Whiplash: How to Reduce the Pain With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

  Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs due to a sudden forceful change in motion causing unrestrained whip-like movement of the head and neck. It causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissue of the neck and upper back but can affect the middle and lower back. It leads to a constant sharp, stabbing…

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Ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes have been designed that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don’t elicit scar formation when implanted. These smaller-than-a-capillary-sized probes could provide the reliable brain interface needed to control prosthetics, or follow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. A rendering of the ultra-flexible probe in neural…

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A Smart Guide To Scary Chemicals

  Every week, our Facebook feeds explode with new warnings about toxins in our daily lives. But is that couch with flame retardants or your nonstick skillet really going to kill you? We dug deep into the research to find out which chemicals actually pose a risk and what we all can do about them…

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Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

A drug that treats relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis – a form of multiple sclerosis that accounts for around 85 percent of people with the condition – has been revealed to reverse some of the damage caused by the disease. This revelation may have implications for future therapeutic strategies for people with the neurological disease.   The…

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Deadly Mixture: Scientists Uncover Harmful Drug Interactions

Millions of Americans take more than one prescription drug, and often times doctors don’t know which drugs, when combined, can cause serious illness or death. Sadly, such warnings come only after the damage is done, when enough clear reports of adverse reactions begin to emerge.   Now, scientists at Columbia University in New York have…

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HPV: How physicians recommend vaccine influences parents’ choices

  Human papillomavirus is currently the most commonly sexually transmitted infection, affecting around 79 million Americans and causing about 38,793 cancers each year. While there is a vaccine to protect against cancers caused by the virus, a new study finds that parents’ willingness to vaccinate their child depends on the language used by their physician…

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Universal flu vaccine designed by scientists

Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. Researchers researchers have devised two universal vaccines; a USA-specific vaccine with coverage of 95% of known US influenza strains; and a universal vaccine with coverage of 88% of known flu strains globally. A new vaccine…

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Antibiotic resistance: how has it become a global threat to public health?

  The time may come when penicillin can be bought by anyone in the shops. Then there is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug, make them resistant,” said Alexander Fleming, speaking in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1945. bacteria…

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10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Heartburn is a medical condition in which the contents of the stomach move backward and upward into the food pipe. Heartburn is also known as gastrointestinal reflux. The diaphragm and a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter usually prevent heartburn. However, this muscle can sometimes relax and leave the food pipe unprotected from stomach acid….

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Music Series (Article 02)- How Music Affects Us and Promotes Health

Music improves memory performance   The power of music to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart’s music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activates the left and right brain. The simultaneous left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain…

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Music Series -How Music Effects Us and Promotes Health?

Music is an art, entertainment, pleasure, and … medicine for the soul and body. Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is intrinsic to all cultures and has surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development. Not…

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Genes may contribute to making some nations happier than others

The citizens of nations which rate themselves happiest display a specific genetic feature: their DNA is more likely to contain a specific allele involved in sensory pleasure and pain reduction, say Michael Minkov of the Varna University of Management (formerly International University College) in Bulgaria, and Michael Bond of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They…

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Hidden health benefits of celebrations

The festive season gets bad press when it comes to health — all that booze, fattening food and slumping in front of the gogglebox. But the reality is that celebrations can boost your wellbeing, especially if you were to follow a festive occasion’s must-dos a regular days. You are around loved ones The average family…

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French, Swiss doctors to study health secrets of Jains

Jain community members don’t eat after sunset, refrain from meat, fish and poultry or roots (potato, onion, etc). Ritualistic fasting is ingrained in Jain practices. What impact has such a lifestyle made on the community’s well-being? Can such a lifestyle be healthy? These are some of the questions that have driven a team of French-speaking…

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