Chronic Pain

Research suggests new possibilities for pain management

An alternative to chronic pain treatment may be on the horizon. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. Over 11% of the United States’ adult population live with chronic pain. This means that 25 million people across the country have experienced pain every day for […]

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Physical activity may prevent dementia

Can physical activity prevent dementia?

Physical activity is at the epicenter of healthy living: it can assist weight loss, increase energy and now it may even prevent dementia. In a new study conducted by the Gerontology Department of the Institute of General Medicine and the Department of Sports Medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt, the effects of regular exercise on brain […]

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Schizophrenia study pinpoints possible treatment

New hope for schizophrenia treatment

With no known cure, the last 50 years have seen little in the way of advancement for Schizophrenia. Characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, current treatments are focused primarily on reducing symptoms; including antipsychotics, which are ineffective for some patients and often carry significant side-effects. Initially recognized by Medical News today, new […]

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Asthma may be linked to heart failure

New research published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure is suggesting that asthma sufferers may be more at risk of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. This is because these people who suffer from the condition “may also be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH),” according to Medical News Today.  Characterized as […]

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How some memories can be erased while leaving others intact

When a traumatic incident occurs to a person, it can make them experience fear and anxiety long after the event has happened. Typically taking the forms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such an event occurs, the brain stores information about what happened during the experience. From every detail regarding the scene, what time, what (or who) […]

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burning the midnight oil

Just how bad is it to burn the midnight oil?

While the phrase “burning the midnight oil” is familiar to many, the health problems associated with it may not be. With research linking the activity to cognitive impairment, metabolic disorders, and even breast cancer, working the night shift may negatively affect the body’s ability to repair its DNA. Published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Dr. Parveen Bhatti (of […]

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Gray hair

Why does hair turn gray?

You can try to run from these cranial oppressors, but they’ll always catch up; we’re talking, of course, about gray hairs. While they don’t always have the best reputation, gray hairs are a natural part of life. But why? Why do our luscious locks lose their color as we age? The pigments in our hair are produced […]

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Mammogram test

New Imaging Technique Aims to Help Surgeons with Breast Cancer Removal

Every year in the United States, a quarter of a million women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Of these, approximately 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancer and also keep as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible, according to medicalnewstoday. The problem is that, even after the surgery has been performed, it’s difficult to […]

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