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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

Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging
Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary, research shows.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:12 GMT

Small intestine GIST associated with better prognosis in younger patients
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can occur in adolescents and young adults (AYA) under 40 years old as well. Researchers report findings from the first population-based analysis of AYA patients with GIST.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:12 GMT

Study identifies molecular signal for maintaining adult neuron
Research in mice points to better understanding of how the structure of nerve cells in the adult hippocampus may deteriorate, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders, report researchers.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:12 GMT

Global partnership launched to prevent epidemics with new vaccines
(Wellcome Trust) A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, designed to help give the world an insurance policy against epidemics, launches today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:13 GMT

Mapping the mind of worms
(University of Miami) Dr. Kevin Collins carefully places a petri dish with what looks like a blotch of yellowish slime under a microscope. Magnified, the slime comes alive as hundreds of translucent worms, known as Caenorhabditis elegans, slither to and fro.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:13 GMT

Actress Kathy Bates to be honored at Research!America's Advocacy Awards Dinner
(Research!America) Kathy Bates, award-winning actress and Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson, will receive Research!America's Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion for raising the visibility of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases and advocating tirelessly on behalf of the patient community. The Rosenfeld Award is presented to individuals who have worked to effectively deliver medical or other health-related research advocacy messages to the public.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:13 GMT

Taking the Bite Out of Frostbite
Title: Taking the Bite Out of Frostbite
Category: Health News
Created: 1/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:13 GMT

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
Title: Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
Category: Health News
Created: 1/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:13 GMT

Health Tip: Use Ice to Ease Ankle Sprain Pain
Title: Health Tip: Use Ice to Ease Ankle Sprain Pain
Category: Health News
Created: 1/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:06:13 GMT

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