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  • 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 Don’t 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 don’t worry about dying, I just don’t 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 · 194 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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. “It’s 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 University’s 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
    Brasília (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 ^ | 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...
  • How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

    08/24/2014 7:35:06 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 67 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | 7/5/2013 | Mikael Cho
    A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design team and clients. Unfortunately, this was only about 10 percent of the work that I actually got to do. The majority of the time, I was trying to control the constant flow of stuff–keeping track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date with the latest technology news.I was mentally exhausted. I’d get home feeling that I hadn’t really accomplished anything. Once I left the agency...
  • PJTV’s ZoNation: Planned Parenthood—Planning for Kinky Sex (Video)

    06/18/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18 2014 | PJ Media
    Planned Parenthood has been caught teaching underage kids about kinky sex. What kind of parenthood are they even planning for anymore? Find out more in this edition of ZoNation. Experience the creative energy and conservative insight that Zo delivers in every show.
  • Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men

    05/04/2014 6:17:42 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 4-29-2014 | Medical News Today
    Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men Tuesday 29 April 2014 - 8am PSTMedical News Today Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of health issues. And now, a new study to be presented at a conference run by the British Society for Rheumatology suggests that low levels of vitamin D in the body are linked to chronic widespread pain. The researchers note that in the UK, chronic widespread pain is a major public health problem, affecting around 1 in 5 people, and it can be caused by rheumatic and neurological disorders. Also, around 50% of...
  • Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual (Elderly crying veteran in pain)

    05/01/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | STEVE TETREAULT
    "An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital." (snip) "Niccum died on Nov. 15 at a local hospice after a bout with a colon disorder. The Navy veteran had racked up 5,000 volunteer service hours helping veterans and staff at VA facilities."
  • Is Bee Sting Therapy Buzzing Into The Mainstream? Clinical Trials Underway For Chronic Pain

    04/26/2014 7:26:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | April 25, 2014 11:30 PM | Lisa Sigell
    An ancient folk remedy for chronic pain could be buzzing into mainstream markets. Axis Clinical Trials in Los Angeles is testing honey bee venom for treatment of osteoarthritis. Dr. Lydie Hazan spoke to CBS2′s Lisa Sigell about her experience treating patients with Apimed, otherwise known as standardized and purified “venom in a vial”. “We were contracted by a pharmaceutical company which is based in Korea. They decided they wanted this product marketed in the United States,” she said. “We inject it locally in the knees of patients that are afflicted with osteoarthritis.” Patients are monitored for months to see if...
  • ER Visit Last Night

    12/28/2013 12:27:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 120 replies
    Hi all, Last night I spent 8 hours in the ER and am still in pain. I'm also mad about the whole thing. Obviously, though, I'm healthy enough to type on my iPad! Any insight is appreciated. For the last 3 weeks or so I have had a dull pain right below the bottom of my ribcage on the left side. At times it would become sharp, like a stabbing pain and I would not be be able to take a deep breath during that time. I would cringe in pain during these times. After a while it would go...
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • USDA turns off entire website, claiming shutdown woes

    10/03/2013 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/13 09:46 AM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has turned off its entire website in response to the government shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access any of the agency’s information online. A visit to sends readers to a “funding lapse” page that reads, “Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available. After funding has been restored, please allow some time for this website to become available again.” USDA’s total website shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and seems to be part of an effort to make people feel...
  • Sowell: Who Shut Down the Government? (great read)

    10/03/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 3, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans. There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare. This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record. As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either....
  • Doctors told to limit opioid pain relievers

    09/15/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies ^ | Sept 15, 2013 |
    Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock care for pain that can't be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told doctors. The new guidelines - meant to stem the country's growing epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction - will not place formal new restrictions on prescriptions by physicians, but administration officials hope to chasten physicians who prescribe the medications for anything other than ongoing, intractable pain.
  • Top Scientists, Doctors Confirm Unborn Children Feel Pain

    09/05/2013 3:16:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | September 5, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Over the past decade NRL News and NRL News Today have collectively carried dozens and dozens and DOZENS of articles about the topic of the capacity of the unborn child to feel pain. So when colleagues tell you on your return to work of a must-read article, the first temptation might be to expect too little rather than too much. But after reading Eric Schulzke’s “The disputed science of fetal pain,” I can see why they say the article is balanced—a rarity—and comprehensive—even rarer.Schulzke cleverly works backwards. He starts with newborns who were born premature. Their parents are absolutely convinced...
  • Time for root canal therapy (For economy to survive, America must adopt short-term pain)

    11/20/2012 1:53:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 11/20/2012 | Martin Hutchinson
    The next four years are likely to be unpleasant. There are already several crises heading towards us, and in the fiscal, monetary, regulatory and general economic areas the Barack Obama administration's policy is likely to be counterproductive. In these circumstances, there's only one sound course of action for the Republican congressional majority: they must abandon all their natural politicians' preference for avoiding short-term pain and adopt a root-canal approach, welcoming short-term economic pain for the sake of preserving the US economy intact for better times ahead. For the past four years, Obama's trillion-dollar deficits and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's...
  • Spread the Wealth? I Say Spread the Pain.

    11/08/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 20 replies
    Here we sit on the good ship USA sailing merily along. We have tried repeatedly to tell passengers that there is an ice berg dead ahead, a fiscal cliff, Greece, etc. Despite our warnings they have not and will not listen to us. We have tried to tell the people about the pain being caused to them. Again, they will not and have not listened. Instead, they voted to not only stay on the ship but to stay on course. Understanding how (some) of the electorate got there is important. In my opinion some of it starts with the nature...
  • Rugby league player loses testicle in rugby final

    10/07/2012 11:25:15 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 39 replies
    Eurosport ^ | 7th October 2012 | Yahoo News
    'Warrington's Paul Wood lost a testicle after sustaining an agonising injury in the Super League Grand Final. Remarkably, the prop played on after rupturing a testicle early in the second half of the match, which Warrington lost 26-18 to Leeds at Old Trafford. Wood even conducted media interviews after the game before going to hospital where he was operated on. He tweeted late on Saturday night to fellow rugby league star Leon Pryce: "Ruptured my right testicle mate, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed tonight." He joked on Sunday: "Just coming out...
  • Federal District Court Upholds Arizona Abortion Restrictions.

    07/31/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Recognizing that prior to "viability" a fetus experiences pain during an abortion, and that the Arizona statute does not prohibit abortions necessary for the health of pregnant women, the court rejected a challenge to the law.By Order released on July 30th, Federal District Judge James A. Teilborg declined to hold an Arizona statute limiting abortions during and following the twentieth week of pregnancy unconstitutional. State restrictions such as those imposed by Arizona, but after the beginning of the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy, had been said to be permissible in Roe v. Wade almost forty years ago. Although I consider the...
  • Fishing with Fibromyalgia : Routine

    06/28/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 22nd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Do you love fishing as I do? Did you give it up because of fibromyalgia? Instead of giving up, start preparing before you go! I have been fishing again for the last three years. I have specific things to take with me, and if you make a list, it will be no problem getting back to the sport you love!
  • Americans consume 80 percent of the world's pain pills as prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes

    05/10/2012 9:49:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10 May 2012 | Michael Zennie
    Americans consume 80 percent of the world's supply of painkillers -- more than 110 tons of pure, addictive opiates every year -- as the country's prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes. That's enough drugs to give every single American 64 Percocets or Vicodin. And pain pill prescriptions continue to surge, up 600 percent in ten year, thanks to doctors who are more and more willing to hand out drugs to patients who are suffering. As more people get their hands on these potentially-dangerous drugs, more are taking them to get high. Their drug abuse leads to 14,800 deaths a year --...
  • Shot may top acupuncture for pain relief: Mouse study finds enzyme injection has lasting effects

    05/06/2012 12:41:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Injections of an enzyme called PAP into an acupuncture point behind the knees of mice relieved pain caused by inflammation for up to six days, Julie Hurt and Mark Zylka of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report online April 23 in Molecular Pain. That’s almost 100 times longer than pain relief from acupuncture, which typically lasts about 1˝ hours. Long-lasting pain relief “is truly important, clinically,” says Maiken Nedergaard, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester in New York. She and colleagues previously demonstrated that inserting and manipulating acupuncture needles causes the body to release a chemical...
  • Man shoots nail into brain without noticing (Ouch!)

    01/21/2012 5:41:37 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/20/12
    A suburban Chicago man accidentally shot a 3.25in (8.25cm) nail into his skull but is recovering after doctors successfully removed it from the centre of his brain. Dante Autullo, 34, was in his workshop when a nail gun recoiled near his head. But he had no idea the nail had entered his brain until the next day, when he began feeling nauseous.
  • Anatabloc: A solution to chronic pain?

    11/13/2011 1:11:06 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WNEM ^ | 11/10/11 | Catherine Bodak
    Can an all-natural dietary supplement from tobacco plants help ease your chronic pain? Yes, according to the makers of a product called "Anatabloc." * * * Anatabloc, which comes in pill or lozenge form, is based on a substance called "Anatabine" that comes from tobacco plants. That's right tobacco. After you take a pill, it enters your body and interacts with a protein in your cells. The resulting cell adopts a natural anti-inflammatory process in the body. Researchers say it's very effective and promising in the battle against chronic pain.
  • Obama decides to spread to pain

    09/20/2011 5:15:07 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    NY Times via pioneer press ^ | 9-19-11 | robert pear
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's budget director said Monday that the president's new deficit-reduction plan would impose "a lot of pain," and is clearly true of White House proposals to cut $320 billion from projected spending on Medicare and Medicaid in the coming decade. Obama proposed higher premiums and deductibles for many Medicare beneficiaries and lower Medicare payments to teaching hospitals and rural hospitals. He would start charging co-payments to frail homebound older people who receive home health services. And he would reduce the growth of federal payments to states for treating low-income people under Medicaid.
  • Gullan, 71, 'too old' for treatment: clinic

    09/17/2011 10:54:49 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 60 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 SEP 11 | Rebecca Martin (
    71-year-old Gullan Holmgren from Piteĺ, in northern Sweden, is 'too old' for pain rehab, according to the pain rehabilitation unit at the local hospital that turned her away. “I might be over 70, but that doesn't mean I am dead yet,” said an outraged Holmgren to The Local. Holmgren, who has had chronic pain after an unsuccessful hip operation six years ago, sought help through her primary care provider, the local clinic in Piteĺ where she lives. After trying all sorts of pain relief to no avail, her doctor referred her to the pain rehabilitation unit at Sunderby Hospital. Holmgren...
  • It was on my bucket list

    08/08/2011 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 37 replies
    vanity ^ | 28Jul11 | nolongerademocrat
    I finally completed a project that has been on my bucket list for years. I am celebrating completing my first novel. I'm now an author!!!!
  • Freedom from Pain

    07/22/2011 12:16:50 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Al Jizz ^ | 07/20/2011
    For many in the West pain ends with a pill, but elsewhere the war on drugs is cutting people off from pain medication. For much of the Western world, physical pain ends with a simple pill. Yet more than half the world's countries have little to no access to morphine, the gold standard for treating medical pain. Freedom from Pain shines a light on this under-reported story. "For a victim of police torture, they will usually sign a confession and the torture stops," says Diederik Lohman of Human Rights Watch in the film. "For someone who has cancer pain, that...
  • Pain Relief Suggestions needed

    05/21/2011 7:18:30 PM PDT · by JBGUSA · 53 replies
    This post is a search for the knowledge of the community. Since December 2000 one of my friends has had pain in the lower left quadrant of my mouth always in one particular tooth. The pain is a dull, deep, gnawing, crushing pain that he describes as being with him 24 hours a day. Its intensity varies, but it is always there. It is completely ruling his life. The pain started with a crown preparation of tooth #20 in December of 2000. After tooth #20 was extracted (July 2003) the pain immediately jumped to tooth #19. Two years later (July...
  • Obama Can't Feel Your Pain at the Pump

    05/20/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office.  The reaction from the White House and the Democrats?  Punish the energy industry with $85.5 billion in new taxes – a penalty that will further discourage domestic production and sure to be passed on to consumers driving prices even higher. The President says that oil and gas should pay their "fair share."  I did a little checking and found that the industry pays an average 41.1% of net income in taxes compared to 26.5% for all other S&P industrials.  Only...
  • Swearing can help relieve pain, study claims

    04/18/2011 3:39:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/18/11 | Staff
    Scientists from Keele University found that letting forth a volley of foul language can have a powerful painkilling effect, especially for people who do not normally use expletives. To test the theory, student volunteers placed their hands in a bucket of ice cold water while swearing repeatedly. They then repeated the exercise but, instead of swearing, used a harmless phrase instead. Researchers found that the students were able to keep their hands submerged in the icy water for longer when repeating the swear word - establishing a link between swearing and an increase in pain tolerance.
  • What Is Heaven Really Like? [Ecumenical]

    02/13/2011 4:03:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 87 replies
    CatholicAndsers ^ | not given | Jimmy Akin
    What Is Heaven Really Like?By Jimmy Akin Wings and halos. Robes and harps. Sitting on clouds. Being greeted by St. Peter at the pearly gates: These are the images of heaven we get from movies, TV, and newspaper cartoons. Silly as they are, the ideas behind these images can seep into our consciousness and affect the way we think of heaven. For example, it’s commonly believed that we will have no bodies in heaven. That’s only partly true. People in heaven do not have bodies (with rare exceptions such as Jesus and Mary), but that’s a temporary state of affairs....
  • Nutra Pharma Announces Launch Of Cobroxin, An Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatment For...Chronic Pain

    01/16/2011 10:21:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies ^ | 23 Aug 2009 | NA
    Nutra Pharma Announces Launch Of Cobroxin, An Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatment For Stage 2 (Moderate To Severe) Chronic Pain Nutra Pharma Corp. (OTCBB: NPHC), a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), HIV and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has announced that it has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, Cobroxin, for the treatment of Stage 2 (moderate to severe) chronic pain. Cobroxin is the first OTC pain reliever clinically proven to treat Stage 2 (moderate to severe) chronic pain. The drug, which was developed by Nutra Pharma's wholly-owned drug discovery subsidiary, ReceptoPharm, will be available as an oral spray for...
  • As governments go broke, public employee unions must share the pain (and this one's gonna hurt)

    01/03/2011 5:33:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    As governments go broke, public employee unions must share the painBy: Examiner Editorial 12/28/10 8:05 PM One need look no further than two Michigan officials -- William Cooper, the city manager of Hamtramck, and Tom White, associate director for labor relations of the Michigan Association of School Boards -- to grasp the seriousness of the financial crisis exploding across this country. Cooper told the New York Times that his city government "maybe" can pay its bills through March 1. Hamtramck has already cut what it could from its budget, reducing spending for parks, senior centers and road maintenance. Now city...
  • FReeper advice needed: newborn with middle ear infection.

    12/26/2010 9:52:43 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 99 replies · 2+ views
    26 DEC 10 | dcbryan1
    Need some advice for peace of mind of the wife and I. We have a beautiful baby boy, almost 4 mos. old (next week) that had a high fever last weekend before Christmas. Monday we took him in and Dr. said that his cold/upper respiratory infection has given him a secondary inner ear infection ( acute otitis media (AOM). The good Dr. gave us Cifdinir (Omnicef) 3/4 TSP for 10 days and thankfully his fever has gone. However, this Christmas has been a nightmare for Mom and I due to his frequent waking and screaming. His schedule over Christmas was...
  • Scientists uncover Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain

    08/18/2010 3:32:38 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    Researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a brand new class of drugs to treat chronic pain caused by inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and back pain without numbing the whole body. The team, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and working at UCL (University College London), have shown for the first time that genes involved in chronic pain are regulated by molecules inside cells called small RNAs. This mechanism is so different from what has already been discovered about the biology underpinning pain that it could be the Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory...
  • BABIES FEEL NO PAIN before 24-weeks?

    08/01/2010 4:41:42 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    A new bogus report from Great Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a study that claims the baby in the womb is not able to feel pain before 24-weeks of development. The Family Research Council's Jeanne Monahan says this study is being used in the attempt to challenge the UK's current legalization of abortions up to 24-weeks. Monahan of the Center for Human Dignity of the Family Research Council in Washington also says it’s just a matter of time before studies like this are used by the American abortion industry to challenge the number of new pro-life...
  • Laser Mouse Problem

    07/11/2010 2:48:14 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 24 replies · 1+ views
    I have a problem that I haven't seen asked about before. On my microsoft laser mouse, I have a 'thumb' button that I use when I want the magnifier to come up. It would always take a while to 'work' after first booting up but I suspect that was due to all the other programs loading. The problem Now is that .. The Only way to get it to work is to go to my Control Panel, click on the mouse icon, wait for the mouse page to come up and then click OK! All of the other functions of...
  • God Wastes Nothing

    07/06/2010 9:18:45 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 ^ | 07/06/2010 | Carol Penhorwood
    I thank you, Lord, not for the pain But that Your love redeems. I know that I must walk though this As heavy as it seems. But when I think I can't go on, The pain is so intense, It's then You whisper in my soul, "Of this I will make sense." This too You'll use to help someone, In this I'll give You praise. I'll gladly bear the price of pain If this Your hand displays. For in my weakness You are strong, This pain is not in vain, For You waste nothing in my life, Myself and others...