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Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain, but increases injuries and car accidents
The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In a review of more than 28 million hospital records from the two years before and after cannabis was legalized in Colorado, UCSF researchers found that Colorado hospital admissions for cannabis abuse increased a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Cancer drug could be repurposed to provide treatment for brain aneurysms
Brain aneurysms are relatively common, affecting around 2 of the general population Carrying a high risk of death, they can only be treated with difficult surgical procedures New research, which identifies a new genetic basis of a specific type of brain aneurysm, found that this abnormality could be countered by an existing family of anti-cancer drugs An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy
Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it s still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the idea of needles can be a turnoff. But, depending on what ails you, it might bear trying. Acupuncture uses very thin needles inserted lightly into the skin to stimulate specific points to correct imbalances in qi pronounced chee , the flow o ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
'Ringing in the Ears' May Drive Some to the Brink of Suicide
Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself. That is a reality for some -- women in particular -- who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research shows. The survey of 72,000 Swedish adults found that 9 37 of women who suffered from severe tinnitus had attempted suicide, as had 5.5 37 of men. After analyzing the data, European researchers found that the association between ringing ears and ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Got Knee Pain? What You Need to Know About Alternatives to Surgery
Arthritis in the knees can strike people as young as 45, with symptoms severe enough to limit activities and harm quality of life. What can be done about it First, know that inactivity isn t the answer. You need to move, so try low-impact exercises like walking and swimming. Researchers are also looking at possible benefits from interval training rather than continuous workouts. If you re overweight, research has shown that diet, along with exercise, can r ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Home remedies and natural treatments for gout
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and discomfort, often in the toes, ankles, and knees. There is no cure for gout, so a combination of medications and home remedies can help keep gout in remission.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 22
Black earwax: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Earwax is a naturally produced yellow substance that helps keep a person s ears clean and free of debris. Black earwax can sometimes appear, but it is usually the result of an excessive buildup of earwax and is rarely a cause for concern.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 22
The best home remedies for hair growth
Hair growth depends on several factors, including a person s genetic history. However, there are some home remedies that may help.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 22
Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?
New research finds that one-third of people living with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies. Medical professionals raise concerns about the safety of these practices, suggesting that they may interfere with conventional cancer treatment.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 22
Raw honey: 7 health benefits and possible risks
People have used raw honey in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. This sweet, natural substance may contain healthful elements that processed honey does not have.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 22
Many Cancer Patients Take Alternative Meds But Don't Tell Their Doctors
One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds. That s a real concern, the study s lead author said, especially when it comes to supplements and cancer radiation therapy. You don t know what s in them, said Dr. Nina Sanford, assistant professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Some of these supplements are kind of a mish ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 15
Helichrysum essential oil: 5 benefits and how to use
Helichrysum is the Latin name for a flowering plant meaning immortal or everlasting. It grows wild in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15