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Find the latest health news reported by eMaxHealth reporters and keep up with the latest studies and findings about healthcare. Everyday eMaxHealth reporters scan the latest health findings on cancer treatments, diets, mental health, diabetes, autism, health insurance, spiritual health, men's and women's health and report them so our readers may know about the latest treatments and findings on different diseases and conditions. Some of them are breaking health stories and eMaxHealth strives to provide trustworthy health news where all the sources of studies are revealed and linked and various views and voices are provided and heard. Find personal wellness tips as well as the latest news on healthcare advancements and research by reading eMaxHealth's Current Health News section.

UAB investigating link between fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is investigating the connection between fibromyalgia and brain inflammation to fight chronic pain. Professor Jarred Younger believes that chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other pain symptoms may be related to brain function. The researcher is working on new treatments that would help change the brain back to normal.

Girl Scouts sell gluten-free cookies to celiac disease customers

The Girl Scouts are expanding their line of cookies to include gluten-free options for celiac disease customers. They will be selling two different varieties of cookies made with rice flour, oats and other ingredients. This year, the Girl Scouts are allowing members to sell cookies online, so you do not have wait for someone to knock on your door.

2015 New Year's Resolution: Run with a Purpose

running a marathon

There are a number of reasons why a runner chooses to run. Weight loss & physical fitness, stress relief, and cardiovascular endurance and strengthening are all excellent examples of excuses runners use when explaining why they love to run. But when superficial benefits cease to be enough for a runner, races supporting charitable causes easily add to the multitude of reasons and benefits obtained from running.

Warning about fibromyalgia poison ivy treatment

The desperate search for relief from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia has led some sufferers to try a variety of treatments. However, patients need to be aware of a homeopathic poison ivy treatment that has appeared in multiple online forums. Although there are studies related to the treatment, it is important not to attempt DIY or home remedies.

Wegmans increases gluten-free options for celiac disease

Wegmans is increasing the number of gluten-free food options at its stores after receiving customer feedback. Wegmans Food Markets is bringing more gluten-free baked goods to all of its 85 store locations. The company promises no cross-contamination occurs during the baking process because it is using a dedicated facility for these items.

Could Texting Improve Prescription Compliance and Save Money?

texting and prescription compliance

Texting is such a popular activity, why not capitalize on it as a way to help improve healthcare and save money. That is exactly what seems to be the conclusion of a recent study from Queen Mary University of London, in which the authors found that texting reminders to patients about taking their medications improved prescription compliance, which could lead to cost savings as well as save lives.

Convictions hurt job search for fibromyalgia sufferers

There is a growing segment of the population that is dealing with convictions related to their fibromyalgia treatments. These criminal records are related to the possession of marijuana in states that do not have laws allowing for medicinal uses of the drug. In many cases, the records can hurt a potential candidate during the job hunt.

Gluten-free giveaways for celiac disease holidays

Holiday shopping can easily stretch and pop any budget, but you may want to take a break and enter free giveaways. There are ongoing contests from multiple brands, companies, bloggers and others during the holiday season. You may win a gluten-free basket filled with chocolate or a new blender to make smoothies so consider spending a few minutes on the giveaways.

Chuck Norris supports gluten-free items for food banks

Chuck Norris is standing up for celiac disease sufferers and reminding people that gluten-free items are desperately needed in food banks around the country. The actor notes that there is an increase in the number of people who are seeking donations, and an estimated 14 percent of the U.S. population has visited a food bank. However, Norris warns people about blindly taking unwanted items from the pantry and dumping them at the nearest donation center.

Online medical videos help fibromyalgia patients

Fibromyalgia patients have discovered another source of potential treatment help by exploring online medical videos. From exercise tips to diet guidelines, there is valuable information from experts that can help people suffering from chronic health problems. It is easy to spend hours absorbed in the variety of videos available online without having to dress up for an appointment or leave the house.

Can't get to the doctor? No problem, just stick out your tongue

Researchers in India have designed a way to find out if someone is sick just by sticking out their tongue. But you don't have to be in the doctor's office to find out. A group of technical engineers have designed a digital tongue analysis software to help people in remote areas who may not have access to a physician. What can your tongue tell a doctor about your health?

No charges filed after woman with fibromyalgia dies in jail

Brenda Sewell never expected her trip to Colorado with her sister to end in tragedy. After visiting the state, she began her long journey home to Missouri, but she was pulled over for speeding in Kansas. Sewell admitted to carrying a small amount of marijuana for medical purposes because she suffered from fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders. The events that followed sealed her fate and devastated her family.

Celiac disease symptoms list needs updates

The classic list of celiac disease symptoms is no longer enough, and a new study reveals that the list needs to be updated. During a diagnosis, the focus tends to be on gastrointestinal problems, but there is a wide range of other issues that cannot be ignored. Doctors and patients must learn that the list of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.

Fibromyalgia connected to problems with sense of smell

A new study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University reveals that fibromyalgia has a connection to problems with the sense of smell. Fibromyalgia patients were compared to a control group and a separate group of systemic sclerosis patients. The findings expose that people who suffer from fibromyalgia have the worst sense of smell compared to the other two groups in the study.

Clif Bar makes all Luna bars gluten-free with recipe changes

Clif Bar announced it has changed its entire line of Luna bars to make them gluten-free. The official statement reveals that the oats are now organic and gluten-free, so the labels are changing. Luna protein bars were already manufactured without gluten, but the company has expanded its recipe adjustments to the entire production line.

Fibromyalgia linked to heart disease in new study

A new study has found a link between fibromyalgia and coronary heart disease after comparing patients with the condition to control groups. Researchers from Taiwan discovered that there was an association between the two disorders, and fibromyalgia patients were more likely to have heart disease. The study sheds light on the frequent problems people with the disease face

Christmas Shop for the Runner in Your Life

Christmas Shop for Runner

The Christmas season is here, which means it’s time to start holiday shopping for your favorite runners! To the non-runner, unfamiliar with popular and essential running gadgets and accessories, this might seem like a dauntingly impossible task, a recipe for disaster and an unhappy runner on Christmas morning. Fortunately for you, however, you now have an escape from this terrifying fate.

Fibromyalgia gift ideas for the holidays

It is not easy to find the perfect gift for fibromyalgia sufferers. Most of them would prefer that you bring a cure for chronic pain or other symptoms of the disorder. Unfortunately, Santa seems to have left these things off of his list. However, there are presents that can help them manage the condition and brighten their holidays at the same time.

Gluten-free community on Twitter helps celiac disease sufferers

A new study has found that people with celiac disease are turning to social media networks to connect with others and get help. Data mining has shown that they use common hashtags on Twitter to find information and share their experiences. A researcher from the University of Warwick reveals that some of the most common questions are about finding gluten-free places to eat.

Fibromyalgia group petitions National Health Service for pain therapy changes

A fibromyalgia group is petitioning the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. for pain therapy changes. The Pifflers United Chronic and Invisible Illnesses Support Community has put together an online petition to modify the current guidelines to better reflect the disorder. The group would also like for clinical trials to be conducted for a potential treatment option.

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