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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 ...

Military Contractors Face High Rates of Mental Illness

December 13th, 2013
Military Contractors Face High Rates of Mental Illness A new study discovers private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years have higher rates of mental issues than ...

Vitamin D May Reduce Depression, Pain in Women with Type 2 Diabetes

December 8th, 2013
Vitamin D May Reduce Depression, Pain in Women with Type 2 DiabetesVitamin D supplementation may reduce both depression and pain in women with type 2 diabetes, according to new research by the Loyola University ...

Living with Chronic Pain Challenges Sense of Self

December 3rd, 2013
Living with Chronic Pain Challenges Sense of SelfDespite the technological accomplishments and medical advancements of the 21st century, experts report that more than a million Americans struggle with chronic musculoskeletal pain. New research discovers that ...

Photovoice Process Shares Life Through Images

November 29th, 2013
Photovoice Process Shares Life Through ImagesEmerging technology allows vulnerable members of our society the opportunity to connect with others on a physical, social and emotional level. Having human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes ...
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