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Cell therapy may ease chronic pain
A new study has described how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them. ANI

Mix therapy could help tinnitus sufferers
Talking therapies combined with the soothing sounds of the sea can help relieve the misery of tinnitus, a new study has revealed. ANI

Genetic information may not significantly improve disease risk prediction
Detailed knowledge about your genetic makeup-the interplay between genetic variants and other genetic variants, or between genetic variants and environmental risk factors-may only change your estimated disease prediction risk for three common diseases by a few percentage points, which is typically not enough to make a difference in prevention or treatment plans, say researchers. ANI

Seaweed pill could be key to beat arthritis
A pill made from seaweed, which is packed with tiny marine organisms that combat inflammation, could one day help tackle the painful joint disorder arthritis, scientists say. ANI

'Diet brain' causes slimmers to experience extreme mood swings
Women who resort to extreme weight loss methods experience 'diet brain', leaving them depressed, agitated and forgetful, experts have warned. ANI

Weight-loss surgery may help abolish alcohol cravings
Gastric bypass surgery not only rid people of their fat, but it also reduces their desire for alcohol, researchers have found.ome people opt going under the knife to decrease the size of their stomach. ANI

Childhood obesity may up risk of cranial disorder that may cause blindness
Children who are overweight or obese - particularly older, non-Hispanic white girls - are more likely to have a neurological disorder known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a rare condition that can result in blindness, according to a new study. ANI

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