UNISON women steady themselves for the fight
The first session of this year’s UNISON’s women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon, with Catrina Murray for the national women’s committee asking delegates: “Remember that song, Things can only get better? I think we’ll find that things can get worse”. December’s election victory for the Conservatives – and what it will mean for women – was a thread that ran through the afternoon’s business. While continued austerity and pain was the major expectation, there was also a determination to fight back, harder than ever. Benefits was just one area t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference benefits care crisis Universal credit welfare reform women members Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
Movement - based mind - body interventions could be effective alternatives to drugs, surgery, injections (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Back pain: Five exercises which can be performed at home to relieve lower back pain
BACK pain can have a huge impact on everyday life, proving uncomfortable and debilitating. Fortunately, there are five at-home exercises one can do to help relieve pain, particularly pain in the lower back. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Movement-based mind-body interventions (MMBIs), particularly yoga, are effective for reducing low back pain, according to a review published in the January/February issue of Holistic Nursing Practice. Juyoung Park, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency associated with disc degeneration and lower back pain
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing estrogen levels during menopause. A new study demonstrates that vitamin D deficiency, smoking, high body mass index (BMI), and osteoporosis are risk factors for greater back pain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fayer Chronicles Her Journey in Medtech to Improve Women ’s Health
Marissa Fayer, a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist stopped in to speak with MD+DI about the changes she has seen in healthcare and how women have helped shaped the medtech industry. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. MD+DI: You’ve made a tremendous impact in the healthcare industry – but tell me what led you to this field? Also, when you started your career how did the landscape in the profession look? Was it particularly diverse? How has it changed since you first started? Y...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Can T'ai Chi alleviate chronic low back pain in older adults?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of using T'ai Chi to improve chronic low back pain in adults over 65 years of age compared to health education and usual care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Back pain exercises: The SIX stretches you can try to ease upper or lower back pain
BACK PAIN can be debilitating - whether it affects your upper or lower spine, or if your muscles are in spasm. Here are six stretches and exercises you can try to relieve the stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oh my aching back: Do yoga, tai chi or qigong help?
(Florida Atlantic University) About 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point. Patients are often advised to manage their back pain with exercise and mind-body interventions. But, do they really help? Researchers compared and contrasted yoga, tai chi and qigong, and found them to be effective for treatment of low back pain, reporting positive outcomes such as reduction in pain or psychological distress such as depression and anxiety, reduction in pain-related disability, and improved functional ability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to get employees with back pain back to work faster
About 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes, making it the most common cause of job-related disability and a major contributor to days off work. When surgery is involved, the ailment can be costly to treat. As both a cost- and medically-effective solution, health care payers have made integrating chiropractic care into treatment protocols a priority. Back pain is the second-most-common reason a person visits a doctor, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Dr.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Laura Newpoff Source Type: news

S.F. startup unlocks $90M series C for easing back and joint pain
San Francisco-based Hinge Health announced today that is raised $90 million in new funding to continue its efforts to tackle back and joint pain. This Series C round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, is triple the amount of its series B in 2018, bringing the total raised to $126 million. Based on the previous financing, PitchBook valued Hinge Health in 2018 at $90 million; no valuation figure was available based on the new round. Having a lead investor like Bessemer might be telling as to where… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Excessive daytime sleepiness in adults with spinal cord injury and associations with pain catastrophizing and pain intensity - Craig A, Tran Y, Guest R, Middleton J.
STUDY DESIGN: Pre-post cohort mixed factorial design. OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and chronic pain are major problems for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the relationship between chronic pain and EDS requires clarif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shovel That Snow, but Spare Your Back
Title: Shovel That Snow, but Spare Your BackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Shovel That Snow, but Spare Your Back
SATURDAY, Feb. 1, 2020 -- Almost everyone gets stuck shoveling snow at some point during the winter. To prevent back pain and strain, one spinal expert has some advice. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Srinivasu Kusuma, from the University of Chicago Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped Has Something to Say
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Local organization battling opioid crisis hires first CEO
NuHope, a local outpatient opioid pain and treatment center, has hired its first CEO. Jeff Dunkel will serve as NuHope’s chief executive. He was previously executive vice president of strategy for Titan Spine, a Wisconsin-based medical device maker that was bought by Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) last summer. "I am committed to leading NuHope as it steps into its role as a major player in treating and managing opioid issues,” Dunkel said. “We've already started meeting with members of Congress,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

An Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain An Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain
Is an interdisciplinary treatment approach an effective means of symptom improvement in chronic low back pain? How does it compare with physical therapy?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Many Patients Receive Guideline-Nonconcordant Care for Low Back Pain
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- Many patients who develop new low back pain (LBP) receive advanced imaging and opioids without having been prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or physical therapy (PT), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis
CMS reverses its past stance on acupuncture and outlines terms for Medicare coverage of the treatment for low back pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medicare to Cover Some Acupuncture in AAFP Advocacy Win
CMS announced new Medicare coverage for acupuncture for chronic low back pain, cementing a proposed policy that the Academy endorsed last summer. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Approaches: What You Need To Know
What ’s the Bottom Line?What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary health approaches for low-back  pain? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

What to Expect in Neuromodulation This Year
The spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market growth should improve in 2020 as leaders in the space launch new products and benefit from recent acquisitions and invest in potential indication expansions, according to Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. The medtech analyst published a report Monday sharing his takeaways from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) meeting in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Matson noted that SCS device market growth should continue to improve in 2020 and beyond, thanks to a number of factors. The analyst estimates that SCS currently represents about $2.5 billion, wh...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medicare Will Now Pay For Acupuncture In Part Due To Opioid Abuse
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Mindfulness for pain, depression, anxiety, and quality of life in people with spinal cord injury: a systematic review - Hearn JH, Cross A.
BACKGROUND: Populations with reduced sensory and motor function, such as spinal cord injury (SCI) are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, pain, and poorer quality of life (QoL). Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) have been developed with the aim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CT, MRI for lower back pain still prevalent in ED
The rate of CT and MRI scans for back pain remained steady from 2001 to 2016...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IMV: MR providers work harder as procedure volume grows Are too many patients getting MRI scans for back pain? Less jargon makes MRI reports easier to read DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) A team of psychologists from Technische Universit ä t Dresden, in cooperation with experts from health sciences and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Their study clearly indicates that not only physical but also psychological and social factors exert considerable influence on the development of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Soin Neuroscience Develops A New Spinal Cord Stimulator to Treat Chronic Pain
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Soin Neuroscience, a biotechnology company based in Dayton, OH, has developed a new spinal cord stimulation device to treat chronic pain. The company has recently started early stage... Devices, Neurology Soin Neuroscience, spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nevro Names Donald A. Middlebrook to Lead Clinical, Regulatory and Quality
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 20, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a global medical device company that is providing innovative, evidence-based solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that Donal... Devices, Neurology, Personnel Nevro Corp, Senza Omnia, Spinal Cord Stimulation, HF10 therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myths may worsen low back pain and promote ineffective treatments
(Reuters Health) - Common myths about low back pain could lead to more pain, ineffective care and unwarranted anxiety, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kicking Toxic Love
The last man that used the words “I love you” used them to control me.  He used them by not saying it back, ever, when I said it.  He used them by smugly making me say it when he wanted to hear it.  He used them by only ever saying them himself when I would work up the strength to try to end things.   He used them to make me feel bad when I didn’t “behave” how he wanted me to.  He used them to convince me of a false future that he had no intention of ever providing.  The words “I love you” meant absolutely nothing. They were alternately a crowba...
Source: Psych Central - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Addictions Codependence Narcissism Personal Stories Relationships & Love Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Breakups Emotional Abuse Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Closed-Loop Stimulation More Effective for Chronic Back, Leg Pain Closed-Loop Stimulation More Effective for Chronic Back, Leg Pain
Closed-loop spinal cord stimulation produces greater reductions in pain and medication use in patients with chronic, intractable back and leg pain than does open-loop stimulation, a new randomized controlled trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Lower back pain may be caused by cartilage turning into bone that looks like SWISS CHEESE
Cartilage should be soft and firm, protecting the spine vertebrae. But a study on mice at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, found it had hardened and looked like Swiss cheese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Its opioid dissed by FDA advisors, S.F. drugmaker abandons program
A rejection of its experimental pain drug Tuesday forced Nektar Therapeutics Inc. to dump the program. In a rare indisputable rejection, two Food and Drug Administration advisory committees voted 27-0 to recommend that the FDA not approve the San Francisco company's oxycodegol, a slow-acting opioid aimed at chronic lower back pain. The FDA isn't required to live by the advisory committees' recomme ndation, but six hours later Nektar (NASDAQ: NKTR) said it would withdraw its approval request and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Nektar withdraws application for opioid painkiller after FDA panel's vote
Nektar Therapeutics said on Tuesday it was withdrawing the application for its opioid painkiller for adults with chronic low back pain, after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel unanimously voted against the drug's approval. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. FDA panel votes against approval of Nektar's opioid painkiller
Independent advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unanimously voted against Nektar Therapeutics' opioid painkiller for adults with chronic low back pain, sending the drug developer's shares down 12% in extended trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Swiss cheese' bones could be cause of unexplained low back pain
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pharma ’s new ally: the caregiver
While pharma and the wider healthcare sector are making patients more central to their innovation efforts these days, little consideration is given to caregivers. The role of the unpaid caregiver is one they would do well to consider more. Caregivers comprise an enormous, and largely untapped, reservoir of information and wisdom about the individuals they provide care for, says Schiffon Wong, Executive Director, Global Evidence& Value Development at EMD Serono.   “There is a significant opportunity when it comes to caregiver input into medical product evaluation. Understanding this can further our ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Working Out To Music Yields Additional Benefits, Researchers Find
BOSTON (CBS) — Many people feel better when they exercise to music, and now there’s science to back it up. Researchers in Australia reviewed nearly 140 studies between 1911 and 2017 and found numerous benefits to listening to music while exercising. The mental impact? It can help distract us from muscle pain and fatigue and make the workout seem easier and more fun. But it also has physiologic effects like improving oxygen consumption, which reflects better performance. They found faster music and working out to the beat offered the greatest benefits. Bottom line? No matter what type of music you like, put it o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Working Out Source Type: news

Low back pain as a risk factor for recurrent falls in people with knee osteoarthritis - Iijima H, Shimoura K, Aoyama T, Takahashi M.
This study aimed to inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Back pain: Five things you must do if you want to relieve painful symptoms
BACK pain is the bane of many British people ’s lives. The NHS confirms that around eight in every 10 people in the UK are affected by it. Fortunately, there are a few things sufferers can do to ease the discomfort felt by the masses. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New possible strategy for treating chronic pain due to burns may help sufferers including veterans
(The Physiological Society) New research shows how second-degree burns cause hard-to-treat chronic pain, and this understanding may be key to treating these complications, common in war veterans This research, published in Physiological Reports, suggests that burns cause changes to neurons in multiple parts of the spinal cord, even far from the injury site, which can contribute to chronic pain and other long-term complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic pain and depression in low back (spinal) injured patients - Zepinic V, Kuzmanovski B.
Depression caused by physical dysfunction and associated symptoms as the aftermath of the low back (spinal) injury is commonly undiagnosed and untreated. In this paper, based on our clinical experience, we have described a relation between depression and l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Back pain: Try this ‘alternative’ exercise to alleviate your symptoms
BACK pain is a common complaint in the UK, with the demands of daily living often straining this vital part of the body. While symptoms can stubbornly persist without a solution in sight, evidence suggests a particular type of exercise may help to alleviate the issue. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What ’s Keeping Them Up?
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ada Calhoun Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news

Spinal infarction caused by hypovolemic shock following massive bleeding from stab wounds to the neck - Shibata T.
A 59-year-old female was brought to our emergency department with hypovolemic shock caused by massive bleeding from neck stab wounds inflicted by herself in a committed suicide. The patient complained of comparatively strong pain on her lower back and ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Usual Care for Low-Back Pain Often Inconsistent With Guidelines Usual Care for Low-Back Pain Often Inconsistent With Guidelines
Usual care for patients with low-back pain in family practice and emergency departments is often inconsistent with clinical-practice guidelines, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news