Stomach bloating: Feeling this sensitivity could mean it’s more than just bloating

Stomach bloating is a feeling of the stomach feeling stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It’s a common occurrence for most particularly after an indulgent evening of alcohol and unhealthy foods. Sometimes, however, bloating could be a sign of an underlying cause and an intolerance. READ MORE Stomach bloating: How to tell when it is serious Gluten intolerance is a fairly common […]

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Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep

Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center (BMC). Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, […]

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“About every two weeks Tabea has a migraine attack”

If your daughter Tabitha starts to blink or the ten years of the noise of the siblings, is suddenly too much, know Kathrin Schenk know: A migraine attack begins. “My daughter is extremely light and noise sensitive,” says the 38-year-old mother. The girls have to retreat to bed helps then often, and the best at the darkened Windows. “About every […]

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If your health care provider is nice, you’ll feel less pain

Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2019 annual meeting. In fact, an empathetic provider—one who asks about patients’ previous experiences with needles and takes their preferences into account—could make all the difference when it comes to pain management. Patients in […]

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Molecular link between chronic pain and depression revealed

Researchers at Hokkaido University have identified the brain mechanism linking chronic pain and depression in rats. Their research, which was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could lead to the development of new treatments for chronic pain and depression. “Clinicians have known for a long time that chronic pain often leads to depression, however the brain mechanism for this […]

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Duncan James Health: Blue singer ‘I could have spent the rest of my life in a wheelchair’

Duncan, 41, is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He gained notoriety as the one of five members from the UK boy band, Blue and also made a name for himself as an actor appearing on Hollyoaks in 2016. It was during his stint on the local soap however, when Duncan had to postpone filming due to a serious […]

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Opioid use and misuse three months after ED visit for acute pain

Opioid use at the three-month follow-up in emergency department patients discharged with an opioid prescription for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily synonymous with opioid misuse. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the August 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The lead […]

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Stomach bloating: Doing this activity in ‘moderation’ can still cause you grief

Stomach bloating is caused by too much gas filling up the gastrointestinal tract. The feeling can cause intense discomfort, resulting in a stretched tummy and abdominal cramps. It is usually brought on by overindulging in gassy foods and fizzy drinks. One study reveals the extent to which alcohol can pose a risk. According to research presented at the American College […]

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Kratom herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain found unsafe by researchers

The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it’s not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting with toxicity […]

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