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  • Why Is Our Tolerance for Pain Greater Than It Is for Pleasure?

    09/21/2016 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Is Our Tolerance for Pain Greater Than It Is for Pleasure? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 20, 2016 • “The Garden of Eden” by Thomas ColeOne of the great mysteries of our life in this world is that we can endure more pain than pleasure. Indeed, we can endure only a little pleasure at a time. In fact, too much pleasure actually brings pain: sickness, hangovers, obesity, addiction, laziness, and even boredom. Yet we seem to be able to endure a lot of pain. Some of our pain, whether physical or emotional, can be very intense and go...
  • Videos show East High cheerleaders repeatedly forced into splits, police investigating

    08/24/2017 8:00:47 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    http://www.nbcsandiego.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Unknown
    Police are investigating a Denver high school's administration after video surfaced of cheerleaders being forced into doing splits, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The video shows an incoming freshman at East High School surrounded by teammates and a coach in June during the first week of cheer camp. The girl screams in pain and repeatedly cries "please stop" as the group tries to force her legs into a split. KUSA received seven similar videos. The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during...
  • Instant Karma after Trump Phoenix Rally

    08/22/2017 9:56:19 PM PDT · by Company Man · 112 replies
    Twitterererr ^ | 8/23/17 | unknown
    A little bit of instant justice for an antifa douchebag.
  • The $100 billion per year back pain industry is mostly a hoax

    06/26/2017 1:56:20 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 75 replies
    Quartz ^ | 6/26/2017 | Lila MacLellan
    Anyone who has endured back pain knows it is an erratic dictator. It takes hold of your psyche, demanding your attention and devotion before all elsebefore you can plan a hike, return to a work routine, pick up your child for a hug. So when someone offers to make that dictator disappear, its hard to resistno matter what the price. People in pain are poor decision-makers, says the investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of a new book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery. Millions such bad decisions, she argues, have fueled a...
  • Beer Is Better Pain Reliever Than Tylenol, Study Finds

    05/06/2017 4:36:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 06 MAY 2017 | CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Got a few aches and pains? Before you head to the medicine cabinet and reach for those over-the-counter painkillers, consider drinking a few beers. A new study, led by Dr. Trevor Thompson from the University of Greenwich, and published in The Journal of Pain, suggests that throwing back a few cold ones actually relieves your pain better than Tylenol. The study, reported by Lifehacker, found that raising your blood alcohol content to the legal limit of .08%, or about three or four beers deep, elevates your pain threshold significantly. The research involved 18 studies and more than...
  • Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

    03/01/2017 12:43:17 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    UBC Okanagan News ^ | Monday, February 27, 2017 | Christine Zeindler
    Caption -- New research suggests people with chronic pain would rather use cannabis over their recommended medicine. Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to a new study. "This study is one of the first to track medical cannabis use under the new system of licensed producers, meaning that all participants had physician authorization to access cannabis in addition to their prescription medicines," says UBC Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh, co-author of the study. The study tracked more than 250 patients with prescribed medical cannabis--people treated for...
  • Dying, I Dont want to be There When it Happens.

    02/20/2017 11:17:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    <p>Woody Allen, when asked for his opinion about death, replied, I dont worry about dying, I just dont want to be there when it happens! Unfortunately, Allen will be there and so will the rest of us. This week, why I have a personal interest in the end of life. And what can we all do to provide the best of care to loved ones near death?</p>
  • Snake Venom Can Be Used for Pain Treatment

    02/17/2017 3:50:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KGNS ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Jamie Guirola
    A cobra's deadly venom is being used to heal chronic aches and pains. Tom's handling a Southeast Asian Cobra he raised at his farm. Twice a month, he milks the venom that's used to help people and pets with chronic pain. (Photo Courtesy: NBC) It's a toxin turned treatment that can be used by both pets and people. They are not the friendliest creatures. And they can be intimidating... "Right now I'm removing a cobra from its cage," says herpetologist and venom supplier Tom Crutchfield. "This is the cobras' keep for the venom line for the pharmaceutical company Nutria Pharma."...
  • Prager: Why My Stepsons Father Killed Himself

    01/31/2017 12:46:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 196 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-31-2017 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, my two stepsons' father, a man who loved life, killed himself. I would like to tell you why. Two years ago, a 62-year-old father of three named Bruce Graham was standing on an ladder, inspecting his roof for a leak, when it slipped out from under him. He landed on top of the ladder on his back, breaking several ribs, puncturing a lung and tearing his intestine, which wasn't detected until he went into septic shock. Following surgery, he lapsed into a two-week coma. In retrospect, it's unfortunate that he awoke from that coma because for all intents...
  • Seeking advice on shoulder pain.

    11/03/2016 6:00:02 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 167 replies
    myself | 11/3/16 | me
    I have severe shoulder pain, especially when using either A. an overhand throwing motion or, B. reaching behind my back. I've been to an orthopedic doctor. He did x-rays and said that I did have arthritis. He further examined me and said that I didn't have a torn rotator cuff, tendonitis, or bursitis. He gave me a cortisone shot into one of my shoulder joints that hurt like hell, but did help. I then went to a chiropractor and he suggested that I may have a pinched nerve in my neck. I've been going to therapy with him 3 times...
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  • Wisconsin Set to Destroy Doctor-Patient Relationships

    01/13/2016 8:24:39 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty ^ | 01/11/16 | Larry G.
    In AB366, the legislature disenfranchises the independent physician who operates a pain management practice and the lower income or disabled patients who may need to pay for physician services in cash through necessity. This bill, if passed, sets a precedence in Wisconsin that the government can regulate the means for individuals to pay for goods and services in private transactions. Additionally, through the certification provision, it burdens these smaller doctor’s practices with creating records that document traceable transaction records to show how patients pay for their care.
  • Little-Known Virus Challenges a Far-Flung Health System

    07/04/2007 10:00:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 481+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2007 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A little-known virus is causing a big fuss in Micronesia, the Pacific island nation partly managed by the United States. The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, produces an itchy rash, pinkeye, joint pain and fever. Since its discovery 60 years ago in an ill monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda, it has caused rare cases and outbreaks in Africa and Southeast Asia. There is no specific treatment or vaccine. Now Zika has made its first appearance in Micronesia, on the island of Yap, where health officials say there have been at least 42 confirmed cases and 65 probable ones....
  • 'Club Drug Ketamine May Treat Depression, PTSD, Tinnitus

    10/16/2015 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.laboratoryequipment.com ^ | Thu, 10/15/2015 - 9:05am | By Texas A&M University
    Ketamine, a drug that is used as an anesthetic, may be a way to safely treat pain, PTSD, depression, and ringing ears (tinnitus), a new study suggests. Since the drug is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it could potentially be available sooner and cost less. Its a lot more economical to repurpose drugs than to take a new drug and make it from scratch, says David E. Potter, professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences at Texas A&M Universitys Rangel College of Pharmacy. Not only in terms of dollars, but also in terms of time. And because a...
  • Expert Told Congress Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain Starting at 8 Weeks

    05/13/2015 11:03:05 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    This week, the House of Representatives is voting on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The last time the House considered this bill, an expert on human embryonic development informed members of the committee that unborn babies have the capacity to feel pain as early as 8 weeks. Maureen Condic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and obtained her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. She is a widely-published scientist whose works have appeared in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. The earliest rudiment of the human...
  • My hip is killing me and I need Freeper diagnosis

    04/15/2015 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Vendome · 231 replies
    Vanitopia | 04/15/2015 | Vendome
    Okay Freepers. Time to play Freeper MD. For three weeks my hip has been killing me. left side. Doesn't hurt when I jabbed with my thumb. Has been hurting when I lay on it. The last three days, it has been hurting when I sit. My vainglorius head is getting bigger but, I discern no deformation or growth in the area of pain. As I sit here typing this out, it is throbbing. Get to guessing. Bursitis? Just the fun of being a bit over 50? Hypochondriac? I'm no longer hip? My guess it bursitis. I am pretty flexible. Can...
  • Sushi Meets Science: UCSF Researchers Study if Wasabi Receptors Can Improve Pain Medications

    Not just for sushi but for research. You know that burning sensation when you eat wasabi? Researchers at University of California San Francisco think new information about the so-called wasabi receptor can help improve pain medications. The wasabi receptor is a protein inside our nerve cells. It reacts to spicy things like wasabi, and even tear gas. UCSF researchers used new imaging technology to better map the protein. They're experimenting with blocking the pain receptor's response. Pain medications and anti-itch medications could become more effective as a result.
  • Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

    01/25/2015 5:45:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Braslia (AFP) - Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researchers at the state University of Brasilia (UnB) and state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa said Saturday. Embrapa said its genetics and biotech division, teaming up with UnB scientists, had discovered "previously unknown protein fragments" with morphine-like effects in that they possess "analgesic and mildly tranquilizing" qualities. The company added tests on laboratory mice showed that the opioid peptides, which are naturally occurring biological molecules, appeared to have a longer-lasting effect on the mice than morphine itself....
  • Coaching and the Suffering Christian

    11/23/2014 4:33:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Joe Holland
    I have spent my life being coached or coaching. I’ve played most of the major sports and some of the more unusual ones as well. I’ve learned that coaches face one major perennial challenge. It is the difficulty of motivating your athletes when pain and fatigue are urging them to quit.I’ve found that there are three basic coaching styles that seek to answer this challenge.The first coaching style asserts that true athletes don’t feel pain. It simply doesn’t exist; it is a figment of the imagination. This is the mind-over-matter rationale. Pain isn’t a challenge; or, it isn’t even to be...
  • Prayer request for my mom

    10/06/2014 11:54:11 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Hi, just wanted to put a prayer request out for my mom. Her health problems are all tied to each other. She has arthritis in her hands and back. She has a little sccoliosis that's gotten worse from a fall she took a couple years ago, and she never really did any work to get herself right, and instead she compensated for her pain/problem and made it worse. She has pain. the pain makes her use her arms and shoulders and muscles differently so that she can still do things, but that puts pressure on her body in different ways...