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The mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known. 
Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?
New guidelines suggest women who are physically active throughout pregnancy can boost their mental health and reduce the risk of gestation-related complications.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND—The link between mental health disorders and substance abuse is well-documented. Nearly one in 12 adults in the U.S is depressed, and opioid-related deaths are skyrocketing. As these numbers continue to climb, some mental health professionals have started to wonder if there's a link between the two.
Many patients who suffer from chronic back pain already have trouble sleeping and finding comfort at night. The fact that a poor mattress could be contributing even more to the discomfort interfering with a good night's sleep is a key piece of information that may be able to help patients find better sleep.
A ground breaking study is aiming to find a new way to help people with painful knee osteoarthritis by using movement sensors to help them manage their pain better.
The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it's practically a brain unto itself.
Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to new research.
A new study in the Journal of Public Health indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression.
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), high-intensity physical activity (HPA) and low sedentary time (ST) are all associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. 
CUPERTINO, CA—Apple is slowly evolving its smartwatch into a medical device.
A recent Finnish study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä showed that adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lower fit peers do. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health. The results were published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has announced that its Director of Massage Therapy Education and Training, Nathan Nordstrom, was inducted into the 2018 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame at the World Massage Festival in Las Vegas on August 7.
Initiatives that tackle common factors behind 'self-injury' now needed, urge researchers
WINNIPEG—First Nations doctors shared personal stories at a national a health summit to demonstrate how Indigenous patients still face racism and unequal access to treatment across the country.
Higher levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity improve all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events.
Could increasing your physical activity or feeling more in control of your life be the secret to staying young? Employing these simple strategies may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity and overall quality of life, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
Do your knees ache? According to new findings from OMRF, your diet could be a culprit.
Obese older adults who increase their exercise may have less fatigue and disability, but they may see an even bigger improvement if they also cut back on calories, a U.S. study suggests.

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