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Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

CLEVELAND July 23, 2009 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine if painful bladder syndrome may be caused by abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system rather than in the bladder itself. Princ...

VIDEO from Medialink, the National Fibromyalgia Association and Pfizer: The Painful Truth about Fibromyalgia

NFA President and Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, FNP Join Together to Raise Awareness of Common, But Often Overlooked Chronic Pain Condition ANAHEIM, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia is often called an "invisible" illness because the people who have it typically do not look sick. However,...

New, Interactive Health Web Site Provides Information About a Painful and Often Debilitating Condition Affecting Older Americans

The New AfterShingles.com Helps Educate Consumers About Shingles and After-Shingles Pain WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), the National Pain Foundation (NPF) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the re-launch of After...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia – Painful Sexual Intercourse : Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated with Menopause

PREMARIN (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication and a new less frequent twice-weekly dosing regimen to treat moderate to severe postmenopausal dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) announced Wyeth Pharmac...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia - Painful Sexual Intercourse

Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated With Menopause COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PREMARIN(R) (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication and a new le...

New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults

While savvy seniors shop smarter, young adults seek prescription for savings amid ailing economy FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Contrary to popular belief that seniors are hit the hardest when it comes to the recent economic crisis, a new survey from Medco Health Solu...

1 in 2 adults at risk for painful knee arthritis

ATLANTA, September 3, 2008 A landmark government study suggests nearly one in two people (46%) will develop painful knee osteoarthritis over their lifetime, with the highest risk among those who are obese. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the study underscores the immediate need for the pub...

Nearly half of US adults will develop painful knee osteoarthritis by age 85: study

Almost half of all U.S. adults and nearly two-thirds of obese adults will develop painful osteoarthritis of the knee by age 85, a study based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests. The study also found that a person's lifetime risk rose as their body mass index or BMI incr...

Urigen Announces Issuance of Key Patent for URG101 - A Novel Therapy to Treat Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

BURLINGAME, Calif., August 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: URGP, http://www.urigen.com ), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for urological disorders, today announced the U.S. Patent ...

Arthritic knees remain painful after arthroscopic surgery

Trimming damaged tissue through arthroscopic surgery does not relieve pain and swelling in arthritic knees any better than simply flushing loose debris from the joint, according to a new review of evidence. However, these findings come from studies on a broad range of patients. The technique, k...

Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema

Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone called adrenomedullin may prove an effective drug target for treating lymphedema, a painful swelling of the limbs that can follow breast cancer or other cancer tr...

A pain-free window into painful neuropathies

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for detecting a painful nerve condition known as neuropathy, which affects millions of people with diabetes and many other patients as well. The painless technique focuses on tiny structures in the skin known as Meissner corpuscles, which encapsulate...

Medialink Features: The Painful Truth About Fibromyalgia

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia is the most common widespread chronic pain condition in the United States, affecting more than six million Americans. But, findings from two new surveys commissioned by the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) show there is still much to be lear...

A New Study Links High Volume Pain Pumps with the Devastating and Painful Loss of Cartilage Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

The otherwise unexplainable loss of cartilage in the shoulder may lead to lifelong pain and suffering for thousands nationwide MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of individuals across the country use high volume pain pumps to cope with the pain that often follows shoulde...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

Negative pressure wound therapy is a new innovation in treating severe and complex wounds in children that decreases the need for frequent and stressful dressing changes. A new study in Wound Repair and Regeneration shows that this technique has a wide range of applications with children, and can ...

A Fresh Alternative to Painful Chemotherapy Developed in UK

Chemotherapy is a standard regimen in most cancer treatments. Since it is a very painful process, continuous attempts are made to replace it with something more comfortable for the patient. Now researchers say that LHRH agonists like the drug Zoladex switch off the ovary and stop the produ...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

Negative pressure wound therapy is a new innovation in treating severe and complex wounds in children that decreases the need for frequent and stressful// dressing changes. A new study in Wound Repair and Regeneration shows that this technique has a wide range of applications with children, and can...

Knee Osteoarthritis More Painful for Smokers: Study

Knee osteoarthritis, which causes inflammation and loss of cartilage in joints, is likely to be more painful for smokers, say US scientists. // Researchers led by David Felson, a professor at the Boston University Medical School, studied 159 men with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee for ...

Healing a painful neck

Manual therapy has been quite popular in recent years. But this therapy has been recognized and mastered since decades. The best way to cure that pain in your neck may be a treatment known as manual therapy. Researchers felt that this form of therapy is comparatively better to exercise therapy or t...

New Cancer Therapy That can Be Less Painful

Australian researchers say they have developed a technique to attack and destroy tumours without causing such painful side effects such as nausea or hair loss. They have used nanotechnology to create tiny particles which specifically attack cancer cells, but leave healthy tissue unaffected. ...

Self Hypnotic Relaxation Makes Breast Biopsy Easier and Less Painful

The first thing that a health professional has to cope with while performing a breast biopsy is the stress of a woman and this can be well controlled by an old technique called// hypnosis, which not only controlled the anxiety and pain faced by the patient but is also cost effective and avoids side...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

The number of people suffering from spine problems is on the rise; the most common of them being a herniated disc and spinal canal stenosis. Herniated disc is more common in the age group of 25 to 35 years while spinal canal stenosis is common among// older people. Hitherto, both these disorders we...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

...ate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to s...ate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to s...linical benefit and efficacy of vertebroplasty for painful vertebral compression fractures. In 2006, Spine J...

Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

...ware, and PC support. Wyse also helped us to start small and scale our systems to match our rapid growth without incurring major expense or requiring painful transitions." Kool Smiles' leadership team had a vision that went far beyond building one or two successful practices. They sought to design a...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

...ntrolled and open-label portions of a clinical study. JIA is a systemic inflammatory disease that strikes children before age 16 and can cause painful joint swelling, deformity and stunted growth. According to the Arthritis Foundation, JIA can impair a child's ability to take part in physical activi...

Access to America's Orthopaedic Services Act of 2009 Introduced in the Senate

...s -- with a current annual domestic price tag of $849 billion. "The effects of musculoskeletal disease can be physically debilitating and very painful for patients. It also costs our nation billions of dollars each year in treatment and care. As a large number of Americans get older, good bone health...

The Healing Power of Art, Dance and Expression

...other art forms) to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of an individual. It offers an opportunity to explore intense or painful thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment. It involves using a wide variety of art materials, for example paints, clay and collage, to create ...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

...ed medicine for chronic pain - including Californians suffering from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (a painful diabetes-related nerve condition) - are especially hurt. It is not only unethical, but cruel, for insurers to deny a patient access to a medicine the...

LFAGW to Offer First 'Living with Lupus' Baltimore Workshop on August 15

...e lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur, including: Extreme fatigue (tiredness) Headaches painful or swollen joints Fever Anemia (caused by low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume) Swelling (edema)...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

...nal therapy in the form of combination oral contraceptive pills has been shown to help treat both inflammatory acne lesions (the papules, pustules and painful nodules under the skin), and non-inflammatory acne lesions (blackheads and whiteheads). Dr. Schlosser suggests that hormonal therapy should not be use...

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Four-Time World Series Champ Darryl Strawberry

...age to people battling cancer is, 'Don't ever give up the fight. You're in a tremendous fight, and it's not going to be easy. There will be some long, painful days that you'll have to walk through. But keep your head up.'" The episode also includes interviews with former Philadelphia Phillies all-star...

Betsy McCaughey Rallies to Protect Seniors & Your Healthcare Choices

...plan you like for a managed-care plan that limits your access to specialists. Seniors will bear the brunt through massive cuts to Medicare and suffer painful later years as a result. We must stop this from happening." Join Betsy McCaughey at the Tea Party, who believes "This is the fight of our li...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

...em to clump together and block blood flow through blood vessels, leading to painful sickle cell crises, organ damage, and anemia. Life-threatening complication...lude infections, acute chest syndrome, stroke, and pulmonary hypertension. painful crises are the leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations ...

Must-Haves for Your Summer Vacation Bag

...threat to your skin, eyes and also your lips. Wearing lip balm with SPF protection can protect your lips from overexposure to the sun and help prevent painful lip chapping. Pack a wide brimmed hat and other protective clothing Selecting clothing that helps block some of UV rays further h...

Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles

...g teeth problems such as discoloration, chips, gaps, and misalignment; however, they often require at least three visits to the dentist and a somewhat painful process of numbing injections and grinding down the affected tooth to make way for a permanent replacement veneer. Lumineers®, from Den-Mat Holdin...

Fatty Acids in Diet Linked to Bowel Disease Risk

...litis, researchers say. In a new study, participants who had the highest intake of linoleic acid had more than double the chance of developing the painful inflammation and blistering of the bowels as did those whose diet contained the least of the acid. The report is published online in Gut . Red me...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...y suggests that some contact lens solutions do not properly disinfect against Acanthamoeba, a free-living organism in the environment that can cause a painful vision-threatening infection. The researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, and the U.S. Department of ...

HPV, Other Risk Factors Tied to Oral Cancer: New Web Site Offers Awareness, Early Detection Information

...ndation after losing a dear friend to the disease. "She was diagnosed too late to be treated," Fitzgerald explains. "What made this loss more painful was that early detection could have saved her life." As a result, Fitzgerald is centering her life's work on oral cancer prevention and educa...

Vein Condition May Mask Serious Clot Disorder

... MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- A supposedly harmless condition -- superficial vein thrombosis, or varicose veins that have become swollen and painful -- may herald the presence of a more dangerous problem. One-quarter of patients with superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) in an Austrian study actuall...

NeurogesX Announces Resignation of Bruce A. Peacock from Board of Directors

...hronic peripheral neuropathic pain, including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), painful HIV-distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP) and painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). NeurogesX' late stage product portfolio is led b...
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