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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

New structural studies reveal workings of a molecular pump that ejects cancer drugs
Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, chemotherapy agents. This new knowledge could lead to the design of more effective drugs.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:25 GMT

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half
Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:25 GMT

New risk factors for anxiety disorders
Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the individual patients.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:25 GMT

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health -- official
(University of Exeter) People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:25 GMT

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study
(University of Colorado at Boulder) New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:25 GMT

Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could pose risk for some
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. UCLA School of Nursing researchers discovered that for people who carry a specific genetic variation -- the K-variant of butyrylcholinesterase, or BChE-K -- donezpezil could accelerate cognitive decline.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:25 GMT

Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?
Title: Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?
Category: Health News
Created: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:26 GMT

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
Title: Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
Category: Health News
Created: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:26 GMT

10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity
Title: 10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity
Category: Health News
Created: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:31:26 GMT

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