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Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Why Scratching Makes You Feel Even Itchier

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scratching an itch should make you feel better, but often times it only intensifies the feeling – and now scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have...

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2014-10-30 23:05:16

Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff of the Pain Specialist Center will host a free seminar and question-and-answer session about regenerative medicine on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Held at the clinic at 15 Stonebridge Blvd. in Jackson, the hour-long event will allow attendees to ask questions about stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy in a relaxed atmosphere. JACKSON, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff of the Pain Specialist Center will host a free...

2014-10-30 12:28:14

- AMAP102 falls short of primary endpoint in exploratory Phase 2a study - GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnaMar AB, a Swedish biopharmaceutical company focusing on selective peripheral 5-HT receptor antagonists for debilitating and life-threatening diseases, today announced top-line results from an exploratory Phase 2a double-blind, placebo?controlled, parallel-group, randomized study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of AMAP102 for the treatment...

2014-10-30 08:36:49

The Vinton Method(TM) - The driving force of his pain relief and wellness strategies center - providing proven, cutting edge, non-drug, non-surgical, for lasting change GROVE CITY, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently celebrating 25 years of providing cutting edge, non-drug and non-surgical lasting pain relief and powerful wellness strategies for thousands of patients throughout the world, Dr. Kenneth J. Vinton - who calls his Grove City, Pa., practice "a place of healing" -...

2014-10-30 08:35:10

-- Unique Billing Code Allows Separate Payment for Omidria -- SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) announced today that it has received transitional pass-through status for its lead product Omidria((TM)) (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection) 1%/0.3% from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the Medicare program. Approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use...

2014-10-29 12:29:04

Pioneers in aromatherapy and organic cosmetics products advance holistic care to manage kids' pain MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horst Rechelbacher, the late cosmetics entrepreneur and founder of Aveda Corp. and Intelligent Nutrients, and his wife and business partner Kiran Stordalen, have given $1.5 million to expand Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's internationally-recognized Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine program into a new...

2014-10-29 12:28:59

Following the lead of state Medicaid programs could curb prescription drug abuse in Medicare DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119718 "When Congress passed the Medicare Part D...

2014-10-29 08:33:30

NovoFine® Plus is the shortest and thinnest pen needle in the Novo Nordisk family of needles designed for diabetes pens PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced the availability of its shortest and thinnest pen needle, NovoFine(®) Plus, in the United States. NovoFine(®) Plus is a universal needle that works with all currently available insulin and some GLP-1 receptor agonist pens. The Food and Drug...

2014-10-29 04:21:37

PINEHURST, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health, creators of the Assisi Loop(TM), a non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive healing and pain-management device for animals, offers information to pet owners about dogs and pain relief. Dogs can suffer from painful conditions, such as Wobblers Disease, which is a compression of the cervical spinal cord. These animals rely on humans for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. Now, dogs are returning the favor...

2014-10-28 23:13:27

Physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain shares some information about pain and breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Typically breast cancer isn't painful. Often breast cancer appears as a non-painful lump or mass. However, this does not mean that if someone is not experiencing pain that it's not a problem. If an individual waits for breast cancer to hurt or to start experiencing pain, they might not catch it in time before it...

2014-10-28 12:28:41

SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is no pain, no gain the new motto for child athletes? A national survey released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) at its 2014 Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition, reveals that one-third of parents feel the opportunity for their children to compete in sports at a high level outweighs the risk of serious injury. There is no mistaking that sports play an important part of growing up in America. Two-thirds...


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Cryosurgery
2013-04-30 10:04:11

Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold to remove unhealthy and irregular tissues from the body. Cryosurgery is a non-invasive form of surgery that leaves hardly any scarring, has a low cost and minimal pain. When to Use Cryosurgery Cryosurgery has commonly been used to treat a lot of skin conditions; malignant and benign. It is also used to treat warts, moles, skin tags, solar keratosis, and Morton’s Neuroma. Liver cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, oral cancers, cervical disorders...

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

Cystoscopy
2013-01-18 11:39:08

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure to explore the bladder with a cytoscope, a small camera with magnification. The bladder is accessed by the cytoscope through the urethra. This procedure is used as a diagnostic tool for the medical provider. Reasons for Procedure There are several complaints from patients that would make this procedure a consideration of the medical provider. Patients that present with chronic urinary tract infections, decrease in bladder control, abnormal urine...

Heat Therapy
2012-12-31 12:08:31

Heat therapy is a treatment in the medical field to relieve pain and improve over health. It can be a therapy used only once, repeatedly in rehabilitation sessions, or as part of an after-care routine in sports medicine. It can be delivered in many forms with success in all. How the Heat Helps As heat is introduced to the area, the temperature will increase beginning from the outer layer and moving deeper into the tissues. After the change in temperature, the blood vessels in the area of...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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