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Research pours cold water on ice bath recovery theory
If the thought of a post workout ice bath is enough to make you shiver, new research from QUT and The University of Queensland UQ will warm your heart. The comprehensive study found cold water immersion after strength training hindered muscle adaptation - pouring cold water on the long-held theory that an ice bath helps speed up recovery. Dr Llion Roberts, from UQ s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, and Dr Jonathan Peake, from QUT s School o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 12
Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit - even those with no willpower
Behavioral training such as mindfulness meditation may be effective at enhancing self-control toward quitting smoking - even for people who have no desire to give up, say experts.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Many chronic kidney disease patients 'should take statins'
As chronic kidney disease increases the risk of heart disease, patients with the former are advised to carefully manage their cholesterol levels. Now, researchers reviewing two sets of guidelines for cholesterol management have stated that nearly all people with pre-dialysis kidney disease should receive statins.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Yoga comparable with walking, biking to improve cardiovascular risk
Promising new evidence published by the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology finds that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction of cardiovascular disease as traditional physical activities.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Could meditation reduce brain aging?
It is common knowledge that the brain deteriorates as we age, causing functional impairments. You may be surprised to learn that this process usually begins during mid-to-late-20s. But before you panic, a new study suggests a potential way to reduce such deterioration meditation.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Sleep quality could be improved with mindfulness meditation
New research suggests that practicing mindfulness meditation could be a great way for older adults to improve the quality of their sleep.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depression
A herb used in traditional European folk medicine for over 3,000 years could be a potential treatment option for depression, according to the results of a new study.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Homeopathy: harmful and unscientific or misunderstood?
Does homeopathy fly in the face of science or is it the most misunderstood of all the major forms of complementary medicine Two doctors - one for and one against homeopathy - argue in The BMJ whether it should be recommended to patients.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Acupuncture has 'similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs'
In a controlled experiment with rats, acupuncture was effective against treating chronic stress, according to a report in the journal Endocrinology - with the results suggesting a mode of action similar to that of anti-anxiety and antidepressant drugs.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 10
Some radiation okay for expectant mother and fetus
ROSEMONT, Ill.--According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS , imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. During pregnancy, approximately 5 to 8 percent of women sustain traumatic injuries, including fractures and muscle tears. To help evaluate and manage these injuries, orthopaedic surgeons often recommend radiographs and other imaging s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 6
How white blood cells limit muscle regeneration
Researchers have identified a protein produced by white blood cells that puts the brakes on muscle repair after injury. By removing the protein CD163 from mice, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine could boost muscle repair and recovery of blood flow after ischemic injury damage caused by restriction of blood flow . The findings point to a target for potential treatments aimed at enhancing muscle regeneration. Muscle breakdown occurs in respon ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 5
Meniscal transplant in patients age 50 and under relieves pain, delays additio...
ROSEMONT, Ill.-- Most patients younger than age 50 with a torn or severely damaged meniscus experienced reduced pain and improved knee function following transplant surgery, according to a study in the August 5 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery JBJS . However, many patients required additional surgery within 10 years. The meniscus is a wedge-shaped piece of fibrocartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber between the thighbone and shin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 5