opioid painkiller

FDA Requests That Opioid Painkiller Be Removed From The Market

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement demanding the removal of the Opana ER opioid from the market. Five years ago Endo Pharmaceuticals reworked its Opana ER painkiller to make it “uncrushable” in the hopes of stopping people from snorting tablets in powder form. The goal to crack down on addiction backfired […]

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acupuncture for pain

Here’s How Chronic Pain Can Be Diagnosed And Treated With Acupuncture And Chinese Herbs

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The main problem with chronic pain in Western Medicine is that it is considered incurable, and that it is being caused by some structural problem (i.e. something is pushing on the sensory nerve or nerves, causing the pain).

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heart arrhythmia

Research Shows Acupuncture Reverts Heart Arrhythmias

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Ever experience a flutter in your chest and feel a little lightheaded? It could be that you’re having cardiac arrhythmia, a condition wherein the heart beats too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia). Arrhythmia can be fatal when the heart beats too fast as this causes valves to not operate properly, cutting off blood supply […]

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gut function

Extreme Forms Of Exercise Can Compromise Gut Function

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Along with a well-balanced diet rich in proteins, fat, and plenty of dark, leafy vegetables, exercise is seen as the key to staying healthy. While there’s no doubt that being active is far more beneficial to your overall wellbeing than staying glued to the couch, over-exertion is shown to be just as harmful. High-intensity exercise […]

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heart disease

Acupuncture Reduces Heart Disease Risk In Fibromyalgia Patients

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Heart disease in the United States is an area of growing concern. It is connected directly to the stresses of modern living, and more young people are suffering heart attacks than ever before. What we eat, whether we exercise, if we worry too much, and if we get enough sleep all have an effect. The […]

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obese

More Than 2 Billion People Worldwide Now Obese

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More than 2 billion adults and children across the globe are obese, and an increasing number are suffering additional diseases as a result, reports a new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper analysed the obesity pandemic across 195 countries based on data taken from the Global Burden of Disease study […]

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Depression

Why Millions of Americans Are Affected By Depression and How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help

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This week’s blog takes up the topic of depression.

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liver cancer

Liver Cancer Rate In The US Has Doubled In Last 40 Years

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The amount of Americans with liver cancer in the United States has more than doubled since the mid-1980s, and that death rate looks set to keep increasing. Not only are the numbers for those diagnosed on the rise, but the prognosis is poor. According to new research from the American Cancer Society, death rates for […]

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aspirin

Does Aspirin Actually Help Heart Disease? More Study Needed, Say Researchers

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An easy fix for a fever or headache, and regularly prescribed as a blood thinner, aspirin is bought over the counter by millions of Americans each year. It is often taken as a way to prevent blood clots which reduces the risk of stroke. Now research published in Clinical Cardiology journal asks the question: can aspirin […]

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treating chronic kidney disease

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Effective In Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal disease, is the result of loss of kidney function. It can happen over the course of months and years and many times people are unaware that there is a problem, due to the lack of detectable symptoms during its early stages. This is a significant issue as […]

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