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DURHAM, N.C. – While women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee, the cause of this injury is no different between the sexes, according to new research from Duke Health.
MISSOULA, MT – A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer's and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities.
A recent study released by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows a stunning number of participants not only experienced concussion-related symptoms and head impacts but also continued performing either without reporting the incident or without receiving the recommended care. These participants were not taking part in any sporting contest at the time, however. They are theater personnel.
People whose negative emotional responses to stress carry over to the following day are more likely to report health problems and physical limitations later in life compared with peers who are able to "let it go," according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
In an observational study of almost a half-million participants, Stanford researchers discovered an association between high fitness levels and low heart disease, even among those at genetic risk.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, massage therapy is one of the most popular complementary therapies utilized by people living with cancer. While there is no evidence that suggests massage therapy can treat this disease, it is recognized for its efficacy in providing physical and emotional benefits to the cancer patient, helping improve their quality of life.
Australian scientists say they have edged closer to developing new pain relief medication from sea snails.
Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
DURHAM, N.C. — For decades, Americans have been inundated with a confusing barrage of messages about how best to counteract the health risks of sedentary lifestyles: walk 10,000 steps a day; do a seven-minute workout from a phone app; flip heavy tires in an arduous boot camp class.
BERLIN, GERMANY — Pain therapy specialists Liebscher & Bracht have released the 2018 Pain Index, revealing trends in the way individuals experience chronic pain based on their gender, age and profession.
In a recent report by Doctor Francis D' Ambrosio, medical marijuana patients most successfully replaced medication with marijuana for a variety of different conditions, including cancer, epilepsy, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose Liberals face an uphill battle in the spring provincial election after 15 years in office, countered her opponents' election promise of change with one of her own Monday, saying only her party can deliver "big change."
MINNEAPOLIS – For those who think game plans and play calls are complex, it would be helpful to take a behind-the-scenes look at the medical setups that go into a NFL game. Talk about multi-faceted.
The war on drugs may move to a new battlefield in Canada, if Liberal MPs get their way: the 2019 federal election campaign.
The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana.
Smoking may increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among people in the military, a new study has concluded.
A review of scientific literature suggests those who believe 'man flu' is more intense than the female version have some evidence to back up their views.
VANCOUVER – British Columbia has established a command centre to provide a co-ordinated response to the overdose crisis, using expertise from some of the public health experts who worked to stem the spread of HIV in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – More than 180 people across the United States have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and other sexual misconduct complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees and the national company, according to an investigative report by the website BuzzFeed News.
Motorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, 10 times more likely to suffer serious injuries and those injuries will cost more to treat, a new study suggests.

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