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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

Discover

Flashback Friday: Swearing when you hurt yourself actually makes it feel better.

When you stub your toe, the first words out of your mouth are probably NSFW. But does that string of curses actually do anything for the pain? In this study, the researchers tested whether swearing actually makes people more tolerant of pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Detroit News

Dr. Keith Roach: Search on for cancer pain relief alternative

Dear Dr. Roach: I'm about midway through a 5-year follow-up treatment of aromatase inhibitors for estrogen positive breast cancer .

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer

Fri Sep 12, 2014

PsychCentral

How Somatic Therapy Can Help Patients Suffering from Psychological Trauma

Whatever happens in our lives impacts our mind either consciously or unconsciously. Sometimes events - such as the unexpected death of a loved one, illness, fearful thoughts, near-death accidents or experiences - result in traumas.

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Related Topix: Soma, Carisoprodol (generic), Psychology, Science, Health

SooToday

High-dose opioid prescriptions on rise: study

Prescriptions for high-dose formulations of opioids like oxycodone and morphine jumped significantly in Canada between 2006 and 2011, despite guidelines advising doctors against giving such elevated doses to most patients, a study has found. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found the rate of high-dose opioid dispensing across Canada increased 23 per cent during the six-year study, from 781 units per 1,000 people in 2006 to 961 units in 2011.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Marketing, Health

Deadline

Toronto: Second Jennifer Aniston Pic Catches Buzz North Of The Border

EXCLUSIVE : Most of the Jennifer Aniston -related focus at Toronto has been for Cake , the Daniel Barnz-directed pic in which she plays a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. That film is still in the mix, but there's another film creating buzz in Toronto even though it was not a festival selection.

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Related Topix: Chronic Pain, Medicine, Health

Mirror.co.uk

Horrific pictures show aspiring model scarred for life - after dentist's drill melted her lip

An aspiring model was scarred for life after a faulty dentist's drill overheated and MELTED her lip - leaving her looking 'like a monster'. But her dreams of pursuing a modelling career were dashed when she was left with a permanent scar following the procedure which happened on September 1, 2011.

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Related Topix: Dentistry, United Kingdom, West Midlands County, England, Wisdom Teeth, Health, Medicine

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