The potential impact of primary headache disorders on stroke risk

The Journal of Headache and Pain, 12/15/2016 Tsai CL, et al. – This population–based cohort study aimed to investigate whether patients with primary headache disorders (PHDs) were at a high risk of developing stroke. Researchers recommend that with gender–dependent, age–specific and time–dependent characteristics, PHDs is suggestive of an incremental risk for ischaemic stroke. Methods The…

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Eating Processed Food Increases Your Chances of Developing High Blood Pressure

This study found that their participants who ate the processed foods were more likely to develop high blood pressure… Ultra-processed food consumption and the incidence of hypertension in a Mediterranean cohort: The Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Project American Journal of Hypertension, 12/13/2016 de Deus Mendonca R, et al. In this study, researchers investigate the relationship…

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7 Tips to Get Into Ketosis

By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that provides several health benefits. During ketosis, your body converts fat into compounds known as ketones and begins using them as its main source of energy. Studies have found that diets that promote ketosis are highly beneficial for weight loss, due in part to…

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Study: Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints

Brigham Young University Health News, 12/12/2016 Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro–inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running. In other words, it appears running can reduce joint inflammation. “It flies in the face of intuition,” said study…

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Bread and Other Edible Agents of Mental Disease

Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10: 130. Published online 2016 Mar 29. doi:  10.3389/fnhum.2016.00130 PMCID: PMC4809873 Paola Bressan* and Peter Kramer Abstract Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’…

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Knucke Cracking May Not Cause Arthritis

One of the hallmarks of arthritis is a reduction of the cartilage in the joint space. This study compared habitual knuckle crackers with non-knuckle crackers.  The looked at the thickness of their finger cartilage and hand grip strength. They found the opposite of what you might think.  The habitual knuckle crackers actually hand thicker joint…

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Low Back Pain [video]

Low Back Pain Video Low back pain affects up to 90% of the population, there are some yellow and red flags to keep in mind Watch Video on YouTube

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Knee OA No Excuse to Skip Out on Physical Activity

by Ryan Basen Staff Writer, MedPage TodayNovember 21, 2016 Action Points WASHINGTON — Most people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are able to walk the 6,000 daily steps they need to improve their condition and prevent disability, according to researchers here who divulged benchmarks for three key tests they say patients need to meet. In a…

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Cost-effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy, supervised exercise, and home exercise for older adults with chronic neck pain.

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is one of the modalities that chiropractors use for treating patients with neck and back problems.  A recent article, showed that SMT along with  home based exercises and advice was more cost effective than supervised exercises and home exercises for older adults with neck pain. [Read more]

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Treating Sciatica Pain in Older Adults

Sciatica is a condition and term used to describe leg pain that is usually accompanied by numbness and weakness. This condition can become debilitating and may affect up to 25% of the population. Currently, the majority of guidelines recommend pharmacological management for the pain relief of sciatica; however, the evidence supporting the use of medications…

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