Neck Strength Training: How It Can Help

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The cervical spine, located in the neck, is subject to many of the same problems that plague the lower back — muscle strains and spasms, disk degeneration and denervation, and spinal stenosis. About 10 to 15 percent of people experience neck pain at any given time. Most neck pain is short lived and gets better on its own or with simple self-care measures. But sometimes neck pain is a red flag for a more serious problem.

Now a study reported in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes (Volume 8, page 48) suggests that strength training may help to improve the quality of life in women suffering with persistent neck pain.

Researchers randomly assigned 180 women with chronic neck pain to take part in either a strength-training program three times a week for one year, an endurance-training program Continue reading

A Simple Solution to Snoring

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Getting out of your chair regularly might have an unlikely benefit, says a Toronto sleep researcher: reduced snoring.

Douglas Bradley, director of the Toronto Research Institute’s Sleep Research Laboratory, has linked excessive sitting to sleep apnea, a condition where a sleeping person’s throat collapses, stopping breathing and interrupting sleep.

The culprit is fluid that gathers in the legs during long stretches of sitting. When you lie down at night, that fluid moves to your neck, where when your muscles relax, your airway can get sucked shut “like a wet straw,” he says.

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Study Claims Fiber-Rich Diet Linked to Longevity

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People who consumed higher amounts of fiber, particularly from grains, had a significantly lower risk of dying over a nine-year period compared to those who consumed lower amounts of fiber, a new National Institutes of Health study claims.

Fiber, found in whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and fruits aids the body with bowel movements, lowers blood-cholesterol levels and improves blood glucose levels, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

Other studies have suggested that fiber may lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, but there has been conflicting evidence on whether there is any mortality benefit from consuming fiber. Continue reading

Head and Neck Cancer Study Marijuana us at Brown University

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Researchers at the Departments of Community Health, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, have found that Cannabinoids, constituents of marijuana smoke, have been recognized to have potential antitumor properties. They wrote, “However, for the subjects who have the same level of smoking or alcohol drinking, we observed attenuated risk of HNSCC (head and neck squamous cell carcinoma ) among those who use marijuana compared with those who do not. Our study suggests that moderate marijuana use is associated with reduced risk.