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6 Ways to Manage an Achy Back During Pregnancy

Back pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy. The larger the baby grows, the more stress and strain the muscles of the sides and back endure. As muscles are pulled and stretched, your back can become achy and cramping can occur.



There are several tips that can help alleviate the back pain and discomfort you feel during pregnancy. A few include:

  • Stay active. Stretching frequently or taking short walks will keep the muscles in your back strong and flexible.…
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Added by Dr. Michael Berry on April 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Adult-onset Asthma

According to a study from Boston University, African-American women who reported high levels of depressive symptoms had a greater chance of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported fewer depressive symptoms.
 
Published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, researchers monitored nearly 32,000 African-American women between 1999 and 2011 from the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS). The women were to rate their experience of…
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Added by DoveMed on April 9, 2014 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Laser Therapy Efficacious for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is relatively common, constituting approximately 50% of all cases where individuals reported shoulder pain that is often caused by injury or significant, consistent strain. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome occurs near the muscles surrounding the rotator cuff. In many cases, the muscles are pinched. The physical limitations imposed upon individuals who have it are significant and often times the condition is extremely painful.…

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Added by Dr. Michael Berry on March 25, 2014 at 7:09am — 2 Comments

Medical Marijuana Advocates Voice Dissent on the New Regulations

Concerns have been raised by medical marijuana advocates in light of the over emphasis of policies on medical marijuana. If you are one of those patients who has been growing this medical plant to earn a living, the enforcement of these new policies may mark a dead end for your business.

The New Regulations

State representatives are disinclined to permitting the market for both medical marijuana and…

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Added by Amir Ghanouni on March 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Addressing the Spiritual Reasons of Addiction

Addiction is one of the most difficult and unhealthy for physical and mental processes. It is dangerous in its determination and must be carefully rooted out of your life. Spirituality is the reasons to came out from addiction. If you include spirituality into your life it becomes easier to overcome from addiction. It is the only way out here if you want to come out of your addiction permanently. Visit our blog Addressing the Spiritual Reasons of Addiction.…

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Added by Michele Lavigne on March 10, 2014 at 2:39am — 2 Comments

A Gene Mutation for Excess Alcohol Consumption: A Study

The debate over whether or not genetics come into play with respect to alcoholism may see resolution in the near future. Researchers in the UK have discovered a gene responsible for regulating the consumption of alcohol, and that a mutation of this gene may predispose individuals to teen alcohol abuse. …

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Added by Brian Burgess on March 6, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Why People Who Suffer from Drug Addiction Use Drugs Compulsively?

It’s very hard for an addict to abstain from drugs, there are a lot of factors that work against them and a relapse is more likely to happen. Therefore, it is necessary to get professional help. Read our blog on why people who suffer from drug addiction use drugs compulsively?

Added by Michele Lavigne on February 28, 2014 at 3:20am — 3 Comments

NY Governor Proposes Medical Marijuana Legalization Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently rolled out a medical marijuana program in that state to allow people with specific medical disabilities, conditions, or ailments to obtain marijuana as a treatment for their conditions. This pilot program would be one of the most restrictive in the entire nation, and is being established on a very limited basis, with less than two dozen hospitals having the ability to prescribe and/or dispense medical marijuana to patients.

 

A study…

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Added by Amir Ghanouni on February 25, 2014 at 4:45am — 3 Comments

The Best V-Day Gift for Your Love Who’s an Addict

Start practicing tough love with your love who is an addict. Tough love involves ignoring their bad behavior and still loving them. Give them the best V-Day gift by admitting them to a reputable, seasoned treatment program that offers comprehensive treatment. Read Our Blog for More Information.

Added by Michele Lavigne on February 24, 2014 at 12:42am — 3 Comments

Teen Alcohol Use: How It Ruins Their Health and Mind

Teen alcohol abuse is on the rise and has been for quite a while. This has allowed researchers to document the health risks associated with teen alcohol abuse over time.

Let’s examine some of the effects of teen alcohol abuse:

Cognition…

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Added by Brian Burgess on February 21, 2014 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Steroids Use Higher in Gay, Bisexual Boys! New Study Reveals

Anabolic steroids have been known to change the game in professional athletics, but little is known about the use of steroids for in the social context. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that gay and bisexual adolescent boys are five to six times more likely to use anabolic-androgenic steroids than heterosexual adolescent boys.
 
Anabolic-androgenic steroids synthetic versions of the male hormone testosterone. Steroids promote muscle…
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Added by DoveMed on February 20, 2014 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

Women More Attracted to Masculine Men During Ovulation! New Research Study.

A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, showed that heterosexual women may prefer masculine men. Never fear. This preference exists only when they are ovulating – a few days a month- and do not see them as suitable for long-term partners.
 
Published in the Psychological Bulletin, their research suggests that the desire for masculine features during ovulation may be a result of genetic evolution. Their research attempted to answer where…
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Added by DoveMed on February 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Magic of Fiber!!

Dietary fiber is an essential nutrient for everyone’s diet. Dietary fiber is the indigestible portion or roughage of food from plants. Many people know that fiber is extremely important for our diets; however, few know the health benefits and the sources of fiber.

  Why Fiber? http://dovemed.com/article/the-magic-of-fiber/

Added by DoveMed on February 19, 2014 at 6:29pm — 1 Comment

New Study Linking Exposure to Loud Sounds to Hearing Loss!

A new study from the University of Leicester has found why hearing loss is linked to hearing signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve.
 
Published in Neuroscience, the researchers found how damage to myelin – a protective coating around specific nerve cells – alters the transmission of sound signals. Action on Hearing Loss funded the three year study, led by Dr. Martine Hamann, lecturer in Neurosciences at the University's Department of…
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Added by DoveMed on February 19, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Vitamin C Could Give Chemotherapy a Boost!!!

A new study suggests giving some cancer patients high doses of vitamin C intravenously – rather than orally - together with conventional chemotherapy, may help destroy cancer cells and reduce some of its detrimental side effects. Published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from the University of Kansas Medical center found that using vitamin C, along with two conventional chemotherapy drugs, stopped ovarian cancer in the lab.

 

Injected vitamin C could…

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Added by DoveMed on February 19, 2014 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

This is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

This is Cervical Health Awareness Month! Cervical cancer screenings can help detect abnormal (changed) cells early, before they turn into cancer!

Todays post talks about the Biopsy of Cervix - a surgical procedure. http://www.dovemed.com/article/biopsy-of-cervix/

Added by DoveMed on February 19, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Bullying Causes Long-Term Detrimental Effects! New Research Study

A study from the Boston Children’s Division of General Pediatrics shows that bullying can have a lasting effect on a child’s health, especially if the bullying persists over time. Read more...

http://dovemed.com/article/bullying-causes-long-term-detrimental-effects/

Added by DoveMed on February 19, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

How Long Does Effective Drug Addiction Treatment Usually Take?

Addiction treatment is geared to both the individual and the problem and there’s no quick fix. Addictive personalities take time to readjust and speeding through treatment is likely to lead to an unsuccessful conclusion and relapse. To Know More About How Long Drug Addiction Treatment Should be Taken

Added by Michele Lavigne on February 19, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments

To What Extent Do Stretch Marks Fade?

Stretch marks are something that people wish to just fade away. However, it isn't that easy, and sometimes it can take a very long time for them to fade out. It all depends on the stretch marks themselves, where they are located on the body exactly, and just how long you have had…

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Added by Brian Adam on February 18, 2014 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

Drug Addiction Treatment: A Preventive Measure Against HIV

some AIDS patients have been infected through blood transfer during medical procedures, preventing infection usually depends on avoiding risky habits or behaviors that lead to exposure to the virus.Effective treatment educates the drug abusers on the danger of sharing instruments and engaging in careless sexual behavior.

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Added by Michele Lavigne on February 14, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

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