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Music Reduces Need for Post-Surgery Opioids

Music Reduces Need for Post-Surgery Opioids

After surgery, 86 percent of patients engaged in music therapy eschewed opioids and other painkillers, compared to 26 percent in a control group.

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Knitting Releases the Blues

Knitting Releases the Blues

Knitting can lower depression, slow the heart rate, reduce the likelihood of dementia and distract from chronic pain, research shows.

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Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety

Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety

Acupuncture can significantly ease the dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties that can affect some dental patients.

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Vitamin D Supplements Ease Irritable Bowels

Vitamin D Supplements Ease Irritable Bowels

People with irritable bowel syndrome tend to be low in vitamin D, but symptoms can ease with supplementation, report British researchers.

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Holding Hands Reduces Pain

The brainwaves of couples tend to synchronize when they are in each other’s presence, and holding hands markedly lowers pain levels—especially if the man is empathetic.

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Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors that regularly perform moderate-to-vigorous physical activity show improved attention, memory and multitasking abilities.

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Steam Baths Ease Allergies

Steam Baths Ease Allergies

Thais with hay fever that soaked in half-hour steam baths three times a week reported fewer symptoms such as sneezing, nasal itching and congestion.

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Bee Venom Is Powerful Lyme Disease Remedy

Bee Venom Is Powerful Lyme Disease Remedy

Bee venom reduces the Lyme disease bacterium more effectively than antibiotics, reports the Lyme Disease Research Group, in Connecticut.

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Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Ingesting a combination of five herbs returned menstrual cycles to normal durations for 55 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome among those participating in an Australian study.

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Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

Four to seven saunas a week halved high blood pressure risk in a study of 1,621 Finnish men.

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