Exercise Helps Reduce Inflammation

If your pain responds to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen, or naproxen, you have be suffering from inflammation. This study concluded that “a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was effective in reducing inflammation. Thus, implementation and maintenance of similar exercise programs can contribute to reduce chronic inflammation among obese postmenopausal women.” J Phys…

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Upper Neck Problemes In Women With Chronic Migraine Headaches

In this study, they used a test that I perform in my office on headache patients.  Its called the Flexion Rotation Test.  What I do, is to have you lay on your back, and I gently flex your chin to your chest.  Then I turn the head both ways to see if there is any…

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Sedentary Lifestyle May Up Risk of Renal, Bladder Cancers

73 percent increased risk for bladder cancer, 77 percent increased risk for kidney THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New research adds to growing evidence that inactivity may be a significant risk factor for cancer, according to a report published online May 19 in Cancer Epidemiology. Rikki Cannioto, Ph.D., an assistant professor of oncology at the…

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Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis

Authors’ conclusions: We have very little confidence to conclude whether surgical treatment or a conservative approach is better for lumbar spinal stenosis, and we can provide no new recommendations to guide clinical practice. However, it should be noted that the rate of side effects ranged from 10% to 24% in surgical cases, and no side…

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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring

July 10, 2017 As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in children by age 7 MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is a causal relationship between increasing body mass index (BMI) and asthma and decreased lung function, according to a study published online July 4 in Allergy. Tea Skaaby, Ph.D., from…

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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

June 26, 2017 FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve. Peter White, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of health technology and informatics at…

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Eating Fish May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 26, 2017 Eating fish — tuna, salmon, sardines, trout, sole, halibut, poke, and grouper — may help reduce joint pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to a new study in Arthritis Care & Research. RA patients who ate baked, steamed, broiled, or raw fish 2 or more times per…

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Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

JUNE 22, 2017 University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News Researchers have identified an antioxidant – richly occurring in broccoli – as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane. “There are strong indications that this can become a…

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Uneven spinal motion can lead to chronic low back pain

European Spine Journal pp 1–9 Uneven intervertebral motion sharing is related to disc degeneration and is greater in patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain: an in vivo, cross-sectional cohort comparison of intervertebral dynamics using quantitative fluoroscopy Authors Alan Breen Cite this article as: Breen, A. & Breen, A. Eur Spine J (2017). doi:10.1007/s00586-017-5155-y Abstract…

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Many US adults taking too much vitamin D

If you  are taking more than 2,000 IU of Vitamin D per day over an extended period of time, make sure you are getting your Vitamin D blood levels checked to make sure you really need that much.  This article says that a lot of people are causing their own problems. JUNE 21, 2017 Reuters…

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