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This brain stimulation method may treat dementia, migraine headaches, stroke

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has shown significant efficacy in treating major depressive and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In a new study review, researchers suggest that TMS may...

Common pain reliever may restore limb function after spinal cord injury

A recent study from Ohio State University found that long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper...

Short meditation could help reduce pain and negative emotions

In a new study, researchers found that merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions. The effect of...

Tai Chi may help reduce chronic back pain in older people

In a new study, researchers found that Tai Chi could improve chronic low back pain in adults over 65 years of age compared to...

Statins: How cholesterol-lowering drugs cause muscle pain

Patients who take statins in order to lower their blood cholesterol levels often complain about muscle problems, typically muscle pain. But why this occurs is...

My back pain: Could yoga, tai chi or qigong help?

About 80% of adults in the United States will experience lower back pain at some point. Treating back pain typically involves medication, including opioids, surgery,...

This pain killer may increase your hip fracture risk

In a new study, researchers found that the use of pain medication tramadol was linked to a higher risk of hip fractures compared with...

Choosing common pain relievers: It’s more complicated than you think

About 29 million Americans use over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain. Every year in the United States, NSAID use is attributed to approximately...

This common painkiller may help treat deadliest infectious disease

Tuberculosis—which affects a third of the global population—currently kills two million people every year. The spread of multi-drug resistant strains means antibiotics are becoming less...

How to recognize an opioid overdose and save a life

Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...