January 9, 2016

"Exercise is good for the brain. We know that. But most studies of exercise and brain health have focused on the effects of running, walking or other aerobic activities. Now a new experiment suggests that light resistance training may also slow the age-related shrinking of some...

December 21, 2015

"A concerning new review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association online ahead of print on the topic of overuse of medical care, i.e., health care for which "risk of harm exceeds its potential for benefit," finds that many commonly employed medical procedure...

December 11, 2015

"Practices like yoga, meditation and prayer can help curb the need for general healthcare services by almost 50 percent according to researchers. A study done by Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Institute for Technology Assessment and the Benson-Henry I...

November 19, 2015

"Pain scientists are reasonably agreed that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that makes us want to stop and change our behaviour. We no longer think of pain as a measure of tissue damage – it doesn’t actually work that way even in highly controlled experiments. We now...

October 22, 2015

"In 2015, more Americans died of drug overdoses than any other year on record: more than 52,000 deaths in just one year. That's far more than the more than 38,000 who died in car crashes, the more than 36,000 who died due to gun violence, and the more than 43,000 who died due t...

September 30, 2015

"To most runners and coaches, running is a series of jumps, says Svein Otto Kanstad, a physicist and former competitive runner based in Volda, Norway. Gravity isn’t considered helpful, because its force is perpendicular to the direction a runner is moving. But this mindset negl...

August 26, 2015

"After waging a 30-year war against cholesterol, the government and the American Heart Association are reversing their stance on this vital compound. A recent report from the US Department of Health’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reversed its previous ruling on cholest...

August 25, 2015

"'Motion is the lotion,' said Craig Liebenson, who spent four years as team chiropractor for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and is director of the LA Sports & Spine treatment center. 'People are often told to restrict their movements, but those in chronic pain continue to shrin...

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