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Discovery of fibromyalgia biomarker offers hope of earlier diagnosis for sufferers


Fibromyalgia literally means ‘fibrous muscle tissue pain’, which is a pretty accurate description of the condition.

Also referred to as ‘Fibromyalgia Syndrome’, or by the abbreviations ‘FM’ or ‘FMS’, sufferers experience the following symptoms…

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries on the rise globally

footballer painIn the US around 100,000-200,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ruptures occur every year, although since these figures are provided by colleges and high schools in the US, they do not include injuries outside formalised sport and so the actual number may be even higher.

Here in Australia there has been a steep rise in ACL injuries over the past 15 years – a 70% hike, with a disproportionate number of these occurring in children under the age of 14.

You might think that ACL injury is more common in contact sports and caused by contact, but in fact most (~70%) occur in non-contact situations, when jumping or turning sharply. Sports that have higher rates of ACL injury include soccer, basketball, volleyball and skiing.

People’s sensitivity to magnetic fields could differ, new research shows

compassWe’ve known for some time that different people have different sensitivities to static magnetic fields.

There doesn’t appear to be an obvious reason as to who, why or where, but as a health practitioner, you place magnets on enough patients and the differences in sensitivity are obvious.

 

How even good articles make misleading claims about magnetic therapy

 

Media articles that cover magnetic therapy, almost without exception ignore, or in some cases ridicule the idea that static magnets can relieve pain. Articles such as Magnets’ pull yet to be proven, demonstrate this so well.

 

A very good article; You won’t believe how magnets are changing medicine  in My Body & Soul explains some of the exciting areas where magnets are being used in medicine.

Astroturfing and its relevance to agendas behind magnetic field therapy

The content of this TEDx talk is impressive. Sharyl Attkisson, an authentic investigative journalist explains the concept of astroturfing, how vested interests skew agendas.

Powerful companies and movements engage in astroturfing to fool you that there is widespread support for or against an agenda, when there really isn’t. They manipulate you into thinking you’re weird or gullible, when you’re not.

 

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