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Insomnia Is a Serious Comorbidity for People with Chronic Pain
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
Swiss researchers have reported positive early returns from a treatment that involves growing knee cartilage from extracted nasal cartilage. Whether patients will be doing yoga anytime soon remains to be seen.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, discuss the role of exercise in the management of sarcopenia.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, provide insight on the role of oral supplements for patients with chronic illness and malnutrition, specifically in older adults.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but so could regular cannabis use, according to a study from The University of Edinburgh.
Many studies compare a pain drug to a placebo in order to identify potential analgesic effects; however, typically these studies are blinded. But a study out of Portugal went against the grain.
Patients with active psoriatic arthritis treated with secukinumab for 2 years in the FUTURE-1 trial experienced sustained decreases in disease activity and symptoms, leading to improvements in physical function and quality of life.
Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose. But a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may have found a brain signature that red flags the disease.
As one of the most popular movie franchises in history, Star Wars has reached a wide range of people across the globe. Some have seen ways to apply lessons from the movies to help in the diagnosis of mental health patients.

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