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How to Correct Your Pelvic Alignment – Blog About Pelvic Pain. Hidden and unexplained: feeling the pain of fibromyalgia. Medicine’s Burning Question. Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist.

Medicine’s Burning Question

The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial infection extended from his knee to his toes. Pancreatic cancer treatment 'breakthrough' - Ulster University. Image copyright Ulster University A new treatment for pancreatic cancer could significantly increase survival rates, Ulster University has claimed.

Pancreatic cancer treatment 'breakthrough' - Ulster University

It said the treatment could lead to a five-fold reduction in tumour size. Don't judge gluten-free eaters too harshly. Science shows it's more complex than facts vs fad. Everyone Should Learn More About The Cinderella Of Soft Tissue: Fascia. In simple terms, Fascia is a combination of connective tissue fibers residing under the skin’s surface in our bodies.

Everyone Should Learn More About The Cinderella Of Soft Tissue: Fascia

The function Fascia carries out in the body is to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles and internal organs. Tendons and ligaments are examples of Fascia that absorb shock and distribute impact. What to Do If You Suffer From Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia  It is a common story.

What to Do If You Suffer From Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia 

Anxious Attachment. Which Antidepressants Cause the Least Sexual Side Effects? Sexual side effects and one’s libido are an important issue when it comes to antidepressant medications and depression itself.

Which Antidepressants Cause the Least Sexual Side Effects?

All too often, this issue is ignored when antidepressants are prescribed by a family physician or general practitioner. Yet sexual side effects are important enough that they should be addressed. Although the focus of most depression treatment is on the alleviation of symptoms commonly associated with depression, some people are more sensitive to sexual side effects than others in certain types of antidepressant medications. Doctors can’t take care of us unless they start taking care of themselves.

It was not even 8am when I saw a man planking in a corner of the Pasadena Convention Center.

Doctors can’t take care of us unless they start taking care of themselves

He was off in a corner by himself, just getting a little core work done, in a trade hall replete with an oxygen bar, a hyperbaric chamber, and a table of free butter samples set out on plastic spoons. "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron:" New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion, Finds Penn Study. PHILADELPHIA — Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often.

"Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron:" New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion, Finds Penn Study

A brain protein called SNTF, which rises in the blood after some concussions, signals the type of brain damage that is thought to be the source of these cognitive impairments, according to a study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. “The brain protein specifically indicates the presence of nerve fiber damage that we call diffuse axonal injury,” said senior author Douglas H. Smith, MD, director of the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair and the Robert A. Groff Professor of Neurosurgery.

“Our findings also confirm that even relatively mild, concussion-type brain impacts can cause permanent damage of this kind.” A Subtle Form of Damage. No, I Can't "Just Relax": How I Learned to Manage My Anxiety Disorder. MRI shows 'brain scars' in military personnel with blast-related concussion. MRI shows brain damage in a surprisingly high percentage of active duty military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology.

MRI shows 'brain scars' in military personnel with blast-related concussion

MTBI, sometimes referred to as a concussion, is very common among U.S. service members returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 300,000 service members have been diagnosed with MTBI between 2000 and 2015, according to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation  Modern science is just catching up to the ancient wisdom of the mind-body connection and the effect that mental patterns (e.g., stress) can have on the body through biochemical pathways.

Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation 

Does this connection go the other way? That is, if mind affects body, is it possible to change our mental and emotional patterning via the body as well? Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way. The field of physics may be turned on its head soon, said renowned physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed during a live lecture from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.

Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

For one, he said, the tried and true physics of relativity and quantum mechanics don't get along well. The problem is that in some sense, the principles behind these theories seem to be impossible when physicists dig a little deeper into them, Arkani-Hamed said. Scientists run into a lot of problems when they try to apply these theories to the entirety of space and time. Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero.

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a strange realm of "negative temperatures. " Understanding Your Fascia. Why didn't anyone mention fascia earlier?