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A new year is the perfect opportunity to start making healthier choices. What most people do not realize, is that our everyday bags are causing misalignment of our spine. No matter where your new fitness journey takes you, make sure to put your health first and pack your Healthy Back Bag® with all your essential gym gear. The HBB is a single strapped, tear drop shaped bag with tons of spacious com..(Read More)
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young people with asthma also have evidence of telomere shortening, according to the preliminary research by John R. Balmes, MD, of University of California, Berkeley, and co..(Read More)
A new technology – ‘dialysis for the lungs’ – which could save thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units is being taken forward by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in one of the biggest clinical trials in the world in the area of respiratory failure. Queen’s researchers and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust are co-leading the landmark trial involving 1,120 critically ill patients in ..(Read More)
The buzz of lawn mowers signals the arrival of spring as much as singing birds and kids playing outside. Yet it’s easy to forget that the machines can cause serious damage if not used safely. In 2015, lawn mowers were responsible for sending more than 68,000 adults and about 13,000 children to emergency departments nationwide. “We need to remind people that these are dangerous machines, and the ..(Read More)
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans. Investigators already knew there was a communication highway between the brain and the immune system but have been unclear about how exactly how t..(Read More)
Surgery is the cause for chronic pain in nearly 1 in 4 individuals who endure persistent pain conditions. Understanding pre-operative and post-op factors that influence post-surgical pain management success may provide clues in preventing progression to chronic pain after surgery, according to research presented at the American Pain Society (APS) Annual Scientific Conference, www.americanpainsocie..(Read More)