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Recall of Certain Frozen Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria Monocytogenes
Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc ’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (S...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever
Privately-held biotech Bonti said today that it launched the Lantern clinical program, evaluating its intramuscular neurotoxin injection as a non-opioid pain reliever. The first clinical trial, Lantern-1, is a Phase II study designed to assess the safety and efficacy of EB-001 in patients undergoing elective breast augmentation. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals bonti Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Interventions for treating persistent pain in survivors of torture - Baird E, Williams ACC, Hearn L, Amris K.
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Even Overdose Doesn ’ t Stop Opioid Prescribing
Few receive medication - assisted treatment after hospital discharge, researchers find (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Central City announces new medical director for substance misuse
Dr. Andy Mendenhall, the former medical director of Hazelden at Beaverton, is now Central City Concern ’s senior medical director for Substance Use Disorder Services. “Andy brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the intersection of addiction, pain and mental health issues,” said Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, CCC’s newly appointed president and CEO. “At a time when our community struggles to combat the opioid epidemic, the increase in other drugs of abuse, and the rise in homelessness,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Central City announces new medical director for substance misuse
Dr. Andy Mendenhall, the former medical director of Hazelden at Beaverton, is now Central City Concern ’s senior medical director for Substance Use Disorder Services. “Andy brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the intersection of addiction, pain and mental health issues,” said Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, CCC’s newly appointed president and CEO. “At a time when our community struggles to combat the opioid epidemic, the increase in other drugs of abuse, and the rise in homelessness,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

New report finds number of people being prescribed opioids to treat pain in Ontario stabilized, but many still exceed recommended daily dose; Growing number of people being treated for opioid addiction
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- A short-term painkiller prescription is less likely to lead to opioid use disorder than a longer supply of pain pills, a new study suggests. " Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Preceptis launches trial of its Hummingbird ear tube system
Preceptis Medical said today that it launched trial of its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system is designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures, allowing moderate, conscious sedation with no need for general anesthesia. The 1st patient in the prospective, office-based study was enrolled by principal investigator Dr. Frank Rimmel at St. Paul, Minn.’s Health Partners Clinic, Preceptis said. “The company has taken a careful approach to establishing the safety of the Hummingbird in a hospital se...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Preceptis Medical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep
Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study in rats. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Back pain symptoms? Experts reveal six ways to TREAT your aches
BACK pain is a common problem which affects most people at some point in their life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS warning: Bloating and stomach pain could actually be too much of THIS
IBS - or irritable bowel syndrome - is a common digestive condition causing stomach pain and bloating. However, symptoms could actually be triggered by an overgrowth of a yeast called candida. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maryland surgery center plans $1.7 million expansion to meet demand
Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center LLC is seeking state approval for a $1.7 million expansion in order to keep up with growing demand. Officials at the physician-owned outpatient surgery center, located at 6931 Arlington Road in Bethesda, said they hope to acquire 3,027 square feet in their current building to add a second operating room. The center — which performs orthopedic, spine and pain management procedures — said its operating room has exceeded "optimal utilization," as defined by Maryland… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

UPDATE: Medtronic logs fiscal Q1 earnings beat, but sales miss the mark
UPDATED August 22, 2017, with segment results, share price. Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street with its fiscal 2018 first-quarter earnings, but missed the mark when it came to sales. The world’s largest medical device operation today posted profits of $1.02 billion, or 74¢ per share, on sales of $7.39 billion for the three months ended July 28, for a bottom-line gain of 9.4% on sales growth of 3.1% compared with fiscal Q1 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.12, 4¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.45 billion. MDT sh...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Opioid volume down in Ont., but many still exceed recommended dose: report
Ontario doctors appear to be prescribing lower amounts of opioids overall to treat patients with pain, say researchers, but many longtime users continue to be given daily doses of the potent narcotics that exceed national practice guidelines (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Back pain symptoms: Six ways to TREAT painful aches revealed
BACK pain is a common problem which affects most people at some point in their life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
Title: Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 22, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New report finds growing number of people in Ontario treated for opioid addiction
(St. Michael's Hospital) The rate at which people are being prescribed opioids to treat pain in Ontario has stabilized while the amount of drugs they receive has declined considerably, a new report has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A systems approach for discovering linoleic acid derivatives that potentially mediate pain and itch
Chronic pain and itch are common hypersensitivity syndromes that are affected by endogenous mediators. We applied a systems-based, translational approach to predict, discover, and characterize mediators of pain and itch that are regulated by diet and inflammation. Profiling of tissue-specific precursor abundance and biosynthetic gene expression predicted that inflamed skin would be abundant in four previously unknown 11-hydroxy-epoxy- or 11-keto-epoxy-octadecenoate linoleic acid derivatives and four previously identified 9- or 13-hydroxy-epoxy- or 9- or 13-keto-epoxy-octadecenoate linoleic acid derivatives. All of these me...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ramsden, C. E., Domenichiello, A. F., Yuan, Z.-X., Sapio, M. R., Keyes, G. S., Mishra, S. K., Gross, J. R., Majchrzak-Hong, S., Zamora, D., Horowitz, M. S., Davis, J. M., Sorokin, A. V., Dey, A., LaPaglia, D. M., Wheeler, J. J., Vasko, M. R., Mehta, N. N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Lotus Clinical Research Executive to Present on Opioid Sparing...
Dr. Neil Singla, Chief Scientific Officer of Lotus Clinical Research will discuss opioid sparing endpoints and criteria for submission of opioid-sparing labels to the FDA at the 11th Annual Pain and...(PRWeb August 22, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14618097.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The International Pelvic Pain Society Will Answer, “What’s Going on...
Clinical vignettes and video demonstrations will aid the IPPS in enhancing pain management education during its track presented on Friday, September 8th(PRWeb August 22, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14587935.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The true impact of arthritis
You'll know all too well the impact arthritis has on your own life. Perhaps you also think about how your arthritis affects your loved ones or your employer, but the impact doesn’t stop there. With 10 million people in the UK living with arthritis, each with friends and family, many with work colleagues and employers and all supported by a team of healthcare professionals, the ripple effect of arthritis touches every person in our society, either directly or indirectly.To support our campaign, we've gathered evidence to reveal the extent of the hidden impact of arthritis on our society, published in a new report...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New research shines spotlight on mental health and arthritis
Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. Statistics like these clearly show arthritis does not just affect people’s physical health. Without the right treatment and support the pain and fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis can take its toll on our minds, as well as our bodies.We want this to change and for the mental health issues associated with arthritis to be taken seriously, recognised early and treated effectively. We've forged a new partnership with mental health research charityMQ: Transforming Mental Health to support vital research in this...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Preventing the pain of osteoarthritis – do molecules and proteins hold the answers?
This study also includes several collaborators, including members of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Pain (Professor Victoria Chapman and Dr. Federico Dajas-Bailador) and of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis (Professor Tonia Vincent).Nerve protein may protect against the onset and pain of arthritisMeanwhile, another three-year study will explore if a protein found on nerves in and around our joints could be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.Susan Brain, Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College London, tells us more ab...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can we really work for longer? Study asks how feasible a higher retirement age is for people with arthritis
With retirement ages going up and the value of pensions and savings going down, more and more people with arthritis will need and want to work for longer. Arthritis can be a barrier to working at any age, with thousands losing out in the world of work every year because of their condition. That’s why we're funding health and work research to help people with arthritis find or stay in work, inspire changes in the workplace and influence and inform policy-makers and employers.The Health and Employment After 50 (HEAF) study at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work has recruited more than 8...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Anne's story – Let’s be honest about the hidden impact of arthritis
Anne Kearl, 55, was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her spine twenty years ago. Chronic back and neck pain affect every aspect of her life, contributing to her giving up work aged 52, but this impact is often hidden and rarely understood by others. This is something Anne believes needs to change."Pain is normal to me. It’s always there. I may paint a smile on my face, but I'll be hurting all over. You get used to it, but it does grind you down. It’s had a big impact on my mental health; pain and depression feed off each other and in my experience, it’s hard to separate them out a lot of the ti...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill 'may lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'
Women who regularly use oral contraceptives may be at a lower risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis. This is according to a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, which adds to the body of evidence suggesting that hormonal and reproductive factors may explain why women are generally at greater risk of developingrheumatoid arthritis than men. The study findings For this study, data was collated from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis on 2,809 women who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,312 women without the disease. ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Spouse Criticism May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain
Negative responses seem to work in a cycle. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids
As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Hospitals Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Emergency Medical Treatment Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Source Type: news

Me And My Operation: Back implant that banishes pain
A new implant for patients with severe back pain can replace damaged bones in the spine and, unlike traditional surgery, doesn ’t restrict movement. Melissa Ingalls, 47, from North London, had it fitted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spouse Hostility May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain Spouse Hostility May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain
People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Insys Agrees to Pay $4.45 Mln to Resolve Illinois Opioid Lawsuit Insys Agrees to Pay $4.45 Mln to Resolve Illinois Opioid Lawsuit
Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois'attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Did You Hurt Your Eyes by Looking at the Solar Eclipse? You Won ’t Know Until Tomorrow
Shortly after a total solar eclipse swept across America on Monday, many eclipse gazers took to social media to complain about their eyes hurting or burning. For many viewers, that raised the question of whether they had permanently hurt their eyes by looking at the eclipse. While anyone who is concerned may want to visit an eye doctor for an official diagnosis, the short answer is that it’s likely too soon after the eclipse to observe any damage to your eyes. Starting directly at the sun during the partial phase of the eclipse without wearing special eclipse glasses could harm the retina, damaging the images your br...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan and Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetimes space space 2017 Source Type: news

Maryland surgery center plans $1.7 million expansion to meet demand
Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center LLC is seeking state approval for a $1.7 million expansion in order to keep up with growing demand. Officials at the physician-owned outpatient surgery center, located at 6931 Arlington Road in Bethesda, said they hope to acquire 3,027 square feet in their current building to add a second operating room. The center — which performs orthopedic, spine and pain management procedures — said its operating room has exceeded "optimal utilization," as defined by Maryland… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Researchers progress towards vaccine against fentanyl, heroin combo
Researchers reported at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society today that they are developing a vaccine to guard against the effects of fentanyl in combination with heroin – a deadly duo that is claiming a growing number of lives as the opioid crisis worsens in the U.S. “There is an urgent need to discover effective medications to treat substance use disorders. Increasingly, drug users are turning to opioids and powerful synthetic versions of these drugs that can sometimes be as much as 100 times more potent than heroin,” lead researcher Kim Janda said in pr...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Scripps Research Institute Source Type: news

Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial
This study adds to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates a potential reduction in post-operative wound complications in a variety of surgical incisions,” chief medical officer Dr. Ron Silverman said in a press release. In May, Acelity said it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the company said. The post Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

An Unexpected Journey
Journey[noun]: The act of travelling from one place to another.By mapping the patient journey – the path taken from diagnosis through treatment to management, recovery or death – pharmaceutical companies are playing an important role in improving patient outcomes.However, the insights emerging from this research can also shape their marketing strategy and activities, says Rebecca Joslin, Head Customer Experience Strategy at Shire.Better understanding of the key touch or pain points across the patient journey allows us to identify opportunities on how we can better support our customers, healthcare professionals...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Des Sampson Source Type: news

What is Hepatitis E? Symptoms include stomach pain and dark urine
HEPATITIS E is caused by the hepatitis E virus - which can infect both animals and humans (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain and fatigue? Symptoms could be warning sign of THIS form of arthritis
ARTHRITIS - inflammation of the joints - and back pain, are symptoms of long term chronic condition Ankylosing spondylitis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The nation's #jointproblem: Arthritis will cause 25.9 million lost working days costing £3.43 billion by 2030
Arthritis Research UK, the UK’s leading arthritis charity, is today launching a major nationwide campaign to reveal the true impact of arthritis across society. The campaign will highlight that, either directly or indirectly, arthritis impacts everyone in the UK. The campaign will also highlight that there are over 10 million people living with arthritis and the condition can cause high levels of daily pain and fatigue.As part of the launch, Arthritis Research UK is releasing The Nation’s Joint Problem report which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (O...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Happens to Your Eyes If You Look Directly at the Sun During a Solar Eclipse?
For the first time in U.S. history, a solar eclipse will travel exclusively across America, enabling millions of people to view the moon block out the sun on Aug. 21. But those who watch this rare celestial event need to take precautions, because staring right at the sun can quickly harm your eyes. “Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality,” NASA explains on its website. “The only safe way to look directly at the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?
The use of platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for knee pain is relatively new, and becoming more popular. Learn about this alternative treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Corticosteroid injection may offer little advantage for Morton ’s neuroma patients treated with local anesthetic
According to a study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International, corticosteroid injection plus local anesthetic may not be superior to local anesthetic alone in terms of pain and function for patients with Morton’s neuroma.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Boy who never cries: Three-year-old who cannot feel pain
Dexter Cahill, from Bristol, has a rare genetic disorder, hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type four, which means he can't feel pain even if he breaks a bone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma RAMPAGE: Man murders doctor who refused to prescribe opioids to his wife
(Natural News) A murder-suicide is being implicated in the ongoing and growing opioid addiction crisis besmirching Indiana. Michael Jarvis shot Dr. Todd Graham after the latter refused to prescribe opioids to the former’s wife to help alleviate her chronic pain. Jarvis later committed suicide. The police are still investigating if drug addiction played a role... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include outcomes for payment, on- or off-pump CABG, cannabis for pain or PTSD, and the cognitive impact of a PCSK-9 inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

How to Start Making Plans When You ’re Recovering from Depression
“You can never plan the future by the past.” – Edmund Burke I know a little bit about being depressed, having worked hard together with my psychotherapist to overcome the debilitating and frightening mental health condition of depression when I was a young woman. Not only did I have a history of persistent sadness, having failed to effectively deal with the loss of my father when I was 13, I also accumulated losses and failures for the following 15 years to the point where I continually felt bad about myself. I found it hard to plan anything, other than surrendering to spontaneous pursuits, often accompan...
Source: Psych Central - August 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Bipolar Depression General Grief and Loss Self-Help Coping Skills Depression Recovery Depressive Episode Hobbies Positive Attitude Socializing Source Type: news

Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: New tech “ lights up ” nerves to identify, reduce accidental damage
Researchers have developed a new nerve-illuminating tool they claim makes nerves stand out from other tissue, lighting it up to help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves and identify nerves in need of repair. The tool, developed by Kenneth and Patrick Chin, uses an optical technique known as collimated polarized light imaging to help identify nerves during surgery. The system uses rotating polarization which is reflected off nerve tissue’s unique internal structure in a way that makes the reflection appear to switch on and off. Results from a study of the device was published in the journal Biomedical Optics E...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Research & Development Surgical Source Type: news