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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

Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, study finds
Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Smokers who quit have metabolite levels that resemble those of nonsmokers
Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now in a study shows that certain metabolic changes occur soon after quitting, and these changes could help explain how some ill-effects of smoking might be reversible.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Immune cells produce wound healing factor, could lead to new IBD treatment
Specific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead to new, potential therapeutic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new research study.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Are weight loss drugs the next tool to combat cocaine addiction?
(Boston Medical Center) Boston Medical Center's (BMC) psychiatry team is studying a drug called lorcaserin, which targets the brain's serotonin receptors and could help reduce cocaine cravings as well as dampen the rewards associated with taking cocaine.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Nora Volkow to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will award the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs, and her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Epilepsy drugs may have damaging effects on children's bones
(Wiley) In a study published in Epilepsia, young people taking anti-epileptic drugs experienced elevated rates of bone fractures and had reductions in tibial bone mineral density and lower limb muscle force.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
Title: Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
Category: Health News
Created: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma
Title: Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma
Category: Health News
Created: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White
Title: U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White
Category: Health News
Created: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:05:47 GMT

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