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Feeding very young children a high-energy, high-protein supplement leads to increased economic productivity in adulthood, especially for men, according to a study published in the current issue of The Lancet, a leading medical journal. Boys who received the…

For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue. Researchers found that yoga exercises counteracted fatigue and improved ability to engage in their daily activities, better general health and better regulation of cortisol…


Although botulinum toxin A (“Botox”) injections are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies finds a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and…


Whether or not you know any high school students that actually get nine hours of sleep each night, that’s what federal guidelines currently prescribe. A new Brigham Young University study found that 16-18 year olds perform better academically when…


63% of women age 50 and older reported persistent, incident, or intermittent knee pain during a 12-year study period, revealed by researchers. Predictors for persistent pain included higher body mass index (BMI), previous knee injury, and radiographic osteoarthritis (OA).


Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and its economic burden grows year by year. In 2008, the worldwide cost of cancer due to premature death and disability, excluding direct medical costs, was estimated…


Multiple sclerosis drugs used to slow down the multiple sclerosis progression may help some patients, but at a very high cost. These disease modifying drugs ? come at a very high cost when compared to therapies that address the…


A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), revealed by researchers in BioMed Central’s journal Reproductive Health. Researchers tested the tablets by carrying out a randomised,…


The Internet appears to have considerable potential in delivering a structured behavioral program for insomnia. An online insomnia intervention based on established face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy techniques appears to improve patients’ sleep. Participants who received the Internet intervention…


The amino acid N-acetylcysteine appears to reduce symptoms of compulsive hair-pulling in patients with a condition known as trichotillomania, revealed by researchers in a new study. Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, conducted this…

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