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Massage Therapy can Benefit Preterm Infants

Massage Therapy can Benefit Preterm Infants

It appears that even for the smallest of people, a gentle massage may have benefits. Newborn intensive care units (NICUs) are stressful environments for preterm infants; mechanical ventilation, medical procedures, caregiving activities and maternal separation can create these stressful conditi... Read More


Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms

Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms

Led by a Michigan State University Researcher, a new study offers the strongest evidence yet that reflexology can aid cancer patients in managing their symptoms and performing daily tasks. Reflexology is a type of specialized foot massage that has been practiced since the age of pharaohs. The ... Read More


Complementary and Alternative Therapy can Improve Arthritis Patients' Lives

Complementary and Alternative Therapy can Improve Arthritis Patients' Lives

Close to a quarter of patients suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) to help manage their condition. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Read More


Biofeedback Allows Patients to Control Their Symptoms

Biofeedback Allows Patients to Control Their Symptoms

Having cold hands or feet are an annoyance that many of us deal with when we're exposed to cold temperatures or stress. But for individuals with Raynaud's Disease, the constriction of blood vessels is more severe, leading to coldness, numbness, color change, throbbing and swelling of extremiti... Read More


Going to Work Sick Linked to Long-Term Leave

Going to Work Sick Linked to Long-Term Leave

Habitually working while sick, an increasingly common practice, can land a person in a situation in which his risk of having to take long-term sick leave is markedly increased, according to a recent study. The researchers, who published their work in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community H... Read More


Nine Physical Symptoms of Depression to Watch For

Nine Physical Symptoms of Depression to Watch For

Depression isn’t all “in the head.” There are a number of disturbing and quite physical symptoms – very depressing in their own right – that can be markers for the condition, especially if several of them occur together. They include: Digestive problems. A per... Read More


Cortisol Treatment May Help Halt Phobias

Cortisol Treatment May Help Halt Phobias

A body chemical that hinders the retrieval of memories seems to have the effect of reducing the fear associated with social and spider phobias, a recent study showed.     The chemical is the stress hormone known as cortisol, according to research published by a team at the Uni... Read More


10 Healthy Habits for Living Long

10 Healthy Habits for Living Long

Living to age 100 or more without major health problems is not unimaginable, health experts say – provided you abide by a number of proven health habits.     For example, a recent study on 20,000 Britons published in the British Medical Journal showed that risk of stro... Read More


Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

A group of still-hypothetical drugs that may serve to rejuvenate the body's cellular energy system and thus eliminate the diseases of aging could have the effect of removing a huge burden from the U.S. health care system and state and federal budgets. It could also promote closer, more intima... Read More


Graston Massage Breaks Up Deep Scar Tissue

Graston Massage Breaks Up Deep Scar Tissue

A relatively new massage technique gets at stubborn scar tissue buried deep in muscles and joints, returning people to a delightfully pain-free and flexible condition. The technique, called Graston therapy, is usually performed by a massage therapist or chiropractor, and involves the use of s... Read More



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