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3 hrs ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

Acupuncture Helps Restore Stressed Bodies

CLIVE, Iowa - Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that's been around for thousands of years. most commonly used to treat pain, it's also known to reduce stress, increase energy and detox the body.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, Clive, IA

7 hrs ago | Time

Cities Ask the Federal Government to Fight Painkiller Deaths

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. On the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on Tuesday, a coalition of big city health officials traveled to Capitol Hill to ask for federal action to help cities reduce overdose deaths caused by prescription painkillers and heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health

10 hrs ago | Crescent-News.com

YouDocs: Eyelashes loss may be form of alopecia areata

Q: I am losing my eyelashes! It's not like I've got thinning hair or any skin conditions that I know of.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Medicine, Hair Loss, Health, Arthritis, Opinion

15 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Rate of fatal overdoses involving pain medications slows, CDC says

A new study finds that deaths related to prescription painkillers increased every year for more than a decade. Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Drugs, Marijuana

19 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Chronic pain support group meets weekly

A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group has started a six-week support session for people who suffer from chronic pain. The group meets Mondays from 3:30-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Platinum Bank, 6502 Slide Road, Suite No.

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Related Topix: Chronic Pain, Medicine, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

St. Clair County urging doctors to fight prescription drug abuse

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. The abuse of prescription pain killers has led to what some call a heroin epidemic St. Clair County physicians are urged to join a program that has been in place for years.

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Related Topix: St Clair County, IL, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Drugs, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a team of pain researchers at Indiana University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Seizures, Pharmacology

Newswise

Combining Epilepsy Drug, Morphine Can Result in Less Pain, Lower Opioid Doses

Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control with fewer side effects. Moreover, the combination can reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be effective, according to a team of pain researchers at Indiana University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Epilepsy, Carbamazepine (generic), Tegretol, Pharmacology

Examiner.com

Costochondritis: Chest pain that is not coming from your heart

Having pain in the chest is very scary, but when it involves the sternum and ribs, this pain is not a heart attack but one called costochondritis. Learn about this syndrome and how it can be treated.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Heart Attack, Inflammation

Medical Daily

Buprenorphine Linked To Young Deaths; Medication 50 Times Stronger Than Morphine

Anti-addiction drugs are effective for adults but can pose a serious threat to kids and teens who can gain access to them accidentally and intentionally. Prescription painkiller and heroin addiction has laced its way through America, and effective anti-addiction treatments line the medicine cabinets of thousands of homes.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, Family, Kids, Health

Click2Houston

Treatment promises relief for pregnancy hand pain

BRITTA MERWIN IS GOING TO HAVE YOUR FULL FORECAST IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD OF PREGNANCY BACK PAIN AND SWOLLEN FEET, BUT A THIRD OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE EXCRUCIATING HAND PAIN AS WELL.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Singapore researchers develop microneedle patch to better deliver pain meds

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a " faster, more effective and painless " way. The researchers used a photolithography-based process to fabricate a novel transdermal patch with polymeric microneedles.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Indonesia, Health, Xylocaine, Lidocaine (generic)

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Yahoo!

WA Uniting Church backs medical cannabis

At its annual meeting at the weekend, the WA church's synod voted in favour of changes to state law so doctors could prescribe medicinal cannabis, which would be administered under supervision. Medical cannabis has a high proportion of cannabidiol, which has a range of medical benefits and a low proportion of the intoxicating tetrahydrocannabinol.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health

Daily Monitor

How painkillers could affect your body

When people develop pain associated with headaches, colds, menstrual cramps and muscle aches, the first remedy they usually reach out for is painkillers. However, doctors are warning about the abuse of such medications, saying it could have adverse effects on the body system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Headache, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Audiology, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Chronic Pain and Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives...

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Naturopathy, Recreational Vehicle, Bison

Ajay's Writings on the Wall

Anti dengue campaign launched

Rainy days are here, and it's during this season that moms like me go on a full alert. Somehow there seems to be a higher incidence of diseases like flu, diarrhea and pneumonia when the rains come.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Infectious Diseases, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

Back Pain and Pregnancy: Ways to Minimize Strain

Back pain is a common complaint for pregnant women. As you gain weight, your center of gravity shifts forward.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

PR-inside.com

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (I) - Pharmaceuticals &...

The company holds expertise in research, development and manufacture of novel and generic targeted-release and controlled-release oral solid dosage drugs. Its product portfolio includes Rexista Oxycodone, Regabatin XR, Generic Focalin XR, Generic Effexor XR, Generic Protonix, Generic Glucophage XR, Generic Seroquel XR, Generic Lamictal XR, Generic Keppra XR and Generic Pristiq.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medical Equipment, Viasys Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Metformin (generic), Glucophage, Diabetes, Health

Southland Times

Member of the family, or just a pet?

PussPuss is a tolerant fluffball who, for six months, has led a blameless life . On Tuesday night PussPuss left me yelling and sobbing on my bedroom floor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Opinion

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