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Pain is a widely underestimated cause of increased suffering and premature deaths. The pain itself immobilizes people and can be associated with serious emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. And many pain sufferers end up addicted to pain medications which can cost them their lives. Therefore alternative treatments for pain are desirable.
If there is one question that can throw parents of autistic children into a rage, confusion or outright indignation, it is when asked if they would choose to have a child they know from early on will be born on the spectrum. I know I have seen the look in their eyes, the pain that coats over.
Cancer is threatening baby boomers in higher proportions and if it's not you, who is hit with it, someone close to you may be at higher risk. Cancer can be a devastating illness which is attacking baby boomers in greater numbers as they age and which actually concerns everyone throughout their lives.
As aging sets in there are deepening concerns about how to maintain the best health possible. Good nutrition is of course of vital importance. More and more people are cutting out junk food and adhering to a healthy diet to help them maintain good health as they age. Adequate relaxation and sleep is also of vital importance to help you age well. New research shows that physical activity is also of paramount importance in helping you to age well.
Baby boomer's diagnosed with type 1 diabetes decades ago are thriving today and living healthy lives. How did they do it?
Some baby boomers and older adults have lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years or longer, and many of them have managed to avoid the complications associated with the disease. Who are these people and what do we know about them?
Here's why it is important to find allergy relief that can compromise the immune system and possibly lead to blood cancers.
New research which points to a possible link between allergies and blood cancer highlights the urgent need to investigate the cause of allergies and manners in which allergies can be prevented much more aggressively.
A common over-the-counter drug combined with marijuana can help keep side effects of THC at bay. New research shows how marijuana could also be used to treat Alzheimer's disease for which there is currently no helpful medication.
Marijuana that is used medicinally can also have the side effects A new study shows ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can help reverse the memory loss and the "high" associated with marijuana.
Are you at risk for losing your current health insurance under Obamacare?
When President Obama promised Americans that if they liked their health insurance, they could keep it, millions learned that wasn't true when they received cancellation notices from their insurance companies that they were dropping their health plans.
Here is a list of books for people with diabetes that would make great Christmas gifts, as well as year-round.
For the people with type 2 diabetes on your holiday gift list, consider a book that offers scientifically proven ways to better manage and even reverse the disease. Here are three ideas, and the 2 Day Diabetes Diet book is not one of them.
Researchers share insights into what happens in the brain of a child with autism related to facial recognition.
An autistic child will see your face very differently than an average person, according to new studies. Autism changes the way children act or react, but facial recognition had never before been focused on to explain why certain social cues are left unnoticed.
Researchers found people who exercise after getting their influenza vaccine have more antibodies to fight the flu.
If you haven't had your influenza vaccine yet, you may be interested in studies that show how to make the flu shot more effective with exercise.
Several animal and some human studies have suggested probiotics could offer a natural treatment for depression.
A review of studies shows probiotics can alter mood. Psychobiotic treatment is a term used by researchers who reviewed studies that suggest probiotics alter brain pathways to lift depression and ease anxiety.
Technology can help children with autism develop language skills. iPads are one way autistic children learn to communicate.
Even non-verbal autistic children can start developing communication and language skills through the use of technology, particularly tablets like the iPad and its apps. I must say, Apple is truly doing its market research well, pushing to serve populations often left untapped, such as those in educational institutions and child therapy.
Nuts are more than delicious. They can also help us live longer. Find out how eating nuts can contribute to health and a long life.
We see more and more people eating a lot of fish, chicken, vegetables and fruit and less red meat and junk food. Recent research says that adding some delicious nuts to your diet may also prolong your life.
A new study highlights how parents and grandparents can contribute to sleep disturbances for autistic children.
The biggest mistake a parent or grandparent can make is through giving in to a child's request for a television and video games in his bedroom, particularly if he has been diagnosed with autism. This is not to say that video games are unhealthy for autistic children, on the contrary, but the effect it can have on a child's sleep patterns can be quite terrible, worsening some of the characteristics that are known to be difficult to deal with.
New findings show sleep and depression are very closely related. How curing insomnia could also cure depression is uncovered by researchers.
If you are suffering from depression and insomnia at the same time, curing your insomnia may make your depression disappear completely, according to a new study from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Technical skills aren't the only thing that makes for a good doctor. Making patients happy with their healthcare also means having a good doctor-patient relationship.
Patients are happiest when they have good relationships with their doctors, and clearly any such good relationship only becomes possible when doctors are sensitive to the feelings of their patients and offer them the opportunity to take an active role in their own health care management.