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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‚ÄĒthe amygdala‚ÄĒthrough 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

Mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss
A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this mechanism malfunctions, progenitor cells stop creating bone-producing cells, and instead create fat cells. Knowledge of this mechanism can provide targets in the search for novel bone-loss.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infections
Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft tissue. Researchers have found two group A Streptococcus genes involved in invasive infections, which may be potential targets for therapeutics.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

Our weight tells how we assess food
A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which they are eaten. But that's not all. The research also highlighted the ways in which underweight people pay greater attention to natural foods and overweight people to processed foods.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) A study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in chronic migraine clinical practice the assessement of the disorder's symptoms.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

USDA announces funding for nutrition incentive programs
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $21 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

Lehigh's Srinivas Rangarajan awarded ACS investigator grant
(Lehigh University) Srinivas Rangarajan, assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received a research grant from The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) in September 2017.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
Title: As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
Category: Health News
Created: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic
Category: Health News
Created: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious
Title: Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious
Category: Health News
Created: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:49 GMT

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