Placebo Interventions for Nonspecific Low Back Pain Placebo Interventions for Nonspecific Low Back Pain
This systematic review assessed the effects of placebo interventions as compared to no intervention in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between a Paronychia and a Felon?
Discussion The hands are one of the most important parts of the body for interacting with the world. They are remarkably adapted having sensitive sensory receptors as well as feedback receptors for grasping, holding, and manipulating objects. Hands, especially with an opposable thumb, multiple joints within the hand, along with the wrist and elbow, allow the hand to move in multiple positions to manipulate the world. Hands also symbolize an emotional caring and sharing between individuals as hands are used to provide a true “human touch” in personal and social situations. Due to their important interactions in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Bob Dole Lived With a Disability for Decades. Here ’s How It Shaped His Life and Legacy
Bob Dole was just 21 years old when he suffered the injuries that would change his life. In April 1945, while stationed in Italy during WWII, the young soldier was struck by enemy fire. As a result of his wounds, Dole was permanently left without feeling in his right hand and arm, which measured more than two inches shorter than his left after reparative surgeries; part of his left hand was also left numb. Dole, who died on Sunday at the age of 98, would live with and be shaped by the aftermath of those injuries in the years that followed, including the 30 he spent as a U.S. senator from Kansas. [time-brightcove not-tgx=&r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized remembrance Second click Source Type: news

Pain relief: Simple trick which ‘works almost as well as painkillers’ - Dr Michael Mosley
TAKING painkillers is a popular treatment for all sorts of aches and pains. Dr Michael Mosley shares a simple trick, which costs nothing and can be just as effective for back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest Phase 3 Data for First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Demonstrates Significant and Durable Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Active Psoriatic Arthritis while Maintaining its Safety Profile in Patients with Inadequate Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibition (TNFi-IR)
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 3, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new TREMFYA® (guselkumab) efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3b COSMOS trial published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), evaluating this selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who demonstrated inadequate efficacy or intolerance to tumor necrosis factor inhibition (TNFi).1 Results showed significantly higher proportions of patients treated with TREMFYA had improvement in joint signs and symptoms and complete skin clearance versus...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Feeling tired and lower back pain could be symptoms
VITAMIN D is a crucial nutrient, and it's in short supply over the winter months. How can you tell if you're lacking vitamin D? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a seaweed jab can beat agony of a slipped disc
Animal studies have shown that, once injected into a damaged disc in the back, the gel hardens in less than five minutes, reducing pain by encouraging the growth of healthy new tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain exercise: 'One of the best' exercises to soothe pain and aches
BACK pain exercises help soothe the aches and pains caused by daily life. An expert recommended one to strengthen the abs and ease the burden on the back. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Long COVID Exist in the Pediatric Age Group?
Discussion With COVID-19, the scientific research process is playing out daily in the press where the general public can see for themselves and share in the new knowledge and frustrating events that occur usually behind the curtain of science. People try to understand the little snippets of new knowledge that come forth and how they fit into the COVID problem, and most importantly how it may affect themselves, the people they care about and their community. Patients and families daily ask questions of their health care providers who themselves have the same questions, and answer something like “We’re learning s...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kanye West owns up to past mistakes, says he wants ‘family back together’
“All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused,” the “Donda” rapper confessed via Instagram. #kanyewest #rapper (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ye Is Praying That He and Kim Kardashian Get Back Together
“All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused.” #kimkardashian (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kanye West Opened Up About “Embarrassing” Kim Kardashian When He Publicly Revealed They’d Considered Aborting Their Daughter North And...
"All I think about every day is how I get my family back together, and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused." #supportingtrump #daughternorth #kimkardashian #kanyewest (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Should I Be Worried About Lower Back Pain
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Back pain exercise: 'Ideal' for sore necks and to 'loosen off the muscles in the back'
BACK pain can be challenging to deal with, but a pilates expert has detailed a soothing stretch to relieve pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Reducing Back Pain US FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Reducing Back Pain
The US FDA has authorized a virtual reality system for reducing lower back pain after a majority of patients in a trial testing the device showed less discomfort.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Adele reveals how 100-pound weight loss improved back pain, problems after C-section
Adele says her weight loss journey has improved her mobility after years of suffering back pain. #csection #adele (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Virtual Reality System to Ease Back Pain
Title: FDA OKs Virtual Reality System to Ease Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 18, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Heart attack: 'Warning' signs in your breath, back, and sweat - list of symptoms
HEART attack symptoms can vary, and commonly include chest pain. Nonetheless, not everyone will experience chest pain, or the severity of symptoms can differ. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AppliedVR ’s EaseVRx scores FDA De Novo clearance for treating chronic lower back pain
The news comes about a week after AppliedVR announced it raised $36 million in Series B funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Using patient questionnaires for improving clinical management and outcomes
In this interview with lead author Christopher Gibbons, we find out more about the recently published review,   Routine provision of information on patient-reported outcome measures to healthcare providers and patients in clinical practice.Tell us about this reviewThe aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out whether healthcare workers who receive information from questionnaires completed by their patients give better health care and whether their patients have better health. We collected and analysed all relevant studies.What did you find out?Patient questionnaire responses fed back to health workers and patients m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

U.S. Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say
(NEW YORK) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply. Overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades, accelerated in the past two years and, according to new data posted Wednesday, jumped nearly 30% in the latest year. Experts believe the top drivers are the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many drug users socially isolated and unable to get treatment or other support. [time-brightcove not-...
Source: TIME: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Janssen Reports Positive Topline Week 48 Phase 2 Results for TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) in Adults With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 17, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced topline results from the Phase 2 GALAXI 1 clinical trial which showed rates of clinical remission (Crohn’s Disease Activity Index [CDAI]
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

12 Ways to Relieve Back Pain
Title: 12 Ways to Relieve Back PainCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 17, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FDA Clears Virtual Reality System to Ease Chronic Back Pain FDA Clears Virtual Reality System to Ease Chronic Back Pain
EaseVRx is an immersive virtual reality system that uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral therapy techniques to reduce pain.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

The women left with agonising back pain for YEARS after pregnancy
After giving birth to her son, Wilma MacDonald expected short-lived aches and pains. But, as time wore on, she suffered lower back pain so agonising getting out of an armchair was a struggle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Some Indications for a Vesicostomy?
Discussion A cutaneous vesicostomy is an incontinent diversion of the bladder to the external abdominal wall usually below the umbilicus that maintains a low-pressure urinary system. The urine drains into a collecting bag or hygiene product such as a diaper. It is usually used as a temporary diversion until bladder function resolves or another treatment can be carried out. However, it can also be used as a permanent diversion in some cases. A vesico-cutaneous fistula is similar but performed slightly differently. It is often intended to be a longer-term diversion procedure and is a continent diversion of the bladder. Some ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sleep positions: The best and worst sleep positions for snoring, back pain and headaches
SLEEP is vital not only for boosting energy levels but also for our overall health. According to experts, there are some positions that could be particularly beneficial to health, and others that could increase your risk of ailments. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain exercise to soothe 'sore lower back, tight upper back and a stiff neck'
BACK pain can seriously degrade the quality of life. An expert has recommended an exercise to help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How you can break your back simply by picking up a grandchild
Crippled by a sharp back pain that took her breath away, Annette Browne was convinced this wasn't something that was going to clear up 'with a few paracetamol'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating diet: The common vegetable you should AVOID or risk trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could prevent trapped wind pain and tummy aches by avoiding a common vegetable. Should you cut back on the amount of onions in your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sylvia Earle Doesn ’t Just Want to Save the Oceans. She Wants to Make Them Accessible to All
Saturday Nov.6 at the COP 26 summit in Glasgow is devoted to nature, specifically its “importance as part of global action on climate change.” This incorporates sustainable use of both the land and the oceans that cover 71% of the planet’s surface. Ahead of the conference, TIME spoke to one of the oceans’ foremost champions, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, about her new book, how to protect the deep sea and her dream of personal submersibles for all. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. You have written several books about the ocean. Why this one, National Geographic Ocean: A Global...
Source: TIME: Science - November 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Magazine Source Type: news

I Traveled the World to Witness the End of Winter
For a century and a half, melting snow and ice have been the most recognizable visual evidence of climate change. You can see it in the Arctic Ocean, where the first ice-free summer in two and a half million years is predicted by 2035; in the Alps, where half of the range’s iconic glacial ice has vanished; and in the Rockies, Great Lakes and even Northeastern backyards—which were once layered with snow all winter long but now show bare earth throughout the dark months. Even now, at this late stage in the warming crisis, the unambiguous message that the Great Melt is sending is being obscured. The resulting dela...
Source: TIME: Science - November 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Porter Fox Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Janssen to Present the Strength and Promise of its Hematologic Malignancies Portfolio and Pipeline at ASH 2021
RARITAN, N.J., November 4, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 45 company-sponsored abstracts, including 11 oral presentations, plus more than 35 investigator-initiated studies will be featured at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and virtually from December 11-14, 2021.“We are committed to advancing the science and treatment of hematologic malignancies and look forward to presenting the latest research from our robust portfolio and pipeline du...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Back pain diet: The 85p spice you should add to your dinner to avoid joint pain
BACK PAIN can be an unpleasant and uncomfortable complaint affecting just about everyone from time to time. Adding this one spice to your diet could straighten out your back pain - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of prevalence ratios for musculoskeletal back injury among U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel, 2009-2015 - Mullinax LRA, Grunwald L, Banaag A, Olsen C, Koehlmoos TP.
This study demonstrates the associations between risk facto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Management of Diabetic Neuropathy Spinal Cord Stimulation for Management of Diabetic Neuropathy
Might spinal cord stimulation be an effective therapeutic adjunct to medical therapy for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

How Do You Stretch Out Your Upper Back?
Title: How Do You Stretch Out Your Upper Back?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 2, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The antibiotic jab that can ease back pain
Doctors in the UK are testing whether a one-off jab of a new drug known as PP353 can ease - and even cure - the chronic lower back pain that affects millions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain
After a treatment called pain reprocessing therapy, two-thirds of people with mild or moderate chronic back pain reported being mostly or completely pain-free. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 5 Million Children Have Lost Parents During the Pandemic. Here ’s How They’ve Coped
Adin James is only 8 years old, but he has some very strict rules about how the world should work in the age of the pandemic. For starters, there’s the business of avoiding unmasked people. “They don’t have their masks on,” he’ll say when he sees an uncovered face on the street or in a store. “That’s not right. They’re making other people sick.” Then there’s the matter of doctors—who might have been trusted once but not anymore. “They lied to me. They told me my dad was gonna be better,” he tells his mother, Ebony James, 50, a principal at a mid...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

New Comprehensive Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Provided Durable Improvements in Measures of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Disease Activity Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 1, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced comprehensive efficacy and safety data from the DISCOVER–2 trial of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) were published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, representing the final results of the first two-year clinical trial investigating a selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor therapy in active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).1 Results show a majority of TREMFYA-treated biologic-naïve adult patients with active PsA achieved improvements in joint signs and symptoms (American College of Rheumatology [AC...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

This £34 massage pillow from Amazon is a 'miracle worker' for relieving back pain
If you have lower back pain and don't have time to get a professional back massage, this massage pillow that easily attaches to any chair will loosen up tight back muscles and knead out unwanted... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Does Exercise Help? What Type? Low Back Pain: Does Exercise Help? What Type?
After Medscape readers weighed in on his management of a patient with low back pain, Dr Charles Vega took a closer look at exercise as therapy.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Mental Health Achievements in Bangladesh
Meeting of the Working Group on the National Mental Health Strategic Plan, April 2019By Saima Wazed and Nazish ArmanDHAKA, Oct 27 2021 (IPS) Mental health is a state of well-being when both your body and your mind are in balance, and you are able to deal with the difficulties and challenges that come your way and easily find joy, peace, and happiness once the challenge is overcome. For many people though, the challenges often remain for too long – the pain of losing someone you dearly loved, being diagnosed with a chronic disease like cancer or a heart condition, losing your family/home/job or feeling like you failed...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed and Nazish Arman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

The role of workplace bullying in low back pain: a study with civil servants from a middle-income country - Feij ó PFR, Pearce PN, Faria NMX, Carvalho MP, Szortyka PALSC, Oliveira PPAB, Fassa PAG.
This is a cross-sectional study that analysed the association between workplace bullying and LBP. The participants were 894 judicial civil servants from Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. Workplace Bullying was measured by the Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The ‘Safe Supply’ Movement Aims to Curb Drug Deaths Linked to the Opioid Crisis
On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the Drug User Liberation Front. At 26, Jeremy Kalicum is the age some of their kids would be if they had not died of accidental overdoses. “We’re just sick of it. We’re sick of our friends dying.”Kalicum’s tone is urgent as he walks the moms through a PowerPoint presentation explaining why the Liberation Front, known as DULF, wants to protest on International Overdose Awareness Day and hand out illicit drugs. These wouldn’t be the kind that killed their sons and daughters, he assures them; t...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Moakley Tags: Uncategorized feature nationpod photography Source Type: news

One Downside to Space Travel: Back Pain
Title: One Downside to Space Travel: Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news