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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

Study prompts new ideas on cancers’ origins
Cancer therapies often target cells that grow and divide rapidly, such as stem cells, but in studying how stomach cancers occur, researchers found that even when the stomach isn't able to make stem cells, other cells in the stomach can begin to divide and contribute to precancerous lesions.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:21:50 GMT

Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen
Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:21:50 GMT

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk
Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a small study.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:21:50 GMT

Study prompts new ideas on cancers' origins
(Washington University School of Medicine) Cancer therapies often target cells that grow and divide rapidly, such as stem cells, but in studying how stomach cancers occur, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that even when the stomach isn't able to make stem cells, other cells in the stomach can begin to divide and contribute to precancerous lesions.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:21:50 GMT

Journal of Biomedical Optics and Neurophotonics to become fully open-access journals
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) Two journals published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will become fully open access in January 2019, the society has announced. Both the Journal of Biomedical Optics and Neurophotonics will transition beginning with submissions received as of July 2018.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:21:50 GMT

BIDMC researchers use artificial intelligence to identify bacteria quickly and accurately
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients' odds of survival, according to microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:21:50 GMT

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