Hip, knee steroid injections may be harmful: Study

New York, Oct 16 : Commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful to some patients with at-risk conditions, according to a new study. Corticosteroid injections are often given to reduce pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis. Researchers from Boston University have found accelerated arthritis and joint destruction can be the unintended result […]

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Canberra, Oct 16 : Parents, take note. Researchers have found that heavier babies are more likely to suffer childhood food allergies or eczema. For the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the research team carried out a systematic review assessing past studies in humans. After screening more than 15,000 studies, they […]

Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings: Study

New York, Oct 16 : People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain might have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, a new study said. Mindfulness is the meditative practice of focusing on the present moment and accepting one’s thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, without […]