Manage Chronic Pain

Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Dealing with chronic pain can put a strain on you, not just physically but on your mind and emotions, too. Because of this, chronic pain can have a major impact on your life overall, and not just your body. While this might be difficult to…

Asbestos

Asbestos Doesn’t Only Affect the Lungs

Though many asbestos-related illnesses, including potentially fatal mesothelioma and lung cancer, involve the lungs, asbestos exposure can cause diseases in other parts of the body as well. These other conditions are both cancerous and non-cancerous. Other Cancerous Conditions Other non-lung-related cancerous conditions resulting from asbestos…

Healthy Habits ‘Deliver Extra Disease-Free Decade’

Women can gain 10 and men seven years of life free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes from a healthy lifestyle, a study in the BMJ suggests. They must exercise regularly, drink in moderation only, have a healthy weight and good diet and not…

Bacterial Allies Make Dengue Fever Cases Dive

Recruiting a bacterial ally that infects mosquitoes has led to huge reductions in cases of dengue fever, trials around the world show. Wolbachia bacteria make it harder for the insects to spread the virus, rather than kill them off. Researchers say the findings are a…

AI May Help To Spot Heart Problems

A new way of identifying a common condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly may have been discovered by artificial intelligence. Atrial fibrillation affects one million people in the UK and increases the risk of stroke and long-term heart problems. It is relatively simple…

‘Rewiring Nerves’ Reverses Hand And Arm Paralysis

Nerves inside paralysed people’s bodies have been “rewired” to give movement to their arms and hands, say Australian surgeons. Patients can now feed themselves, put on make-up, turn a key, handle money and type at a computer. Paul Robinson, 36 from Brisbane, said the innovative…

Measles Record Means US Could Lose Elimination Status

The number of US measles patients has reached a record high and may cause the nation to lose its “measles elimination status”, US health officials say. Sixty new cases were reported in the past week, bringing this year’s total to 971 cases in 26 US…