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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

Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior
Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the body's master clock, which schedules everything from the release of hormones to the onset of sleepiness.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

A little vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardiometabolic health
As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

Electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network monitors activity and controls blood flow
New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to neurons.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

From the classroom to the NICU: Real-world neuroscience opening new avenues
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) When going to the movies with friends, one small action can make a big difference to be on the same page after the movie: eye contact. A simple conversation before the movie sets you up to be more in sync with your friends after the movie. These findings, being presented at the CNS conference in San Francisco, come from an unlikely place -- not the lab, or even a movie theater, but a classroom.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study, being presented at the CNS annual conference in San Francisco, is the first to identify correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing, providing a new window into human memory. It is part of the nascent but growing field of 'imaging genetics,' which aims to relate genetic variation to variation in brain anatomy and function.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

Immunotherapy drug becomes first therapy approved by FDA for rare skin cancer
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. Avelumab is the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC and the first disease that the drug has ever been approved to treat.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
Title: Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
Category: Health News
Created: 3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening
Title: Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening
Category: Health News
Created: 3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows
Title: Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:45:14 GMT

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