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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
4-7-8 breathing: How it works, benefits, and uses
The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as relaxing breath, involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 18