Joint pain supplement reduces premature death risk as effectively as exercise, study suggests


Watch: Glucosamine-chondroitin supplement may ward off early death

A daily glucosamine-chondroitin supplement may be as effective as exercise when it comes to warding off an early death, research suggests.

Working up a sweat has known benefits, with regular physical activity up to halving the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, to name a few conditions.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are naturally-occurring substances found in cartilage. The two compounds are often combined in over-the-counter supplements that are marketed to ease joint pain or osteoarthritis.

After examining the supplement intake of more than 16,000 adults, scientists from West Virginia University found those who took a glucosamine-chondroitin supplement every day for at least 12 months were 39% less likely to die from any cause over the next eight years.

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Results further suggested the daily pill cut the risk of heart disease deaths

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Here’s How Cannabis Can Ease Pain


KEY POINTS

  • Cannabis eases pain by changing how pain receptors work after entering the body, according to reports
  • A study revealed that inhaled cannabis reduces headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%
  • Experts said more research is needed regarding using marijuana as treatment for migraines

Migraines and headaches appear to be inevitable parts of everyone’s lives. They’re tough to treat and come every so often, especially during stressful situations. If one’s migraine can’t be treated with over-the-counter or even prescription medications, some studies and experts have suggested turning to medical marijuana for help.

Marijuana helps ease pain by calming down pain signals in the brain, according to WebMD. Natural compounds found in cannabis called cannabinoids, once they enter the body, look for receptors in peripheral nerves that detect pain sensations and change how they work in order to ease the individual’s pain.

Marijuana has been found to also

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7 Pain Symptoms You Should Never Ignore




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If you’re hurting, see a doctor. It’s sound advice that may seem obvious, but older adults in particular sometimes write off pain as a function of aging and may wait too long to get medical attention, says Edwin Leap, M.D., an emergency physician in upstate South Carolina.

He’s seen it happen. And the results can be devastating.

“Boomers, especially, are very stoic,” Leap says. “They’re used to things hurting. So they put off chest pain for a day or two, and by time they come to hospital they’ve completed a heart attack. Or they fall off a ladder, get up and say they’re fine. Then it turns out they have an intracranial hemorrhage — a life-threatening situation.”

Any new or unexplained pain should be checked out by a doctor, Leap says, even if it’s not severe.

Of course, some types of pain are more likely to signal something

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Virtual reality, hypnosis may ease pain for IV insertion, stitches


Virtual reality glasses or hypnosis can relieve pain and anxiety in people having short medical procedures, a new study finds.

For those getting an IV catheter or stitches to close a wound, for example, these distraction techniques reduce the need for painkillers, say researchers in Belgium.

The study is by Dr. E. Kubra Okur Kavak and her colleagues from Brussels University Hospital. The results were presented online at the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.

“From the very start of the intervention, the application of either medical hypnosis or virtual reality glasses significantly reduced pain and anxiety in patients undergoing medical procedures,” the researchers said. It was not intended for any kind of surgery.

“More studies are needed but both are promising, safe extra tools to standard pharmacological treatment used during these simple but often painful medical procedures,” they said in a meeting news release.

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Need an IV or Stitches? Virtual Reality or Hypnosis Might Ease Pain | Health News


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TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Virtual reality glasses or hypnosis can relieve pain and anxiety in people having short medical procedures, a new study finds.

For those getting an IV catheter or stitches to close a wound, for example, these distraction techniques reduce the need for painkillers, say researchers in Belgium.

The study is by Dr. E. Kubra Okur Kavak and her colleagues from Brussels University Hospital. The results were presented online at the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.

“From the very start of the intervention, the application of either medical hypnosis or virtual reality glasses significantly reduced pain and anxiety in patients undergoing medical procedures,” the researchers said. It was not intended for any kind of surgery.

“More studies are needed but both are promising, safe extra tools to standard pharmacological treatment used during these

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‘Exercise snacks’? Chattanooga doctor shares tips on preventing and relieving working-from-home back pain


Some of the most common aches and pains occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic have no direct connections to the coronavirus. The pain comes from doing the same thing in the same way for too often and for too long.

After seven months of working from home, I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of a traditional workspace — in particular, an ergonomically correct desk setup. I never knew beds and couches could cause such discomfort.

Here, Dr. Doug Daniel, board-certified orthopedist at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, offers tips for staying well while working from home.

1. Keep moving.

“Our body likes moving often,” Daniel says. He suggests changing position frequently and getting up to move for at least five minutes every 45 minutes to an hour.

Sometimes that’s not possible due to the nature of a person’s job, in which case he recommends setting a small goal such as moving

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Man Presumed Dead Wakes Up With Excruciating Pain While Being Embalmed In Mortuary


KEY POINTS

  • Peter Kigen was brought to the hospital after falling unconscious
  • He was pronounced dead but woke up three hours later
  • His family accused the hospital of negligence

It has been literally a “to hell and back” experience for a man in Kenya who came back to life while being embalmed in a mortuary.

Peter Kigen, 32, resurrected three hours after he was presumed dead on Thursday. The mortuary attendants were already going into action when they detected some movements in the body they were supposed to preserve.

Kigen, who suffers from a chronic illness, fell unconscious at his home and was taken to Kapkatet Hospital in Kericho County, Kenya. His younger brother, Kevin Kipkurui, said that they rushed him to the hospital at 5:30 p.m. Kipkurui reported that they were asked to fill out the hospital registration form at the reception while a doctor attended to Kigen.

Kipkurui

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5 Acupressure Points for Gas, Bloating, and Stomach Pain


Everyone experiences gas, bloating, and other uncomfortable digestive symptoms from time to time. However, for people with sensitive stomachs, these symptoms can appear more frequently and may require treatment.

Acupressure is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that’s believed to be effective for gas, bloating, and stomach pain, among other conditions.

We explore whether acupressure is beneficial for the digestive system, and how to use acupressure to ease gastrointestinal symptoms.

Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of use not just in China, but all around the world.

In modern holistic health culture, traditional techniques — such as acupuncture and acupressure — have become popular alternatives to some Western techniques.

Acupressure is a type of traditional Chinese massage therapy that focuses on stimulating various pressure points around the body. Massaging these pressure points is believed to help control the flow of energy around the body, as well as positively influence

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These Mats Give You Back Pain Relief and an Acupressure Massage at the Same Time


2020 will hands down go down as the year of creaky joints and tense muscles, thanks to the newfound WFH life. One method for treating aches and pains is to get an acupuncture treatment, where certain hotspots of your body are pricked with needles to release tension. Because of quarantine orders, getting an appointment with an acupuncturist may not happen for a while; however, there are benefits to laying on an acupressure mat, which gives you similar stress-melting relief at home.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure is a method, where pressure points throughout your body are triggered to promote a more open flow of energy. This can be done by a practitioner, who would use their hands, or via an acupressure mat, which is a sort of thin mat or pillow covered in spikes. “Acupressure mats are designed to produce similar results as acupressure from a practitioner, and the

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ChinaBody Massage Rose Mat Acupressure Relieve Stress Back Body Pain Spike Mat on Global Sources


ChinaBody Massage Rose Mat Acupressure Relieve Stress Back Body Pain Spike Mat on Global Sources


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