Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:
- Turmeric has been found to alleviate indigestion. A new study from Thailand finds that this common spice could be as effective as conventional drugs in treating stomach ailments. BMJ
- Dr. Frank Lipman reviews the benefits of oft forgotten berries. From goji berries to serviceberries (rich in vitamin C), here are some surprising reasons to expand your palate. Frank Lipman M.D.
- MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, has been shown to successfully treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through a new and large clinical study, this popular drug moves closer toward full regulatory approval. Nature
- A simple sugar, known as N-acetylglucosamine, reduces neurodegeneration and inflammation in people who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). A new study shows that 30% of patients experienced improved neurological function from N-acetylglucosamine supplementation. Journal of Neurodegeneration
- Probiotics may prevent colon cancer and may suppress tumor growth. From the results of a new study, administration of Lactobacillus reduced the likelihood of tumor formation by over 86%. Microbiology Spectrum