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Article ID: 717879

Study Confirms Cannabis Flower Is an Effective Mid-Level Analgesic Medication for Pain

University of New Mexico

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.)

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22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

Article ID: 717837

Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms.

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21-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    19-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714474

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Reduced Cardiovascular Events

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack or stroke.

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17-Jun-2019 3:25 PM EDT
Newswise: Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer

Article ID: 712012

Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mary Jo Gilmer studies the impact animals can have on children with life-threatening conditions. She recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-animal interactions (HAIs) in reducing suffering of children with cancer undergoing debilitating treatments.

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26-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 711211

One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.

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11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Research Alert: One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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    11-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711116

Research Alert: One-Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

One third of people who have a cancer diagnosis report using complementary and alternative medicine such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and alternative medicine.

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10-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 708512

American Academy of Dermatology Association Comments on FDA Proposed Sunscreen Rule

American Academy of Dermatology

Because sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, the AADA supports any and all regulations to ensure that the public has access to safe and effective sunscreens.

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21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704413

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Benefit Some but Do Not Prevent Disease

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Vitamin and mineral supplements may be beneficial for people who aren’t getting the micronutrients they need through their diet, but do not help in preventing chronic disease, according to an updated position paper published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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26-Nov-2018 3:45 PM EST
Newswise: Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Article ID: 697364

Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

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1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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