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HEALTH NOTES: Porn viewers could be damaging their brains  

Brain scans from a 40-year-old married man who regularly looked at such images showed activity in areas of the brain that are associated with pain, rather than those associated with sex.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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A UN peacekeeper holds a child as her mother is helped down from a relocation truck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN Photo/Logan AbassiBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 2018 (IPS)Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity’s response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. The Oxfam reports c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Taken together with previously published data, these results do not support a significant analgesic effect of oxygen in patients with STEMI. European Clinical Trials Database (EudraCT): 2011-001452-11. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01423929. PMID: 29436868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized cold water swimming healthytime Longevity Source Type: news
ConclusionMidazolam addition to bupivacaine for RS blockade provided adjuvant analgesia as supported by less morphine consumption, longer duration of analgesia, and lower VAS score.
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Mazzetti CH, Hock N, Taylor S, Lemaitre J, Crener K, Lebrun E Abstract In 1955, Allen and Masters describe a painful syndrome which associates traumatic delivery to laceration found on the posterior leaf of the broad ligament. Herniation through this defect is a rare entity, accounted for about 4-7% of all internal hernias. Normally, it involves the small bowel. The authors present the case of a multiparous woman admitted at emergency for constipation and abdominal pain. The CT scan showed an extremely rare case of internal hernia of the sigmoid colon, fallopian tube and left ovary through a large defect o...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
ObjectiveThe goal of this analysis was to provide a contemporary estimate of the burden of migraine, incorporating both direct and indirect costs, by comparing the costs of migraine patients to a matched group of patients without migraine in a large, nationally representative sample of commercially insured patients in the United States. BackgroundPrevious studies have shown that the economic burden of migraine in the United States is substantial for payers, patients, and employers. Despite the availability of multiple acute and preventive pharmacological treatment options and a relatively stable migraine prevalence in the ...
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Submissions Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Health information about the jaw system can influence risk factors for TMD symptoms and the frequency of symptoms among adolescent girls. PMID: 29448878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In a specialized pain clinic, the two pain questions (Q1, Q2) are positive in most patients with pain-related TMD. Therefore, in case of a positive response, further diagnostic procedures for TMD pain are warranted. For the functional screening question (Q3), a positive response is indicative for an intra-articular DC/TMD diagnosis, while in case of a negative outcome, an intra-articular TMD might still be present. PMID: 29448865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
Authors: Moffa AP, Stoppino LP, Loizzi D, Milillo P Abstract Pericardial cysts are rare benign anomalies generally discovered as incidental findings on radiographic images. Rarely, pericardial cysts cause symptoms and may lead to complications. A 56-year-old woman presented to the emergency department for mild chest pain. A cardiovascular and respiratory examination revealed no abnormalities, while a chest X-ray and subsequent thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed a pericardial cyst. The patient refused both percutaneous treatment and thoracic surgery. Three years later, a thoracic CT scan showed that the perica...
Source: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
There is a critical need to understand the effect of opioid analgesics on the brain structures to develop more effective treatments for pain management. Here, we used a surface-based MRI analysis technique to assess grey matter volume and cortical and subcortical thickness to identify the morphological patterns of cortical alterations in patients with chronic low back pain on opioid (CBP+) compared to those not on opioid (CBP-) and healthy controls (HC). Whole-brain T1-weighted 3D SPGR sequences were collected on a 3T GE scanner in 13 CBP+ patients (8 males, mean age  ± SD = 50 &pl...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
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