Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in so-called 'FODMAPs' (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols) experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome
(Wiley) Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in so-called 'FODMAPs' (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols) experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Psychological maladjustment and quality of life in adolescents with constipation - Ranasinghe N, Devanarayana NM, Benninga MA, van Dijk M, Rajindrajith S.
OBJECTIVES: To assess psychological maladjustment in adolescents with functional constipation. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional survey in five schools. Adolescents aged between 13 and 18 years were included in the study. Validated questionnai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona ’ s story
The post My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I am 48 years old with 4 children. I have always been fortunate to have nice normal periods but this changed around 3 years ago when they became heavy with clotting and dragging pain. I didn’t take too much notice and it wasn’t as debilitating as some other women’s stories that I have read. Around the same time, sexual intercourse became uncomfortable moving towards painful and then extremely painful. I also had stress incontinence so avoided my previously active aerobic lifestyle as I had ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids post op infection Source Type: news

Pregnancy supplements 'don’t help, just take vit D and folic acid'
Conclusion This report aimed to assess the current UK guidance for vitamin supplementation in pregnancy and the evidence on which it is based. Overall the findings are in line with the current recommendations. However, this study cannot be assumed to be a comprehensive systematic review on the effectiveness and safety of vitamins during pregnancy.  There is lack of detail on any formal methods and we don't know if the researchers assessed all available evidence on the supplements or whether they have cherry picked ones that fit in with the recommendations.  The researchers suggest a further limitation that...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Pregnancy supplements 'don ’t help, just take vit D and folic acid'
Conclusion This report aimed to assess the current UK guidance for vitamin supplementation in pregnancy and the evidence on which it is based. Overall the findings are in line with the current recommendations. However, this study cannot be assumed to be a comprehensive systematic review on the effectiveness and safety of vitamins during pregnancy.  There is lack of detail on any formal methods and we don't know if the researchers assessed all available evidence on the supplements or whether they have cherry picked ones that fit in with the recommendations.  The researchers suggest a further limitation that...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Rwanda: How to Manage Common Digestive Disorders
[New Times] Digestive disorders normally result from over-eating or eating wrong kinds of food. These include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, flatulence, hiccoughs and constipation. One may develop either one or more of these disorders. Rarely so some persons develop diarrhoea after a binge of overeating. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A placebo can work even when you know it’s a placebo
Follow me at @mallikamarshall If your doctor told you that she was giving you a placebo and that it would help you, would you believe her? As it turns out, based on new research, maybe you should. Placebos are often considered “fake” treatments. You may have heard them described as “sugar pills.” They usually take the form of pills, injections, or even entire procedures that are used in clinical trials to test “real” treatments. For example, one group of study participants is given an active drug and another group is given a placebo, which looks exactly like the active medication but is ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mallika Marshall, MD Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management Source Type: news

8 reasons nutrient rich beets should be a dietary staple
(NaturalNews) In ancient times, beets were used to treat fever, constipation and other digestive complaints. The Romans consumed beets to boost their libido and improve their sex life. Legend has it that if a man and woman eat from the same beetroot, they will fall in love.Beets... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tummy talk: Treating stomach aches and pains
It’s the same morning ritual. You rush around to get your child dressed, make her breakfast and try to get her off to school on time. But one morning, your daughter refuses to eat her breakfast and complains that her tummy hurts. Is it something she ate? Constipation? Stomach aches are very common. Almost 25 percent of school age kids complain of intermittent (on and off) stomach pain that lasts more than two months. Rest assured, while stomach pain can happen for any number of reasons, the discomfort is usually short term, and children continue to maintain their overall good health. “O...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Caregivers Health & Wellness gastronenterology Lori Zimmerman Source Type: news

Coping With Childhood Constipation
Pediatricians' advice on solving those tummy woes. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joshua Prozialeck, M.D. Source Type: news

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue
By Brandon R. Peters, MD When sleep is not refreshing, the feelings of tiredness and fatigue can undermine your daytime function. Beyond common sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, what are some of the reasons for feeling tired? Explore some of these potential causes, ranging from medications to diet and exercise, and try to discover what you can do to feel better. Understanding the Role of Sleep Disorders First, it is important to recognize that there is a difference between sleepiness and fatigue. Sleepiness is the strong desire for sleep that often immediately precedes falling asleep. It is some...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic, Prebiotic Relieves Constipation in Parkinson'sProbiotic, Prebiotic Relieves Constipation in Parkinson's
A safe and well-tolerated special formulation of fermented milk with probiotics and prebiotic fiber relieves constipation in patients with PD. Constipation affects about 60% of patients with PD. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson's GI Issues More Complex than Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- Study reveals IBS risk (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 22, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Persian Gulf War Veterans Still Suffering Serious Health Problems
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War. It was fought in late 1990 through early 1991 by a U.S.-led coalition of 34 countries against Iraq in response to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. It also was the first U.S. war to be waged after the advent of the 24-hour cable television news cycle. The conflict was accompanied by memorably intense and round-the-clock coverage on CNN. But there've been few recognitions of the war's 25-year milestone on the cable news networks, let alone in broadcast or print media. For David Winnett, a Gulf War combat veteran who climbed the ranks from private to capta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Connection Between Gut Health And Sexual Arousal
Photographer: Craig White I think it's safe to say that we can all get a sense of what Hippocrates meant when he stated that "All disease begins in the gut." At some point in time we have all felt the disease of indigestion, gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, or diarrhea, whether mild or intense. As a holistic practitioner, digestive issues and discomfort are the #1 complaints of my clients. However, did you know that digestive dis-ease could also get in the way of your sexual arousal and satisfaction? I recently spoke with Dr. Edward Catalano who practices Functional and Integrative Medicine about the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man diagnosed with constipation now has cancer of the penis
The unnamed 47-year-old was found to have a 10cm tumour inside his recutm and anus, which had spread to his penis, according to doctors who treated him at a hospital in Puducherry, India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeds for Supper as Drought Intensifies in South Madagascar
Farmers are in despair at the drought crisis in Southern Madagascar, where at least 1.14 million people are food insecure. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahBEKILY, Madagascar, Jun 14 2016 (IPS)Havasoa Philomene did not have any maize when the harvesting season kicked off at the end of May since like many in the Greater South of Madagascar, she had already boiled and eaten all her seeds due to the ongoing drought.Here, thousands of children are living on wild cactus fruits in spite of the severe constipation that they cause, but in the face of the most severe drought witnessed yet, Malagasy people have resorted ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Yale University study suggests herpes could be linked to constipation
A Yale study has revealed a surprising link between constipation and herpes. Scientists discovered the herpes virus spreads from the genitals to nerves in the spinal cord, and on to neurons in the colon, killing them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jump for Joy... And Better Health!
This article is from Well Being Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3) https://www.wellbeingjournal.com/vol-17-no-3-may-june-2008/ -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop overeating and feel bloated by avoiding these eating sins
A team of nutritionists reveal the seven things that can trigger bloating, constipation, heartburn and cramps, and how to modify your diet to prevent painful symptoms and maximise digestion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 7 deadly digestion sins: From bad chewing to overeating, nutritionists reveal tips to prevent bloating and stop overeating
A team of nutritionists reveal the seven things that can trigger bloating, constipation, heartburn and cramps, and how to modify your diet to prevent painful symptoms and maximise digestion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipated? Study finds surprising cause
A new study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no clear cause. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Constipated? Study finds surprising cause
A Yale-led study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding, published June 8 in Cell Host & Microbe, advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no clear cause. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Constipated? Study finds surprising cause
(Yale University) A Yale-led study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding, published June 8 in Cell Host & Microbe, advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no clear cause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Strike Against TV Drug Ads: Opioid-Induced Constipation
Wouldn’t it be great if AstraZeneca and its partner, Daiichi-Sankyo, agreed to pull the ads given these concerns? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina Source Type: news

Shionogi Announces Acceptance of NDA for Naldemedine for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation
OSAKA, Japan and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shionogi today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) submitted in the U.S. for naldemedine, a once-daily, oral 0.2 mg tablet, has been accepted for review. In the U.S., the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sluggish Bowels May Increase Fatigue in MS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Addressing constipation, fecal incontinence might help, study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Journey of a Yale, NYU and Columbia Graduate in Understanding Bipolar II Disorder
Tochi Onyebuchi is a Columbia Law School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Yale graduate with strong experience in both domestic and international legal work and research. He has studied extensively in France, conducted research in the Balkans, and worked on a team to help secure habeas corpus relief for a man unjustly imprisoned in Connecticut. He has appeared in Nowhere Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, and the critically-acclaimed anthology Panverse Three. In our conversation below, we sat down to discuss the perception and reality of bipolar II disorder, alongside mental health issues such as addiction and comorb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies
1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways - everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, to running outdoors over sharp rocks. Solution: Styptic powder. If you don't have styptic powder on hand, for minor bleeding grab either cornstarch or flour from your kitchen, pour some into a small bowl, and dip the injured paw into the powder to stop the bleeding. 2. Problem: Bee sting. Most bee stings occur on a paw or the face. Not only are bee stings painful, but your pet could also have an allergic reaction. Solution: Credit card and quercetin. If you need to remove th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria pill containing E.coli that could help ease common tummy troubles 
Taking a pill containing E.coli, a bacterium more commonly associated with stomach upsets, could in fact help to ease constipation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-Simple Exercises To Ease Constipation
Constipation often causes difficulty or pain when you go to the bathroom — and to make matters worse, it can be an, ahem, uncomfortable subject to discuss, making relief even more elusive. The good news is that doing everyday things like drinking more water, getting more fiber by eating more fruits and vegetables, reducing stress, and moving more can help ease constipation. Exercise, for example, has been shown to be helpful in improving the efficiency of the digestive tract by decreasing the amount of time it takes food to move through the large intestine. But you don’t have to be a Zumba warrior or ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term benefits seen in sacral nerve stimulation for constipation in kids
SAN DIEGO – Children with refractory constipation may benefit from sacral nerve stimulation, although complications are common, according to a study that found benefits over more than 2 years, as... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 27, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long-term benefits seen in sacral nerve stimulation for constipation in kids
SAN DIEGO – Children with refractory constipation may benefit from sacral nerve stimulation, although complications are common, according to a study that found benefits over more than 2 years, as... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Boy diagnosed with constipation actually has cancer and is fighting for life
Daniel Carter, from Hull, was diagnosed with a huge neuroblastoma - a cancer of the cells that form the nervous system - that had spread from his chest to his spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Answer revealed to this top-missed USMLE Step 2 question
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students:...
Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Proof opiates are useful for chronic back pain 'lacking'
Conclusion This systematic review found no evidence that opioids provide a meaningful effect on chronic non-specific lower back pain. Opioids are often used as a last resort for people who have not responded to other painkillers. But these results found opioids gave only half the size of the effect that would be needed to make a real difference – about a 10-point score difference, rather than 20. On the whole, the body of evidence was high quality. A large number of trials where identified, and most were multi-centre trials with good sample sizes carried out in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. This means ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Neurology Source Type: news

Naldemedine improves opioid-induced constipation
AT DDW 2016 SAN DIEGO – The investigational oral drug, naldemedine, was found effective in treating opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with noncancer chronic pain, according to results... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 24, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Immunotherapy Drug for Bladder Cancer
By Hope Cristol The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave accelerated approval to immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) this week for advanced bladder cancer. It is the first new drug approval in 3 decades for the disease, which is expected to be diagnosed in about 77,000 people in the U.S. in 2016. Tecentriq is part of a new class of immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors. This drug, given as an infusion, targets the PD-L1 protein, which some cancer cells use to evade the immune system. By blocking PD-L1, it helps immune cells recognize and attack cancer cells. In a clinical trial that led to the dr...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - May 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Bladder Cancer Source Type: news

Failure to Deprescribe Docusate Common on Hospital DischargeFailure to Deprescribe Docusate Common on Hospital Discharge
The stool softener docusate sodium is frequently prescribed to treat constipation, although there is little evidence that it works, and it is often not deprescribed on hospital discharge, Canadian researchers have found. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Health Consequences of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating — are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. Eating disorders are neither a fad nor a phase that a person goes through. Such a belief minimizes the seriousness of these disorders and discourages their treatment. There are serious health consequences that result from leaving these disorders go untreated, Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. People struggling with an eating diso...
Source: Psych Central - May 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Framingham, Ph.D. Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Disorders Eating Disorders General Healthy Living anorexia health problems Binge Eating Disorder bulimia health problems Health Consequences Source Type: news

Volunteer Vets Test Pups For Lead Poisoning In Flint
Humans in Flint, Michigan, are not the only ones who have had it rough. Dogs in Flint were also exposed to significant levels of lead during the city’s infamous water crisis. But many of Flint’s pups can now pant easy thanks to a team of volunteer veterinarians, technicians and students from Michigan State University who have volunteered their time to screen dogs for traces of lead. And the results will make your tail wag as well. The Associated Press reports that out of the 266 dogs that have been tested so far, there have only been seven documented cases of lead toxicity. "The major focus so far has bee...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story
The post My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In October 2015 at the age of 49, I had a total hysterectomy. I had for some years beforehand been suffering from extremely heavy periods that came whenever they felt like it. I had put this down to getting older and putting on a lot of weight. Then towards the end of 2014, I noticed that I had developed a small umbilical hernia. I decided to try to lose the weight in 2015 so, in January, I started eating more healthily and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I started to lose weight but my stomach size did not change. ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 12, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories enhanced recovery programme heavy bleeding total hysterectomy Source Type: news

My total hysterectomy – Beverley ’ s Story
The post My total hysterectomy – Beverley’s Story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. In October 2015 at the age of 49, I had a total hysterectomy. I had for some years beforehand been suffering from extremely heavy periods that came whenever they felt like it. I had put this down to getting older and putting on a lot of weight. Then towards the end of 2014, I noticed that I had developed a small umbilical hernia. I decided to try to lose the weight in 2015 so, in January, I started eating more healthily and going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I started to lose weight but my stomach size did not change. ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 12, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories enhanced recovery programme heavy bleeding total hysterectomy Source Type: news

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children: What parents need to know
When Lauren was just under two years old, she developed a fever of 103, was irritable and lost her appetite. Mom, who suspected her daughter’s condition was more than “just a bug,” scheduled an appointment with Lauren’s pediatrician. Based on her symptoms and physical examination, Lauren was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI). The tiny tot was treated and quickly felt better. Unfortunately, the relief was short-lived. To mom’s surprise, the UTI returned. “This is an incredibly common story,” says Dr. Caleb Nelson, urologist in the Boston Children’s Hospi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 11, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Diseases & Conditions Department of Urology Dr. Caleb Nelson recurrent UTI urinary tract infections Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse: America's Not So Silent Killer
As America and the world mourns the death of music icon Prince, there has been speculation that his death was the result an opioid overdose. Yet, the music icon was known for his healthy lifestyle and his rejection of the drug culture that has become a cliché when talking about rock stars. The death of Prince underscores the opioid abuse epidemic in America that is created by the over-prescribing of opioids to treat pain known by names like Percocet, OxyContin, Fentanyl and Vicodin. Last year, American doctors prescribed enough opioids to give every American adult a one-month supply. 30 tablets that could lead to a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?
Welp, we've done it, folks. It's finally come to this. There have been so many deaths from opioid overdose, so many addicts created, so many pills diverted, that the CDC is getting involved. Opioid pain medications, commonly prescribed to treat acute and chronic sources of pain, are a significant cause of morbidity (harm) and mortality (death) in America. In 2014, the CDC reported a total of 47,055 drug overdose deaths in the United States, 61% of which were attributable to opioids. So how exactly did we get here? Like most things in medicine, there is not one simple answer. But it's not that hard to trace things back a f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Wire implant delivers electric shock to help the digestive system and ease constipation
A wire implant that delivers a mild electric current to the lower back could be a way to tackle a sluggish digestive system, according to new research being carried out in Leeds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news