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Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain
A new systematic review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:57:33 GMT

Study first to connect stress-associated brain activity with cardiovascular risk
A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISSMS) investigators has linked, for the first time in humans, activity in a stress-sensitive structure within the brain to the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease. The team's findings, being published in the journal The Lancet, also reveals a pathway leading from activation of that structure—the amygdala—through elevated immune system activity to an increased incidence of cardiovascular events.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:57:33 GMT

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity
More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet" - foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats - is a major cause of this epidemic.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:57:33 GMT

Athletic ability and finger length linked?
Researchers have studied the correlation between athletic ability and finger length.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:43 GMT

Schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco
New research suggests that teenagers who had tried an e-cigarette were almost four times more likely to start smoking a conventional cigarette within a year, when compared to classmates who had not.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:43 GMT

Cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum, study shows
Tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking. This insight from the formerly secret industry documents, outlines a new report.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:43 GMT

Top experts meet to advance holistic solutions to superbug infections spread by healthcare surfaces
(BLL Partners, LLC) Top experts in infection prevention and healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) are meeting in Dallas next week at the Healthcare Surfaces Summit 2017 to identify ways to reduce the rising menace from surface-spread healthcare-acquired superbug infections. Interdisciplinary teams representing multiple areas of expertise will collaborate to formulate integrated, actionable solutions from a holistic perspective. An HAI survivor and activist will keynote, illustrating the human and social costs of these devastating, but preventable diseases.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:43 GMT

The Western Ghats of India revealed two new primitive species of earthworm
(Pensoft Publishers) Having conducted a survey of the earthworms in the Western Ghats mountains, India, a team of four scientists discovered two species new to science. Both belong to a primitive family. They are described in the open access journal ZooKeys.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:43 GMT

Doctors exploring how to prescribe income security
(St. Michael's Hospital) Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital are studying how full-time income support workers hired by health-care clinics can help vulnerable patients or those living in poverty improve their finances and their health.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:43 GMT

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Title: Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:44 GMT

Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
Title: Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:44 GMT

Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain
Title: Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:44 GMT

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