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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 · 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. “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
    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...
  • 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
    CBSLA.com) ^ | 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...