Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2010’

Exercise Appears To Reduce Cellular Aging Caused By Stress

May 27, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Researchers in the US found that brief vigorous exercise can reduce cellular aging by preventing the shortening of telomeres due to stress. You can read about the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) study in a paper published online in the open access journal PLoS ONE on 26 May. Co-lead investigator, Dr Elissa Epel, an associate professor …

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Prevention And Non-Surgical Treatment Effective For Most People Suffering From Low Back Pain Says The AANS

April 5, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Back and neck problems can be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, injury, strain or osteoarthritis. “Although more than 75 percent of Americans will experience some back pain during their lifetime, about 90 percent of cases are resolved without surgery,” stated John K. Ratliff, MD, FACS, a Philadelphia spine surgeon and American Association of Neurological Surgeons …

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Daily Ginger Consumption Found To Ease Muscle Pain

May 20, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that daily ginger consumption also reduces muscle pain caused by exercise…more PainCareMD

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X-ray Guided Steroid Injections Effectively Treat Hamstring Tendonitis, Study Suggests

May 6, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Fluoroscopic (X-ray) guided steroid injections offer a safe and effective alternative to the conventional treatment of hamstring tendonitis, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Conventional treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical therapy. Hamstring tendonitis refers to inflammation (pain, swelling, warmth, redness, and dysfunction) in one …

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Video Games Prove Helpful As Pain Relievers In Children And Adults

May 9, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com When children and adults with acute and chronic pain become immersed in video game action, they receive some analgesic benefit, and pain researchers presenting at the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting reported that virtual reality is proving to be effective in reducing anxiety and acute pain caused by painful medical procedures and could be useful for …

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Sports Medicine Specialists Offer Tips To Help Prevent ACL Injury In Young Athletes

May 3, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com With more young people participating in organized sports than ever before, it’s not surprising that the number of pediatric sports injuries is rising. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee are particularly common among athletes ages 15 to 18, with a higher incidence among young female athletes. The ACL is part of a network of tendons …

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Study Supports Acupuncture Effects In Pain Control

May 2, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com The scientific validity of traditional Chinese medicine for pain treatment of pain received a nod of support in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). Dr. Philip Lang and colleagues of the University of Munich used quantitative sensory testing to identify changes in pain sensitivity with acupuncture in …

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SPORT Study Analyzes Whether Complication Of Most Common Back Surgery Impacts Long-Term Patient Outcome

May 5, 2010www.medicalnewstoday.com Lumbar discectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. for patients experiencing back and leg pain. An incidental durotomy (unintentional breach of the dural covering of the spinal cord and nerve roots) is one of the most frequent complications during lumbar discectomy and is the subject of a significant number of malpractice lawsuits. “The …

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