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September 26, 2020

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Discovery Sheds New Light on How Cells Move

Through experiments, researchers found that the force each cell applies to the surface beneath it -- in other words, traction -- is the dominant physical factor that controls cell shape and motion as ...

Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue ...

Man Develops Severe 'Thunderclap' Headaches After Eating World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest might have some unexpected consequences, highlight doctors in a recent case ...

Don't Hold Your Nose and Close Your Mouth When You Sneeze, Doctors Warn

Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze isn't a good idea, warn ...
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Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High

A new study analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of ...

Patients With COVID-19 May Develop Thyroid Infection

COVID-19 infection may cause subacute thyroiditis, according to a new case ...

Oh My Aching Back: Do Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong Help?

About 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point. Patients are often advised to manage their back pain with exercise and mind-body interventions. But, do they really help? ...

Cellphone Distraction Linked to Increase in Head Injuries

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise -- and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a new study ...

Yoga and Physical Therapy as Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain Also Improves Sleep

Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study. The research showed ...

Most Surfing Injuries Involve Shoulder or Knee, Surgery Usually Not Required

A new study characterizes MRI patterns of acute surfing-related injuries in patients seeking care at HSS. Researchers also report on the proportion of those injuries that required orthopedic surgical ...

Elite-Level Video Gaming Requires New Protocols in Sports Medicine

Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic ...

'Swimmer's Shoulder,' Common in More Than Three-Quarters of Swimmers

The painful overuse injury called swimmer's shoulder, common in competitive swimmers, may be caused by excessive swimming distance during training along with a culture in competitive swimming ...

Protective Mediators Can Help Heal Injured Tendon Cells by Attacking Inflammation

Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. Painful and disabling, they can adversely impact quality of life. New approaches are ...

Stem Cell Treatments for Shoulder and Elbow Injuries Flourish, but So Far There's Little Evidence They Work

Two critical reviews examine the current status of biologic approaches for common shoulder and elbow problems. The authors discuss areas where the current evidence base is weak or controversial and ...

A New Approach to Touch-Screen Set-Up Position for Best Physical Workload and Visibility

This study aimed to propose a new method for a bi-objective optimization. Ten student participants used a touch screen at 3 different installation heights, 3 tilt angles and with 3 button sizes. The ...

Sex and Height Might Influence Neck Posture When Viewing Electronic Handheld Devices

Sex and height appear to influence how people flex their neck when viewing handheld devices, according to a new ...

Women More Likely to Have 'Typical' Heart Attack Symptoms Than Men

Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care. The research puts into question a long-held medical myth that ...

Moles on the Body Largely Influenced by Genetics, Finds New Study

A new study has found that genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your ...

Robotic Neck Brace Dramatically Improves Functions of ALS Patients

A robotic brace that supports the neck during its natural motion is the first device shown to dramatically assist ALS patients in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of ...

Conservative Treatment With a Sling Can Replace Surgery for Shoulder Fractures

An arm in a sling cures a shoulder fracture just as well as an operation with plates and screws. This is shown by a comprehensive ...

Opioid Use Is Reduced in Patients Treated With NSAIDS

Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just ...

Personalized Medicine: Testing Therapies on Mini-Tumors of Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that often recurs, despite patients undergoing harsh treatments. Researchers have succeeded in growing mini-tumors (or organoids) of head and neck ...

Promising Treatment for Shoulder Pain in Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers have reported the first case of successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury following a single injection of autologous, ...

Hormone Produced During Pregnancy Repurposed to Treat Painful Joint Condition

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have investigated whether relaxin's joint-loosening properties could be applied to alleviate symptoms of arthrofibrosis. The team found that multiple ...

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