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What are the health benefits of Thai massage?

What are the health benefits of Thai massage?

Many people believe that the health benefits of Thai massage include lowering stress, boosting energy, and improving athletic performance. Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. The technique that Thai massage […]

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Parkinson’s disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps

Parkinson’s disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps

Blocking an enzyme could put a stop to the buildup of toxic protein clumps that occurs in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. New research reveals that blocking a certain protein clears Lewy bodies — toxic structures that are a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. This was the conclusion that scientists at Georgetown University Medical […]

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What is a lumbar MRI scan?

What is a lumbar MRI scan?

Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive diagnostic tool that uses radio waves and a magnetic field to produce detailed images of the inside of a body. Doctors can use them to examine a person’s lower spine, or lumbar region, and the surrounding tissues. The exam itself is very safe because it does not use ionizing […]

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Is ear candling safe or effective?

Is ear candling safe or effective?

Ear candling is an unsafe and unproven practice during which a person inserts a lit candle into their ear. The heat from the candle is supposed to draw earwax and other impurities out of the ear. Proponents of ear candling claim that it can treat a number of conditions, ranging from earwax buildups to cancer. […]

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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

A new clinical trial tests a radiotherapy-boosting drug in the fight against various forms of cancer. New research finds a safe way to boost the effects of radiation in cancer therapy. Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be […]

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How Your Mother’s Love Life May Affect Your Own

How Your Mother’s Love Life May Affect Your Own

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Like mother, like child? Your mother’s romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. “Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable on the marriage market, and better or worse at […]

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Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that typically occurs in people with psoriasis. In addition to pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints, psoriatic arthritis can cause a red, scaly rash. In this article, we discuss whether psoriatic arthritis (PsA) always causes a rash. We also cover symptoms, treatment, and home remedies for a […]

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Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

New research finds a worrying trend in the incidence of heart attacks in recent decades. The results indicate that young women are more likely than young men to need hospitalization for heart attacks, as well as to develop other cardiometabolic conditions. More and more young women develop heart disease, and doctors should pay more attention […]

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Everything you need to know about anxiety medications

Everything you need to know about anxiety medications

The term anxiety encompasses feelings of worry, fear, and unease. Although it is normal to experience some level of anxiety at times, intense or persistent anxiety may be indicative of an anxiety disorder. According to several large surveys, up to 33.7 percent of people experience some form of anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Medications are […]