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

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

Cancer Is Especially Dangerous for Immigrants in Texas. Here ’s Why
McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was relying on friends and family to cover doctor appointments, food and other basics. His treatment had been complicated by a collapsed lung. “I’m not able to work — I’m breathing with just one lung,” said the 50-year-old painter, who asked to be identified by only his first n...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Huff / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new research shows. Pain is common among cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

Opioid Dose Variability Associated with Overdose
Photo by©iStock.com/dptulk As health care providers lower opioid doses for pain patients to minimize the risk of addiction; increase doses to manage worsening pain; or re-start dosing after a period of time without opioid pain relievers, patients could be getting confused about safe... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Pain Medication, Prescription Drugs, Researchers Source Type: news

Cancer warning - why you should never ignore this pain in your chest
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. You may be at risk of a deadly tumour if you have this painful sign in your chest. Should you see a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: What caused my 24-hour pain in the neck?
DR ELLIE CANNON: Neck pain is surprisingly common and often it’s not related to a single moment when an injury occurs. Damage to the soft tissues can occur, and accumulate, over time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - the feeling on your face that could cause ‘sudden death’
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include severe headaches, chest pain, and finding blood in your urine. But you could also be at risk of hypertension, and even “sudden death”, if you have this feeling in your face. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For three years her skin ulcers and pain would flare, then vanish, stumping doctors. Her daughter, a nurse, finally figured it out.
After hearing a case study in class, Kimberly Ho was startled by the similar symptoms. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - the pain after eating you should never ignore
BOWEL cancer symptoms can include stomach bloating, a change to your toilet habits, and finding blood in your stools. But you could also be at risk of the deadly condition if you develop pain after eating. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency warning - does your skin look like this? Hidden signs revealed
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may include tiredness, difficulty breathing, and having a pain in your hands or mouth. But you could also be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, and should consider adding more B12-rich foods to your diet, if your skin has a distinctive colour change. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedies that increase blood circulation in the feet
(Natural News) The feet are a humble but important part of the body. If they are not getting enough fresh blood, they will be unfit for walking. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can improve blood circulation in the feet. Poor circulation of blood in the feet can cause considerable pain and make the extremities numb to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How are pain and traumatic stress symptoms related in acute whiplash associated disorders? An investigation of the role of pain-related fear in a daily diary study - Eather A, Kenardy J, Healy KL, Haynes M, Sterling M.
This study investigated the direction of the relationship between pain and traumatic stress and the role that pain-related fear plays, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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

Shoulder pain
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories
How parents and children reminisce about the child's recent surgery affects the child's pain memory, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

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

Stomach bloating - three easy ways to get rid of trapped wind pain at home
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. But you could get rid of trapped wind pain and tummy aches with these easy home remedies. Are you at risk of stomach bloating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Prescribing: Too Much vs Not Enough
Find out how much you know about which patients are at a higher risk for opioid misuse vs those that can benefit from them with this 10-question quiz.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

A 65-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 65-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question
A 65-year-old man presents with abdominal and bone pain, as well as altered mental status. Are you able to make the right diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Woman, 29, has her leg amputated to stop years of pain
Josephine Bridges, from Birmingham, had cancerous bones in her leg removed and replaced with metal implants but they became infected and regularly moved out of place, causing pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Earache Home Care
-- An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain can have a variety of causes, from ear infections to pressure changes, says MedlinePlus. To care for an earache at home, you can: Place a cold cloth on the outer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Opioid dose variability may be a risk factor for opioid overdose
(Kaiser Permanente) Patients prescribed opioid pain medications whose doses varied over time were three times more likely to experience an overdose than patients prescribed stable opioid doses, according to an observational study from Kaiser Permanente published today in JAMA Network Open. The study also showed that patients who discontinued long-term opioid therapy for three or more months had half the risk of opioid overdose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Medtech Innovations That Are Tearing up the Script
Decision Resources Group (DRG) released a new report today, "4 Crazy Medtech Innovations" that identifies four areas of medtech innovation that are forecasted to shake up the treatment landscape within the next five years. "The reason we decided to look at crazy innovation in medtech was that a few people on our consulting team were doing that and to help them out we decided to do a scan talking to our different data experts, therapy experts, [to learn] what have people seen that's actually crazy innovation," Lexie Code, director of medtech learning at DRG, told MD+DI. After gathering intel from each of...
Source: MDDI - April 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture improves the physical function of patients with knee osteoarthritis
(Natural News) Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative, “wear and tear” type of arthritis that commonly occurs in older adults. It develops gradually and causes pain that worsens over time. Fortunately, researchers at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China and Marche Polytechnic University in Italy found a natural way to manage this disease. They discovered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad
Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Deaths Are Often ‘Contagious.’ This May Help Explain Why
In the wake of any high-profile suicide, public health experts steel themselves for the aftershock. Suicide contagion, the phenomenon by which exposure to one suicide death can trigger suicidal behavior in others, is well-documented but poorly understood. A recent study published in the journal Society and Mental Health adds to the knowledge about why suicide contagion occurs. And it spotlights a common mistake that people may make when a community experiences suicide: normalizing these deaths. “When there’s an unexpected death, people take notice,” says study co-author Seth Abrutyn, an assistant professo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Mind control, levitation and no pain: the race to find a superman in sport
The US and Soviet Union both believed people could develop superpowers. And, reveals The Men on Magic Carpets, their psychic experiments played out in the sporting arenaCandlestick Park, San Francisco, 1964. The wind is whipping off the Bay on a typically cold night at the ballpark. Mike Murphy takes his seat in Section 17. A jazz band pipes up and the vendors shout their wares: Hamm ’s or Falstaff beers, Oscar Mayer hot dogs with Gulden’s mustard. Murphy is close enough to talk to theSan Francisco Giants players – but he’s not interested in hero worship. He wants to put a voodoo curse on the opposi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ed Hawkins Tags: Books Cold war Psychology Espionage Sport and leisure books Culture US sports Neuroscience Human biology California Communism Russia San Francisco Giants Baseball Anatoly Karpov Chess Religion CIA US news World news Source Type: news

Study reveals a connection between the use of NSAIDs and severe C. difficile superbug infections
(Natural News) Antibiotics are known to disrupt the microbial balance in the gut, increasing the risk of getting infected by bacteria such as Clostridium difficile. However, a new study found that even common pain relievers may promote infections caused by C. difficile. C. difficile causes the most common and most dangerous hospital-born infections in the U.S. and around the world. For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We don't get over it': Pain of mass shootings stretches on
The trauma of school shootings poses deep challenges for survivors, parents and communities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Riluzole Does Not Improve Function After Degenerative Disc Surgery Riluzole Does Not Improve Function After Degenerative Disc Surgery
A 6-week course of riluzole did not have a significant effect on the primary outcome of change in function at 6 months beyond surgical decompression, but was associated with less neck pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Granules India gets USFDA nod for pain relief drug
The approved product is bioequivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD), Tylenol tablets, extended release. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mouthwash Cuts Mucositis Pain, Enough to Make a Difference? Mouthwash Cuts Mucositis Pain, Enough to Make a Difference?
Oral rinse containing doxepin or the combination of diphenhydramine, lidocaine, and antacid may help reduce oral mucositis-related pain in head and neck cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bluegrass Pain Consultants owner faces federal drug fraud charges
A Louisville physician is one of 60 people charged by federal officials for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other narcotics and for health care fraud. Dr. Christopher Nelson, owner of the now-closed Bluegrass Pain Consultants PLLC, was charged with a Florida compounding pharmacy and its owner in connection with a scheme that involved the payment of alleged kickbacks in return for writing prescriptions for compounded drugs that included controlle d substances. They also were charged… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief
Neuropathy refers to conditions that damage or otherwise affect the nerves. A common symptom is pain. Some research suggests that aromatherapy with certain essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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

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

Cincinnati doctor among dozens charged in massive drug sweep
A Greater Cincinnati doctor was among 31 physicians and dozens of other health care professionals charged April 17 in connection with the alleged illegal prescribing of dangerous narcotics, according to federal officials. Dr. Raymond Noschang of Hamilton County was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati on charges of unlawfully distributing the powerful pain reliever oxycodone and the OxyContin brand of pill containing oxycodone.  Such controlled substances have a high potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Science - April 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MALCOLM RITTER / AP Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Seven signs you should call an ambulance
HEART ATTACK symptoms don ’t just involve pain in the chest, which in some cases doesn’t even occur at all. It’s therefore important to be aware of the other signs of a heart attack so you know when to get emergency help. Here are seven key signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: The natural compound that could relieve inflamed joints
BEST supplements for arthritis: More than 10 million people in the UK have arthritis - a condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. While for some people, painkillers are an effective form of treatment, experts have also found more natural remedies can help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Do you use this ingredient when cooking? It could be why you are bloated
STOMACH BLOATING can be caused by something as simple as the ingredients you use in your cooking. If you eat a lot of this staple cooking ingredient, it could be why you have bloated stomach pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Hemophilia Day: Sanofi Genzyme donation impacts patients across the globe
On World Hemophilia Day April 17th, the global bleeding disorders community unites to raise awareness and understanding of hemophilia and areas of unmet needs for patients. Hemophilia is a rare, genetic bleeding disorder in which the ability of a person's blood to clot is impaired, which can lead to bleeding episodes that can cause pain, irreversible joint damage, and life-threatening hemorrhages. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about stress ulcers
A stress ulcer can cause pain and a burning sensation in the lining of the gut, and these ulcers usually appear with additional symptoms. Treatment includes medications. Learn more about stress ulcers here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Microbiome science may help doctors deliver more effective, personalized treatment to children with irritable bowel syndrome
(Elsevier) To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes how a new battery of tests enables researchers to distinguish patients with IBS from healthy children and identifies correlations between certain microbes and metabolites with abdominal pain. With this information, doctors envision tailoring nutritional and targeted therapies that address a child's specific gastrointestinal problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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

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