Monday, May 2, 2016 Nisan 24, 5776
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Evidence suggests acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to a Mayo Clinic study. Fibromyalgia is a disorder considered disabling by many, and is characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep disturbance. No cure is known, and available treatments are only partially effective. Mayo's study involved 50 fibromyalgia patients...
Comment0
Hot enough for ya? People in the Philadelphia region need to take special precautions against prolonged heat plaguing the area the past week or so. Stagnant atmospheric conditions often trap pollutants, mixing unhealthy air with excessively hot temperatures. Asphalt and concrete may store heat longer as well, gradually releasing it at night. These higher temperatures create a potent blend of...
Comment0
... and advice for cat-lovers, too
Veterinarians at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offer the following tips to keep pets healthy and cool during the hot days ahead: · Do not leave your pet alone in the car. Vehicles heat quickly in the sun, and animals left in them can succumb to heatstroke in a very short time. Heatstroke is...
Comment0
A University of Illinois at Chicago study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and very early-childhood behavior problems. The research, published in the July/August issue of the journal Child Development, found that 2-year-olds regularly exposed to cigarette smoke in utero were nearly 12 times more likely to show clinical levels of behavior problems compared to toddlers who were not...
Comment0
Using unusually rigorous scientific conditions and measures, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the active agent in "sacred mushrooms" can induce mystical/spiritual experiences descriptively identical to spontaneous ones people have reported for centuries. The resulting experiences apparently prompt positive changes in behavior and attitude that last several months, at least. The agent -- a plant alkaloid called psilocybin -- mimics...
Comment0
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement