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October 1, 2019

Can excessive athletic training make your brain tired? New study says yes

You’d expect excessive athletic training to make the body tired, but can it make the brain tired too? A new study reported in the journal Current Biology suggests that the answer is “yes.”

People with anxiety may strategically choose worrying over relaxing

Relaxing is supposed to be good for the body and soul, but people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad does happen, according to Penn State research.

Measuring patient pain might soon be changing

Over the years, the wording for “worst pain imaginable” has changed. It started as “severe pain” and doctors often use different terms. But all these different phrases can influence the patient’s understanding of what their worst pain might be. This scale also has its variants.
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The science and the controversy behind the new fad of cannabis massage

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the hemp/cannabis plant. Consumers have heard strong anecdotal evidence of CBD’s purported pain-relieving and stress-reducing properties, and many of them are now seeking out cannabis-augmented massage experiences in order to enhance the relaxing and pain-relieving effects of massage. But like all consumer-led trends, this one raises several important questions. Does the science live up to the hype? What are the risks around introducing cannabis into massage? » Learn more