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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

    And nearly one in every five Americans uses herbal supplements like ginseng, Echinacea...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a new method for treating age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

    People with the condition suffer a loss of central vision, and those with advanced stages of the disease can't read, watch TV, d...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a surprising twist on how stress may affect migraine risk, new research suggests that patients who are able to lower their stress levels may end up inadvertently boosting their immediate risk for a migraine attack.

    The study, led by Dr. Richa...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- By using magnetic brain stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia, French researchers say they were able to improve some of the patients' symptoms.

    Specifically, the technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, raised quality of life a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of patients with skin cancer or moles who self-medicate with alternative "treatments" they find online are courting danger, new research contends.

    The finding is based on an analysis of past cases in which patients sought out u...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and occasional drinking may be good for your eyes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 5,000 Wisconsin adults, aged 43 to 84, from 1988 to 2013. Over 20 years, 5.4 percent of them developed visu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease, according to new guidelines.

    To reach that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Naturopathic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.

    Canadian researchers assigned eight teens with cancer to eight sessions of mindfulness-based meditation. Another five teenage canc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People older than 50 can reduce their risk for developing shingles by being vaccinated against the varicella-zoster virus that causes the painful condition, an expert says.

    "People who have had shingles previously can still receive the vaccine....Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Celexa shows promise in easing the agitation people with Alzheimer's disease often suffer, and may offer a safer alternative to antipsychotic drugs, a new study finds.

    "Agitation is one of the worst symptoms for patients and th...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Uniformly improving the quality of acupuncture needles would help prevent potential problems such as skin reactions and pain, according to a new study.

    "Acupuncture needle manufacturers, including the well-established ones, should review and imp...Full Article