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Beware of your Halloween contact lenses, opticians warn  
The warning follows the case of Tia Goode, from  Merthyr, Wales, who was left in unbearable pain after ripping off her cornea as she was trying to remove a pair of cat-eye contact lenses in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidurals may not make labor last longer
(Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burn pain: a systematic and critical review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment - Morgan M, Deuis JR, Fr øsig-Jørgensen M, Lewis RJ, Cabot PJ, Gray PD, Vetter I.
OBJECTIVE: This review aims to examine the available literature on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of burn-induced pain. METHODS: A search was conducted on the epidemiology of burn injury and treatment of burn pain utilizing the da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Just a hug is enough to soothe the pain of loneliness
University College London researchers warn cuddles are in threat of being forgotten about, as humans interact digitally more. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Divers with dental work may feel tooth pain under pressure
(Reuters Health) - Divers should talk to their dentists about the effects of underwater pressure and whether dental restorations could become painful, say French researchers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does the top of my foot hurt?
This article also looks at foot care tips. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

& quot;Massive & quot; Suffering: Pain Relief in Less Affluent Countries & quot;Massive & quot; Suffering: Pain Relief in Less Affluent Countries
In much of the world, patients suffering from serious illness and injury have little to no access to palliative care and adequate pain relief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Massive' Suffering: Pain Relief in Less Affluent Countries'Massive' Suffering: Pain Relief in Less Affluent Countries
In much of the world, patients suffering from serious illness and injury have little to no access to palliative care and adequate pain relief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

MRI Investigation for Groin Pain in Athletes MRI Investigation for Groin Pain in Athletes
MRI offers many advantages in the assessment of groin pain, but inconsistent and confusing diagnostic terms may impact radiological interpretation.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity
A new study explores the relationship between motor cortical reorganization and the severity and location of low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection
(University College London) The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amgen and Boston Children's Hospital to identify new targets for pain syndromes
Amgen has entered a neuroscience research collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital to find new genes and drug targets for severe pain syndromes based on human genetic analyses. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has been fascinated with the human brain, behavior and mental illness since his undergraduate days.In graduate school at Cornell University, he worked in a state hospital with people who had schizophrenia. While working with them, Green noticed he could be having an ordinary conversation one moment, and then suddenly the conversation would shift dramatically, erasing the common ground they had established.“I have never encountered a condition so perplexing, both scientifically and clinically,” said Green, who is a seni...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Opioids for C diff Pain Connected to Worse Outcomes Opioids for C diff Pain Connected to Worse Outcomes
Researchers have already linked opioid use to longer hospital stays and higher white blood cell counts, and now the same investigators take a deeper dive, looking at C diff severity and mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Amgen, Boston Children ’ s Hospital partner to find genes linked to pain disorders
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) announced today that it inked a one-year collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital to study patients with pain syndromes in an effort to identify potential genetic targets. The collaboration will combine Amgen’s work in genetic target identification and the division of pain medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Amgen, Boston Children’s Hospital partner to find genes linked to pain disorders appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat Amgen Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

FDA OKs trial for MiMedx AmnioFix knee treatment, prelims
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) saw shares rise today after announcing 3rd quarter revenue that beat consensus on The Street alongside FDA approval to proceed with the Investigational New Drug phase 2B study of its AmnioFix injectable product. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said it expects to post sales of $84.6 million for its 3rd quarter, well ahead of both its guidance of between $70 and $80 million and Wall Street consensus of $80.1 million. Revenue for MiMedx grew 31% compared to sales from the 3rd quarter of the previous year, according to an SEC filing. “Our third quarter revenue performance was very strong, and we a...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting
Only acute stress disorder, total number of surgeries linked to PTSD development in multivariable analysis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Anika ’ s Monovisc therapy gets green light in Australia
Anika Therapeutics (NSDQ:ANIK) said yesterday that regulatory authorities in Australia approved the company’s single injection viscosupplement, Monovisc, for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the synovial joints. This latest regulatory win means that Monovisc is commercially available in more than twenty countries, including the U.S. and Canada. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said it plans to move into additional international markets next year with its therapy for hip and knee pain. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Anika’s Monovisc therap...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Orthopedics Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Anika Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

October 16, 2017: Omak, Washington Nurse Sentenced to Federal Prison for Adulterating and Misbranding Pain Medications
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy fields 341 hip cases in the England
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy saw its 1st day in court in the UK this week as it faces 341 claims that it sold “defective” Pinnacle hip implants that caused metal particles to be released into patients bodies, according to a Bloomberg report. The metal-on-metal hip case is one of the largest product liability group actions to reach the UK’s courts, according to the plaintiff’s law firm Leigh Day. A number of other cases against other manufacturers of “metal-on-metal” hip implants have been delayed pending the results of the J&J case, according to the rep...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Wearing slippers could be enhancing your JOINT PAIN
ARTHRITIS symptoms, including joint stiffness, could be enhanced by wearing these around the home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions live and die in pain due to morphine stigma
Millions needlessly live and die in pain because of misinformation and stigma around palliatives, says new study. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief - Alzheimer's Society comments
More than 25.5 million people around the world are dying each year with serious physical and psychological suffering caused by disease, injury or illness, according to a major new report. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive: Opioid Use in Acute Care
Despite the focus on appropriate use of opioids for pain management, many hospitals continue to see adverse events in which patients are injured from unintentional overdoses. To help hospitals prevent patient harm from the use of opioids, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) conducted a deep dive analysis of adverse events related to opioids in the acute care setting. Executive brief, a leadership infographic, and an interactive tool are available for free download by registering with ECRI. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Relieve Ear Pressure While Flying
-- The feeling of pain or popping in your ears during a flight is a common reaction to altitude-related changes in cabin air pressure. The air in the middle ear passes to the Eustachian tube. This connects the nose with the middle ear and allows... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatworms
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient 'pain' receptor in simple animals. The findings, from a study of flatworms, could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug design for the treatment of humans. That planarian flatworms use the same molecular receptor as flies, mice and humans to detect potentially damaging or noxious stimuli from the environment shows a remarkable level of evolutionary conservation, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trial Compares Yoga, Strength Training, and Evidence-Based Advice for Addressing Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

PAINWeekEnd Morristown Presents Pain Management CE/CME for Frontline...
Two Days of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on November 11/12, the answer to "much needed opioid education among clinicians"--Learn and earn up to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1...(PRWeb October 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14798678.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over 300 patients sue over defective hip replacements
More than 300 UK hip replacement patients have begun a court battle over 'defective' implants that allegedly left them in pain and up to 100 times more likely to need the devices replaced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How could a supermarket mesh bag like this be approved?
It ’s more than 40 years since women first started to complain that a surgical mesh sling designed to treat post-childbirth damage was causing excruciating pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark Skies and Chest Pain as California Fires Spew Smoke 100 Miles Dark Skies and Chest Pain as California Fires Spew Smoke 100 Miles
California's deadly wildfires have darkened the skies for a hundred miles, causing respiratory problems and making it hard to see the sun not only in the state's wine country but as far as San Francisco and Sacramento.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Fat cells from your tummy could fix your creaky knees
A new procedure for knee pain involves injections of fat taken from the abdomen. John Wakefield, 57, (pictured) from Shiptonthorpe, North Yorkshire, underwent the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen And Boston Children's Hospital Enter A Collaboration To Find New Genes And Drug Targets For Severe Pain Syndromes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Boston Children's Hospital today announced that they have entered into a neuroscience research collaboration aimed at identifying novel pain targets based on human genetic analyses. The one-year collaboration will focus on patients with genetic anomalies of pain sensitivity. Amgen will leverage its industry-leading expertise in genetic target identification and validation and will have access to Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Pain Medicine to identify patients with abnormal pain conditions. Amgen and Boston Children's Hospital will collaborat...
Source: Amgen News Release - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Correction: Pain Gap story
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Abbott launches Proclaim DRG neurostim
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it launched its Proclaim dorsal root ganglion neurostimulator system designed to treat pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the lower limbs. The company’s Proclaim DRG system is designed to be used via Bluetooth with an Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iPod touch as a system controller and is magnetic resonance-conditional and recharge free, all upgrades from previous versions of the device, the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company said. Abbott said it originally launched the DRG therapy system in 2016 and data from the Accurate study of it showed the system delivers “...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Abbott Source Type: news

Arthritis: THIS supplement could help osteoarthritis symptoms including joint pain
ARTHRITIS symptoms, including joint pain, could be reduced by taking this pine bark supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients Battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Find a Host of New Benefits in Abbott's Proclaim ™ DRG System
- The new Proclaim ™ DRG System combines the superior pain relief of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation with an intuitive iOS™ controller and programming platform for a positive patient experience (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

West Virginians say Opioid epidemic most important health issue in the state
(Research!America) The opioid epidemic is the most important health issue in West Virginia, above obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dental disease, according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America. A strong majority of West Virginians (84%) say prescription pain medication abuse and addiction is a major problem in their community, and more than two-thirds (71%) say they know someone who experienced pain so severe they sought prescription medicines to treat it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How many opioid pain pills do surgery patients need? New prescribing guide available
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan actually took after their operations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Recent Research is Saying About Sciatica Treatments
When an injury or other condition places internal pressure on the sciatic nerve, a large nerve which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg, it can result in tingling, weakness, numbness, discomfort, and even pain. Some patients may actually incur damage to the nerve itself, not just pressure, either from an injury like a pelvic fracture or slipped disk, or a foreign body like the growth of a tumor.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be preferential first-line option for pediatric patients after minor orthopaedic surgery
Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Autologous Protein Solution (APS) may reduce pain and improve function in patients affected by knee OA
Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that a single injection of autologous protein solution (APS) may help reduce pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my tongue hurt?
Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Could medical marijuana be a solution to the opioid epidemic?
(Natural News) Medical marijuana users in Illinois report that their use of the substance to relieve pain has lessened or stopped their use of other prescription medications such as opioids, as reported by The Daily Mail. The small-scale study from DePaul University and Rush University suggests it could be a solution to the opioid crisis.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about iliac crest pain
Iliac crest pain is pain in the hip that can spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about its causes and treatment with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Body Aches Source Type: news

Recovery patterns over 4 years after distal radius fracture: descriptive changes in fracture-specific pain/disability, fall risk factors, bone mineral density, and general health status - Dewan N, Macdermid JC, Grewal R, Beattie K.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive/Longitudinal cohort. INTRODUCTION: Distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common fall related fragility fracture that is known to be an early and independent predictor of secondary osteoporotic (OP) fractures. Changes in falls ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Arthritis exercises: 12 EASY ways to help your joint pain
Arthritis pain can be eased by completing these 12 exercises, that include massages, stretching and breathing, according to Voltarol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news