How to use self-administered acupressure to reduce lower back pain

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,” says Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR, an associate professor of physical medicine and…

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Hope of cancer treatment as scientists discover molecule that kills tumours

A molecule that is found naturally in the immune system could kill cancer cells, a research has suggested. Scientists at King’s College London exposed colorectal tumours to the β-galactoside-binding protein (βGBP) in the laboratory. They found the protein has “tumour-suppressing properties” which trigger the “suicide” of malignant cells. βGBP is also thought to make the…

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Doctors more likely to recommend antihistamines rather than cough and cold medicine for kids – Research

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a Rutgers study found. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. However, these medicines have little known benefit for children with colds, and some older antihistamines cause sedation…

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