Sunday, August 12, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: acupuncture, alternative medicine, babies, babies' health, Chinese medicine, colic, goodhealth, goodmedicine, Infants, natural cures, natural healing, natural medicine, natural remedies, prevention, remedies, research (Natural News) According to a study spearheaded by a group of Swedish researchers, acupuncture can offer relief to babies with colic, especially if conventional methods have proven ineffective. Colic is a condition that causes bouts of continuous crying among babies, often without a clearly discernible reason. How the study was done The researchers recruited healthy infants that were at least two to eight weeks old. The infants have been crying for over three hours a day, at least three days a week. Cow’s milk protein was also excluded from the babies’ and their mothers’ diet. For the randomized trial, 98 babies were given four sessions of acupuncture over two weeks while 49 babies weren’t … [Read more...] about Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for babies that won’t stop crying
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Monday, July 16, 2018 by: Russel Davis Tags: babies, breastfeeding, colic, infant health, natural cures, Natural Treatments, prebiotics, pregnancy, probiotics (Natural News) A meta-analysis published in the journal Pediatrics, the flagship publication of the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), revealed that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) may hold potential in reducing the frequency of crying in exclusively breastfed babies with colic under three months old. The analysis was carried out by researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and 11 other institutions worldwide. The research team pooled data from four double-blind clinical trials with a total cohort population of 354 infants with colic, 174 of whom underwent probiotic treatment while 171 had placebo treatment. According to the experts, the review included data from Italy, Poland, Canada and Australia. The scientists … [Read more...] about Meta-analysis shows probiotics reduce colic in breastfed babies
FROM April, the cost of NHS prescriptions in England are set to rise "in line with inflation," after the government announced the decision in February 2018. Here's all you need to know about how the changes will affect you... How much will prescriptions increase by? Prescriptions will increase by 20p to £8.80 from £8.60, a 2.3 per cent rise. By increasing prescription charges the Government expects income from medicines to rise in line with inflation, as the NHS are expected to make savings across the board under a five year plan. A 2017 report found that Brit's reliance on repeat prescriptions are costing the NHS £8billion a year. But there are some medications that the increase will not affect. Prescribed contraceptives, medication prescribed at a hospital or walk-in centre, medicines personally administered by a GP and medicines for sexually transmitted infections will remain free. Certain age groups and categories also qualify for free prescriptions. If you are over … [Read more...] about NHS prescription changes 2018 – have the charges increased and are prescription payment certificates be affected?
But their work was criticized by colleagues in the medical field, with one calling the study methodology “appalling”. A duo from Lund University's medicine faculty tested the traditional Chinese needle-piercing remedy in a trial involving nearly 150 babies between two and eight weeks old. They reported their results in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, published by the BMJ – formerly known as the British Medical Journal. Compared to babies who did not undergo the needle treatment, infants who received acupuncture over two weeks exhibited “a significant relative reduction” in crying, the team found. Such research can be controversial. Acupuncture is invasive, potentially painful, and its benefits are not universally accepted. Organizations such as the British Medical Acupuncture Society says it is used to treat muscle and postoperative pain, as well as nausea. But some think acupuncture's effects are that of a placebo, meaning people feel better … [Read more...] about Acupuncture could help your baby stop crying: study