Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2009’

Over-Indebtedness and its Association with the Prevalence of Back Pain

December 6, 2009http://7thspace.com Over-indebtedness is an increasing phenomenon worldwide. Massive financial strain, as found in over-indebted persons, might influence the occurrence of back pain. In this explorative study we examined the prevalence of back pain in over-indebted persons in Germany for the first time ever and compared it to the prevalence of back pain in the German general population. Methods: …

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Overweight Kids May be at Higher Risk for Back Pain

December 1, 2009LA Times Obese and overweight children are at higher risk for conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, studies have shown, but they may also be more susceptible to back pain and spinal problems. In a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Radiological Society in Chicago, researchers found a link between having a …

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Mobile Phone Powers Back Pain Chip in Taiwan

November 20, 2009www.heraldsun.com.au Researchers say they’ve developed a chip to treat backpain that is powered by mobile phone. The chip is implanted directly into the sufferer’s back but draws electricity from a power source in his or her mobile phone, says Lin Chi-wan, a biomedical engineer at National Taiwan University. This marks a departure from existing spinal cord stimulators which …

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Three Goals in Treating Ulcerative Colitis

December 7, 2009www.suburbanchicagonews.com There are several types of colitis. Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common. I assume this is the variety from which your relative is suffering. Asacol (mesalamine) is prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis (UC). This condition is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine and rectum. The cause is unknown and may affect anyone …

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Pfizer Extends Program that Gives Prescription Medications Through 2010

December 10, 2009http://blog.taragana.com Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Thursday it will extend for another year a program that provides free prescription medications to people who have lost their jobs. The world’s largest drugmaker also said it will add drugs from former rival Wyeth, which Pfizer purchased for $68 billion. The program will be extended through Dec. 31, 2010. Pfizer said in …

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Health Matters: Soothing Those Irritable Bowels

December 10, 2009Wales OnlineDr. Elena Douse Q For the past two years I have been suffering from abdominal pain and bloating. The pains tend to come and go and I often get bouts of diarrhoea. I started college in September and I have noticed that my symptoms have been worse since then. My mum has irritable bowel syndrome and she …

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Diverse Reasons Cited for Skipping Diabetes, Pain Meds

December 14, 2009Modern Medicine Financial pressures may cause patients who take both pain and diabetes medications to forgo both, but those who selectively cut out only diabetes medications often do so because of depression or negative beliefs about the medications, according to a study in the December issue of Diabetes Care. Jacob E. Kurlander, M.D., of the University of Michigan …

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FDA Plans Curb Of Opioid Pain Killer Abuse

December 5, 2009VisitBulgariaHenry Aaron The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been provided with plans from manufacturers of 24-different prescription painkillers for curbing opioid drug abuse. FDA has been pressurizing these pharmaceutical companies to figure out a way of stopping the hundreds of fatal medication overdoses that occur each year. According to the Associated Press, executives from Johnson …

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Poised for Rapid Growth

December 4, 2009www.news-medical.net Minimally invasive techniques have become standard for many procedures, from the removal of the gallbladder to angioplasty, but the approach is now only beginning to be available to patients with spinal conditions. The surgical team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center’s Spine Center aims to bring the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for patients with intractable back …

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Five Ways to Avoid Injury While Shovelling Snow

December 11, 2009The Expositor Shoveling snow can be a pain in more ways than one. These tips will help keep your back in top shape: -Don’t let the snow pile up: If the weather report calls for several days of snow, frequent shovelling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. It’s far less strenthous in the …

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