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How to get your voice back: Tips and tricks
When a person loses their voice, it is typically due to inflammation of the voice box, or larynx. Doctors call inflammation of the voice box laryngitis. Resting the voice, avoiding irritants, and potentially using prescription medications may all help.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
Scar tissue: Causes, prevention, and treatment
When a person has an injury, the body responds by repairing the damaged tissue, which creates scar tissue.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
Herbs for joint pain: 6 best types for arthritis
Arthritis is a general term that describes a family of medical conditions characterized by joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness. Herbs and other natural remedies may help relieve joint pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
Sleep aids: Over-the-counter and prescription
Sleep aids are any medications or herbs that help a person sleep. There are several ways in which sleep aids can help people get better rest. Some alter the body s natural circadian rhythms while others block off certain chemicals in the brain and cause a person to feel sleepy.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
What are the benefits of vitamin C serum? Uses and side effects
Skin care enthusiasts tout vitamin C skin treatments and serums as having a range of benefits, such as balancing skin tone, reducing hyperpigmentation, and reducing the signs of aging.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
Berberine: Benefits, how to use, side effects, and warnings
Berberine is a compound in several plants, including goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect. The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients, said one oncologist who reviewed the study. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and has no real downside, said Dr. Lauren Cassell, chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Related Articles Sugary Sodas, Juices Tied to Higher Cancer Ris ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won t. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or sham acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization IVF treatments. The women ranged in age from 18 to 42 and underwent IVF cycles using fresh embryos, according to an Australian team led by Caroline Smith, of the NICM Health Research Insti ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the counter pain and sleep medications - including opioids. The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs , which looked at 1,000 people taking legalized marijuana in an American state found that among the 65 of people taking cannabis for pain, 80 found it was very or extremely helpful. Th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment sid...
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. The new guidelines from the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer MASCC and International Society of Oral Oncology ISOO , published on July 8 in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer , present a significan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Study suggests surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscu...
BOSTON, MA - Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a similar group that was only observed, according to research presented at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting today. Dr. Jason L. Dragoo from Stanford Medicine in Redwood City, Calif., and his team of researchers followed 48 patients over age 50 who were diagnosed with a meniscal ro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair
The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves the extraction of blood from the patient, which is then centrifuged to obtain a concentrated suspension of p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15