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Living in a sunnier climate as a child and young adult may reduce risk of MS
MINNEAPOLIS - People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun s rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis MS later in life, according to a study published in the March 7, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Exposure in childhood and young adulthood may also reduce risk. While UV-B rays can cause sunburn and play a role in the development of s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Bundled payments for hip/knee surgeries appears to work better for higher-volu...
PHILADELPHIA -- Medicare s experimental mandatory bundled payment model for knee and hip replacements is more likely to yield cost savings when the surgeries are performed in larger hospitals that do more of these procedures, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Non-profit and major teaching hospital status also appear to be associated with cost savings, the Penn Medicine analysis found. The study, pu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won't Cause Chest Injuries, Study Contends
Chest compressions during chiropractic spinal manipulation result in little or no risk of chest injury, according to new research. The study, published in the May 13 online edition of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics , measured and examined the force of chest compressions ranging from typical to extremely rigorous and found all to be well under the threshold for injury. Results from this preliminary study showed that maximum chest ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 8
Changing size of neurons could shed light on new treatments for motor neurone ...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology improves our understanding of how motor nerve cells neurons respond to motor neurone disease, which could help us identify new treatment options. Motor neurone disease referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS is associated with the death of motor nerve cells neurons . It starts with the progressive loss of muscle function, followed by paralysis and ultimately death due to inability to breathe. Cur ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Pain in the buttocks: Is my sciatica causing it?
A pain in a person s buttocks can be worrying and uncomfortable. If someone has this kind of discomfort, it is advisable to find the cause and the right medical treatment.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for...
Amsterdam, NL, February 27, 2018 - Spina bifida myelomeningocele , a serious and complex spinal cord birth defect, has an estimated prevalence of slightly over three cases per 10,000 live births. As medical and surgical interventions have improved, the life expectancy of individuals with spina bifida has increased. However, further research to address the complexities of this multi-system condition more effectively is needed. In order to provide a multidis ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests
February 28, 2018 - Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy , compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research reg CORR reg , a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons reg . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Through a decade after surgery, patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty THA have a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age
As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. The study is published in Nature Communications . It has already been established that natural ageing impairs the function of our skeletal muscles. We ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear in the artery walls in the neck, a condition called cervical artery dissection, the statement noted. A tear in the artery wall can result in a stroke if a bl ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 26
Why Chiropractors and Physiotherapists Must Strengthen their Marketing Strate...
National Academics Relieving Pain in America report considers chronic pain as a national challenge because it affects 100 million American adults. Number of sick days taken due to chronic back pain has seen a dramatic increase from 7.7 million days in 2013 to 9.6 million days in 2014 resulting in a loss of 1 billion. 34 percent growth in the employment of physical therapists from 2014 to 2024 does not surprise because of the growing demand for physical the ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
Trumpism and the Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health
Waking this day post election to the ascending era of Trump in national politics is unfortunately familiar territory for those of us in integrative health and medicine. We have our own long-standing problem of integration of cultures and tribes and economies. And like other such problems in the name-calling, divisive Trumpian United States, the context of the integrative health debate is often shaped as anti-science and bigotry. An example came across my d ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative...
At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate strands have knit together into a whole that was unimagined at the outset Do the lineages of each become the shared ancestry of what is emerging These are the opening lines of what is effectively the first written history of the movement for integrative health and medicine. I put history in quotation marks becau ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22