Women With Weakness In This Muscle Usually Have Hip Pain

The hip abductor muscles are the muscles that bring the leg away from your midline. This study found that women with chronic hip joint pain usually have weakness in these muscles. Hip Abductor Muscle Volume and Strength Differences Between Women With Chronic Hip Joint Pain and Asymptomatic Controls Matthew J. Mastenbrook, BS Study Design Secondary…

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Using Turmeric and Curcumin To Lower Cholesterol May Help People At Risk of Heart Disease

This article found that turmeric and curcumin may protect patients at risk of cardiovascular disease through improving serum lipid levels. Curcumin may be used as a well-tolerated dietary adjunct to conventional drugs. The authors said that further research is required to resolve uncertainties related to dosage form, dose and medication frequency of curcumin. Efficacy and…

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‘Small Dose’ Exercise Guards Against Depression

Pam Harrison October 10, 2017 An hour a week of low-intensity exercise may be all it takes to prevent depression, a large, population-based cohort study of healthy adults suggests. “Being active is good for you ― even in small doses. Taken regularly, exercise is good for you, and it probably prevents mental ill health,” senior…

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Zumba Dancing May Help Your Fibromyalgia

This article concluded, “Zumba dancing as a form of treatment for three months for patients with fibromyalgia was effective in improving pain and physical functioning.” Zumba dancing can improve the pain and functional capacity in women with fibromyalgia Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies | October 03, 2017 Assuncao JC, et al. – An enquiry…

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Back surgery may backfire on patients in pain

By Linda Carroll msnbc.com contributor updated 10/14/2010 8:55:44 AM ET Just a month after back surgery, Nancy Scatena was once again in excruciating pain. The medications her doctor prescribed barely took the edge off the unrelenting back aches and searing jolts down her left leg. “The pain just kept intensifying,” says the 52-year-old Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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Knee Pain and Your Exercise Routine

Most osteoarthritis knee pain sufferers know that exercise is a crucial part of treatment. Unfortunately, many get caught in what’s known as the vicious cycle of knee pain. Your knee hurts, so you start avoiding activities and exercise, which can lead to weight gain and more knee pain. How do exercise and knee pain relief…

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Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

October 10, 2017 Journal of the American Heart Association TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this American Heart Association scientific statement reviewed the effects of meditation on cardiovascular risk. The quality and quantity of evidence reviewed were modest but indicate a possible beneficial effect of meditation on cardiovascular risk based on the effects on physiological response…

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Diabetes Increases Pain and Inflammation in Osteoarthritic Knees

Older people with knee arthritis who have diabetes seem to have higher levels of pain because the diabetic condition causes more that usual inflammation in the knee joint. Pain sensation in human osteoarthritic knee joints is strongly enhanced by diabetes mellitus – Full Text Article Eitner, Annetta; Pester, Juliab; Vogel, Franziskab; Marintschev, Ivanb; Lehmann, Thomasc;…

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Dietary and Lifestyle Risk Factors Associated With Kidney Stones

October 04, 2017 The Journal of Urology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Using data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Nurses’ Health Study, this study characterized the association of modifiable risk factors with the incidence of stone disease. Investigators found that maintaining a normal BMI, consuming an adequate amount of fluid, eating a balanced diet rich…

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Too much sugar? Even ‘healthy people’ are at risk of developing heart disease

Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject…

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