Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There’s just one problem — these drugs don’t really help. A series of clinical trials have shown that anticonvulsants are no good at easing either lower…

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The Disappearance of a Dog Line

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a tragic twist of canine fate, researchers report that dogs that lived in the Americas for thousands of years were wiped out after Europeans arrived on the continent. “This study demonstrates that the history of humans is mirrored in our domestic animals. People in Europe and the…

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Could Aspirin Help Keep Alzheimer's Away?

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart trouble at bay might also protect their brains against Alzheimer’s. Scientists report aspirin appeared to help clear out plaques of waste material called amyloid beta in the brain. Those…

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Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana. In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Nine out of 10 liked it so much they said they’d recommend medical pot to others.…

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