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Gua sha: Uses, benefits, and side effects
Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine. It is often used to treat muscle pain and tension, but there has been limited research into how well it works. We find out more about whether gua sha is effective, and if it has any side effects.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Breast cancer and back pain: What to know
Back pain is unlikely to be an early symptom of breast cancer, but it can be a factor in the later stages of the disease. Medication and treatment for breast cancer can also be causes. We find out more about the links between the disease and back pain.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Dextroscoliosis: Types, exercises, and treatment
Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Bursitis of the shoulder: Symptoms, treatment, and exercises
Bursitis of the shoulder is a painful inflammation in the shoulder joint. It is common, treatable, and often heals within months. Rest and gentle exercises can speed up recovery.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
Quadratus lumborum pain: Symptoms and causes
Quadratus lumborum pain involves discomfort in the muscle that is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect. When researchers pitted real chiropractic manipulation against a sham version, they found both were equally likely to ease patients migraine pain. On the other hand, both tactics worked better than patients usual pain-relieving medications. Experts in pain management stressed that no firm conclusions should be dr ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Potential new target for reducing osteoporosis risk in men
Researchers have identified a new regulator of vitamin D metabolism that could be targeted to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy, according to a study published in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology . Reduced levels of sex hormones in men, caused by prostate cancer therapy can lead to lower vitamin D levels, which in turn increases the risk of bone fractures. This study has identified a previously unknown link bet ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Balance exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis
MINNEAPOLIS - A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis MS with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published in the January 31, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Balance problems and fatigue are common in MS and are tied to falls and limited mobility, which can affect people s ability to work or participate in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Boosting a key protein to help bones that won't heal
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When a patient breaks a bone, there s a possibility the fracture won t heal properly or quickly -- even with the aid of pins, plates or a cast. And use of another restorative tactic known as bone morphogenetic proteins, or BMPs, is increasingly less likely. Designed to promote spinal fusion and bone repair more than a decade ago, these molecules can overperform, causing excessive or misdirected bone growth, studies have shown. But becaus ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Acute treatment suppresses posttraumatic arthritis in ankle injury
A University of Iowa study has identified a method for inhibiting the occurrence of an aggressive form of arthritis that frequently develops following a severe traumatic injury. The preclinical work demonstrates the potential for preventing posttraumatic osteoarthritis PTOA by targeting very early damage after fractures in an animal model of this type of injury. These types of fractures in a load-bearing joint can lead to arthritis as quickly as two years ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Small molecule could make a big difference for arthritis patients
LOS ANGELES - Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot Keck School of Medicine of USC scientist Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD , has reason to be optimistic. In a new publication in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases , Evseenko s team describes the promise of a new molecule aptly named Regulator of Cartilage Growth and Differentiation, or RCGD 423 for short. As its name implies, RCGD 423 enhances re ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Researchers track muscle stem cell dynamics in response to injury and aging
La Jolla, Calif., December 14, 2017 - A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute SBP describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury. The findings, published in Cell Stem Cell, have important implications for therapeutic strategies to regenerate skeletal muscle in response to the normal wear and tear of aging, or in cases of injury or muscle diseases such as muscular dystro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15