Doctors Writing Off Vitamin D for Asthma

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Is vitamin D the magical supplement for chronic inflammatory diseases? In the case of asthma, a new study says “no.” But there are reasons to assume the study didn’t examine the whole picture.

In this new study performed at 19 different hospitals in the U.S., patients were supplemented with 100,000 IU vitamin D once, and then 4000 IU daily for 28 weeks. The researchers reported that ...

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Exercise After Whiplash: Don’t Do It Alone

Woman with whiplash stretching- Auto Injury NewsCountless studies have pointed to the benefits of exercise for recovering from spinal injuries like whiplash. But is staying physically active enough to combat minor auto injuries? A new study sought to answer that question by comparing general exercise to therapist-led interventions for whiplash.

The study included 216 patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Participants were randomly assigned ...

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Wanna Prevent Sports Injuries? Pump Some Iron

weightliftingWe all know exercise is essential but a new study suggests that exercise is even more imperative for athletes who want to reduce their time sitting on the sidelines with an injury.

Researchers discovered that athletes who regularly do strength training have a lower risk of acute and overuse sports injuries. Additionally, people who participated in all three exercise methods studied (stretching, strength training, and proprioception training) suffered from lower incidences of sports ...

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Headaches May Signal Serious Conditions in Pregnancy

Risks of Narcotics in PregnancyAs if raging hormones and growing pains weren’t enough, most pregnant women struggle with at least one bad headache or two. But a recent study from The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist suggests that not all headaches are created equal. In fact, some of them can even be signs of rare, serious conditions that require further medical treatment.

The literature review revealed that neurological issues are the third leading cause ...

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Teenagers: They’re in more pain than you think

teen-with-headache-2Although the analogy of “aches and pains” is often used to describe growing older, some researchers from Australia wondered how prevalent these issues are in adolescents. Shockingly, what they found is that our children may be in more pain than we realize.

For the purposes of this study, researchers reviewed a health survey of 404,000 school-aged children between nine and 17 years old. Boys and girls were asked about their experience ...

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Overweight with Back Pain? It’s About Your Spinal Discs

Overweight woman with back painWhy do obese and overweight patients have a higher risk of back pain? A new study has a partial answer to the question: the height of spinal discs.

The results show additional risks suffered from those who are obese – an actual loss of disc height in certain segments of the lumbar spine. Reduced disc height means that the cushioning in the spine has deteriorated, leaving an opportunity for ...

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Hitting the Gym Could Stop Your Neck Pain

Hitting the Gym Could Stop Your Neck PainChronic neck pain is typically treated with specific methods that focus on the affected area, thereby decreasing the level of tenderness and increasing range of motion. However, News Medical recently reported that a new study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases suggests that treating the whole body via regular physical exercise may bring about better results.

The Research

Researchers set out ...

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New Relationship Found Between Antibiotics and Asthma

Asthma and Antibiotic StudyA new study suggests infants prescribed antibiotics have a higher risk of developing asthma later in childhood. However, the findings suggest that these children may have a specific genetic variation that increases their risk of asthma, rather than the antibiotics themselves causing the disorder.

Researchers from Manchester, London studied over 1,000 children from birth to age 11. They found that children with severe asthma at age 11 were more ...

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Overweight Patients Have Slower Recovery After Auto Injury

Obesity Slows Recovery from Auto Injury Study

Research conducted by the University of North Carolina, Department of Anesthesiology suggests that it will take you longer to recover from an injury sustained in an auto accident if you are carrying around too much extra weight. This means that losing some of your excess pounds is a necessary, proactive step to not only improve your health, but too reduce your risk of possible injuries ...

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