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Acupuncture tops drug for back pain relief: Study

Acupuncture tops drugs for back pain relief: StudyA recent study uncovered that acupuncture is even more effective in back pain relief than drugs such as ibuprofen. Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine frequently used to treat pain. It consists of inserting exceptionally thin needles through …

Liver cirrhosis and SLA/LP antibodies: High risk factors for autoimmune hepatitis

Liver cirrhosis and SLA/LP antibodies: High risk factors for autoimmune hepatitisThe prognosis for autoimmune hepatitis becomes worse when it is associated with liver cirrhosis and the presence of soluble liver antigen and the liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) antibodies. Recent studies done on patients with autoimmune hepatitis show that the first …

4 reasons why you’re not ‘in the mood’

Habits which prevent intimacy As we age it may start to seem like intimacy is a thing for the younger generation. Maybe you’ve been married for years and the spark is beginning to fade. Maybe you’re just too tired or too achy to have …

High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to family risk

High blood pressure in pregnancyPregnancy can cause changes to your health, like morning sickness for example. If a pregnant woman has high blood pressure, new research suggests this can contribute to deteriorated health in the future. Additionally, researchers have uncovered that siblings of pregnant …

Quitting smoking improves mental health after heart attack

ThinkstockPhotos-78771027If you’ve never touched a cigarette or have quit smoking, congratulations! You are steps ahead of being healthier for longer in comparison to smokers. If you’ve experienced a heart attack and were a smoker previously, research suggests quitting can improve …

6 Easy tips to prevent an overactive bladder

prevent an overactive bladderMany changes occur as we age. Hair becomes gray, skin becomes looser, and it seems we frequent the bathroom much more often. Although a leaky, overactive bladder is commonly associated with aging, you don’t have to succumb to your aging …

What Sunday mass can do for your health

church,Regardless of religious denomination, many people attend some sort of service on a weekly or monthly basis. Religion is an important aspect in many lives and is a way to feel connected, not only to a higher power but also …

Is hypnosis a legitimate form of therapy?

benefits of hypnosis If you’ve ever watched hypnosis on TV then you probably know the drill. A “hypnotist” holds a pocket watch on a chain and then begins to swing it from side to side in front of the patient’s face, softly repeating, …

Facts about Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)

DysthymiaThere are different types of depression with varying severity of symptoms and longevity. Some may only appear in episodes while others stay around for life. Types of depression include major depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, psychotic depression, postpartum

Facts about kidney cysts

Causes, symptoms and treatment of kidney cystsUnlike kidney stones, which are solid stone-like forms, kidney cysts are fluid-filled pouches. Although a kidney cyst is generally non-cancerous and harmless, some of them can be associated with kidney disorders which can lead to complications.

There are two different …

Liver Cirrhosis: Causes, symptoms and prevention

Cirrhosis causes, symptoms and prevention When we discuss liver diseases many of us immediately think of alcohol or drug use. In reality there are actually over 100 different types of liver disease which can impact the function of the liver.

The liver is the only …

What the sounds your body makes really mean

 Sounds your body make Ever been with a group of people and the next thing you know your stomach seems to be singing them all a song? It can be pretty embarrassing, but the truth of the matter is that our bodies make some …

Know about thyroid nodules/cysts

Thyroid nodule causes, symptoms and treatment A thyroid nodule is a lump on the thyroid. The thyroid is located in the neck and is responsible for the regulation and release of hormones. Thyroid nodules – or cysts – can often be symptomless and go undetected, unless …

Distended bladder: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Distended bladder causes, symptoms and treatmentCommon issues with the bladder involve incontinence, where a person frequently visits the bathroom and may even result in the bladder leaking. A person with bladder incontinence may have to wear diapers or pads to prevent the leakage from being …

Your coffeemaker is making you sick

Bacteria and germs on coffeemakers Does your morning routine involve reaching for a cup of fresh brew from your coffeemaker? For many of us it does. Nothing starts our mornings off better than a warm java that gives us a much needed jolt to get …

Foods for a healthy pancreas

Foods for healthy pancreasYou probably have some idea of your pancreas and maybe even know its function, but if we asked you to point it out, would you know where to find it?

For those of you who are not as sure about …

14 foods that improve mood naturally

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Happy, angry, excited, frustrated and anxious are just some of the different moods and emotions we can have throughout the day. Some things in life bring us joy, others bring us much sadness.

But sometimes, for days on end, we …

Kidney problems related to brain disorders: Study

Kidney disease related to brain disorders If you believe that a kidney problem solely affects the kidneys – you’re wrong. As new research suggests, having a kidney problem is directly related to a brain disorder as well.

The responsibilities of the kidneys include removing waste from …

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