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Just Two Months of Breastfeeding May Help Relieve Chronic Pain After a C-Section Delivery

Undeniably, delivering a baby is an extremely painful experience. Mothers who undergo a cesarean delivery bear the pain for months altogether. Experts suggest that the number of c-sec deliveries is rising due to a host of factors. Mothers who have recently delivered through a c-sec may take a sigh of relief as a new study enumerates the benefits of breastfeeding suggesting its practice can bring relief in c-sec induced chronic pain. Breastfeeding has been linked with a host of benefits for women. Most studies have linked breastfeeding with a reduced…

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Wrongly diagnosed foot injury may cause arthritis, chronic pain

Ever twisted an ankle or injured your foot and never thought of taking a second opinion after your doctor prescribed you painkillers? Well give a second thought, now. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Review has highlighted the importance of additional imaging, second opinions for accurate diagnosis and treatment. A new study by orthopedic surgeons finds misdiagnosis often results in poor long-term patient outcomes, including arthritis and disability. More than 3 million emergency room visits in the United States each year are related to common foot and ankle injuries….

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Acupuncture Benefits: It Could Treat Chronic Pain and Depression

We all maybe familiar with the terms ‘acupuncture’ and ‘acupressure’, but most often people confuse the two. While both the techniques involve the application of pressure in specific points of the body to treat pain and relive stress, acupressure does so by mostly using hands and acupuncture makes use of needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practise, which was used to re-balance the flow of energy or ‘chi’ in the body. If you have watched the movie Kung Fu Panda 3, you will understand the reference to ‘chi’. Talking…

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Vitamin D Deficiency May Up Chronic Headache Risk In Elderly Men

Deficiency in the levels of Vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache in middle-aged and older men, according to a new study. The findings showed that individuals with the lowest vitamin D levels had over a two-fold risk of chronic headache in comparison to the those with the highest levels. Vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with chronic tension-type headache, perhaps by causing musculoskeletal pain. Previous studies have found Vitamin D to play a role in various neurovascular diseases. The study adds to the accumulating body of…

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Broccoli compounds may help combat chronic diseases

“Eating broccoli could lower your risk of having coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer, a new study suggests,” the Daily Mail reports. But there is little hard evidence to back up this claim – the study it reports on involved plants, not humans. Phenols, which are compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, have been linked for years to a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and asthma. They are thought to play a part in reducing oxidative stress – cell damage caused…

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Chronic constipation linked with kidney disease

  US researchers have found an association with severe and chronic constipation and kidney disease. Constipation is a common condition, and it can have a variety of impacts on health including raising an individuals’ risk of cardiovascular disease, potentially through effects caused by gut bacteria. “Our findings highlight the plausible link between the gut and the kidneys and provide additional insights into the pathogenesis of kidney disease progression,” said Csaba Kovesdy from University of Tennessee, US. The study showed that individuals with constipation had a 13 per cent higher likelihood…

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