Scientists have at last found one of the causes of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body.
Researchers from Montreal have found a correlation between the painful disease and sufferers’ gut bacteria.
The condition, that affects between two to four per cent of the population and has no known cure, causes sufferers […]Read More... →
If you’re dutifully following dermatologist-approved recommendations for sun protection, you’re using a lot of sunscreen. And when you use a lot of sunscreen, according to a 2019 study published in JAMA, some of the active ingredients in your SPF may — troublingly — end up in your blood.
The small, preliminary study tested four […]Read More... →
Tell someone you’re recovering from a workout injury and chances are they’ll offer advice. But how do you tell what’s really going to help you heal and what’s just personal opinion or experience? Every body and every injury is different, and what works for one person may not work for another.
MYTH #1: […]Read More... →
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that exercise is good for you. Regular aerobic exercise lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And in the short-term, a good workout clears the mental cobwebs, helps you think clearly and makes you more productive.
Mounting evidence shows that those cerebral effects aren’t just […]Read More... →
Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants
If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.
The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]Read More... →
A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs when bone tissue has to absorb more weight and impact than it can handle. This type of injury can occur over time in a well-conditioned bone that is overused, or suddenly in an underconditioned bone that is placed under undue stress in a […]Read More... →
For some, carpal tunnel syndrome can be managed without surgery. But many people find that carpal tunnel release surgery is the most effective way to treat the condition and resolve their symptoms.
During carpal tunnel release surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve
The […]Read More... →
Fruits and vegetables have been the focus of many studies investigating the role of diet in cognitive function. Yet research has turned up inconsistent results, likely due to small sample sizes and study durations that were too short to find a protective effect.
Now, a large study spanning two decades has linked eating […]Read More... →
Many acute sports or exercise injuries can safely be managed at home for a few days, until symptoms are relieved or until a physician can perform an in-office evaluation.
Existing medical research does not definitively support any specific treatment regimen, but most medical professionals and textbooks agree that the initial home treatment for mild and […]Read More... →
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