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 […]
Black adult brain aging displays an accelerated pattern beginning in midlife, says a study
Black individuals showed an accelerated pattern of brain aging beginning in midlife, a cross-sectional analysis of two community-based cohorts showed. According to Adam Brickman, Ph.D., of Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues, the association between age and cortical thickness and white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume was more significant in late life than midlife […]
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 […]
Medication lowered the risk for cardiovascular events among patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver reported a significantly reduced risk for cardiovascular events among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are on hydroxychloroquine.
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 […]
A new treatment is now available for cancer that affects the eyes.
Uveal melanoma is a devastating form of cancer that has historically resulted in death within a year. FDA approved the first treatment for unresectable or metastatic uveal melanoma
Babies can deduce the relationship quality of caregivers.
MIT Neuroscientists have identified a specific signal that young children and even babies can use to determine whether two people have a strong relationship and a mutual obligation to help each other
Medication use in bird feeders shown to reduce mosquitos in a pilot study
Researchers reported that putting Medication in bird feeders in places where Culex mosquitoes congregate showed promise in reducing the number of infectious mosquitoes that could transmit the West Nile virus to humans. An additional 16% reduction was noticed when feeders were placed in contiguous lots.