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Prevent back pain with exercise, not orthotics, review says

Low back pain is one of the most common health problems in the world, with at least 80 per cent of people experiencing at least one episode in their lives, says an Australian report. About 90 to 95 per cent […]

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Zika virus may be more easily transmitted than thought

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Last week, the new minister of public health, Sigfried Victorina, noted two cases of the zika virus present in Curacao and, given the proximity to

EDITORIAL: Are elders being denied care due to age?

Could this be possible? Is it really true what I heard at the end of a telephone call made to a regional hospital? After interviewing a family who was

Is extreme racism a mental illness?

The ungodly massacre of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, S.C., reignites the question: Is extreme racism a mental illness? The prime murder suspect, a young

Blood clots linked to air pollution

In 2013, air pollution was identified as a leading environmental cause of lung cancer and a major contributing factor in an array of other heart and lung diseases.

Elderly with dementia over-sedated and strapped to beds

The inquiry by the Care Quality Commission points out that nurses and care home staff often resort to such measures to prevent patients coming to harm through falls

Prudent Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity – tax sugary drinks

Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth

Walking the Tightrope – Thoughts on Law and Medical Practice in Barbados

The Honourable John Boyce, Minister of Health; Professor Joseph Branday, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine; Dr Carlos Chase, President of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners; Distinguished

Tax teens to cut smoking and raise tobacco sales age: Bakalar

A new study has found a simple way to significantly reduce teenage smoking: raise the tobacco sales age to 21. In 2005, Needham, Mass., did just that, while

Gupta on America’s biggest health problems 2015

After an incredibly busy 2014, during which health stories like Ebola, new food nutrition label rules, and the debate about the right to die sparked by Brittany Maynard

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