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  • Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from chronic low back pain, yoga might bring you as much relief as physical therapy, a new trial shows. The less positive finding: Both therapies fell far short of helping everyone. People who did yoga or physical therapy reported less pain on average after 12 weeks -- an improvement that held up over a year. And some were able to cut out pain medication. Still, many failed to get meaningful relief, the researchers n...

  • You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study

    Posted: 05/31/2017

    You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talk of "fake news" is everywhere this year. Now a new study suggests that people may be less apt to fact-check reports they see on social media, compared to other settings. Why? The researchers believe that simply knowing that information is being consumed by others online dampens fact-checking behavior, even when there's no direct contact between users. "The mere presence of others lowe...

  • Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms

    Posted: 05/26/2017

    Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can come with a lot of anxiety, depression and other symptoms that affect quality of life. But mind-body therapies, such as yoga or meditation, may help ease these troubling concerns, a new study suggests. The researchers reviewed previous studies done on 80 integrative therapies. "We have good evidence that [some] mind-body therapies -- such as meditation, yoga, re...

  • Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular wisdom, an older, more experienced doctor may not always be the best choice. New research suggests that when treated by an older doctor, hospitalized patients 65 and older may face a slightly higher risk of dying within a month of their admittance than if treated by a younger physician. One exception to that finding is that no age-related difference was found when considering in-patients cared for by o...

  • You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

    Posted: 04/30/2017

    You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How likely is your baby to have Mom's button nose or Dad's chiseled cheeks? New research suggests the odds are good. Based on a study of nearly 1,000 twin girls in the United Kingdom, researchers say they've pinpointed the facial features most influenced by a person's genes. The finding: Genetics play a big part in the shapes of the end of the nose, the area above and below the lips, cheekbones and th...

  • Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

    Posted: 04/30/2017

    Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of financial skills is a big pothole on the road to independence for many young adults with autism, a new study indicates. University of Missouri researchers interviewed 16- to 25-year-olds with autism. Most participants saw the link between adulthood and such responsibilities as paying bills and filing taxes, but many were anxious about it. "Participants agreed that independence required managing fi...

  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

    Posted: 04/02/2017

    Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a cancer when young may leave some women with another health issue: An increased risk for certain pregnancy complications. That's the conclusion of a new study of more than 15,000 births to teen and young adult women, aged 15 to 39, living in North Carolina. Those who were cancer survivors had a higher risk for preterm birth, cesarean delivery and low birth weight infants, the re...

  • Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

    Posted: 03/20/2017

    Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change SATURDAY, March 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people have more trouble adjusting to daylight saving time than others and genes may be the reason why, says an expert on sleep/wake patterns. The time change occurs 2 a.m. Sunday morning when clocks "spring ahead" one hour. "It is likely that advancing our clocks in the spring would more affect owls, those individuals who tend to stay awake later at night and consequently wake up later in the morning...

  • Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life

    Posted: 03/13/2017

    Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What makes for a happy, productive worker? It could be a good sex life. At least that's the suggestion of a new study that included 159 married employees who were surveyed daily for two weeks. Those who had sex were in a better mood at work the next day, which led to higher levels of work engagement and job satisfaction. The beneficial effects that sex had on work were equally strong for men and women and lasted ...

  • Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

    Posted: 03/12/2017

    Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" New research suggests that a love of Shakespeare's sonnets, a Japanese haiku, a Welsh poem -- or any other poetry -- might be "hardwired" into the human brain. "It is the first time that we show unconscious processing of poetic constructs by the brain," lead researcher Guillaume Thierry, from Bangor University in Wales, said in a news release from the journal Frontiers in Psych...