What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Cryotherapy May Curb Taxane-Induced Dermatologic Side Effects Cryotherapy May Curb Taxane-Induced Dermatologic Side Effects
Cooling the scalp may help prevent taxane-induced alopecia, whereas frozen gloves and socks may prevent nail and cutaneous side effects of the drugs, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Frostbite After Cryotherapy?
Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. There are numerous...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Cryotherapy chain plans midtown, Elk Grove, Folsom locations (PHOTOS)
US Cryotherapy plans three new locations for its subzero-temperature treatments in the Sacramento area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news
Cryotherapy chain plans midtown, Elk Grove, Folsom locations (PHOTOS)
US Cryotherapy plans three new locations for its subzero-temperature treatments in the Sacramento area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news
CSA Medical ices $23m funding round
CSA Medical said yesterday that it put a $23 million debt-and-equity round on ice for the cryospray technology it’s developing. Boston-based CSA said Horizon Technology Finance led the round with a $15 million loan facility; existing shareholders ponied up $8 million in equity financing, the company said. The round’s first tranche included a $6 million loan from Horizon and another $5 million in equity financing from backers including SV Health Investors, Ascension Ventures and Intersouth Partners, CSA said. Proceeds are earmarked for expanding the commercial footprint into gastrointestinal indic...
Source: Mass Device - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news
CSA Medical Secures $23 Million to Advance its Cryospray(TM) Therapies for Esophageal Disease and COPD
Financing to Support Expansion of CSA's truFreeze® Spray Cryotherapy Business for Esophageal Disease and Launch of the Reo Radial Catheter in 2019 for Barrett's Esophagus Also Supports CE Mark and Pivotal Clinical Study Launch for RejuvenAir® Sp... Devices, Venture Capital CSA Medical, Cryospray, RejuvenAir, Esophageal Disease, COPD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
U of A professor's TV show debunking alternative therapies will be on Netflix
In Tim Caulfield’s show 'A User’s Guide to Cheating Death,' he tries cryotherapy, napper-cizing and other alternative therapies popularized by pop culture. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news
Effects of Cryotherapy on Paclitaxel-Induced Neuropathy Effects of Cryotherapy on Paclitaxel-Induced Neuropathy
Wearing frozen flexible gloves and socks during infusion may reduce symptoms of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news
Tanzania:Regions Supplied With Cervical Cancer Screening Machines
[Daily News] Mwanza -THE Ariel Glasser Pediatric Aids Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) has handed over 17 Cryotherapy machines worth 115.6m/- to Mwanza, Geita, Mara, Simiyu, Shinyanga and Tanga regions to facilitate in screening women with cervical cancer symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Kangaroo to Get Cryotherapy Treatment for Arthritis
(NEW YORK) — An aging kangaroo who calls the Bronx Zoo home is receiving cryotherapy treatment for arthritis. The treatment is a high-tech alternative to ice baths that humans have used for years. Zoo director Jim Breheny tells the Daily News that the nearly 15-year-old marsupial named Dave is getting up there and his stiff joints are aching. Breheny says the treatment might sound exotic but that it’s really just one course of healing the 200 medical experts at the zoo in New York City utilize to treat some 7,000 different species. Dave’s saga with localized cryotherapy treatment will be documented by Ani...
Source: TIME: Science - March 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized animals APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news
Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: ADI-PEG 20 cryoablation cryotherapy intrapleural measles virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma clinical trial Opdivo pacific mesothelioma center pleural mesothelioma pleuroscopy Shanda Blackmon Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Thera Source Type: news
New Study Finds truFreeze(R) Spray Cryotherapy Less Painful than Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus Related Diseases
LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 6, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical is pleased to announce that in a multi-center prospective study conducted at three leading academic centers published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology (Liqu... Devices, Gastroenterology CSA Medical, truFreeze, Barrett's Esophagus, cryotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Foreo's 'UFO' can give you a spa-level face mask in 90 sec
Foreo's bizarre booth at CES promotes a $300 product dubbed the UFO, which combines the techniques of thermo-therapy, cryotherapy, and light stimulation for a spa-level face treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
7 medtech stories we missed this week: Dec. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Minimus Spine’s European distribution deal to Stimwave receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Minimus Spine inks EU distribution deal Minimus Spine announced in a Dec. 4 press release that it has signed its first European distribution deal with Italian company Moss and has completed its first commercial order. Moss has exclusive distribution rights to distribute in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. 2. Elanix, Dermacon sign wound management development deal Elanix Biotechnologies and Dermacon...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Cagent Vascular CSA Medical Inc. Dermacon Elanix Life Spine Inc. MedTech Minimus Spin Source Type: news
Medical News Today: I experienced -80 & deg;C and lived to tell the tale
Whole-body cryotherapy involves standing in a small chamber set to -80 °C. I tried it out so that you don't have to, and this is what it felt like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Video: Cryotherapy of the esophagus
Cryotherapy of the esophagus uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy abnormal cells in your esophagus. Cryotherapy may be used to treat Barrett's esophagus. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Intense Cold Therapy Salons Opening In Boston Area
BOSTON (CBS) – We all know that ice is good for an injury to reduce swelling, but would cooling your whole body work to reduce all of your aches and pains? Those who believe in cryotherapy say yes and the treatment is becoming more available in the Boston area. Kelly Strickland just opened a new facility in West Roxbury. “Essentially what cryotherapy is, is the extreme use of cold therapy in a confined area to create a reaction in your body to help with pain and inflammation and muscle soreness,” she said. Inside her salon is a room with a vertical chamber called a cryosauna. It uses liquid nitrogen to c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local cryotherapy Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
Cryotherapy May Prevent Chemo - Induced Neuropathy
Breast cancer patients on paclitaxel had lower incidence of peripheral neuropathy with cryotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cryotherapy?
We look at the benefits of cryotherapy including weight loss, inflammation reduction, and the possibility of it preventing dementia. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Cryotherapy May Help Prevent Neuropathy in Cancer Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less CIPN in patients wearing ice-cold gloves and socks after taxane therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Frozen Gloves, Socks Reduce CIPN in Patients With Breast Cancer Frozen Gloves, Socks Reduce CIPN in Patients With Breast Cancer
Cryotherapy delivered to the hands and feet during weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy significantly reduces the incidence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Living With Cancer: Minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer
Cryotherapy for prostate cancer? This minimally invasive procedure can be an alternative to removing the prostate gland surgically. Learn more about cryotherapy for prostate cancer ? why it's done, what to expect, possible risks and whether it might be right for you. Symptoms of prostate cancer? Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recogni...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news
CSA Medical Announces Expansion of truFreeze(R) Label to Include Barrett's Esophagus with Low Grade Dysplasia
From Barrett's Esophagus to Malignancy - Only truFreeze® BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical announced on Thursday, the expansion of its truFreeze® label with the addition of Barrett's Esophagus with l... Devices, Interventional, FDA CSA Medical, truFreeze, Barrett's Esophagus, cryotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Channel Medsystems(R) Secures $14.1mm Financing for Office-Based Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Channel Medsystems, developer of an innovative, physician office-based therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding, announced today that it has secured a $14.1mm Series C-1 financing.... Devices, Venture Capital Channel Medsystems, Cerene Cryotherapy, endometrial cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Meditation in fashion? Designers share how the practice helps them reboot, refresh and stay grounded
Meditation: it never goes out of style. While fashion folk constantly seek out the latest wellness trend — IV drips, sensory deprivation, infrared saunas, cryotherapy, turmeric and beet lattes — the centuries-old practice is finding new currency.“It’s tough within the industry now,” says Khajak... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Tauer | WWD Source Type: news
Cryotherapy or cervical cancer screening in HIV-infected women?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
CSA Medical wins expanded FDA nod for TruFreeze system
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for a 3rd spray kit, the rapid AV spray kit, for its TruFreeze system. The Boston-based company’s TruFreeze system is designed as a cryosurgical tool designed for use in dermatology, gynecology, general surgery and to ablate benign and malignant lesions. The newly cleared addition is designed to shorten the time to liquid nitrogen spray by 50%, the company said. The company touted the TruFreeze device as the only ablation technology designed to ablate Barrett’s Esophagus with a high grade dysplasia or cancers as such a...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news
Channel Medsystems wins CE Mark for Cerene cryotherapy device
Channel Medsystems said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Cerene cryotherapy endometrial ablation device designed for treating women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to benign causes. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company said that current endometrial ablation procedures can be painful and require general anesthesia, but its Cerene device and associated procedure are comfortable and usable in an office setting with no post-procedure downtime. “Finding the right treatment can be a challenge for women. The introduction of the Cerene procedure in Europe will allow gynecologists t...
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news
Channel Medsystems(R) Earns CE Mark Approval for the Cerene(R) Cryotherapy Device
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 26, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Channel Medsystems, the developer of an innovative, physician office-based therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding, announced today that it has earned CE Mark approval, allowing t... Devices, Regulatory Channel Medsystems, Cerene Cryotherapy, endometrial cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Celebrities are now undergoing "cryotherapy" in quest for youthful appearance
(Natural News) Could exposing yourself to sub-zero temperatures really be good for you? If you follow the latest “health” trends making their way around Hollywood, then the name “cryotherapy” is probably pretty familiar. Some of the biggest stars are touting this deep freezing technique for its anti-aging benefits. For example, Hugh Jackman, an A-list movie... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence
Three minutes in sub-zero temperatures will cost you $65. Cryotherapy is a controversial practice lacking scientific backing, say critics, but believers proclaim its advantages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news
Why Hugh Jackman's cryotherapy is good for you
Hugh Jackman, 48, was recently seen climbing into a sub-arctic cryotherapy tank, which can manage pain, restore blood vessels and smooth skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mesothelioma Study Using Fitbit to Monitor Patient Recovery
Millions of Americans use Fitbit devices to track their daily activities, exercise and sleep patterns. But a student intern at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is using the popular fitness tracker for a different purpose — as a tool to measure postsurgery recovery for mesothelioma patients. Blair Kimble, a third-year undergraduate student at UCLA, is leading the latest clinical research project for the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PCM), a division of PHLBI. Kimble is working closely with mesothelioma surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron, the scientific advisor at PHLBI. The study investigat...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Blair Kimble cancer immunotherapy research cryotherapy Dr. Raymond Wong Dr. Robert Cameron Dr. Steven Ching extrapleural pneumonectomy fitbit fitbit cancer recovery heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy Loyola Marymount University meso Source Type: news
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news
FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy
Exposure to ultra-low temperatures shows no benefits and may be dangerous, agency warns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy
FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 -- There's no evidence that a growing trend called whole body cryotherapy is effective, but it does pose a number of risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. In whole body cryotherapy, people are placed in an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Want to Burn Maximum Calories? Here are Ten Clever Ways to Do It
How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Alex Lightman, Co-Author, Amazon bestseller Augmented: Life In The Smart Lane, on Quora: How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? This is a great question, here are ten steps to get you there, based on my details for clarity, which you can abstract and personalize to fit your metabolism. Develop a regular pattern of sleep and be well rested. Surprisingly few people can develop the discipline of going to bed at the same time, getting to sleep qui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The New Health Care: Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money
Whole body cryotherapy, which began with elite athletes, is going mainstream, but there ’ s little evidence it helps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Cryotherapy Health Care Decoded Tissue (Human) Source Type: news
Cryoablation Successfully Treats Recurrent Mesothelioma
Radiologists at the UCLA Medical Center are successfully killing tumor cells with extreme cold, also known as cryoablation, in patients with recurrent pleural mesothelioma. An outpatient procedure with few complications, cryoablation freezes the localized tumors with argon gas or liquid nitrogen, allowing patients to fight the almost-inevitable cancer recurrence after surgery. Dr. Fereidoun Abtin, a UCLA radiologist who performs the procedure, told Asbestos.com he is “convinced it works well for these patients.” “The results have been impressive, a lot better than what else is out there in the literature ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: cryoablation for cancer cryoablation for mesothelioma cryosurgery for mesothelioma cryotherapy for mesothelioma freezing cancer tumors mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news
CSA Medical Announces First Use of Significantly Reduced Diameter Cryogen Decompression Tube in a truFreeze(R) Spray Cryotherapy Case
LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 1, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical today announced the initial use of a modified cryogen decompression tube (CDT) during a truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy (SCT) case at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. ... Devices, Product Launch CSA Medical, truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy, cryogen decompression tube (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
FDA clears Channel Medical Cerene endometrial ablation trial
Channel Medsystems said today it won FDA investigational device exemption trial approval to run a pivotal trial of its Cerene cryotherapy device designed for endometrial ablation. The multicenter pivotal trial aims to examine the safety and effectiveness of the Emeryville, Calif.-based company’s Cerene device in endometrial ablation procedures for women with heavy menstrual bleeding who are finished with childbearing. “We expect that the Clarity study will confirm that the Cerene device can support a comfortable procedure without the need for IV sedation or narcotic pain medication. This is the first endometria...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news
Noninvasive imaging technique protects healthy tissues during freezing of cancer lesions
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) A new article in the Journal of Biomedical Optics reports on an imaging technique for real-time optoacoustic temperature monitoring during cryotherapy which helps protect healthy adjacent tissues while treating cancerous lesions. The journal is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Opioid crisis in rural areas may be tackled through telemedicine
GILES COUNTY, Va. — Robert Devereaux is a family physician in this southwest corner of Virginia, where problems around prescription opioid use far outstrip the capacity of psychiatrists and addiction specialists available to treat them. When he found crushed fragments of painkiller pills inside the nose of an older patient with chronic back pain, the […]Related:CDC whistleblower claims agency has been using wrong Zika testThat horrible morning sickness you’re having? It’s actually a good sign for the baby.The hot hype and cold reality of cryotherapy. Does it freeze your pains away? (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The hot hype and cold reality of cryotherapy. Does it freeze your pains away?
A new ice age is here. And it’s making amazing promises of pain-free joints and sculpted abs. Cryotherapy – a freezing treatment turned piping-hot health trend – is being hyped by spas across the country, many of which sprang up within the last year. Among them, NYC Cryo in New York promises that cryotherapy leads […]Related:The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids and billed dead patientsMark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $3 billion effort aims to rid world of major diseases by end of centuryGonorrhea is more dangerous than ever as resistance to antibiotics grows (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A Cold, Hard Solution for Oral Mucositis A Cold, Hard Solution for Oral Mucositis
Oral cryotherapy provides simple, cheap prophylaxis in select cancer patients undergoing chemo, but more randomized controlled trials are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Cryotherapy can burn 800 calories in THREE minutes in temperatures of MINUS 140 degrees
It's been used by athletes to speed up recovery but fans of cryotherapy say it can aid weightloss too. Kelly Edwards, 35, from NSW, tried it to ease pain but says it helped her drop a dress size in six weeks (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news