Teen ’s Two-Pod A Day Juul Addiction Caused Massive Stroke, Lawsuit Says

The stroke required three brain surgeries and left the plaintiff with left side paralysis, speech impairment and a 50% loss of vision from both eyes, the lawsuit alleges.
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Authors: Hassaballa D, Harvey RL Abstract The management of pain in persons with neurological injuries is challenging and complex. A holistic view and clinical approach are necessary when addressing pain in patients with neurological impairment because interpreting signs and symptoms and deciphering sources of pain is never a straightforward process. This problem is further magnified with the management of central pain syndromes. The best approach is to have a good understanding of the clinical characteristics commonly found in this patient population, in particular for patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS)...
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(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $1.9 million Fast-Track Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to South Rampart Pharma. The New Orleans life science company is developing a new class of non-opioid medicines to relieve pain and reduce fever discovered at and licensed from LSU Health New Orleans, its formal collaborating research institution.
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Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She was engaged to be married, working for a local health advocacy group in Colorado, and counseling others about drug addiction. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The virus knocked down all the supports she had carefully built around her: no more in-person Narcotics Anonymous meetings, no talks over coffee with trusted friends or her addiction recovery sponsor. As the virus stressed...
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Kv7 (“M-type,” KCNQ) K+ currents, play dominant roles in controlling neuronal excitability. They act as a “brake” against hyperexcitable states in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Pharmacological augmentation of M current has been developed for controlling epileptic seizures, although current pharmacological tools are uneven in practical usefulness. Lately, however, M-current “opener” compounds have been suggested to be efficacious in preventing brain damage after multiple types of insults/diseases, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, drug addiction and mood disorders. In ...
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CONCLUSION: Adrenal βarrestin1 upregulation is one of the mechanisms by which tobacco compounds, like nicotine, promote cardio-toxic hyperaldosteronism in vitro and in vivo. Thus, adrenal βarrestin1 represents a novel therapeutic target for tobacco-related heart disease prevention or mitigation. PMID: 32547713 [PubMed]
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Women ’s Health Research at Yale is expanding its work to “address the enduring and pressing medical conditions that continue to affect women’s lives.”
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WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- Heavy drinkers who continue drinking into old age have significantly larger waistlines and increased stroke risk, according to a study published online March 31 in Addiction. Linda Ng Fat, Ph.D., from University College...
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Conclusions: It seems that CME is being used to promote lisdexamfetamine for weight loss (a contraindicated use) and to highlight benefits of lisdexamfetamine while underplaying the risks.
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As the opioid crisis continues across America, employers are searching for ways to help employees battle their ailments with therapies that have the dual benefit of being non-addictive and cost effective. To do that, many are removing access barriers to drug-free care like acupuncture that can help with a variety of conditions including back pain, carpal tunnel, hypertension, migraine and stroke recovery. Deb Zurcher, a doctor of chiropractic, licensed acupuncturist and a clinical executive with…
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The President has proposed a $38.7 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year (FY) 2021. This translates to a $3 billion or 7 percent cut in the agency’s funding compared to FY 2020. The NIH budget request includes a $50 million initiative to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a better understanding of the causes of chronic diseases and to identify early treatments. This plan is in line with the Administration’s “Industries of the Future” effort, which supports using and developing AI across sectors. The budget would provide $50 million for the Childhood Cancer ...
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