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The Decline in Cheap Energy, Hidden fuel costs, EROI, energy return on investment

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Gut feeling: Research examines link between stomach bacteria, PTSD

Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even …

New Solutions For Arthritis

Leigh Schafer, 51, is a computer programmer by day, but the rest of the time, she's a triathlete in training. She recently completed her first half Ironman, a killer combo of swimming, running, and biking. She keeps up a workout routine that takes 10 hours or more per week. And she does it all on …

Physiotherapy

How to Diagnose and Treat Low Back Pain Without an MRI

<b>When I graduated from University with my education in physiotherapy, I embarked on a quest that continues today</b> - to understand spinal problems as …

Patient misconceptions concerning lumbar spondylosis diagnosis and treatment.

2015 May;22(5):496-502. doi: 10.3171/2014.10.SPINE14537. Epub 2015 Feb 27.<p>1Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit;<p>Abstract<p>OBJECT Patient …

Record bacterial variety found in isolated tribe, boosting theory that modern life strips us of helpful germs

In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse …

Are Olympians reviving ancient medical treatments?

Perfectly circular bruises are adorning the bodies of Olympians in Rio this summer after the sudden popularity of cupping -- an ancient therapy practiced as far back at the 6th century. CNN explores some of the more gruesome, but surprisingly commonplace, medical practices used to treat ailments …

Researchers examine how probiotics can help improve health, prevent disease

Nicotine exposure escalates rats’ desire for alcohol

To drive a rat to drink, make it smoke first. Rats dependent on nicotine escalate their drinking more quickly than rats that haven’t been exposed to …

How to Make an Oil Reed Diffuser (so your House Smells in a Good Way)

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: Scent your home in a natural, inexpensive way—and with whatever fragrance you like (sorry, cucumber</i> …

Essential Oils

Science Confirms: Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Research explores the science of how you become spoiled—and how to prevent that from happening<p>You’re always chasing your next raise—but will it really make you any happier?<p>Wealth may make it harder for you to appreciate simple pleasures, a new study from Spain suggests.<p>And that’s bad news for your …

Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

A common pain medication might make you go from "so cute!" to "so what?" when you look at a photo of a kitten. And it might make you less sensitive to horrifying things, too. It's acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Researchers say the drug might be taking the edge off emotions — not …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Safe but inadequate: Tylenol flunks back pain test

Tylenol and other products containing acetaminophen do little or nothing to help lower back pain or arthritis, a new report finds.<p>Patients might do better with stretching and exercise, the Australian researchers report. They don’t recommend that people move on to stronger drugs such as opioids.<p>It’s …

Acetaminophen for back pain brings no benefit, review concludes

​​The commonly-prescribed drug acetaminophen or paracetamol does nothing to help low back pain, and may affect the liver when used regularly, a large …

20 Self-Help Books To Better Your Life In All Aspects

Noam Lightstone<p>Read full profile<p>Books hold the key to knowledge figured out by those that have already gotten something – they solved a problem, …

Self-improvement

National Directory of Chiropractors and Chiropractic Clinics

<b>When you want to find a chiropractor, you should review as much information as possible. A professional doesn't have a resume, but a curriculum</b> …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

TED Talks

Top 10 Research Breakthroughs to Support Chiropractic Care in the Last Decade

One of the pleasant tasks I have in editing “On Purpose” is the opportunity to review hundreds of chiropractic research articles each month which …

The Cervical Lordosis in Health and Disease: Literature Review & The Denneroll 'Home Based' Orthotic

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>Since my graduation from Chiropractic College (Life Chiropractic College West) in 1994, I’ve spent much of my 20 years in the clinical …

Biomechanics

5 Ways to Get More Magnesium

We all need to get more magnesium<p>Magnesium deficiency is widespread and may account, at least in part, for your own health problems. Dr. Sircus, a …

Natural Remedies For Ear Infections

Ear Infections That . . . <i>Aren’t</i><p>So, this may be an odd way to start a post on ear infections, but before we get into the nitty gritty of comfort …

Immune System

Medscape Log In

What To Do If You Need To Take Antibiotics

<i>I wrote this a while back when I had more time, thinking it might come in handy during the book tour. I was right!</i><p>A few years ago, I wrote an article …

This is How Modern Technology Can Help You Achieve a Zen Mind

You would naturally think that Western technology and Eastern Zen meditation practice are as incompatible as they can get. In some ways this is …

The Men’s Health Golf Workout

Improve your performance on the course with this 4-week training plan<p>Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have proved that ripped abs and a killer golf game go hand-in-hand. Now, everyone from PGA pros to weekend hackers knows that in order to lower your handicap, you need to get in shape.<p>But you can’t …

Prognostic factors of Complaints of Arm, Neck and/or Shoulder

Complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder (CANS) are frequently reported musculoskeletal conditions. To gain insight in prognostic factors of CANS that …

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Movement Health – What is it? And what is its role in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Movement health is highly topical right now as the leading lights in this field underline the need to consider movement professionals as lifespan …