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Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain

Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain

Upper back pain and tension are common complaints, particularly when people feel stressed or spend a lot of time hunched over desks or computers. Exercises that stretch the neck, shoulders, and upper back can help relieve pain and loosen tight muscles. Muscles tension in the shoulders can also lead to neck stiffness and headaches, so […]

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Can acupuncture help with psoriasis?

Can acupuncture help with psoriasis?

Many practitioners say that acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. What does the research say? Acupuncture is the ancient practice of inserting thin needles into the skin. People have used it as a complementary treatment for thousands of years. Some studies have suggested that acupuncture can help with pain relief, […]

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Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?

Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?

Targeting the gut microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract — could be a way to treat a range of age-related conditions. Scientists made this conclusion after investigating the effect of transplanting fecal samples from young to aged mice. Jump-starting the gut bacteria may help people age more […]

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Cardiovascular disease: 7 simple steps that lower future risk

Cardiovascular disease: 7 simple steps that lower future risk

Maintaining good cardiovascular health — as the American Heart Association define it — over an extended period helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. New research gives important clues on how to protect heart health. This is the main takeaway of a study which now appears in the journal JAMA Network Open. […]

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How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms

How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms

Research has shown that insulin resistance — a main characteristic of prediabetes and diabetes — is sometimes linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression. But a new study in mice has found that metformin, a diabetes drug, can fight these symptoms. Metformin, a common drug that people take to treat symptoms of diabetes, could also […]

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Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

A review analyzing the results of 22 randomized clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults. Yoga can be an effective option for older alduts who want to maintain good physical and mental health. Yoga refers to a series of mind-body practices that originate […]

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Debunking the anti-vaccination myths

Debunking the anti-vaccination myths

Health organizations, doctors, and scientists agree that vaccines are safe and effective. Despite this, there is a growing movement of parents and caregivers choosing not to vaccinate their children. Anti-vaccination myths are almost certainly contributing to this trend. Many health organizations advise that children receive vaccinations for their individual health and for the health of […]

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Patient Catches on Fire During Heart Surgery

Patient Catches on Fire During Heart Surgery

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having emergency heart surgery is always risky, but a new case report reveals an unexpected danger: A flash fire ignited a man’s chest during such a procedure. A 60-year-old man underwent lifesaving heart surgery for a torn aorta, the main artery that carries blood away […]

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Many Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery

Many Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The opioid epidemic has been fueled in part by the overprescribing of painkillers. But a new study finds that up to half of patients may not actually need the addictive pills following a surgery. The finding could be a game-changer for post-op care, said […]