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Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

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A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
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Study: Poor health is a less common cause of bankruptcy than commonly thought, but it brings other economic woes

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A team of researchers led by an MIT economist has found that medical expenses account for roughly 4 percent of bankruptcy filings among nonelderly adults in the U.S.
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A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'

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First 'non-gene' mutations behind neurodevelopmental disorders discovered

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In the largest study of its kind, genetic changes causing neurodevelopmental disorders have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators in the NHS Regional Genetics services. The study of almost 8,000 families, published today (21 March) in Nature, found...
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Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

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Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
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Global burden of low back pain—a consequence of negligence and misinformation

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in T...

Dietary recommendations for sugar are being made by the sugar industry itself

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New Brain Scanner Fits Right Atop the Head

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When it comes to observing the inner workings of our brains, there are a few ways we can do it. But, for most, bulky machines and carefully controlled environments are the norm. The traditional trade-off researchers face for a glimpse inside the mind is a mind that's constrained in some fairly un...

How This Bulging Lump on a Man's Hand Revealed a Serious Heart Infection&ensp;

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It started out as a red patch on a man's palm. But soon it turned into a raised, blue lump that pulsed with his heartbeat.

Microscopic 'shuttles' transport enzyme from cells to trigger onset of kidney disease

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A new study involving the University of Sheffield has identified a key culprit in the onset of kidney disease in a major marker for kidney disease development.

Treating depression in cancer increases quality of life, but not length of life

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Researchers have found that treating depression doesn't make cancer patients live longer, but it does make lives immeasurably better.

Pregnancy vitamins are for baby too: Probiotic and fish oil supplement use during gestation reduce risk of childhood food allergies, eczema

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(Natural News) Many a parent of an allergic child lives in fear of their little one being stung by a bee or accidentally being exposed to peanuts, eggs or shellfish. For allergic kids, such exposure can mean a reaction ranging in severity from coughing, sneezing, an itchy throat or a runny nose, ...

Surgeon performance benefits from 'warm-up'

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Surgeons progressively 'warm-up' as they repeat a procedure on their operating list, akin to the way athletes' performance improves across a competition—according to new research.

Scientists define molecule’s role in itch and pain pathways

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Researchers defined the neural pathways for itch sensation and identified a signaling molecule called somatostatin that enhances itch and blunts pain in mice.

Limiting shifts for medical trainees affects satisfaction, but not educational outcomes

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Limiting first-year medical residents to 16-hour work shifts, compared to "flexing" them to allow for some longer shifts, generally makes residents more satisfied with their training and work-life balance, but their training directors more dissatisfied with curtailed educational opportunities. Th...

Can You 'Speed Up' Your Metabolism?

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Metabolism refers to the calories the body uses at rest.

Young at wrong end of deprivation gap, finds study

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The under-thirties have endured most the marked increase in relative deprivation of any age group in England, according to a 11-year study of data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Data scientists reviewed the analysis from 2004-2015 and also found that over the same period, deprivati...

What are opioids and what are the risks?

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Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

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Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government

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Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Does testosterone make you mean?

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Quintupling inhaler medication may not prevent asthma attacks in children

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Children with mild to moderate asthma do not benefit from a common practice of increasing their inhaled steroids at the first signs of an asthma exacerbation, according to clinical trial results published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found short-term increases in inhaled st...
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Stephen Hawking’s long life with ALS reminds us how little we know about the disease

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Health The condition often kills patients within a few years. Stephen Hawking lived for 55 years following his diagnosis with ALS, a condition that often kills patients within a few short years. The research isn't entirely clear on…
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New osteoarthritis genes discovered

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In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Results of the study, published today (19 March) in Nature Genetics, could open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilita...

Small changes in diet can have a big impact on health

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How's that New Year's resolution coming along? Getting ready for summer and want to look your best? Just want to feel better physically? Whatever your motivation, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, an assistant professor of nutrition in Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions said just a...

Vitamin D protects against chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in obese patients

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(Natural News) The link between obesity and increased insulin levels is a well-established indicator of diabetes. Fortunately, there’s still hope: A study that appeared in Nutrire found that vitamin D protects the body from chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in obese individuals. The ...

5 Weird Effects of Bug Bites

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As if bug bites weren't already the worst.
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Who benefits from biomedical science?

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If we want to improve how research tackles the world’s health problems, we need to be honest about our current priorities. Ismael Ràfols and Jack Stilgoe report on new data showing the imbalance.The world spends more than US$240bn every year on biomedical research and development. For pharmace...

Pharmacists funded to work in care homes in England

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The plan aims to review the number of medicines taken by residents, which can be 10 or more.

The FDA Wants to Take Nicotine Out of Tobacco. How Do You Do That?

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The FDA is taking steps to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes. But exactly how do you take the nicotine out of tobacco?
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Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs

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New research sheds light on underlying cause of brain injury in stroke

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Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questions

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In a perspective piece, Stanford researchers discuss the ethical implications of using machine-learning tools in making health care decisions for patients.

Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

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The prevalence of diabetes has increased almost 10-fold in China since the early 1980s, with one in 10 adults in China now affected by diabetes. Although adiposity is the major modifiable risk factor for diabetes, other research in China suggests this can explain only about 50 percent of the incr...

'I take 'smart drugs' despite risks'

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Leora is a student who takes a 'smart drug' to help her cope with the pressures of university.

Excessive calcium in your cells may increase your risk of developing Parkinson’s

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(Natural News) Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali, Charles M. Schulz, Linda Ronstadt and Billy Graham have one thing in common. They have Parkinson’s disease. The disorder also afflicts one of every 350 adults in the U.K., or an estimated 145,000 people. The sad part is, the solution to Parkinson’...

First steps taken for vaccine pills

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Researchers hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases.

Women missing from breast implant register

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NHS Digital says all cases should be logged by clinics to help them keep tabs on any safety issues.

Deadly Legionella bacteria found to proliferate at car washes, where they can become airborne and be inhaled

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(Natural News) According to a recent report, two gentlemen from Italy have been infected with Legionnaires’ disease at a car wash in two separate incidences. The two individuals were exposed to contaminated water spray and while this might seem shocking, experts say that these incidences aren...

Isabel Gal obituary

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My mother-in-law, Dr Isabel Gal, who has died aged 92, was working at Queen Mary’s hospital for children in Carshalton, Surrey, in the 1960s when her research suggested that a hormone-based pregnancy test drug called Primodos caused birth defects similar to those seen with thalidomide.Her findi...

Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

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Tony Dixon is currently under investigation by North Bristol NHS Trust and the General Medical Council.