Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag
Title: Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed BagCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?
Title: Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia
Title: Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in FibromyalgiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Marijuana legalisation linked to rise in abuse and car crashes
Legalisation followed by drop in chronic pain admissions – neutral overall effect on healthcare service use Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland NI drug deaths in males double in a decade Criminal sanctions fail to curb illegal drug use TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain but increases car crashes and drug overdoses, study suggests
After legalizing marijuana in 2012, Colorado saw fewer hospitalizations for chronic pain but 10 percent more people were hospitalized for car crashes, new UC San Francisco research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS Will Only Sell Supplements That Have Been Third-Party Tested for Safety
CVS Pharmacy announced May 15 that it will only sell vitamins and supplements that have been third-party-tested for safety and label accuracy, in an effort to bring order to the notoriously under-regulated world of health and dietary aids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not vet the contents of vitamins and supplements. The agency primarily intervenes when problems are reported and a product needs to be removed from the market, so supplements can hit stores bearing their manufacturer’s unchecked claims. Studies have shown that many supplements for sale—particularly those intended for weight-loss&mdas...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CVS Diet/Nutrition Supplements Vitamins Source Type: news

Abbott and NIH Join Forces to Advance Neuroscience Research
Abbott Laboratories and the National Institutes of Health have formed an alliance to evaluate applications that could help treat chronic pain and progressive movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease. The collaboration is a part of NIH’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative to accelerate advancements in neuroscience research. The agreement specifically calls for NIH to use the Abbott Park, IL-based company’s neuromodulation technologies for research related to these NIH initiatives to explore their application for chronic p...
Source: MDDI - May 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain, but increases injuries and car accidents
(University of California - San Francisco) The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain
Title: 1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency
Title: Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op DependencyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain. In all, that's more than a quarter of the workforce reporting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Toolkit launched to help prescribers ‘taper’ opioid doses
A toolkit has been launched to help fill a dearth of information for primary care clinicians on tackling chronic opioid use associated with non-cancer pain. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to 'Opioid Shop'
Title: Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to 'Opioid Shop'Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?
Title: CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Yet Another Significant Acquisition in the Orthopedics Market
Tis the season for M&A in the orthopedics market. This time out Medtronic is acquiring Titan Spine for an undisclosed sum. Mequon, WI-based Titan Spine markets a full line of Endoskeleton interbody devices featuring its textured surface in the U.S., Europe, and Australia through its sales force and a network of independent distributors. Dublin-based Medtronic said interbody implants are spacers that can be inserted between the vertebrae during spinal fusion surgery to help relieve pressure on nerves and hold the vertebrae in place while fusion occurs. Implant material and shape is thought to play a role in the bone gro...
Source: MDDI - May 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Oregon officials to revisit back pain guidelines and revise chronic pain proposal
Oregon health officials are rethinking their approach to chronic pain coverage and mandatory tapering off of opioids for Medicaid patients. The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced two major developments in a saga that has left patient advocates up in arms. The first is that the Health Evidence Review Commission will reconsider the coverage guidelines related to neck and back pain that went into effect in 2016. Secondly, OHA s taff is offering a revised proposal to the commission that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon officials to revisit back pain guidelines and revise chronic pain proposal
Oregon health officials are rethinking their approach to chronic pain coverage and mandatory tapering off of opioids for Medicaid patients. The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced two major developments in a saga that has left patient advocates up in arms. The first is that the Health Evidence Review Commission will reconsider the coverage guidelines related to neck and back pain that went into effect in 2016. Secondly, OHA s taff is offering a revised proposal to the commission that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Insulin resistance may be linked to fibromyalgia
Treating insulin resistance in patients with fibromyalgia can reduce associated chronic pain according to a study published inPLOS ONE.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Misapplication of Its Opioid Guideline
The CDC recently warned that misapplication of itsGuideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain -- United States, 2016, can risk patient health and safety. The guideline is intended for use solely by primary care physicians treating chronic pain in patients 18 and older. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Will Vertiflex Boost Boston Scientific & #039;s Pain Portfolio?
Boston Scientific has slowed its M&A pace considerably this year compared to 2018, but that doesn't mean the company won't take advantage of tuck-in opportunities that come its way. Case in point, the company's pending $465 million cash acquisition of Vertiflex, announced on Wednesday. Carlsbad, CA-based Vertiflex is a private company that sells the Superion Indirect Decompression System, a device designed to improve physical function and reduce pain in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The procedure, which is primarily performed by doctors who treat chronic pain patients with therapies including spinal cord ...
Source: MDDI - May 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Turmeric is a better and safer way to treat spinal cord injury than conventional drugs
(Natural News) Patients afflicted with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can finally have an alternative means of relieving their chronic pain without resorting to surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. Instead of undergoing an expensive operation or taking toxic corticosteroids, they can get effective pain relief from curcumin, the primary bioactive compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric. Researchers from the medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin could ease the disorder fibromyalgia which affects Lady Gaga
A study by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found treating chronic-pain sufferers with metformin 'dramatically' improved their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Ever Financial Assistance Program Gets Vitamins to Veterans
Veterans with chronic pain have free access to all-natural pain vitamin made by Zen Nutrients(PRWeb May 08, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/first_ever_financial_assistance_program_gets_vitamins_to_veterans/prweb16297656.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fentanyl Facts and Fiction: A Safety Guide for First Responders
Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, was first synthesized in December 1960 by Dr. Paul Jansen in Belgium. It was developed as an IV analgesic and its first clinical use was recorded in 1963. Fentanyl was brought to the United States in 1968 and today, is one of the most frequently used intraoperative analgesics across the world.1 Facts About Fentanyl Fentanyl is available in a variety of forms including transdermal patches, as well as nasal, buccal, sublingual and transmucosal preparations used to treat a variety of acute, chronic, cancerous and palliative pain conditions. In prehospital emergency care, fentanyl is now a ...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Simon Taxel, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

I Can ’t Stay Body Positive When My Body Is In Pain
Chronic illness can wreck your self-esteem. Here's how to make it just a little better. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Can't Stay Body Positive When My Body Is In Pain
Chronic illness can wreck your self-esteem. Here's how to make it just a little better. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens with chronic pain may find support on YouTube
(Reuters Health) - Teens with painful chronic illnesses may find that YouTube can provide a support network, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Officials Reach Out to Pain Patients Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Officials Reach Out to Pain Patients
After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Essential wound care supplies for your home first aid kit
When the cut, scrape, blister or bleeding happens, you don't want to be stuck running in a panicked frenzy to the closest drug store. Instead, be prepared for common injuries, symptoms and ailments with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and home first aid kit. Here are the essential wound care supplies you should have on hand at home: Make sure your home first aid kit is well stocked. For cuts and scrapes: The basic must-haves for these minor wounds include: Adhesive bandages in various sizes. Sterile gauze pads. Medical tape. Antibiotic ointment. The size of the wound will help you determine whether a bandage will s...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Three years down the road: the aftermath of the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain - Pergolizzi JV, Rosenblatt M, LeQuang JA.
The 2016 CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing by primary care physicians have exposed some shortfalls in our thinking about opioid use and stranded many chronic pain patients with inadequate analgesia. Opioid prescribing rates started to decline in 2012, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Many With Chronic Pain Achieve Remission From Suicidality
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the previous year, according to a study published online April 9 in The Journal of Pain. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D., and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Docs Fall Short in Following Opioid Prescribing Guidance Docs Fall Short in Following Opioid Prescribing Guidance
Recommendations on safer opioid prescribing for chronic pain have not been consistently applied, which could risk patient health, federal health officials say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World, a New Global Survey Says
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

St. Louis Character: Ross Mattox helps his patients battle back pain
For most people, chronic back pain can be debilitating and define who they are. But according to Ross Mattox, the cure is all about the patient straightening up their own lives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Monarch Becomes the 1st FDA-Cleared Device for ADHD
The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System made history last week after it became the first device to win a nod from FDA to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It should be noted the technology has had CE mark since 2015. Monarch was developed by NeuroSigma and is indicated to help treat 7 to 12-year-olds suffering from ADHD. What makes this de novo clearance from FDA so significant is that typically pharmaceutical solutions are used to treat patients suffering from the neurological disorder. Monarch is about the size of a cellphone. The device generates a low-level electrical pulse ...
Source: MDDI - April 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Catastrophizing May Help Explain Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain Catastrophizing May Help Explain Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain
Pain catastrophizing mediates the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and chronic pain, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Neurobiology and Chemistry of Pain and Addiction Symposium
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) April 24, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona: World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, as well as the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, M.D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can You Help ASCs Access the Latest Medtech Advances?
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are helping healthcare payers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, Scott Leggett, CEO of Surgery One LLC, an ASC management company that works with outpatient surgical centers, told MD+DI. Outpatient surgical centers are quick to adopt new medical device technologies, he said, but they do have some tech needs that medical device manufacturers could help address. ASCs are poised for “huge” growth, Leggett predicted. “Any procedures now being done in hospitals for qualified outpatient candidates are being encouraged to be performed ...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Finally, a Wearable Neuromodulation Device for Overactive Bladder
As a urogynecology surgeon, Alexandra Haessler, MD, has seen firsthand the limitations of current overactive bladder (OAB) therapies. Aside from medication, the current gold standard for OAB is Medtronic's InterStim, an implantable sacral neuromodulation device that is FDA approved for the treatment of OAB as well as chronic fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. Haessler told MD+DI that the InterStim device works very well but it's an expensive treatment and access is limited because only a few subspecialists in any one metropolitan area are truly qualified to deliver the therapy. The InterStim is not ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Chronic pain management among people who use drugs: a health policy challenge in the context of the opioid crisis - Dassieu L, Kabore JL, Choini ère M, Arruda N, Roy E.
BACKGROUND: In Canada, the rise in prescription opioid (PO) overdoses and addiction is a major public health concern. Various health authorities have recently recommended that physicians use caution when prescribing opioids, especially to people with histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Remission from suicidal ideation among those in chronic pain: what factors are associated with resilience? - Fuller-Thomson E, Kotchapaw LD.
The objectives of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Social support key to remission from suicidal thoughts for disabling chronic pain sufferers
(University of Toronto) A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity and Depression Linked to Chronic Hip Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

' Self-Management' Program Cuts Pain, Increases Brain Volume'Self-Management' Program Cuts Pain, Increases Brain Volume
An intensive, interdisciplinary program focused on self-management of chronic pain is linked to significant symptom improvement and brain volume changes, as shown on objective neuroimaging measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cancer-Related Insomnia: New Research Finds Effective Treatments
This study was a first of its kind. It involved a head-to-head comparison of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy, enrolled patients with many different types of cancer and included nearly 30% minority participants. Previous studies focused solely on breast cancer and included 90% white participants. Limitations of the previous research make it difficult to determine if the results are applicable to patients with other cancers and people of diverse backgrounds. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acupuncture Are Effective Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments produced clinically meaningful reduction...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

No Benefit in Adding Cannabis to Opioids for Pain No Benefit in Adding Cannabis to Opioids for Pain
Amid growing support for cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain, a new study is the latest to show no improvement in pain by adding cannabis to opioid treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news