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Depression Linked to Chronic Pain in Youth

February 13th, 2014
Depression Linked to Chronic Pain in YouthNew research discovers adolescents experiencing mental health issues are also likely to suffer chronic pain. The Norwegian study is the first to study the kind of physical pain that ...

Using Mindfulness to Overcome Pain

February 6th, 2014
Using Mindfulness to Overcome PainMisuse of prescription opioids is at epidemic levels in the U.S. And as in the tragic case of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, such painkillers often lead to stronger narcotics such ...

Vitamin D Can Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia

January 20th, 2014
Vitamin D Can Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia New research suggests vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative, or an adjunct to other treatment, for individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The supplementation ...

Pain Sensitivity Tied to Differences in Brain Structure

January 19th, 2014
Pain Sensitivity Tied to Differences in Brain StructureEverybody feels pain differently, and new research may point to the reason why. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that the brain’s structure is related ...

How Drug & Placebo Are Given Can Enhance Migraine Relief

January 9th, 2014
How Drug & Placebo Are Given Can Enhance Migraine ReliefA new study of migraine headaches confirms that a patient's expectations -- positive, negative or neutral -- can influence the effects of both a medication ...

Daily Meditation Helps with Mild-Moderate Anxiety, Depression

January 8th, 2014
Daily Meditation Helps with Mild-Moderate Anxiety, DepressionA new analysis of published research suggests the practice of meditation may provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as antidepressants. The new Johns Hopkins ...

Adding CBT to Kids’ Migraine Treatment Helps Relieve Symptoms

December 29th, 2013
Adding CBT to Kids' Migraine Treatment Helps Relieve SymptomsAdding cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to the treatment of migraines in children and adolescents resulted in greater reductions in headache frequency and migraine-related disability compared with headache ...

Alternative Medicine Can Help Reduce Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

December 24th, 2013
Alternative Medicine Can Help Reduce Side Effects of Breast Cancer TreatmentA new pilot study discovered that both real and sham weekly acupuncture treatments eased side effects (hot flashes and musculoskeletal pain) associated with breast cancer ...

Chewing Gum Blamed for Many Teens’ Migraines

December 22nd, 2013
Chewing Gum Blamed for Many Teens' Migraines  Could treating your child's migraine and tension headaches be as simple as making them stop chewing gum? Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Meir Medical Center, affiliated with Tel Aviv ...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Greater Risk for Depression

December 15th, 2013
Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Greater Risk for DepressionAn irregular heartbeat may be associated with a slightly greater risk for depression, according to a new study from Germany. Approximately five million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with ...
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