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There's increasing scientific evidence as well as clinical experience indicating a connection between depression--which affects roughly 120 million people worldwide--and gluten sensitivity. Chronic gastrointestinal inflammation, triggered by reactions to gluten, can result in neurobehavioral symptoms which often resolve when people go gluten-free.
An emerging body of research called Earthing is shedding light on the ways in which the electrical charge on the surface of the Earth can regulate human physiology. The discoveries have significant implications for prevention and treatment of many common chronic diseases.
Military veterans are at much higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea than the general population, yet the disorder often goes undiagnosed because many vets do not fit the stereotypical profile of the "classic" apnea patient: an overweight middle-aged male who snores. Pharyngometry, a new, inexpensive & non-invasive tool can improve diagnosis.
A high-profile international study of the impact of cell phones on childhood brain tumor risk is sending the signal that there is no “exposure-response relationship. However, some environmental health experts contend that significant safety concerns are hidden within the data.
CEFALO, a multi-center European project, is the first study to look specifically at the impact of self-reported mobile phone use on risk of childhood brain tumors. While it seemed to dispel the notion that EM radiation from cellphones can cause brain tumors, critics contend that the conclusions are not so clear cut. Writers from the Environmental Health Trust challenge CEFALO's findings; a spokesman from the study team responds.
These days, many health care professionals are feeling harried, hassled and helpless. Dr. James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, and a featured speaker at the upcoming 2011 Heal Thy Practice conference, offers simple but powerful exercises that can help you shed some of those anxieties and frustrations, and reconnect with the inspiration that drew you into medicine.
In the past decade, researchers on neuroanatomy and neurotransmitters have found links between genes, the brain, and addiction behavior. What we now know about the dopamine reward circuits in the brain is helping addiction specialists to create effective holistic approaches to addiction recovery.
Over the last decade, yoga has emerged as a favored adjunctive modality at cancer centers across the country. Studies presented at the Society of Integrative Oncology’s annual meeting show that carefully tailored yoga programs can reduce anxiety, improve sleep, reduce the need for meds, and improve flexibility.
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