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Headache? Marijuana May Cut Your Pain by 50%

For the first time, researchers found that puffing on a little cannabis for migraines helps reduce the pain—by a lot.

Acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture for Veterans: Treatment Increasingly Common at VA Facilities

Veterans in need of relief for chronic pain increasingly are finding acupuncture available as a treatment option throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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Should You Take Brand Name or Generic Thyroid Drugs?

Are generic drugs safe and effective for your thyroid condition, or should you choose a brand name?

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Can You Treat Hypothyroidism Without Drugs?

Can you treat hypothyroidism without prescription drugs? Gluten-free may be the answer.

Magnesium supplement pills on a table.

Can Magnesium Ease Nighttime Leg Cramps?

If leg cramps are keeping you up at night, you might consider magnesium to help you rest easier. Find out if it actually works.

Snoring is a serious problem

Can Nasal Strips Stop Snoring?

Nasal strips are simple to use and inexpensive. But they’re not a permanent fix for some types of snoring. Here’s what you should know.

Can Acupuncture Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

Can Acupuncture Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

Acupuncture treatments may decrease the intensity of pain brought on by fibromyalgia.

Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

High-quality evidence suggests that taking vitamin D along with standard asthma medication can reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations.

Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Combining meditation and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows.

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.