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MINNEAPOLIS – Taking frequent saunas may be linked to a lower risk of stroke, according to a study published in the May 2, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study was conducted in Finland, where saunas originated and nearly every home has one.
Daniel Herman, MD, PhD presented a research abstract at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Lake Buena Vista, FL indicating that the rates of concussions and musculoskeletal injuries may have increased with the use of protective headgear in High School Girls Lacrosse.
Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests.
Imagine that the movement of a single hair on your arm causes severe pain. For patients with neuropathic pain - a chronic illness affecting 7 to 8 per cent of the European population, with no effective treatment - this can be a daily reality.
Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use—including pain relievers. The study appears in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), published by Wolters Kluwer.
A wall in Shannon McEwen's east-end Toronto office is covered with framed thank-you notes from rock stars.
When Tony Finau rolled his foot celebrating a hole-in-one in the Par 3 contest at the Masters, golf fans cringed in horror as his leg popped out of the joint. They cringed again even more when he reached down and pushed it back into place.
Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments. Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect cells in the brain.
Australian scientists say they have edged closer to developing new pain relief medication from sea snails. 
Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
Ever since she can remember, Carol Donohue had wanted to move to India. Growing up in New York, she was always fascinated with Indian culture and found their women most beautiful.
Despite the amount of resources dedicated to the treatment of low back pain, the amount of sufferers continue to increase. The Lancet has summarized the evidence for medical interventions in back pain, and found that the most-prescribed treatments for back pain consist of medication (both opioids and injections), imaging and surgery. The article expresses the need for prevention to be a priority, rather than focusing resources on treatment and management. 
VICTORIA – A premium long viewed as a financial irritant in British Columbia that is paid by individuals and families for health care will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020.
EDMONTON – A new medical guideline suggests family doctors should think twice before prescribing medical marijuana to their patients.
The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana.

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