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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

Sports success not necessarily related to specialization
Specializing in one sport early in a child's athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros. However, researchers say 'not so fast.'
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have surgical option
The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer
More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers have found that those patients who were filling opioid prescriptions prior to surgery were 10 times more likely to be filling prescriptions five months after surgery.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring
(Oregon Health & Science University) New research in an animal model suggests a high-fat diet during pregnancy alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of offspring. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

CRI scientists provide insight into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A study by scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is providing insight into the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. In this research, the first mouse model of a mutation in the ARID1B gene was created and then used to show that growth hormone treatments reverse some manifestations of the mutation.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

First issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team is now available
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce that the first issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team is now available online.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe
Title: Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
Title: Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
Title: Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:55:22 GMT

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