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Article ID: 697364

Interactive Web Site Aims To Reduce Yoga Injuries

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP—Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site.

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1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698680

Cannabis for Epilepsy? Debate Addresses Opinions on Medical Marijuana for Seizures

International League Against Epilepsy

It’s been used for medicinal purposes for more than 4,000 years and was the basis for one of the newest epilepsy drugs on the market. Does medical marijuana have a place in epilepsy treatment?

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7-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    19-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697589

Replacing Conventional Cancer Treatment with Complementary Medicine Decreases Patient Survival

Yale Cancer Center

People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers from Yale Cancer Center and the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) at Yale School of Medicine. The findings were reported today online in JAMA Oncology.

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18-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697624

Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD

University of California, Irvine

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study’s main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological Association in the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB). Additional new findings were presented at the International Society for Anthrozoology 2018 Conference held July 2-5 in Sydney, Australia.

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18-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 697252

Tip Sheet: Immunotherapy for Deadly Skin Cancer; More Money but No Better Outcome; Yoga and Music for Breast Cancer Therapy; Molecular Discoveries; Caregivers

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This month's tip sheet from Fred Hutch includes story ideas about immunotherapy for a deadly type of skin cancer, cancer care that costs twice as much but yields no better outcome, yoga and music therapies for breast cancer and more. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the individual listed for each.

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10-Jul-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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    4-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 692174

Relaxation Response Therapy May Reduce Blood Pressure by Altering Expression of a Distinct Set of Genes

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH identified genes associated with the body’s response to relaxation techniques and sheds light on the molecular mechanisms by which these interventions may work to lower blood pressure. The findings were published today in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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3-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT

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