Sunscreen. Autoimmune disorders. Sexuality. Opioids. Autism. Effects of TV viewing. Hepatitis. Pharmaceuticals. Excercise. Gut Bacteria. Sleep. Here’s why you feel so crummy when you’re sick... Medical Insurance. Draft CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The Problem Existing guidelines vary in recommendations, and primary care providers say they receive insufficient training in prescribing opioid pain relievers.
It is important that patients receive appropriate pain treatment, and that the benefits and risks of treatment options are carefully considered. 259 million In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain relievers – enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.1 300% increase Prescription opioid sales in the United States have increased by 300% since 1999,2 but there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain Americans report.3,4 2 million Almost 2 million Americans, age 12 or older, either abused or were dependent on opioid pain relievers in 2013.5 16 thousand In 2013, more than 16,000 people died in the United States from overdose related to opioid pain relievers, four times the number in 1999.6 Improving Practice.
Obesity and metabolism. Stress. Mental health. PTSD. Mortality. Cancer. Anti-depressants. Alzheimers. Is Depression a Mental or Physical Illness? Unravelling the Inflammation Hypothesis. Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they’re injured or ill.
This “sickness behaviour” is caused by the activation of the body’s immune response. It’s the brain’s way of conserving energy so the body can heal. Testosterone drugs should warn of cardiac risk, consumer group says. Itching: More Than Skin-Deep. Photo.
How often do you really need to shower?
Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit? Drinking. Simple Blood Test Could Detect Heart Attacks Before They Happen. A simple blood test developed by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California could prove effective in predicting a heart attack.
The test, reported on today in the journal Physical Biology, identifies endothelial cells in the bloodstream. These cells can be found after heart attacks and circulate when arteries rupture due to a buildup of plaque. Peter Kuhn, a researcher at Scripps and co-author of the study, told Healthline that the test requires just 1 milliliter of blood. Stem-cell. Brain rest after concussion linked to quicker recovery. Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety. But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Daily meditation might help some people relieve anxiety, depression and pain, Johns Hopkins University researchers report.
Many people meditate in an attempt to reduce stress and stress-related health problems. For this study, published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reviewed 47 prior studies that looked at meditation's effect on various conditions that included substance abuse, eating habits, sleep, pain and weight in addition to depression and anxiety. "The maximum strength of evidence we found was moderate for anxiety, depression and pain; low for some others and insufficient for the bulk of outcomes we evaluated," said lead researcher Dr.
Meditation, said Goyal, "is an active training of the mind to increase awareness, and different meditation programs approach this in different ways. "
Molecule from Venom of Chinese Centipede Could Lead to Painkiller as Effective as Morphine. Scientists reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have discovered a peptide in the venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans, with the potential to be developed into a pain drug as effective as morphine.
Chinese red-headed centipedes, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans. Image credit: Department of Biology, the University of New Mexico. The team studied the venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede in an effort to find better solutions for people who suffer from chronic pain. Coffee Reduces Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Updated Meta-analysis. Published online 08 May 2013.
Background & Aims Coffee consumption has been suggested to reduce the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We performed a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies to provide updated information on how coffee drinking affects HCC risk. Methods We performed a PubMed/MEDLINE search of the original articles published in English from 1966 through September 2012, on case-control or cohort studies that associated coffee consumption with liver cancer or HCC. Mental health in prisons: It’s a crime.
Originally published October 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM | Page modified October 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM The state prison in Monroe is the largest psychiatric facility in Snohomish County.
As if that’s not depressing enough, the Monroe Correctional Complex is large enough to rank just behind Western State Hospital as the second largest in the state. No humane person thinks prisons are the right place to treat the mentally ill, including the folks who run Washington’s prisons. But left to pick up the pieces of the state’s fractured mental-health system, they are leaning into the job. Drug-resistant bacteria pose potential catastrophe, CDC warns. “If we’re not careful, the medicine chest will be empty when we go there to look for a life-saving antibiotic,” CDC Director Thomas R.
Taking antibiotics you don’t really need might kill you. Statins may slow aging process. Aging process reversed with positive lifestyle changes.