@kimmi Communication between your brain and back changes over time when you have chronic lower back pain, leading the brain to interpret signals from the back differently and change how you move. It is thought that these neural changes make recovery from pain slower and more complicated, according to the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), a nonprofit research institute in Sydney, Australia.
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RE: How Retraining Your Brain Could Help With Lower Back Pain
RE: Restrictive, Vegan-Based Diet Linked to Fewer RA Symptoms
@ricky The researchers launched the study to determine the feasibility of a "practical and easy-to-prescribe diet" without caloric limits, Barnard said. "People have done a variety of studies where they've looked at diet changes, often with fasting, and the quality has been variable." There's no consensus in the medical literature on which dietary approach is best for patients with RA. A 2021 systematic review by Philippa and colleagues found positive results for the Mediterranean diet, high doses of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D supplementation, and sodium restriction. Fasting had significant but temporary effects, and the reviewers noted "outcomes from vegetarian, elimination, peptide, or elemental diets suggested that responses are very individualized."
RE: Air Pollution Linked to Psychiatric Illness
@honey Heritability explains the development of psychiatric disorders to a large extent, but "it's never 100%," and it is increasingly evident that environmental insults play an important role, Rzhetsky said. Air pollution is a complex mixture of small particulate matter, gases, metals, and organic contaminants generated by natural erosion of stones and human-made materials, exhaust of transport vehicles, industrial activity, and fires. There's already evidence from human, animal, and in vitro studies that airborne pollutants can end up in the brain and are implicated in the etiology of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. For the current study, the researchers carried out two analyses, one using US data, and the other Danish data.
It was impossible to have the same design for the two datasets, said Rzhetsky. He added that the two countries have different cultures and diverging approaches to healthcare, population tracking, and environmental monitoring.
RE: Red Meat and Cancer: What's the Beef?
@ricky Biologic plausibility for this relationship has been proposed and potential mechanisms of carcinogenesis examined. Pro-cancer factors in red meat might be excess fat, protein, or iron, or heat-induced mutagens. Red meat contains high levels of heme iron (the "red" in red meat), which has a catalytic effect on the endogenous formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds and on the formation of cytotoxic and genotoxic aldehydes by lipoperoxidation. Processed meats contain nitrites and sodium. Cooking meat at high temperatures or on an open flame produces heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are potent carcinogens.
RE: How has the healthcare industry changed in the last 10 years?
@ricky Remote monitoring
Remote monitoring allows patients and their progress to be monitored at all times without using clunky technology or a doctor needing to be present. Not only does this mean that doctors and nurses are able to help many patients at once, but patients are able to leave the hospital earlier and be monitored safely from afar. This creates a more comfortable and cheaper experience for everyone involved.
Electronic medical records
Since the introduction of electronic medical records, it’s been so much easier for doctors to view and seamlessly share medical history. This means that records are less likely to be lost and patient care is improved because the doctor has complete access to the patient’s health background, prescriptions and previous care. Electronic records also allow patients themselves to keep track of their medical data.
Telemedicine consists of remote clinical services where the healthcare provider or doctor communicates virtually with the patient. Examples of this include appointments with a GP over video call, therapy over the phone, and text messages that reveal medical test results.
RE: I have a habit of shaking my legs, how to get rid of this?
@honey Tremors can feel like RLS. The two conditions aren’t the same, but it’s possible to have tremors and RLS together. A tremor is simply a shaking in your leg or other body part. Moving the affected limb doesn’t relieve the shaking. By contrast, RLS makes you feel an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. Often this feeling strikes at night, and it can rob you of sleep. In addition to shaking, RLS causes a crawling, throbbing, or itching sensation in your legs. You can relieve the twitchy feeling by moving.
RE: I have become myopic, recommend some eye exercise
@shikha The focus change exercise can also help with digital eye strain. People should perform this exercise while sitting. Hold one finger a few inches away from one eye.
Focus the gaze on the finger.
Move the finger slowly away from the face.
Focus on an object farther away, and then back on the finger.
Bring the finger back closer to the eye.
Focus on an object farther away.
Repeat three times.
How to control and treat tension headache?
Hello, I am 34 years old. I am very much prone to tension headache. I do worry a lot and get panic attack also. I am not sure how to get rid of this. Please help me with this. Please suggest some methods how to control and treat tension headache.
What is congenital zika syndrome?
Hello, zika virus has broken out in UP, India. There are more than 100 cases. I am not fully aware of this disease. I heard that babies who were infected with Zika before birth may have damage to their eyes and/or the part of their brain that is responsible for vision. There is congenital zika syndrome. What is that? Please explain.