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The Franklin Health Research Foundation conducts clinical and epidemiological studies in preventive and integrative health. Our areas of expertise include health behaviors, nutrition, health promotion, environmental health, aromatherapy, herbalism, and dietary supplements.

Predictors of COVID-19 Disinformation Acceptance

By FHRF Research Team | Aug 17, 2020

Predictors of Disinformation Acceptance During the Early Stages of a Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Study Using the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping A global pandemic poses a community threat which requires collaboration and rapid dissemination of factual information for containment. Disinformation campaigns have been waged against the United States and are heightened during times of …

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Bergamot Inhalation for Anxiety: A Meta Analysis

By FHRF Research Team | Mar 4, 2019

Bergamot Inhalation for Anxiety: A Meta Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trials Essential oil inhalation is frequently used to treat anxiety in multiple populations. While multiple clinical trials on this application exist in the scientific literature, findings often conflict. Effect sizes in these studies vary dramatically and some studies do not find that inhalation of bergamot …

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Elderberry Supplementation for Upper Respiratory Symptoms

By FHRF Research Team | Dec 22, 2018

Elderberry for Upper Respiratory Symptoms: A Meta Analysis of Randomized, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trials Elderberry syrup has become a household staple during the cold and flu season, but research identifying its effects remains sparse. To address this gap in knowledge, the FSIHS Research team conducted an elderberry meta-analysis. This analysis evaluated the effects of black elderberry …

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Ginger for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

By FHRF Research Team | Oct 9, 2018

Ginger for Acute Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a traditional food-based preparation which has been used in multiple studies to treat nausea and vomiting from a wide range of causes. It has shown to be beneficial at treating morning sickness, post-operative nausea and vomiting, and many …

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Aromatherapy for Preprocedural Anxiety in Children with ASD

By FHRF Research Team | May 12, 2018

Essential Oil Inhalation for Preprocedural Anxiety in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial While essential oils have been found in the scientific literature to reduce preprocedural anxiety in patients when administered prior to a scheduled medical procedure, no study has evaluated essential oils for autism at the time of this writing. …

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