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2014-07-04 23:03:32

Physical Therapy: The Key to Reducing the Risks Connected with Painkiller Use and Abuse Astoria, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Physical therapy shown to increase patients' control of pain, eliminating much of the need for painkillers. According to the Center For Disease Control, Americans makes up 5% of the world’s population, but consume 75% of the world’s prescription drugs. The most abused of these drugs is painkillers. In 2012 doctors in the United States wrote 259 million...

2014-07-03 23:01:24

Harbor Village Florida comments on on a study that reduces relapses from heroin. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Patients that begin treatment for heroin and opioid addiction during hospitalization that also receive outpatient treatment (medical and psychiatric) are 5x less likely to relapse, according to a recent report “Treating Addicted Patients During, After Hospitalization Reduces Relapse” (6/30). According to the report, the average bill for opioid and heroin-related treatment in 2013...

2014-07-03 11:22:58

BMJ-British Medical Journal Survey of UK GPs suggests reforms have led to soaring workloads and are harming patients' health and wellbeing The majority of GPs in a survey carried out by The BMJ say their workload has soared in the past year because of their patients' financial hardship under new government rules for receiving benefits. Two thirds believe patients' health is being harmed by benefit cuts, while many feel their professional opinion is regularly disregarded by those...

Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Than Their Northern Counterparts Do
2014-07-03 06:40:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed in a new report. According to the study, health care providers from southern US states typically had the highest per-person rate of opioid or narcotic pain reliever prescriptions, which include drugs such as Vicodin...

2014-07-01 10:49:46

Boston University Medical Center The results of a new study demonstrate that starting hospitalized patients who have an opioid (heroin) addiction on buprenorphine treatment in the hospital and seamlessly connecting them with an outpatient office based treatment program can greatly reduce whether they relapse after they are discharged. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC), the study shows the important role that providers play in offering these patients addiction treatment...

2014-07-01 08:30:33

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYBK) has received its first shipment of CYBK branded saliva drug tests and has placed a number of units for sale in a Coral Springs smoke shop. Glass Springs Discount Smoke Shop owner Alex Baggiero states "I am happy to be the first business to offer CYBK's saliva drug tests to customers who may want a low cost way to test for pre-employment." CYBK's Saliva Drug Tests are an orally administered test...

2014-06-30 08:30:01

LUGANO, Switzerland, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exclusive distribution and licensing agreement signed for the commercialization of Helsinn's compound currently in development for the treatment of cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients Helsinn Group, the company focused on building quality cancer care, today announces that rights to anamorelin, its innovative ghrelin receptor agonist, have been granted in Turkey to GEN Ilac....

2014-06-28 14:38:40

Springer Study urges improvement in physicians’ inconsistent record of ordering lab tests Why does one physician in a walk-in practice order laboratory monitoring tests for patients more often than a colleague working down the hallway? Which factors influence the use of these important tests that can help doctors ensure that high-risk drugs are prescribed safely? Clues to these questions lie in the age and general health of the patient, and whether the doctor is a specialist or not,...

2014-06-28 12:06:47

American Association for Cancer Research The longer a person took low-dose aspirin, the lower his or her risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We found that the use of low-dose aspirin was associated with cutting the risk of pancreatic cancer in half, with some evidence that the longer low-dose aspirin was used, the lower the risk," said...

2014-06-25 11:19:15

St. Michael's Hospital There's good news for the 30 percent or more of adults who suffer from insomnia There's good news for the 30 per cent or more of adults who suffer from insomnia--difficulty falling asleep, waking up for prolonged periods during the night or unwanted early morning awakenings. New research from St. Michael's Hospital has found that insomnia does not put them at increased risk of developing high blood pressure. Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, a respirologist at St....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'