Breast Implant Study Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, FDA Says
A study linking silicone gel-filled breast implants with several rare diseases should be viewed with caution, according to FDA. The authors of the study, published last week in the Annals of Surgery, say they looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures gleaned from FDA-mandated postmarket studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson's Mentor business, and by Allergan. The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of  Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, stillbirth, and melanoma. The researchers reported that 56% of the...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
Title: 1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Piriformis Syndrome
Title: Piriformis SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

More women than men veterans with chronic pain use therapies like yoga and acupuncture
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A major shift in practice by the VA means that therapies such as meditation and yoga are being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management, says Elizabeth Evans of UMass Amherst, who studied their use by gender among veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic pain and the power of placebo
The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Comprehensive study suggests the efficacy of yoga and physical therapy in treating chronic lower back pain
(Natural News) If you have lower back pain, you may want to consider taking yoga as an option, aside from physical therapy: A study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine has found that yoga is as effective as physical therapy in treating chronic lower back pain. Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) conducted the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 12 in U.S. Lives With Intrusive Chronic Pain
Chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain – the kind that keeps people from life’s daily activities – affect 1 in 12 Americans, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic pain among suicide decedents, 2003 to 2014: findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System - Petrosky E, Harpaz R, Fowler KA, Bohm MK, Helmick CG, Yuan K, Betz CJ.
BACKGROUND: More than 25 million adults in the United States have chronic pain. Chronic pain has been associated with suicidality, but previous studies primarily examined nonfatal suicidal behaviors rather than suicide deaths associated with chronic pain o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture
Title: Health Tip: Change Poor PostureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 14, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Defining the Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States
This Research Spotlight highlights new data suggesting that in 2016 nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8 percent had high-impact chronic pain (pain that limited at least one major life activity). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- About 20.4 percent of U.S. adults have chronic pain and 8.0 percent have high-impact chronic pain, according to research published in the Sept. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Affects 20% of Americans, CDC Reports
(MedPage Today) -- Of 50 million people with chronic pain, about 20 million have high-impact pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain
Title: Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 13, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Turning off the brain's pain center could treat chronic nerve pain, scientists discover
The spinal cord usually has a block between signals for 'pain' and 'touch,' but not in those with nerve damage. Boston Children's Hospital researchers found the root of this signal confusion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Placebo Effect Is Real, and Scientists May Be Able To Predict Who Responds
It’s well-established that placebo treatments, such as sugar pills, can prompt real reductions in symptoms for patients. But scientists have long struggled to understand exactly how the placebo effect works, and for whom. A small new study published in Nature Communications found that when some people with chronic back pain took a placebo sugar pill, their pain was reduced about as effectively as it would have been with pain medication. But the more novel finding, researchers say, is that people with certain traits reliably responded better to placebos than others — which could someday have significant implicat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health Research Source Type: news

Chronic pain suffered by millions could be behind one in 10 suicides, study finds
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, found that back pain is the most common complaint among those who referenced discomfort in their suicide notes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England's north-south PAIN divide: Northerners are more likely to endure chronic discomfort
Scientists from Newcastle University found that up to 43 per cent of those living in the north experience pain that lasts more than three months, compared to just 29 per cent of London residents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?
Title: Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 12, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients
(Northwestern University) Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to new research. Scientists have shown they can reliably predict which chronic pain patients will respond to a sugar placebo pill based on the patients' brain anatomy and psychological characteristics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Contribute to Suicide Chronic Pain May Contribute to Suicide
Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

England has clear North-South chronic pain divide
Better clinical guidance needed to stave off US-style opioid epidemic, warn researchers Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade Not so ‘smart’ drugs Review launched into prescription drug dependency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicide Notes Suggest'Chilling' Role of Chronic Pain Suicide Notes Suggest'Chilling' Role of Chronic Pain
Clinicians may need to reprioritize chronic pain as a risk factor for suicide, a new study suggests.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

New Treatment Approved for Opioid Dependence
Title: New Treatment Approved for Opioid DependenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide
Title: Chronic Pain May Drive Some to SuicideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: Study
Title: 'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 11, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FKBP5 Variant Linked to Chronic Posttraumatic Muscle Pain FKBP5 Variant Linked to Chronic Posttraumatic Muscle Pain
A variant in the gene encoding FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP5) increases the risk of developing chronic posttraumatic muscle pain, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
8.8 percent of suicide decedents have evidence of chronic pain; percentage increased from 2003 to 2014 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Seen as Risk Factor in Some Suicides (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Just under 10% of death certificates listed chronic pain diagnosis prior to death (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide
In this study, researchers led by Dr. Emiko Petrosky from the U.S. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control analyzed data on more than 123,000 suicides in 18 states between 2003 and 2014. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pain drives millions of Americans to suicide
The researchers warn their findings highlight that suicide prevention should be a fundamental element of care for chronic pain patients, especially when their treatment involves potentially lethal drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pain may contribute to suicide, study warns
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

& quot;Electroceuticals & quot; Touted as Non-Opioid, Non-Drug Alternative for Pain
News from PAINWeek 2018:  Electroceuticals could replace opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Chronic pain may be an important contributor to suicide, with 8.8 percent of suicide decedents having evidence of chronic pain, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Emiko... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Popular Ayurvedic medicine found to effectively reduce sciatic nerve pain
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the possible benefits of Alstonia scholaris (Linn.) R. Br., locally known as saptaparni, in relieving neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI). Pain is a rather straightforward sensation that corresponds to particular stimuli. For instance, having your foot stepped... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Suffering debilitating pain every day may be so unbearable that some decide to take their own lives, new research suggests. More than 25 million U.S. adults have some level of daily pain, and 10.5 million have considerable... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: Study
Title: Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 10, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction
Title: Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid AddictionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 10, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Cannabis for Chronic Nerve Pain: Mechanism Revealed? Cannabis for Chronic Nerve Pain: Mechanism Revealed?
New imaging findings show the potential mechanism of medical marijuana in providing effective relief from chronic neuropathic pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

More Baby Boomers Turning To Marijuana, Study Says
(CNN) — Older Americans are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9% of US adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana at least once during the survey year, while 3% of those over 65 have done so, new research finds. For middle-age adults, the percentage of cannabis users has doubled over nearly a decade, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Older adults have seen a seven-fold increase in that period. Though marijuana use is increasing among older Americans, “most of these people are not first-time users,” said Joseph Palamar, senior stu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Marijuana talkers Source Type: news

Surgeons Recommend Fewer Opioid Pills After Nose Jobs
Title: Surgeons Recommend Fewer Opioid Pills After Nose JobsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 7, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Cannabis for Nerve Pain: Mechanism Revealed
Cannabis for Chronic Nerve Pain: Mechanism Revealed? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding High Impact Chronic Pain in the U.S.
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dislocated Ankle (Ankle Dislocation)
Title: Dislocated Ankle (Ankle Dislocation)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 6, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic Heel Pain: When Is Surgery Indicated? Chronic Heel Pain: When Is Surgery Indicated?
Find out about the conservative treatment options for chronic heal pain, and learn when surgical management should be considered.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Inspired By Her Own Pain, A Researcher Explores Alternatives To Opioid Treatments
New options for non-addictive pain treatment are sorely needed. One researcher is borrowing from the field of cancer nanomedicine to test an idea that could bring relief to chronic pain sufferers. (Image credit: Jeff Swensen for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

NIH study broadens understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the U.S.
New definition enhances ability to research and treat chronic pain. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study broadens understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the US
Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke. This is the reality for 11 million U.S. adults with High Impact Chronic Pain (HICP), a new concept that describes those with pain lasting three months or longer and accompanied by at least one major activity restriction. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news