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FEATURE The true cause of back pain

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

One of the main reasons people see their doctor is for chronic pain, but modern medicine usually has no answers—largely because it’s looking in the wrong place, says Dr Mitchell Yass

FEATURE The end of back pain

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

In this special issue of WDDTY, we offer a trio of articles to help you tackle back pain that results from our modern lifestyles. Biomechanist Katy Bowman offers the best positions for working at a desk, NeuroMovement® specialist Anat Baniel provides three exercises to combat sitting and our reporter Cate Montana investigates three new therapies that get to the root of the problem: faulty posture.

NEWS Painkillers are worse than taking nothing after 90 days

June 21st 2016

Powerful opioid drugs such as morphine and codeine lose their painkilling powers if they’re taken for more than three months. Patients say they are in greater pain than those not taking the drugs.

NEWS Pain drug triples risk of major birth defects

June 1st 2016

The blockbuster drug Lyrica (pregabalin)—which treats pain, epilepsy and anxiety—trebles the risk of birth defects if a pregnant woman takes the drug during her first trimester.

FEATURE Tapping into the source

June 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 4)

Pain can be alleviated or overcome in a few minutes by identifying your emotional connections to it and tapping them away, says Nick Ortner

NEWS Painkillers stop us empathising with the pain of others

May 11th 2016

Popular painkillers like paracetamol and Tylenol don’t just reduce our pain—they also stop us empathising with others who are in pain.

FEATURE So you think you need back surgery

May 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 2)

Before you consent to going under the knife for your back problems, check out the evidence on the latest procedures, says Lynne McTaggart

NEWS Painkillers ‘as lethal as Vioxx’ still on the market

March 21st 2016

Painkillers as lethal as Vioxx—which reportedly killed 60,000 people before it was banned—are still available and are being taken by people every day, new research has discovered.

NEWS Meditation is a natural pain-killer (and it does it in a unique way)

March 16th 2016

Addiction to painkillers such as opiates has become a crisis in the West—but mindfulness meditation is a safer alternative that’s just as effective, say researchers who have tested the technique against a powerful painkiller.

NEWS EMFs from cellphone masts do affect us, researchers conclude

February 8th 2016

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cellphone masts do affect us, researchers have concluded. Their research has so far been limited to amputees who still feel pain in a phantom limb when they are close to a mast, but the discovery could have implications for the rest of us.

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