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Do gut bacteria control your mind?

  Bacteria within you — which outnumber your own cells about 100 times — may be affecting both your cravings and moods to get you to eat what they want, and may be driving you toward obesity. That’s the conclusion of an article published this week in the journal BioEssays by researchers from UC San […]

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Back Pain

About 80 percent of the adults in the U.S. have been bothered by back pain at some point. The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center recently surveyed more than 14,000 subscribers who experienced lower-back pain in the past year but never had back surgery. More than half said the pain severely limited their daily routine for […]

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How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain

Regular exercise may alter how a person experiences pain, according to a new study. The longer we continue to work out, the new findings suggest, the greater our tolerance for discomfort can grow. For some time, scientists have known that strenuous exercise briefly and acutely dulls pain. As muscles begin to ache during a prolonged […]

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Is Lower Back Pain in the Genes?

Question: Is lower back pain an inherited condition? My mother has significant degeneration in her lumbar spine. Does that mean I am destined to also? Answer: Lower back pain affects two out of three individuals at some point in their life and is the second most common reason for a visit to a primary care […]

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