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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

Yoga, exercise fail to improve sleep in midlife women, study suggests
Yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes, suggests new research.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:28 GMT

Common cause of both neurological diseases such as dementia and motor neuron diseases
Currently, most scientists do not see a link between ALS and Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or other dementias. New research confirms the relevance of a certain neurotoxic pathway. The article also confirms TDP-43 inhibition as a viable therapeutic option for the treatment of neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer disease.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:28 GMT

Potential way to reduce drug cravings: Vagus nerve stimulation therapy
A new preclinical study shows that vagus nerve stimulation therapy might have the potential to help people overcome drug addiction by helping them learn new behaviors to replace those associated with seeking drugs.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:28 GMT

News media registration open for ENDO 2017: The 99th Annual Meeting & EXPO in Orlando, FL
(The Endocrine Society) Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting will be held April 1-4, in Orlando, FL.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:28 GMT

Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals is severely lacking. This blind spot undermines efforts to address global change and achieve sustainability goals. So reports a new study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:28 GMT

Monash awarded grant to lead global slum revitalisation research
(Monash University) A global charitable foundation has awarded an AUD $14 million grant to an international research consortium led by Monash University. In one of only four such successes selected from over 600 applications worldwide, the Wellcome Trust (UK) awarded the prestigious grant to the Monash-led team for a research project that will potentially improve the lives of the more than a billion people living in urban slums globally.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:28 GMT

Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
Title: Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:29 GMT

Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds
Title: Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:29 GMT

Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows
Title: Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:48:29 GMT

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