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Big toe joint pain: Causes, types, and pain relief tips

The feet are durable and flexible parts of the human body that are more complex than you would think. They’re made up of tendons, bones, joints, and tissues that all work together to allow us to stand upright, walk, and … The post Big toe joint pain: Causes, types, and pain relief tips appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Nektar's opioid painkiller succeeds in key late-stage study

(Reuters) - Nektar Therapeutics said its experimental opioid, designed to achieve pain relief without the high levels of euphoria that can lead to abuse and addiction with existing opioids, succeeded in a key late-stage study.

Weekly health news roundup: Hip pain in women, explosive diarrhea, blood pressure, agnosia

In case you missed it, here is Bel Marra Health’s weekly health news roundup, featuring information on hip pain in women, explosive diarrhea, blood pressure, and agnosia. Hip pain in women: Causes and pain relief tips One of the most...Show More Summary

Sciatic Nerve Pain: Prevention, Stretches, and Exercises for Pain Relief

Sciatica occurs when a person experiences feelings of numbness or tingling, which begins in the lower back region, through the buttocks, and runs down the leg—the sciatic nerve. Nerve pain resulting from sciatica is a symptom related...Show More Summary

Pain Relief Tech Sounds Great, But Does It Really Work?

I tried four pain relief devices, including TENS (electricity), PEMF (magnets) and light therapy options. Here's what I found with each.

3 Stretches That Give Instant Relief From Sciatica

Whether due to an injury or pregnancy, sciatica hurts! The piercing, shooting pain is caused when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower spine down the back of each leg, gets pinched. It can be unbearable, so try these simple stretches to help get some relief. Related: Bye-Bye, Lower Back Pain: Yoga Sequence For Mommies-to-Be

Would You Last 3 Minutes in a Chamber Filled With Freezing Air?!

Professional athletes swear by concentrated cold treatments for pain relief and muscle recovery. In this episode of Hannahgram, Hannah puts cryotherapy to the test to see if standing in -264ºF can really improve your well-being. Filmed at KryoLife NYC

Dying patients waiting hours for pain relief in NHS funding shortfall

Overworked district nurses struggling to care for dying patients, with one in seven posts cut in two years, warns King’s Fund Dying patients are waiting up to eight hours to receive pain relief because of cuts to district nursing services during the NHS’s unprecedented budget squeeze, a new report has revealed. Show More Summary

Hip pain in women: Causes and pain relief tips

One of the most commonly complained about ailments in older people is hip pain. Depending on how severe your hip pain is and what the cause is, the treatment will vary. By determining the exact location of your hip pain, … The post Hip pain in women: Causes and pain relief tips appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Engineers develop a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires

The brain is soft and electronics are stiff, which can make combining the two challenging, such as when neuroscientists implant electrodes to measure brain activity and perhaps deliver tiny jolts of electricity for pain relief or other purposes.

Simple exercises for joint pain relief

What is the last thing you want to be doing with joint pain? Chances are, it’s exercise. Numbing aches, persistent discomfort, and overall tightness are not really encouraging of physical activity, let alone a full-blown workout. But...Show More Summary

Massive Oil Discovery in Alaska & OPEN THREAD

From KTLA5: Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. he massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices. Show More Summary

Patient Safety Awareness Week: Nurse Anesthetists Encourage Patients to Learn About Pain Management Options Available During and After Surgery

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) across the country are urging surgical, obstetric, and chronic pain patients to join with their anesthesia professionals to learn about the risks and benefits of the pain relief options available to them, which may include opioid and non-opioid treatments.

Pain relief molecule featuring first artificial cellular communications receptor

(University of Manchester) Scientists from Manchester and Bristol have successfully created a synthetic cellular communications system -- which has successfully recognized signals involved in pain relief.

Medical News Today: Brain differences between men and women affect response to pain relief

More active microglia immune cells in pain-processing regions of female brains may explain why they need higher morphine doses than males, study suggests.

Painkillers without dangerous side effects

Researchers have discovered a new way of developing painkillers. When used in an animal model, their prototype of a morphine-like molecule was able to produce substantial pain relief in inflamed tissues. However, healthy tissues remained unaffected, suggesting that the severe side effects currently associated with these types of painkillers might be avoided.

Meralgia paresthetica: Causes, treatment, and exercises for pain relief

Meralgia paresthetica, also referred to as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a numbness, burning, or tingling sensation felt in the outer thigh. This condition can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from weight to wearing tight clothing...Show More Summary

Ketogenic diet may alleviate gout

Gout sufferers may be able to find relief of painful symptoms by switching to a high-fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diet. Gout affects over 8 million Americans and is characterized by pain, inflammation, and even fevers during flare-ups,...Show More Summary

Acupuncture effective in treating carpal tunnel, practice remaps brain

While the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating chronic pain has been well-documented, researchers have yet to discover exactly why this procedure offers pain relief. Now, a new study published in the journal Brain has suggestedShow More Summary

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