Posts Tagged ‘ Headaches ’

Can sugar increase inflammation levels?

September 22, 2016
By

In this first article of a series on how sugar impacts your health, I’m going to start by looking at the role a high sugar diet plays in inflammation. I first developed an interest in this link when patients would mention in passing that they had noticed an improvement in their pain levels after doing…

Read more »

When to worry about back pain (and when not to)

March 11, 2016
By

Here is a great article I just read which outlines in basic terms the key differences between back pain that is straightforward and musculo-skeletal in nature, and back pain that is coming from a more serious underlying condition. A lot of times when the pain is severe it can be extremely concerning, and this article…

Read more »

Codeine deaths more than doubled in Australia 2000-2009

November 11, 2015
By

As you’ve no doubt recently heard, there are calls to make codeine a prescription drug. It is currently an over the counter pain reliever and something that a lot of people routinely use. Chances are you have used it yourself and if so, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. A new report published…

Read more »

Longer Work Hours Increase Risk of Stroke

September 17, 2015
By

A new study has found that working more than 55 hours a week “significantly increases your risk of having a stroke”. abc.net.au broke the story this week, citing a study conducted on over 600,000 people over the past 8 and a half years. Key findings of the study included: People working 55 hours a week had a…

Read more »

What texting does to your neck

November 26, 2014
By

A new study has shed light on the impact of texting on the joints in your neck. A surgeon in the US used a computer simulation to measure the increased weight forces of the head on the neck as it bends further forward. The results were pretty dramatic. Here are a few choice quotes from…

Read more »

Insomnia and Depression

November 20, 2013
By

Yet another study has highlighted the link between sleep and mental health. New research has shown that when “antidepressants and insomnia therapy are used together, recovery happens faster.” According to a report in The New York Times, “Curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery”. To read the full report click…

Read more »

Headaches and Neck Mobilisation

May 21, 2013
By

Headaches are caused by a number of different things. A lot of headaches are the result of tension in the neck muscles and compression of the nerves in the upper part of the neck. A new study has compared massage with mobilising the joints of the upper neck to release pressure on these nerves. The…

Read more »