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Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch
August 22, 2019
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument. The sensation is also an essential part of the body's protective defense system, alerting us to objects in our environment that could cause us to fall or injure ourselves. In addition,...
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Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery
August 22, 2019
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these h...
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High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills
August 22, 2019
High-intensity step training that mimics real world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training.
Anal pain
August 22, 2019



Anal pain — pain in and around your anus or rectum (perianal region) — is a common complaint. Although most causes of anal pain are benign, the pain itself can be severe because of the many nerve endings in the perianal region.
Many conditions tha...
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What to know about leaky gut syndrome
August 21, 2019
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Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease
August 21, 2019
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of all eye-to-brain communication are the hundreds of proteins generated by the retina's nerve cells.
A new study from Scripps Research, which appears this month ...
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New pathway for potential glioblastoma treatment
August 21, 2019
A team led by Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' (CVM) researcher Dr. Stephen Safe has discovered a new pathway that may help suppress the development of glioblastoma tumors, one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
The Texas A&M team...
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Lower back pain? Self-administered acupressure could help
August 21, 2019
A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back.
"Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, pressure is applied with a finger, thumb or device to specific points on the body," say...
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8 ways to calm anxious thoughts
August 21, 2019
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Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk
August 21, 2019
Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes.
The study, "Clinically Meaningful PTSD Improvement and Risk for Type 2 Diabe...
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