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Midwives’ Role in the Provision of Maternal and Childhood Immunisation Information

Inactivated influenza vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus acellular pertussis vaccine are routinely recommended during pregnancy to protect women and their babies from infection. Additionally, the hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for infants within the first week of life; however, little is known about midwives’ experiences of recommending and delivering these immunisations. Read more here.

12 Kinds of Chinese Medicine Injections for Acute Cerebral Infarction: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

Chinese medicine injections (CMIs) are widely used in the treatment of acute cerebral infarction (ACI) in mainland China. Up to 20 different kinds of CMIs are reportedly often used for treating cerebral infarction, however, there are very few head-to-head comparative trials to determine the relative efficacy between different CMIs. Due to the fact that various CMIs are used in clinic, it is difficult for clinicians to choose the optimal CMIs for patients with ACI.

Perception of the Health Promotion Programme Using Traditional Korean Medicine (HaPP TKM): A Survey of Traditional Korean Medicine Public Health Doctors

This study investigated the current status of the Health Promotion Programme using Traditional Korean Medicine (HaPP-TKM). A survey of public health Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) doctors asked for suggestions on developing the system and programmes so that TKM public health doctors can practice effectively in different circumstances. Read more here.

Characteristics of Yoga and Meditation Users among Older Australian Women – Results from the 45 and Up Study

Yoga and meditation are predominantly utilised by healthy well-educated young women, but little is known about utilisation by older chronically ill women. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of yoga and meditation use among middle-to-higher aged Australian women with chronic conditions. Read more here.

Subcutaneous Injection of Myrrh Essential Oil in Mice: Acute and Subacute Toxicity Study

Myrrh essential oil (MEO) is widely used as remedies for the different human ailment in different parts of the world. The misuse of this natural product in higher doses may lead to fever, inflammation, and liver and kidney problems. Read more here.

Effectiveness of Auricular Acupressure for Acute Postoperative Pain after Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

To identify the effectiveness of auricular acupressure (AA) in patients with acute postoperative pain after surgery by systematic review. Read more here.

Anti-Diabetic Potential of Pueraria lobata Root Extract Through Promoting Insulin Signaling by PTP1B Inhibition

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a fast-growing epidemic affecting people globally. We initiated the project by searching the possible target of the Pueraria lobata root extract (P. lobata). We conducted the IC50 assays of P. lobata on the four diabetes-related proteins: PTP1B, TCPTP, SHP-2 and DPP-4. Results indicated that P. lobata exhibited high PTP1B inhibitory activity with IC50 of 0.043 mg/ml. Read more here.

The Prevalence and Characteristics of Complementary Medicine Use by Australians Living With Sleep Disorders – Results of a Cross-Sectional Study

To report the prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine use and product utilization by Australians living with sleep disorders. Read more here.

The Prevalence, Characteristics, Expenditure and Predictors of Complementary Medicine Use in Australians Living with Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study

To determine the prevalence, characteristics, expenditure and predictors of complementary medicine (CM) use in Australian adults living with gastrointestinal disorders (GID). Read more here.

Plant-Derived Medicines for Neuropathies: A Comprehensive Review of Clinical Evidence

Neuropathy is defined as the damage to the peripheral or central nervous system accompanied by pain, numbness, or muscle weakness, which can be due to congenital diseases or environmental factors such as diabetes, trauma, or viral infections. As current treatments are not sufficiently able to control the disease, studies focusing on the identification and discovery of new therapeutic agents are necessary. Read more here.