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Marijuana dispensaries associated with rise, then decline in some neighborhood...
Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale, possession, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and 33 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana. Critics argue that marijuana dispensaries are magnets for crime. A new study found an association between marijuana dispensaries and increases in rates of crime and disorder in neighborhoods in Denver, Colorado, shortly after Colorado commenced legal retail sales of marij ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF. The study, published Feb. 20, 2019, in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , tracked the impact of a program for low-income, at-risk patients with chronic pain at Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic , in San Francisc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
Although anecdotal sources and academic studies show that yoga can boost a person s well-being, some may need to use caution. A new study suggests that certain yoga poses can lead to bone injuries in people with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Burn blister: First aid, treatment, and types of burns
A burn blister is a fluid-filled blister that may form as a result of a burn. While some people find these blisters unsightly, they can help prevent infection and other complications.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
7 simple ways to use coconut oil for hair
Coconut oil is a fatty, edible oil that comes from coconuts. It is a popular ingredient in a wide range of products. Hair serums, conditioners, shampoos, and moisturizing products all claim to improve hair using coconut oil.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Essential oils for sinus congestion: Best oils and how to use them
A cold, allergies, a sinus infection, and the flu are common causes of sinus congestion. Some essential oils, including eucalyptus and peppermint oils, may help open the airways and ease congestion.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Top 12 natural painkillers: Herbs and other remedies
Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are effective pain relievers, but long-term use can cause side effects. Prescription medications may be addictive and have even more adverse effects. What are the best natural ways to relieve pain
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Artemisinin and cancer: Does this treatment work?
Artemisinin is a chemical compound in a traditional Chinese herb called Artemisia annua , or sweet wormwood. Some research suggests that it may show promise in future cancer treatments.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms
Women who are mindful in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, said lead researcher Dr. Richa Sood. She s a women s health specialist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. Mindfulness has been described in different ways. This study used a common definition Being attentive to th ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 18
Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens' Pain
American parents aren t sure whether their teen and young adult children should be prescribed opioid painkillers, and many don t know there are other ways to get pain relief, a new survey finds. The poll included more than 1,000 parents of children aged 13 to 24, one-third of whom had been prescribed opioid painkillers. While more than half of the parents were concerned their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds believed opioid pain ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 18
Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast cancer survivors struggling with common, lasting symptoms stemming from their treatments may find relief in self-applied acupressure, new research suggests. For survivors with fatigue, self-acupressure improved related issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties more than usual care, the scientists found. We know breast cancer survivors have a lot of fatigue and co-occurring symptoms, two to four times more than [healthy ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 18
Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis
New research, published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, finds that an 8-week regimen of intensive yoga eases both the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the psychological distress that usually accompanies the condition.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 18