Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children
WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 -- There is a lack of evidence on the efficacy and safety of pharmacological treatments for chronic pain in children, according to research published online June 19 in PAIN. Christopher Eccleston, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PET/MRI can pinpoint causes of chronic extremity pain
FDG-PET can help boost the detection of abnormalities associated with complex...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: Whole-body dynamic PET matches standard images SNMMI: PET spotlights link between Down syndrome, Alzheimer's SNMMI: PET ligand can diagnose brain disorder before autopsy SNMMI: Technetium radiotracer tracks rheumatoid arthritis SNMMI: FDG-PET/MRI improves pain diagnosis, management (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

For Many, Pot Is Now an Alternative to Opioids or Sleep Meds
Title: For Many, Pot Is Now an Alternative to Opioids or Sleep MedsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Natural relief for fibromyalgia pain: Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, improve immunity
(Natural News) Patients with fibromyalgia might find relief by eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that the inflammation-fighting and immune system-boosting properties of the good fatty acids alleviate the symptoms of the disease. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that inflicts unrelenting depression, fatigue, and pain in the form of tender points on the muscles. The result is absolute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I’ve gained my life back’: New tests may help those with persistent urinary tract infections
UTIs are common, but for some people the agony persists even when standard tests show nothing, and the pain and urgency become chronic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suzannah Weiss Source Type: news

My chronic pain taught me about the links between the mind and body | Hannah Millington
Standard therapies were not working. But once I discovered the role of the brain in physical pain, I began to mendChronic pain is an ongoing epidemic. It debilitates around28 million adultsin the UK alone. Yet society seems to have grown comfortable with there being no cure. Perhaps this is because we have been searching for the wrong type of answer, in the wrong place.I should begin by briefly explaining my own experience of chronic pain and what, seemingly against the odds, has helped me find relief.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Millington Tags: Health Society Mental health UK news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 11 ways to treat back pain without surgery
Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and exercises. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Effects of Gua sha on inflammatory biomarkers in elderly with chronic lumbar pain: Study
In this study, researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University designed a randomized crossover pilot study and evaluated its feasibility on elderly subjects. The results of their clinical trial protocol, which focused on the effects of gua sha on inflammatory biomarkers, were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. The researchers used a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways to Cope With Migraines at Work
Work can be a drag sometimes no matter how much you love your job. But for those who experience migraines, trying to make it through a workday in the midst of an episode can be downright excruciating. Migraines aren’t just a big deal to those who directly suffer from them, either. According to the National Headache Foundation, missed workdays and reduced productivity due to migraines cost the American economy more than $20 billion annually. That may seem like an overly hefty price, but it makes sense if you understand how hard it is to get almost anything done in the midst of a migraine, and consider the millions of ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Migraine onetime Workplace Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Reducing pain in infants, children, and adolescents
Experiencing pain is common throughout a child ’s development, from birth through to adolescence and beyond. This Cochrane Special Collection focuses on reducing pain in infants, children, and adolescents. The Collection highlights the latest evidence for paediatric treatments for acute and chronic pain, to guide practice, policy, and funding. It is important to note that pain research in the paediatric populations is often under-researched and under-funded. To highlight this deficit of evidence for the effectiveness (and any associated adverse events) of an intervention for children, some of the reviews in this Spec...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Woman with fibromyalgia has list of daredevil challenges 'because adrenaline is the best medicine'
Victoria Hotson, of Lancashire, has been in chronic pain every day since her diagnosis in 2008. The fear and risk involved in challenges is the only thing that takes her mind off the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Percocet vs. Lortab
Title: Percocet vs. LortabCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Researchers reveal lack of evidence for drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain in children
(University of Bath) A new study has highlighted an 'unacceptable disparity' in the evidence base for treating chronic pain in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
Prevalence higher for those with less than high school education, low income, public insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines
By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers last Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the potent painkiller OxyContin. The lawmakers' report claimed the guidelines, crafted in part by organizations with financial ties to the company, downplay the risk of opioids despite...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines
By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers last Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the potent painkiller OxyContin. The lawmakers' report claimed the guidelines, crafted in part by organizations with financial ties to the company, downplay the risk of opioids despite...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 -- Cancer survivors have a high prevalence of chronic pain, according to a research letter published online June 20 in JAMA Oncology. Changchuan Jiang, M.D., M.P.H., from Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Year After Approval, Migraine Drugs Are Changing Lives. But Insurance Battles Are Creating a Whole New Headache
Last May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amgen and Novartis’ Aimovig, the first drug specifically designed to prevent chronic migraines, and offered new hope to the millions of Americans regularly weathering these debilitating headaches. Just months later came two other drugs in its class, Eli Lilly’s Emgality and Teva Pharmaceuticals’ Ajovy. About a year after Aimovig hit the market, patients and doctors are reporting dramatic successes thanks to these therapies. But as insurance horror stories accumulate, and manufacturer-sponsored financial assistance programs approach their end, patie...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Environmental Downside of Cannabis Cultivation
This article was originally published on JSTOR Daily. Read the original article here. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jodi Helmer / JSTOR Daily Tags: Uncategorized cannabis Environment onetime syndication Source Type: news

More Than 5 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Deal With Chronic Pain
Title: More Than 5 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Deal With Chronic PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Young Adults Growing 'Horns' Due to Smartphone Use: Researchers
Title: Young Adults Growing 'Horns' Due to Smartphone Use: ResearchersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Simple lifestyle changes to relieve chronic pain
(Natural News) If you suffer from chronic pain, chances are you’ve already tried quite a few pain remedies, whether it’s over-the-counter or prescription pain medication or alternative treatments like acupuncture. However, many people overlook the importance of changing their diet when it comes to addressing pain. Food can serve as medicine when it comes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than 5 Million Cancer Survivors Are In Pain
Chronic pain and high impact chronic pain among cancer survivors in the study were almost double that of the general population, the study co-author said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-third of cancer survivors experiences chronic pain, study says
Roughly one in three cancer survivors experiences chronic pain, and about one in six survivors have high impact pain that prevents them from performing everyday activities, according to new research published Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than 5 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Deal With Chronic Pain
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 -- One-third of U.S. cancer survivors have chronic pain, and 1 in 6 have levels that restrict their daily activities, a new study finds. " The prevalence of chronic pain and high impact chronic pain among cancer survivors in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting Back to Sleep
-- Waking up in the middle of the night is a surefire way to disrupt the next day's activities. Often, waking in the night is triggered by a type of insomnia, says Cleveland Clinic. Underlying health problems, such as chronic pain or acid reflux,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease
Title: Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fatal Opioid ODs Rise as Temperatures Fall
Title: Fatal Opioid ODs Rise as Temperatures FallCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain
Title: The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors suffer chronic pain
(American Cancer Society) A new report finds about one in three cancer survivors (34.6%) reported having chronic pain, representing nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More than 5 million cancer survivors experience chronic pain, twice the rate of the general population
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the rate in the general population, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect as risk factors for comorbidity between depression and chronic pain in adulthood - Macedo BBD, von Werne Baes C, Menezes IC, Juruena MF.
It is estimated that comorbidity between depression and chronic pain reaches more than half of the depressed adult patients around the world. Evidence indicates that some stressors, such as early-life stress (ELS), mediate the co-occurrence of depression a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Toward community-based wheelchair evaluation with machine learning methods - Chen PB, Morgan K.
INTRODUCTION: Upper extremity pain among manual wheelchair users induces functional decline and reduces quality of life. Research has identified chronic overuse due to wheelchair propulsion as one of the factors associated with upper limb injuries. Lack of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can turmeric help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies
A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading stem cell companies—Regenexx, based in Des Moines, Iowa—that claims injections of concentrated bone marrow or platelets can help patients avoid expensive joint surgery. Regenexx has persuaded over 100 employers to include its services in their health insurance plans. In a marketing booklet, Regenexx, whose injection...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Szabo / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck
Title: How to Head Off a Pain in the NeckCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use
(Reuters Health) - Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term Use
Title: Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term UseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 18, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Pain rehabilitation and behavior change: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, psychologist,?Dr. Jeannie Sperry,? will explain how the?Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center?can help those suffering with chronic pain through changes in behavior. To listen, click the link below. Pain rehabilitation and behavior change (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) A New Jersey team of researchers has reported the first case of successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury following a single injection of autologous, micro-fragmented adipose tissue. The article (doi: 10.1038/s41394-019-0186-8) was epublished ahead of print on May 13, 2019 by Spinal Cord Series and Cases. This Editors' Choice article is Open Access through June 30: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41394-019-0186-8 (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Legalizing Medical Pot Won't Ease Opioid Crisis: Study
Title: Legalizing Medical Pot Won't Ease Opioid Crisis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Women Who Are Denied Abortions May Face Long-Lasting Health Problems, Study Says
When a woman is denied access to an abortion, research has shown that she may face threats to her mental or financial well-being. A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests her physical health may suffer, too. “There’s a good deal of research that shows, in the short term, having an abortion is much safer than childbirth, but there isn’t much research over the long-term,” says study co-author Lauren Ralph, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. “Our study demonstrates that having an abo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized abortion embargoed study onetime Research Source Type: news

Unique case of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a hyperemesis syndrome with chronic use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Best Settings, Duration of Ultrasound Treatment for Chronic Joint Pain Jury Still Out on Best Settings, Duration of Ultrasound Treatment for Chronic Joint Pain
It is still too early to make definite recommendations on the settings or duration of therapeutic ultrasound for chronic pain in the knee, hip or shoulder, the authors of a systematic review say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cannabis shows great promise for treating chronic inflammation and pain
(Natural News) Cannabis offers a natural means of alleviating chronic inflammation and pain associated with various diseases. Researchers who investigated the roots of the plant report that they display considerable anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Almost every part of the cannabis plant sees use in one way or another, especially the flowers, leaves, seeds, stalks, and resin glands. Some of their applications include fiber... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consequences of the CDC's Opioid Guideline for Chronic Pain Consequences of the CDC's Opioid Guideline for Chronic Pain
Dr Charles Argoff discusses important perspectives following the publication of the CDC's guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Memphis doc to treat pain and depression in Beverly Hills
A local doctor that has built a practice with multiple locations over the past two decades is branching out — to Beverly Hills. Thursday, June 6, Dr. Michael Steuer, owner and president of Mid-South Pain Treatment Center (MPTC), opened the Pacific Ketamine Institute (PKI), a clinic that uses ketamine for the treatment of depression, PTSD, and chronic pain. He serves as president and medical director of PKI. The new clinic location will be two blocks away from the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Mother begged a surgeon to remove her leg due to pain after dropping a perfume bottle on her foot
Gill Haddington, 42, of Morecambe, Lancashire, saw her foot swell to twice the size from September 2015. Doctors diagnosed the excruciating condition chronic regional pain syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Patients Don't Need Opioids After Surgery
Title: Many Patients Don't Need Opioids After SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news