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The promise of regenerative medicine to treat chronic pain

The use of regenerative medicine to lessen chronic pain holds enormous potential, and the body of evidence to support the practice is growing, said Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, DABPMR, chief of the departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital, chief of the division of physical medicine and rehabilitation of

New video explains the science behind sleepy teens

A new video developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips to help sleep-deprived teenagers get healthy sleep on a regular basis. Released during Student Sleep Health Week, the video “Why Are Teens So Sleepy?” highlights the challenges teenagers face to get sufficient sleep, recommends later school start times, and provides advice on

Sleep Better With The 10-3-2-1-0 Formula That Went Viral

There’s nothing that beats a good night’s sleep after a long day. Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things in order to maintain a good health and life balance. Some people, however, have a really hard time getting a solid night’s sleep, and it impacts their mood, energy, and their ability to get

Looking at the legal ins and outs of vaccine mandates

Voicing impatience with the reluctance of millions of Americans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, on September 9 President Biden ordered that businesses with more than 100 employees require workers to get the shot or test negative for the virus at least once a week. In late July, Biden had issued a similar order for

Mcdonald’s Is Launching the McPlant, Its First-Ever Vegan Burger

Looking for an excuse to take a trip to McDonald’s? Introducing the fast food chain’s first ever meat-free burger, the McPlant. That’s right, McDonald’s has launched a brand-new burger, and this time it’s completely vegan. The new burger has launched in partnership with the US-based, meat-substitute brand, Beyond Meat, and is made from plant-based ingredients

The pandemic has disrupted preventive health care. Here’s how to get back on track

Have you overlooked or postponed your health checkups during the unending 20-month pandemic? A new study suggests that U.S. cancer diagnoses have declined because of pandemic-related upheaval. The average monthly number of newly identified cases of eight types of cancer plunged almost 30% during the early pandemic shutdowns, then rebounded when medical practices reopened—but fell

The Real Reason Mary Kate Olsen Has Never Purchased Anything Online

Jamie Mccarthy/Getty Images By Joey Keogh/Sept. 9, 2021 9:58 am EDT The Olsen twins haven’t exactly had a normal life. Mary Kate and Ashley shot to fame on “Full House,” taking turns playing adorable youngster Michelle Tanner, before forming their own production company, Dualstar, which was dedicated to putting out twin-centric content for over a decade.

Researchers unlock the key that could lead to the development of non-opioid painkillers to treat chronic pain

Monash University researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that could pave the way for the development of novel non-opioid painkillers (analgesics) to safely and effectively treat neuropathic pain. The research was published today in the prestigious journal Nature. Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that can occur if your nervous system is damaged

What Is The Most Common Ear Gauge Size?

Sasha Turkina/Shutterstock By Preston Smith/Sept. 7, 2021 1:07 pm EDT Over the last decade, ear gauges have erupted in popularity in the Western world. They’re a unique way to express yourself, but, like any other piercing or body modification, there’s a lot you should know before getting ear gauges. You may worry if you can repair damage from

Kids need the COVID-19 jab for herd immunity

James Cook University scientists have developed a new model to track the COVID pandemic—and it’s telling them Australia should now prioritize delivering the Pfizer vaccine to 12-40 year-olds. Epidemiologist Professor Emma McBryde and mathematician Dr. Michael Meehan from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine produced the model, demonstrated in a new paper in

High virus count in the lungs drives COVID-19 deaths

A buildup of coronavirus in the lungs is likely behind the steep mortality rates seen in the pandemic, a new study finds. The results contrast with previous suspicions that simultaneous infections, such as bacterial pneumonia or overreaction of the body’s immune defense system, played major roles in heightened risk of death, the investigators say. Led

Could bats hold the secret to healthy ageing?

In the fictional links he drew between immortal vampires and bats, Dracula creator Bram Stoker may have had one thing right. “Maybe it’s all in the blood,” says Emma Teeling, a geneticist studying the exceptional longevity of bats in the hope of discovering benefits for humans. The University College Dublin researcher works with the charity

The Pros And Cons Of Listening To Music While You Work

fizkes/Shutterstock By Paige McBride/Aug. 24, 2021 3:22 pm EDT Music is more than a preferential pastime. In fact, opinions on whether or not music is helpful in the workplace seem to be almost untouchable. As for whose opinion is correct, it often depends on a variety of factors. Between the type of job in question, the

The Suicide Squad\u2019s Flula Borg Eats Seven Meals a Day

You may not recognize his face yet, but Flula Borg is an actor who’s been in various animated and live-action shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Place and Teen Titans Go! If none of those rang any bells, you’ll definitely know him after you see his performance in The Suicide Squad. He’s playing the