Model who spent $100,000 on nine boob jobs has her implants removed after they 'made her ill'
Bobbi Billard, a model and former professional wrestler from Las Vegas, said she feels 'healthier than ever' after having her implants removed after they caused her neck and back pain and fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says
A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices. The report — from the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, which opposes animal testing by the government, and former USDA scientist Jim Keen — says a large chunk of this research relates to toxoplasmosis, an illness spread by exposure to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. As recently as 2015, the report says, the USDA purchased and killed cats and...
Source: TIME: Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says
A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices. The report — from the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, which opposes animal testing by the government, and former USDA scientist Jim Keen — says a large chunk of this research relates to toxoplasmosis, an illness spread by exposure to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. As recently as 2015, the report says, the USDA purchased and killed cats and...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Giving cancer patients a voice
Far too often, cancer patients and their doctors aren ’t aware of all the side effects that accompany new cancer therapies. Some of these new medications might cause fatigue, muscle aches, general pain and discomfort. A lack of information can lead to patients being unprepared to manage their symptoms or even cause some to delay or stop treatment all together. Historically, many clinical trials did not have a method to analyze or widely report the patient’s experience while undergoing a therapy.  Researchers at UCLA and across the country are trying to change that. To help people in making better-informed ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nevro taps ex-Thoratec CEO Grossman | Personnel Moves, March 20, 2019
Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) said yesterday that it named former Thoratec CEO Keith Grossman to replace president & CEO Rami Elghandour after striking a deal with one of its investors, Broadfin Capital. Grossman re-joined Thoratec after taking over at Conceptus in December 2011 and leading it to a $1.1 billion sale to Bayer in June 2013 (he’d been Thoratec’s CEO from 1996-2006). Grossman helmed Thoratec until St. Jude Medical (now Abbott) acquired it in October 2015 for $3.3 billion. Nevro said the deal with Broadfin also involves the expansion of its board of directors with the addition of Warburg Pincus l...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News AdvaMed California Life Sciences Assn CardioMech Check-Cap electroCore LivaNova Nevro Corp. Personnel Moves renovia Synaptive Medical Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

A Rare Cause of Back Pain and Radiculopathy -- Spinal Tophi A Rare Cause of Back Pain and Radiculopathy -- Spinal Tophi
This patient's back pain and radiculopathy was initially misdiagnosed as an epidural abscess and spondylodiscitis. What was discovered upon surgery?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How to sleep - the one sleep position you should avoid or risk painful backache
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. One of the best ways to make sure you get a good night ’s rest is to swap your sleep position. This is the one position you should avoid while lying in bed. It could lead to back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts
Patients who visit a chiropractor for low-back and neck pain are less likely to receive prescription opioids than their counterparts who go to other healthcare providers, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Theranica raises $35m Series B for neuromod migraine patch
Theranica Bio-Electronics said yesterday that it raised a $35 million Series B round for the Nerivio Migra neurostim patch it’s developing to treat migraine headache. Netanya, Israel-based Theranica said VC shop aMoon led the round, joined by all of its existing backers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa. The company raised an unspecified amount in its seed round back in September 2016. Theranica closed out a nearly 300-patient pivotal study last October it used to back a bid for FDA clearance that met its primary endpoint and showed “high efficacy, safety and tolerabilit...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Wall Street Beat Theranica Bio-Electronics Source Type: news

Back pain: Four of the best exercises you can do at home to reduce lower back pain fast
BACK PAIN can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating to live with, but keeping active is key to recovery. Here are four of the best exercises to reduce pain in back, including lower back pain fast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where does chronic pain begin? Scientists close in on its origins
(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study published March 19, 2019 in Brain has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal root ganglia, specialized nerve cells clustered near the base of the spine removed from cancer patients undergoing surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Data Backing Implant Shift Treatment?
This study, our extensive clinical data, and the increasing number of iFuse procedures performed annually demonstrate that there is a shift in how physicians understand SI joint dysfunction and its role in causing chronic pain.” Dunn reported that more than 37,000 iFuse procedures have been performed by more 1800 surgeons in the United States and 33 other countries around the world. “There is a significant, addressable, and growing market opportunity for iFuse: we believe there are 279,000 eligible patients each year in the United States alone, translating to a $2.7 billion market opport...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

The Best Pillows For Side Sleepers To Prevent Neck, Shoulder And Back Pain
Look for a firm pillow with a gusset for maximum snooze support 😴 (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression
Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the mind” is one of the biggest concerns of our time. The severity of mental health issues is on the rise, particularly the number of individuals experiencing depression. According to the World Health Organization (2017) over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population. The Causes...
Source: Psych Central - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules De Vitto Tags: Depression Habits Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news

How to sleep - the best dinner to help you fall asleep and get a good night's rest
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. You could help yourself to fall asleep and get a good night ’s rest by eating this meal before bedtime. The best dinner food revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New coalition seeks to give veterans easier access to medical marijuana
This story first appeared  on MassLive.com. Iraq War veteran Stephen Mandile was prescribed 57 medications over 10 years of treatment through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and pain from a spinal cord injury. Eventually, he tried to kill himself. He says things got better after he started using medical marijuana when the first Massachusetts dispensary opened in 2015. “I was able to get off of all my other medications and have an improvement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Back pain more common in diabetes
According to data, published inPLoS ONE, patients with diabetes are more likely to experience back and neck pain, although whether this is a direct caused of diabetes is unknown.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

Diabetics more likely to report back pain
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes are more likely to report back and neck pain, but it's still unclear if diabetes is the cause of their pain, a research review concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Back Pain Affects One-third of American Youth Back Pain Affects One-third of American Youth
American children and adolescents commonly experience back pain, new research shows, but data for this population are lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

1 In 3 Children Suffer From Back Pain, New Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Back pain is a common complaint among middle-aged adults, but not something you expect to hear from your child. Yet a new survey finds that one in three kids between the ages of 10 and 18 reported backaches in the past year. In part, because our kids are getting heavier. Kids who reported back pain tended to weigh more and had higher body mass index (BMI).  But there are other factors that may play a role. Participation in competitive sports was strongly linked to back pain, more commonly in JV and varsity athletes than younger or recreational players. Kids who use one strap to carry their backpac...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Back Pain Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Back pain: Five stretches to relieve pain in the back including lower back pain
BACK PAIN can be uncomfortable and unpleasant to live with, but looking after your back and stretching the affected muscles can help to relieve symptoms. Here are five stretches you can try at home to help improve pain in the back, including lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More M & amp;A During AAOS Week
Are acquisitions going to be a “thing” during this year’s American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)? It certainly seems so. There was that huge M&A announcement from Smith & Nephew on the opening day of the conference, not to mention the London-based company also announcing it would acquire BrainLab’s orthopedic joint reconstruction business. On AAOS’s second day, Corin Group certainly seems to be in the deal-making mood by revealing it’s acquiring Omni Orthopedics. The acquisition would give the Canton,...
Source: MDDI - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

AAOS: One-Third of U.S. Children Report Back Pain
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- One in three children between the ages of 10 and 18 years said they had back pain in the past year, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 12... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 Types Of Back Pain You Should Never, Ever Ignore
Experts share the red flags that mean an achy back might be a bigger deal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lower right back pain
The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Opioids, Benzos Affect Spinal Cord Stimulation Test
(MedPage Today) -- Patients on sedatives reported less reduction in pain in screening trials (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says
The incidence rose along with kids' age and weight and was higher among those who play competitive sports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- As American kids pack on the pounds, the number of those with back pain is on the rise. One in three between the ages of 10 and 18 said they had backaches in the past year, according to a survey of about 3,700 youngsters.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says
Title: One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 12, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest third leading cause of disease-related health loss
(American Heart Association) Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was the third leading cause of 'health loss due to disease' in the United States behind ischemic heart disease and low back/neck pain in 2016.Bystander interventions, such as CPR and AED application, significantly reduce death and disability due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Back pain warning - the snack you should avoid at all costs to avoid backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet, or by swapping your sleep position. You could lower your risk of backache symptoms by avoiding this snack at all costs. It could help to prevent back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - the 60p vegetable you should eat every day to avoid backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could lower your risk of back pain symptoms by eating this vegetable every day. It could help to prevent painful backache. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Young Boy Spent 47 Days In an ICU and Racked Up $800,000 in Medical Costs Because He Wasn ’t Vaccinated Against Tetanus
A young boy in Oregon spent 47 days in an intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in more than $800,000 in medical costs, because he was not vaccinated against tetanus, according to a case study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case study co-author Dr. Carl Eriksson, an assistant professor of pediatric critical care at Oregon Health & Science University, who was involved in the boy’s treatment, wrote in an email to TIME that severe tetanus cases are very rare in the U.S., where vaccination effectively prevents such conditions. The boy’s illness was Oregon’s first pediat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Confronting Devastating Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) – Paul Mosca knows he has beaten the odds. He was diagnosed four years ago with pancreatic cancer, which has the lowest survival rate among all the major cancers. “It felt like my feet were nailed to the floor I couldn’t move. I thank God every day I’m alive,” Mosca tells WBZ-TV. Fortunately for Paul it was detected early due to MRI screenings that he was already getting for chest pain and underwent surgery. “Here I am four years later with no cancer,” he says. Cancer survivor Paul Mosca (WBZ-TV) Doctors say the outlook is not so optimistic for “Jeopardy!”...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Alex Trebek Beth Germano Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Monthly Shots of HIV Drugs Are as Effective as Daily Pills, 2 Big Studies Show
SEATTLE (AP) — Monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS in two large international tests, researchers reported Thursday. If approved by regulators in the United States and Europe, the shots would be a new option for people with HIV and could help some stay on treatment. Instead of having to remember to take pills, patients instead could get injections from a doctor or nurse each month. “Some people will be thrilled” at the convenience, said Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, an AIDS advocacy group. Condoms remain the most widely available and...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized AIDS/HIV anti hiv drugs onetime Source Type: news

The New Depression Treatment Esketamine Helped Me Get My Life Back. But I Don ’t Know If I Can Keep Taking It
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the U.S.’ first new major depression treatment in years: a fast-acting esketamine nasal spray related to the club drug ketamine, which is itself a promising treatment for depression. The esketamine spray, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and sold under the brand name Spravato, is intended for adults with treatment-resistant depression. When taken in conjunction with oral antidepressants under medical supervision, Spravato has been shown to ease depression systems in as little as hours, though the psychedelic-derived drug ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amelia D. Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The New Depression Treatment Esketamine Helped Me Get My Life Back. But I Don ’t Know If I Can Take It Forever
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the U.S.’ first new major depression treatment in years: a fast-acting esketamine nasal spray related to the club drug ketamine, which is itself a promising treatment for depression. The esketamine spray, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and sold under the brand name Spravato, is intended for adults with treatment-resistant depression. When taken in conjunction with oral antidepressants under medical supervision, Spravato has been shown to ease depression systems in as little as hours, though the psychedelic-derived drug ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amelia D. Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

3 common types of chronic wounds
  How do you know if your wound is chronic? The severity of your injury, as well as complications that cause significant delays in healing, are common indicators. There are also certain kinds of wounds that often end up high on the chronic scale. Here are the three most common types of chronic wounds: Infectious wounds, surgical sites and ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds. 1. Infectious wounds When infection causes significant delays in healing, the wound often becomes chronic. According to Wound Care Centers, typical signs of chronic infectious wounds include bad odors, pus drainage, dead ti...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection chronic wounds Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Mallika Marshall On Alex Trebek ’ s Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 The 78-year-old Trebek, who has hosted the popular quiz show since 1984, vowed to keep working and said “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall sat down with David Wade and Lisa Hughes to answer questions about this deadly cancer. What Is The Pancreas? It’s an organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are synovial cysts?
Synovial cysts are fluid-filled lumps that typically develop on the lower spine. They are generally harmless and often do not cause symptoms. However, people who experience pain or other problems may require treatment. Learn more about synovial cysts here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

These 2 medical devices have sparked controversy
Sandra Maddock, president, IMARC Research The history of clinical research is filled with unfortunate examples of drug and device trials that involved serious ethical violations, injured patients or even resulted in death. It’s a sobering reminder of the many risks medical devices can pose to patients and the importance of compliance in clinical trials. Although many of these events occurred decades ago, medical devices still have the potential to cause harm. These issues are documented in the FDA’s annual list of medical device recalls and (in some rare cases) even make headlines. Here are two exampl...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Back, Neck Pain Increased in Diabetes; Key Culprits Unclear Back, Neck Pain Increased in Diabetes; Key Culprits Unclear
Possible causes may range from obesity to biochemical effects of diabetes on tissue, muscle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Back pain: Three exercises you can do at home to alleviate your back pain
BACK pain is a very common problem, often caused by an injury or strain. While it may be tempting to lay down and rest, being active is one of the best ways to ease back pain. Here are three exercises you can try at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Three exercises you can do at home to relieve back pain
BACK pain is a very common problem, often caused by an injury or strain. While it may be tempting to lay down and rest, being active is one of the best ways to ease back pain. Here are three exercises you can try at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Anny
My name is Anny Tenga Modi. I’m 37 and I have an 18-year old daughter. I became an orphan when I was 13. I run an organisation called AFIA MAMA. I’m a feminist activist campaigning for women and children’s rights, particularly regarding issues of leadership and participation. I’ve been living in Kinshasa for four years now. I came back to DRC from South Africa where I spent over 10 years as a refugee. I was my father’s princess. He was in politics. He died when I turned 13. It was one year before the genocide and two before the first so-called war of liberation. As an orphan, I was displa...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

How to sleep: The worst sleep position revealed - you may be at risk of back pain
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. One of the best ways to make sure you get a good night ’s rest is to swap your sleep position. This is the worst sleep position for your overall health - and it’ll likely cause back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coma and seizure caused by an afloqualone overdose - Kitami Y, Takei H, Nagai Y, Fujita K, Miyama S.
Afloqualone, an analogue of methaqualone developed in the 1980s in Japan,1, 2 is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that affects the spinal polysynaptic reflexes and is used by patients with cervico ‐omobrachial syndrome, lumbar pain, and spastic paral... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Back stabber: ladder fall causing traumatic aortic transection - Yerokun BA, Anand J, McCann RL, Hughes GC.
A 68-year-old man presented with back pain after falling from a ladder and was found to have anterolisthesis of thoracic vertebrae T11-12 with secondary focal aortic injury and disruption of the aortic wall. This was successfully repaired using thoracic en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news