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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 finds 90 percent of American men overfat
Researchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world's population may be overfat. Now these same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:15 GMT

Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning, study suggests
Drinking alcohol improves memory for information learned before the drinking episode began, new research suggests.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:15 GMT

Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008
A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists report. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission in a child after early, limited anti-HIV treatment.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:15 GMT

GSA publication advocates oral health promotion across professions
(The Gerontological Society of America) Recognizing oral health as an essential element of healthy aging, The Gerontological Society of America has released a new white paper -- 'Interprofessional Solutions for Improving Oral Health in Older Adults: Addressing Access Barriers, Creating Oral Health Champions' -- that makes six specific recommendations aimed at raising people's quality of life as they age.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:15 GMT

Nutritional value of soybean meal varies among sources from different countries
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries. Genetic differences among varieties of soybeans, as well as differences in growing conditions and processing, may affect the nutritional value of soybean meal produced in different places.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:15 GMT

UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
(University of Maryland) Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented a new kind of battery; one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:15 GMT

Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe
Title: Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:16 GMT

Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
Title: Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:16 GMT

Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
Title: Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:40:16 GMT

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