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Barefoot Running Shoes: Go Slowly
Minimalist or barefoot running shoes may be more natural, but switching to them is tricky.
What Texting Does to Your Neck
Sitting bent over a phone or tablet or laptop puts a huge strain on your neck. The pain has a name: text neck. What helps.
Recovering from Head Trauma before Resuming Sports Is Critical
One head injury is bad enough; but, as one football player found, two can be devastating. Parents, be vigilant.
Chronic Pain Reveals Its Secrets
Pain that won't go away may actually really be all in your head…in the excessive signals between two brain areas.
How Marijuana Impairs Memory
Cannabinoid receptors are found on glial cells as well as neurons, raising some new prospects for pot's medical benefits.
Punch Drunk: Repetitive Brain Injury
The suicide of Dave Duerson and death of hockey player Derek Boogaard have made public the kind of brain damage that sports-related repetitive head trauma can cause. Not everyone who receives knocks to the head develops chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, but the dementia it can foster has been seen in boxers for decades. Genes may be part of the story; better helmets may part of the answer.
A Closer Look at Over-the-Counter Painkillers
We all use them - acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin. Whether it is to recover from a too-active weekend, the pain of arthritis, or a little too much partying, we all turn to over-the-counter, non-prescription medications to help us cope with aches and pains and prevent heart disease. If you listen to the advertisements, these drugs are miracle cures. But using them frequently carries risks that deserve consideration.
Soccer Headers Damage the Brain's Axonal Tracts
DTI brain scans of players found the most damage in those who headed the ball the most. And the players were amateurs.
A New Way to Study Pain
Researchers have developed a painometer — a new way to more accurately rate patients'pain without subjective self-reports.
Massage Beats Conventional Treatments for Lower Back Pain
Two types of massage were offered to back pain sufferers. Guess who got better?