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4 Your Health: A warning about eating sushi, arthroscopic surgery and benefits of Tai Chi

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Tucson- Arthroscopic surgery is not a good option for most people with arthritic knees.

That's according to a panel of international experts who researched this common procedure. they say arthroscopic knee surgery does not provide lasting improvement for pain and function and is not cost effective.

However, the study revealed that many doctors often recommend the procedure in patients with arthritis meniscus tears or stiffness in the knees.

Tai Chi may help you sleep

A new study shows Tai Chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer patients.

Researchers at UCLA had 90 breast cancer survivors do three months of Tai Chi or psychotherapy, which is also often recommended.

15 months later, nearly half of the people in both groups had significant improvement in their ability to sleep.

Tai Chi also improved patient's depression and fatigue.

Sushi parasite

Doctors are cautioning sushi lovers about an unknown hazard of eating raw or undercooked fish.

The warning comes after a healthy 32 year old man became ill with stomach pains fever and nausea after eating sushi. It turns out the fish was infected with a parasite that had to be removed from his stomach with a special net.

So far most cases have been reported in Japan but it is on the rise in western countries.

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