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Jellyfish Stings and the Remedy to Ease the Pain

Jellyfish stings are very painful and can sometimes be very deadly depending on the kind of jellyfish that delivers the sting. More than 500, 000 people are stung by jellyfish per year, according to a foundation study. For the most part jellyfish stings are mostly painful; however, there are some stings that are fatal. You should seek first aid treatment immediately, if you are ever stung by a jellyfish. The deadliest jellyfish in our ocean today is called the Box jellyfish. It's located in the waters of Australia and Asia. The sting from a Box jellyfish accounts for thousands of deaths every year. Many of these people die before they ever reach the shoreline.

New Neurostimulation Patient Programming Software Enables More Thorough And Efficient Capture Of Complex Pain Patterns

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its next-generation MultiSteering Technology software for Rapid Programmer™ , a programming platform used to optimize neurostimulation therapy for chronic pain patients. Introduced at the North American Neuromodulation Society annual meeting, this new software is designed to help healthcare professionals thoroughly and efficiently program devices for patients with complex pain patterns, eliminating unnecessary, inefficient steps. MultiSteering Technology helps the programmer customize neurostimulation therapy for managing chronic pain of the trunk and limbs and pain from back surgeries that have failed.

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The Good News is, It's Preventable and Treatable

Mum always said "drink your milk, or you will not have strong teeth and bones. " As usual, she was right. Calcium, a mineral abundant in milk is essential for strong, healthy bones, teeth, muscle and nerve function as well as blood clotting. Well and like they say "love yourself or treat yourself kind". Imagine a bank that never lets you know how much or how little money you have in your account, unless you were a diligent bookkeeper, obviously the chances are that sooner or later you would start bouncing checks. Well our bones are that bank only instead of money we are withdrawing calcium. Essentially that is what happens when people get osteoporosis, a diseases causing porous bones as the skeletons become bankrupt due to the body having withdrawn more calcium from the bones than has been deposited over the years, and all that is left is fragile shell.

American Pain Society Endorses FDA Guideline For Medication Disposal

Calling it "an important first step in attempting to reverse an escalating public health menace caused by diversion of prescription opioid pain medications, " the American Pain Society today announced its support for a new FDA initiative to encourage consumers to remove unused pain drugs from home medicine cabinets. "Death from prescription drug overdose is fast becoming the most common accidental cause of death throughout the United States and results in many thousands of needless deaths each year, " said APS President Charles E. Inturrisi, PhD, professor of pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. "One necessary step in reducing drug diversion without harming patients is to facilitate the removal of medications, and in this regard we applaud the FDA for gathering, publishing and advertising disposal guidelines for drugs which are most likely to cause harm, " he said.

Do You Know How to Use Exercise For Lasting Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief?

It really is no secret that exercise helps sciatica. Most people know about the basic stretches and poses but are still not able to find real sciatic nerve pain relief. It can add a lot of frustration to an already painful experience. Are you able to find real relief from sciatica exercises? You will be after you discover the amazingly simple step that many people miss. What's the cost of not doing this? You are guaranteed to find yourself stuck in the nasty cycle of sciatica, and all of the pain that it brings. Sciatic nerve inflammation can be so intense, they can make even a trip to the grocery store a nightmare. Who would want to live with the worry of that?

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Severe And Chronic Pain In Multiple Areas Associated With Increased Risk Of Falls In Older Adults

Older adults who reported chronic musculoskeletal pain in two or more locations, higher levels of severe pain, or pain that interfered with daily activities were more likely to experience a fall than adults who did not reports these types of pain, according to a study in the November 25 issue of JAMA. "Falls rank among the 10 leading causes of death in older adults in the United States, resulting in more than $19 billion in health care costs annually. Despite a growing body of scientific evidence supporting associations between a number of risk factors and falls, efforts to translate these findings into effective fall prevention strategies have been limited, " the authors write.

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