St. Louis medtech startup Intuitool Devices snags spot in accelerator, targets $1M in funding
A St. Louis startup developing a surgical tool to help surgeons avoid muscle pain and fatigue has snagged a spot in an accelerator program, a move that comes as it seeks funding to advance its technology. The startup, Intuitool Devices Inc., is one of six startups that has been selected for the Flint, Michigan, cohort of Louisville-based health care accelerator XLerateHealth (XLH). The accelerator program, which began in July, is being conducted virtually and runs until its demo day on Sept. 22.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

No pain, no gain? Associations of athletic participation with capability for suicide among college students - Dodd DR, Harris K, Allen K, Velkoff EA, Smith AR.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a leading cause of death among college students. In order to advance understanding of suicide risk factors in this population, the present study provides a theoretically grounded test of associations between experiences in sports a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patients who reduced opioid doses for chronic pain had more overdoses, mental health issues
Researchers from UC Davis found that opioid patients who used 'tapering' as a part of their treatment are more likely to experience an overdose or a negative mental health event. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid tapering of opioid pain drugs poses serious risks to users, study finds
Rapidly tapering patients off highly addictive opioid pain medications following long-term use at stable doses places them at increased risk for drug overdoses and mental health " crises, " according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pain management: Three essential foods to ease body pain - expert issues tip
CHRONIC pain can be insufferable and worse in the summer, according to osteopath Anisha Joshi. Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Joshi revealed the foods she recommends her patients for easing chronic pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The one-off 'gene jab' for all types of chronic pain
A revolutionary single-shot jab that delivers DNA to cells could be a new way to tackle all types of chronic pain. Chronic pain is still poorly understood and hard to control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App helps reduce disability caused by low back pain, study finds
A mobile app designed to provide low back pain sufferers with self-management tips to address their symptoms reduces disability caused by the condition, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Migraine Sufferers May Want to Eat More Fish
A diet high in omega-3s, the fats found in fish, and low in omega-6s, found in many vegetable oils, led to fewer headaches. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Oils and Fats Migraine Headaches Diet and Nutrition Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seafood Pain BMJ (Journal) ' Connor, Anahad Source Type: news

Fauci Warns of More Pain From Pandemic, Though New Lockdowns Not Likely
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- More " pain and suffering " is coming as coronavirus cases climb in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday, but additional lockdowns are unlikely because enough Americans are now vaccinated to avoid the level of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Methodology and applicability of the human contact burn injury model: a systematic review - Springborg AD, Wessel CR, Andersen LPK, Werner MU.
The contact burn injury model is an experimental contact thermode-based physiological pain model primarily applied in research of drug efficacy in humans. The employment of the contact burn injury model across studies has been inconsistent regarding essent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise
The nation’s top infectious disease expert is warning that more “pain and suffering” is ahead as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Let ’s Heal Together
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine recently launched the Healing Together Campaign to formally acknowledge the pain we have all endured, and continue to endure, as part of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read AMDA’s official statement about the campaign: https://bit. ly/3esPJJB. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Predicting pain among female survivors of recent interpersonal violence: a proof-of-concept machine-learning approach - Lannon E, Sanchez-S áez F, Bailey B, Hellman N, Kinney K, Williams A, Nag S, Kutcher ME, Goodin BR, Rao U, Morris MC.
Interpersonal violence (IPV) is highly prevalent in the United States and is a major public health problem. The emergence and/or worsening of chronic pain are known sequelae of IPV; however, not all those who experience IPV develop chronic pain. To mitigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-term prescription opioid use among US military service members injured in combat - Dalton MK, Manful A, Jarman MP, Pisano AJ, Learn PA, Koehlmoos TP, Weissman JS, Cooper Z, Schoenfeld AJ.
INTRODUCTION: During the Global War on Terrorism, many US Military service members sustained injuries with potentially long-lasting functional limitations and chronic pain. We sought to understand the patterns of prescription opioid use among service membe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Receives FDA Approval for Intravenous Use in Adult Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – July 30, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved UPTRAVI® (selexipag) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adult patients with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are temporarily unable to take oral therapy. UPTRAVI® IV is a therapeutic option that will allow patients to avoid short-term treatment interruptions and stay on UPTRAVI® therapy, as uninterrupted treatment is considered key for individ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Lawn mower versus left ventricular assist device: a case of traumatic coronary injury - Rao VN, Fudim M, Griffin A, Rymer JA, Jones WS, Koweek LMH, Smith TP, Marin D, DeVore AD.
A 77-year-old man with history of ischemic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) presented with  abdominal pain after a lawn mower accident. Examination and imaging revealed a displaced LVAD driveline and a pericardial hematoma secondar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Physeal injury in a skeletally immature male athlete - Richey B, Foley Davelaar CM.
A 12-year-old skeletally immature male athlete presented for evaluation with acute bilateral knee pain. Initial radiographs revealed subtle lucency of the medial proximal tibial physis and MRI was recommended. On MRI, broad-based intravasation of the physi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: A low-FODMAP diet proven to ease abdominal pain and IBS – what to eat
STOMACH bloating can seemingly occur almost out of nowhere with some symptoms easing relatively quickly to others persisting for some time causing abdominal pain. Occasionally when the stomach bloats its due to a gastrointestinal disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey
Fifty percent of vaccine-hesitant Americans believe the message that “Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to prevent COVID-19 and its potential long-term complications”. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and Ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Mothers Need Help and Support If They Are to Breastfeed Their Babies for an Optimal Time
[Daily Maverick] In my research, some mothers expressed the age-old cultural belief that whatever you felt at the time, was transmitted via breast milk to their infants. Mothers felt anger, pain and disappointment and were cognisant that these negative feelings, like their own hunger, could be shared with their young. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Post-vaccine horror: Blood clot victims develop severe headache, pain, then shortness of breath just 6 days after JJ vaccination
(Natural News) When you Google search for anything health-related, you’ll find mostly lies and distortions that work against you. But the ironic part is that when the damage from certain medications or vaccinations is so bad, they have to admit it. The cover-ups lasted as long as possible, and now we see, right out in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The most common long Covid symptom that could linger in vaccinated people - new study
LONG Covid, also known as post-COVID-19 fatigue syndrome, is a long-term condition that some people suffer after contracting the virus. Symptoms typically include fatigue, persisting high temperature, breathlessness, cognitive impairment, generalised pain and mental health problems. However, researchers believe that among the fully immunised who contract the virus, one symptom prevails more than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 60 Percent of Adults Report Pain in Past Three Months
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- In 2019, 58.9 percent of adults reported any pain in the previous three months, with 39.0, 36.5, and 30.7 percent experiencing back, lower-limb, and upper-limb pain, respectively, according to a July data brief published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Than Half of Americans Plagued by Back, Leg Pain
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- There's much Americans may disagree on, but many share one thing in common: chronic pain. More than half of U.S. adults suffer from pain, with backs and legs the most common sources, according to researchers from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Broken wrists, twisted necks and concussions: The brutal nature of Olympic diving
Olympic divers experience many of the same injuries that affect athletes of more traditional contact sports, and the pain begins before they hit the water. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Wharton Source Type: news

Unusual case of recurrent hypoglycaemia in multiple bee sting envenomation - Pillur Tamilarasu K, Shankar T, Kabi A.
A bee sting can result in allergic and toxin-mediated local manifestations like pain, swelling, redness and itching to serious systemic effects like acute kidney injury (AKI), pancreatitis, Kounis syndrome and stroke. Melittin and phospholipase A2, which m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

'Redundant imaging' for TIA workup increases in the ED
The increased compliance of emergency departments (ED) with specific imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Decision support could improve ED pediatric appendicitis imaging Electronic consults may avoid unnecessary imaging CT, MRI for lower back pain still prevalent in ED Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Than Half of Americans Plagued by Back, Leg Pain
Title: More Than Half of Americans Plagued by Back, Leg PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 29, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

12 Things For Anyone Whose Partner Is A Pain To Sleep With
Get proper rest and keep the peace in your relationship with these genius items. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Vegetables could trigger painful joint symptoms – possible offenders
ARTHRITIS is an inflammatory condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in various joints throughout the body. A healthy diet is touted as a key preventative measure for further health complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Five 'unusual' signs of heart disease on the skin - common symptoms
HEART attack symptoms usually include severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, and even feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you develop some tell-tale signs on your skin. These are the five "unusual" symptoms to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma ’s Creditors Overwhelmingly Endorse Bankruptcy Plan
If approved by a judge next month, the plan would resolve thousands of lawsuits and set in motion the release of $4.5 billion to help cover costs from the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Purdue Pharma Sackler Family United States Source Type: news

The relationship between pain severity, insomnia, and suicide attempts among a national veteran sample initiating pain care - Ashrafioun L, Bishop TM, Pigeon WR.
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the longitudinal association of suicide attempts by moderate to severe pain and insomnia prior to and following the initiation of pain services among veterans. METHODS: A cohort of 221,817 veterans initiating pain care was di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pre-hospital pain management in children with injuries: a retrospective cohort study - Holak A, Czapla M, Zieli ńska M.
This study aimed to evaluat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Burping is seen as 'rude'... but it's a vital bodily function to prevent pain, experts say 
Burping has long enjoyed something of a bad reputation. But, in fact, it fulfils an important biological function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do you get a headache if your brain can't feel pain?
DR SARAH HOLPER: I've learnt that everyone is fascinated by their body: what comes out of it, what can go wrong with it and why people have the symptoms they do. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches
The FDA warns accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children's lives at risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children's lives at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid pain reliever; so powerful that fentanyl patches are typically only... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches
Title: Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain PatchesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Immersion Foot Injury?
Discussion All occupations have some type of potential health consequences. Some are obvious because of the environment such as kitchen workers, first responders, helicopter pilots, etc. Others are may be less obvious or not considered such as slip and falls, cleaning supply chemical exposure, animal bites for postal and utility workers, etc. Noise and lifting objects are often overlooked problems in some settings but obvious in others such as construction. Protective measures, especially appropriate education and training and protective clothing and safety gear are obviously important for performing the work as safely as ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

XRHealth launches VR gaming program to aid pain management
The new offering combines Reducept's VR game and XRHealth's technology.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

SafeRX Pharmaceuticals to Exhibit Alcohol-Resistant Opioid Platform at...
SafeRx Pharmaceuticals will be exhibiting details about its groundbreaking alcohol-resistant opioid (ARO) platform at the annual conference co-hosted by the Florida Society of Interventional Pain...(PRWeb July 26, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/saferx_pharmaceuticals_to_exhibit_alcohol_resistant_opioid_platform_at_2021_fsipp_fspmr_annual_conference/prweb18089900.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid has brought death and grief. But grief can keep lost loved ones alive in our hearts.
I’ve allowed myself to feel the pain of loss and I’ve come to learn that bereavement isn’t something to fear. If anything, it’s to be embraced. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

Pain, fatigue, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbance in young adults with cerebral palsy - van Gorp M, Dallmeijer AJ, van Wely L, de Groot V, Terwee CB, Flens G, Stam HJ, van der Slot W, Roebroeck ME.
PURPOSE: Investigate pain, fatigue, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbance in young adults with cerebral palsy compared to references. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Young adults with cerebral palsy (n  = 97, aged 21-34 years) and age-matched refer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Adverse events of recreational cannabis use reported to the French addictovigilance network (2012-2017) - Bouquet E, Pain S, Eiden C, Jouanjus E, Richard N, Fauconneau B, Perault-Pochat MC.
AIMS: To describe the adverse events (AEs) of recreational cannabis use in France between 2012 and 2017. METHODS: AEs related to recreational cannabis use, alone or in combination with alcohol and/or tobacco reported to the French Addictovigilance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid-related risk perceptions in chronic pain: influence of patient gender and prior misuse behaviors - Grant AD, Miller MM, Anastas TM, Quinn P, Lok B, Hirsh AT.
Little is known about the factors that influence providers' perceptions of patient risk for aberrant opioid use. Patient gender may interact with prior opioid misuse to influence these perceptions. We asked 131 physicians to view videos and vignettes for 8... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: The fruit juice that gives you a threefold risk of developing arthritis
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. The role diet plays in the development of rheumatoid arthritis is the subject of ongoing research. A review into the current literature found a particular fruit juice can hike your risk of the chronic condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Three of the best drinks to avoid arthritis symptoms and joint pain
ARTHRITIS symptoms can include joint pain, inflammation and restricted movement, but making a few changes to your daily diet could lower your risk of arthritis pain. These are the three best drinks to avoid arthritis symptoms and joint pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Back pain or pain in the left side of chest could indicate high levels
HIGH cholesterol can be a precursor for a person having a heart attack hence the importance of spotting the early warning signs. Pain in either of these body regions could be an indicator not to ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news