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Is Chinese massage an effective and cost-effective treatment for chronic neck pain?

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study evaluating a form of Chinese massage, tuina, in patients with chronic neck pain found it to be effective, safe, and cost-effective compared to no treatment.

Is 2018 the Year for Polio’s Extinction?

The world's last case of polio may have already happened. We will know soon

New Procedure Helps Patients Avoid Hip Replacement, Repair Joint Damage

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.

Medical News Today: Antibody reduces bone metastases '100-fold'

Bone metastases are notoriously difficult to treat. Breaking research tests the capabilities of a new antibody treatment, and it shows real promise.

The Best Hitchhike in the History of Time

he bags that had formed under my eyes after a punishing 5-day stretch were easily large enough to haul all of my gear. Sleep deprivation and misery will do that. Little did I know that my impossibly bad mood was about saved by a magic...Show More Summary

National Academy of Inventors chooses dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as 2017 Fellow

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs at Mount Sinai Health System, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

MiNT protein a fresh target to attack disease

(Rice University) A potent protein that resides in a cell's mitochondria is the most recent link to be detailed in a cycle that manages iron and reactive oxygen species. Because the process can be hijacked by cancer and other diseases, the research could lead to new disease-fighting strategies.

Study: Probiotics May Help Your Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Faster

Researchers recently conducted a study to see if taking probiotics made any difference in metabolic status or would healing in persons with diabetic foot ulcers. The study was randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled and included 60 participants between the ages 40-85 with grade 3 diabetic foot ulcers. They were randomly separated into two groups of 30. One […]

Medical News Today: Diabetes: New pathway to treatment suggested by protein culprit

A protein tied to the development of anxiety has now also been linked to the onset of type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, scientists may know how to block it.

Behavioral intervention improves sleep for hospitalized pregnant women

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study shows that a hospital-based behavioral intervention protocol including components of sleep hygiene and cognitive behavioral therapy successfully improved sleep in women who were hospitalized for a high-risk pregnancy.

UNC Lineberger awarded $11.9M grant to study radiation treatments for prostate cancer

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, a five-year, nearly $12 million grant to fund a comparative study of intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton beam for prostate cancer.

Navigating Holiday Food Markets with Diabetes

The Christmas holiday season is finally here! This is probably my favorite time of year. An excuse to eat, drink, and be merry. But with access to so much more wonderful foods in the form of Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Christmas markets, how do we manage all these new carbohydrates with diabetes?! I always say […]

How to Build Muscle in 9 Minutes

1 hour agoHealth : Well

Want to get strong, but don’t have time for a gym? Strength training is key for increasing flexibility, reducing injury risk and maintaining an overall healthy body. The best part is that it doesn’t have to take long. Here we’ll teach you a simple nine-minute-long strength training program that you can complete in your own home. Show More Summary

The evolution of the gene responsible for red meat to produce cancer has been revealed

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A sugar called Neu5Gc, present in red meat, some fish and dairy products, is related to the appearance of spontaneous tumors in humans. Researchers at the University of Nevada,Show More Summary

Flower or flesh? Genetics explain mosquito preference

(Ohio State University) New research is helping explain why most mosquitoes in one species choose flowers over blood meals. The discovery could one day lead to efforts to decrease mosquito-borne illness.

Probiotics and xylitol don’t help sore throats

(Reuters Health) - - Two potential remedies for bacterial infections, probiotics and xylitol, didn’t ease sore throat symptoms in an experiment designed to see whether these options might be used to curb overuse of antibiotics.

FDA to start targeting high-risk homeopathic remedies

U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic...

We've Officially Found the Best Sports Bras of 2018

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Whether you consider yourself a weekend warrior or hit the gym hard just about every day, it's important that your workout gear can support your fitness routine. Regardless of the programs 2018 has in store for you, you'll likely need to swap out your worn-out sports bras for something new. Show More Summary

Researchers repurpose immune-activating cytokine to fight breast cancer

The most lethal form of breast cancer could have a new treatment option, according to new research. Researchers showed triple-negative breast cancer cells are highly vulnerable to interferon-? -- a potent antimicrobial that also activates the immune system. Show More Summary

How 1 Woman Beat Her Sugar Addiction For Good

My last name isn't Sugar for nothing. You see, I come from a long line of sugar-lovers. I learned from the very best, my mother, who has an entire kitchen cabinet devoted to Peanut M&Ms. I once watched all 5 feet of her devour a king-size Hershey's Almond Bar in one sitting, so I know the apple (pie) didn't fall far from the tree. Show More Summary

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