What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (fi·bro·my·al·gi·a) is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain than people without fibromyalgia. This is called abnormal pain perception processing. Cause and Impact Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million […]

Green-tinted glasses could help manage chronic pain.

Summary Researchers continued to build a case for green light therapy in the chronic pain population, despite rocky preliminary data from a small randomized trial. Wearing green spectacles may lessen anxiety caused by fear in particular. Among 34 opioid users with fibromyalgia, the 12 randomized to wear green glasses trended nonsignificantly toward reduced anxiety on […]

Low HDL-cholesterol levels in young adults can predict arterial stiffness

Based on an extensive study, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland reported that arterial stiffness might play a role in developing dyslipidemia.The researchers found that arterial stiffness in adolescence may be a causal risk factor for hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in young adulthood. Likewise, adolescent arterial stiffness appears to temporally precede low HDL-cholesterol in […]

What are some Common Cancer Myths?

MYTH: If I don’t have a family history of breast cancer, I won’t get it. FACT: Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have no known family history. Cancer is caused by harmful changes (mutations) in genes. Only about 5 to 10 percent of cancers are caused by harmful mutations that are inherited from a person’s […]

Wonder how obesity slows down metabolism?

Finally, an explanation for how obesity slows down metabolism in skeletal muscle found The University of Hong Kong uncovered a new mechanism to explain how obesity jeopardizes skeletal muscle functions and provides a potential treatment against the disease. The research team found that obesity reduced the amount of BDNF in the skeletal muscle, in turn […]

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