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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

Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death
A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases the risk of premature death, even when that exposure is at levels below the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:39 GMT

Scientists identify cause, possible treatment for life-threatening gut condition
Investigators have discovered a genetic cause and potential treatment strategy for a rare immune disorder called CHAPLE disease. Children with the condition can experience severe gastrointestinal distress and deep vein blood clots. No effective treatments are available to ameliorate or prevent these life-threatening symptoms.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:39 GMT

Paving the way for promising treatment for hot flashes
Fifteen years ago, Dr. Naomi Rance was at work when she experienced her first hot flash. Rance, a physician and researcher, took note. As it turns out, her basic scientific research on estrogen's involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:39 GMT

Weighty matters
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) 'Adolescent weight gain confers long-term increased stroke risk' Dr. Rexrode has co-authored an editorial about new research that highlights the link between adolescent weight gain and stroke risk later in life.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:40 GMT

Allina Health LifeCourse to be featured at IAGG 2017
(Allina Health ) The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 World Congress in July in San Francisco is expected to draw 6,000 professionals from around the world who are concerned with aging. Allina Health researchers will present a three-part symposium and four studies based on LifeCourse, a late life care model featuring layperson care guides.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:40 GMT

How family and friends influence breast cancer treatment decisions
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) When a woman walks into the oncologist's office, she's usually not alone. In fact, a new study finds that half of women have at least three people standing behind them, sitting next to them or waiting at home to help.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:40 GMT

Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases
Title: Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases
Category: Health News
Created: 6/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:40 GMT

Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients
Title: Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 6/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:40 GMT

Health Tip: Create a Food-and-Activity Journal
Title: Health Tip: Create a Food-and-Activity Journal
Category: Health News
Created: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:29:40 GMT

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