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Acupuncture Helped People With Back Pain Walk and Bend Better

A double-blinded randomized trial of electroacupuncture found it may result in a modest improvement in daily functioning for those with chronic back pain, though it provided little pain relief. Electroacupuncture uses a small electric current passed between needles, a practice some believe provides additional pain relief compared with regular acupuncture. Researchers tested the procedure by… Read More »

‘Prevention is better than cure with insect bites,’ says Dr Miriam Stoppard

Hardly anyone escapes summer without suffering a few insect bites, some just irritating, some so bad they interfere with sleep, and a few serious enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. I’ve had all three over the years but my family who were staying with me in the countryside this year didn’t… Read More »

A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters

Six years after it began, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis remains among the highest-profile emergencies in the United States. Extensive iron and lead corrosion of the water distribution system in Flint, coupled with lead release, created “red water” complaints, rapid loss of chlorine disinfectant and an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease that killed 12 people. State… Read More »