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What To Avoid At The Orthopedist's Office

If the orthopedist wants to inject saline into your arthritic knee, it's time to say no thanks. Same for taking the popular supplements glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis pain.<p>Why? There's no good evidence to prove they'll help you.<p>Those are two of the latest additions to lists of medical …

Some Antidepressants Linked to Bleeding Risk With Surgery

Why Painting Tumors Could Make Brain Surgeons Better

Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable things a doctor has to tell patients is that their medical problems are iatrogenic. What that means is they were caused by a doctor in the course of the treatment.<p>Sometime these iatrogenic injuries are accidental. But sometimes, because of the limits of medical …

Deterioration in emergency NHS care in Wales, says auditor general

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1010000/1010133_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524737005_86d80827d4a08db3cdc37c97d99c946a<p><b>Unscheduled care services - such as accident and emergency units - are deteriorating across Wales, according to the auditor general.</b><p>A report …

5 Things to Ask Yourself About Your Job

Time and again clients will come to me, initially wanting to eliminate some excessive craving, like the woman who told me she devoured a bag of potato chips every night before dinner. After several sessions, it came out that there were massive layoffs at her company and she worried every day about …

Why are people buying Vitamin K supplements?

<b>There's been a wave of supplements launched containing Vitamin K, particularly K2. Why do people take them?</b><p>Not everybody will have heard of Vitamin K2.<p>But more and more of us are consuming it in supplements, according to market research firm Mintel.<p>It says new food, drink, vitamin and supplement …

12 Surprising Vegan Foods

The basics are a no-brainer when you're trying to eat a diet free of animal products. But while things like meat, eggs and cheese are easy to avoid, adhering to a vegan diet is far more nuanced than it can seem -- especially when processed foods with long ingredients lists and …

Self-Fulfilling Personality Type Linked With Optimal Happiness And Life Satisfaction

Researchers have identified exactly what kind of personality type is most strongly linked with life satisfaction and happiness.<p>People who are considered "self-fulfilling" -- meaning they have a high positive affect and a low negative affect -- are more likely to be happy, have less depressive …

Episodic Migraine Associated With Obesity: Study

People who are obese may have a higher risk of experiencing infrequent migraines, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found an association between obesity and episodic migraine, with obese people having an 81 percent higher risk of experiencing …

Alzheimer's Potential Missing Link

Reporting in Neuron, researchers write that a protein called mGlu5 may play a role in nerve cell death in Alzheimer's disease. They found that blocking the protein with an existing drug restored memory in mice. Lead author Stephen Strittmatter discusses what this means for future Alzheimer's …

Do Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your Metabolism?

In a new study, researchers were able to make mice lean or obese by altering their gut bacteria. Jeffrey Gordon, an author of the study, discusses how the interaction between diet and the microbial community in our gut influences our health.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, HOST:<p>This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I am …

5 Life Lessons of a Pathological Optimist

<i>path·o·log·i·cal: being such to a degree that is extreme, excessive, or markedly abnormal.</i><p>I am preoccupied. Since quitting my happy life, I've been singularly obsessed with writing a memoir for my daughter. As the narrator, I've been grappling with the characteristics that define me. One consistent …

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

There is not one person who will avoid some sort of struggle or hardship in life. In fact, there are things that happen in life that often shake us to our very core.<p>The essential nature of being alive and being human is to experience life in its purest form -- the wins and losses, celebrations and …

Getting Fit When Life Gets in the Way

"I was doing so well on my diet, and then life got in the way, and I've gained back every pound."<p>"I was going to the gym regularly, and I could feel myself getting in better shape, and then life got in the way, and I'm back where I started."<p>Chances are, you have heard someone say something like …

Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

The world of dieting is awash in half-truths and wishful thinking. Just have a look at some of these fad diets to be reminded of how much we are willing to stretch reason in pursuit of weight loss.<p>David Allison, a researcher and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of …

When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

<i>By Adam Hoffman</i><p><b>Empathy can be painful.</b><p>Or so suggests a growing body of neuroscientific research.<p>When we witness suffering and distress in others, our natural tendency to empathize can bring us vicarious pain.<p>Is there a better way of approaching distress in other people? A recent study, published in …

How Anxiety Affects Sleep

<i>By Jennifer Warner Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D.</i><p>Does your mind race as soon your head hits the pillow? Does anxiety over work, money, or relationships keep you from going to sleep?<p>It's normal to be anxious from time to time. But when anxiety and emotional problems routinely get in the …

Cold Weather Linked With Heart Risk Factors, Heart Attack, In New Studies

Here's some not-so-great news, considering many of us will be moving into chillier weather in the upcoming months: New research shows that cold weather might not be good for our hearts.<p>Two new studies, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013, show that cold weather not only …

15-Minute Workout: Plyometrics

<i>By Rachel Sturtz for SHAPE magazine</i><p>You (yes, crazy-busy you) are not too busy to work out today. This routine -- designed by Equinox's Stephanie Vitorino, creator of the best-selling VBody DVD series -- gets the fat-burning job done fast. The secret is plyometrics: explosive, high-intensity …

5 Unexpected Sources Of Gluten That Aren't Food

Even if you know to look for gluten in the less-than-obvious foods, gluten can sneak up on you in the most unexpected places.<p>A significant number of non-food products contain ingredients derived from grains that can be problematic with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. In fact, many are now …