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‘Pain is always a perception’: Physical therapy can help prevent, treat opioid use disorder

When you think of ways to treat opioid use disorder, you might think methadone clinics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. You probably don’t imagine stretches and strengthening exercises. But Anne Swisher—professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine—is working to address opioid misuse in an unconventional way: through physical therapy. She and her colleagues have

For veterans, a hidden side effect of COVID: Feelings of personal growth

The U.S. military veteran population is known to have abnormally high rates of suicide, so health officials have been concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic might elevate risk of psychiatric disorders, particularly among those suffering from post-traumatic stress and related disorders. A recent national study of more than 3,000 veterans participating in the National Health and

A technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory

Researchers at the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL), hosted by the University of São Paulo’s Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP) in Brazil, have developed a technique to reconstruct and produce livers in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept study was conducted with rat livers. In the next stage of their research, the scientists will adapt

Even in a pandemic, child vision tests are crucial

It’s critical for parents to maintain their children’s vision checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic, an expert says. “All children should have their eyes checked by their pediatrician at regular intervals, even if they don’t have any symptoms,” said Dr. Samantha Feldman, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. “Part of the reason

Is A Peloton Bike Really Worth The Money?

We’ve all seen the commercials, and we’ve all been a little tempted at one point or another. It seems like the perfect at-home gym equipment to get rid of those pesky extra pounds. But we also have asked ourselves the same question — is a Peloton bike worth the money? Peloton is an interactive fitness platform with more

A Dietitian Is Here to Burst Your ‘Performance Beer’ Bubble

You’re grocery shopping. You’re browsing products. You notice those products tout ingredients like bee pollen, black currant, lemongrass, and buckwheat kasha. And what’s even stranger? You’re in the beer aisle. Performance beer is one of the latest trends hoping to catch on with wellness-oriented, weekend-warrior types who want to feel a little bit better about

How a receptor shapes the immune response

Researchers led by Professor Carolyn King of the University of Basel have developed a method to study the specialization of T cells in the context of infections. In the journal eLife, they report the different directions this specialization takes, depending on whether it happens in the context of an acute viral infection such as influenza