents also have weight problems and lifestyle habits that are less than healthy. This study shows that an in-home weight management program improves the health of not only the child, but also the child’s parents, according to a study published inRead …

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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise, Moderate Exercise is a Viable Solution

liver disease

The annual Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, was held from May 18 to 21 in San Diego. Two studies caught the attention of Today’s Practitioner:Read …

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Medicinal Plant Extracts and Their Use As Wound Closure Inducing Agents

Throughout history, compounds have been used from nature to assist with wound closure. As this study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, suggests, “despite the discovery of antimicrobial agents, antiseptics, and anti-inflammatory drugs, the wound closure process is challenging in the clinical setting of modern medicine. “Plants and naturalRead …

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How the Backlash to Oregon’s Plan to Taper Opioids with Integrative Approaches Missed the Mark

When Oregon announced in 2016 that it would shift its back and neck care for Medicaid clients from opioids toward acupuncture, spinal manipulation, massage, yoga therapy and mind-body methods, it was heralded as a breakthrough for pain treatment nationally. Inside that policy was a mandate many now consider even biggerRead …

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Today’s Practitioner Congratulates Joshua Mansour, MD in “40 Under 40” Cancer Award

Joshua Mansour

We are honored to congratulate Today’s Practitioner contributor Joshua Mansour, M.D., who was named one of forty of the nation’s most promising young oncology professionals and recognized during the 2nd annual ‘40 Under 40 in Cancer’ awards event June 1 in Chicago, supported by The Lynx Group™, McGivney Global Advisors,Read …

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