A man in Kansas City is raising awareness about sickle cell treatment options

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A man in Kansas City is raising awareness about sickle cell treatment options – mahrgan

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas. For Maurice Riddle, even a real walk in the park is not as easy as it sounds. At any time, the 37-year-old sickle cell disease can trigger a pain crisis. “If it’s on your arm, it’s painful to just raise your arm to grab your chin,” the man in Kansas City, Missouri…

Opinion: Tylenol may be risky to pregnant women and cause children’s ADHD

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Opinion: Tylenol may be risky to pregnant women and cause children’s ADHD – mahrgan

There is increasing evidence that the use of acetaminophen (known under its brand name Tylenol) during pregnancy may pose a risk to the development of the fetus and early childhood. This is the conclusion of a new review study by which I am the lead author. Acetaminophen, whose chemical name is paracetamol, is an over-the-counter…

Studies have found that people of color are less likely to receive opioid treatment for low back pain

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Studies have found that people of color are less likely to receive opioid treatment for low back pain – mahrgan

September 10 (UPI)—— A study published on Friday by the JAMA Health Forum found that people of color with low back pain are less likely than whites to receive prescription opioid painkillers from their doctors. Data shows that between 2007 and 2014, an average of 12% of white patients received prescriptions for opioid painkillers in…

Experts say that the treatment of back pain with muscle relaxants is “very questionable”

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Experts say that the treatment of back pain with muscle relaxants is “very questionable” – mahrgan

A new study shows that commonly used muscle relaxants may temporarily relieve low back pain, but may also increase the risk of side effects. A systematic review of nearly 50 trials, sampling 6,505 participants, showed that non-benzodiazepine antispasmodics, widely used to suppress muscle spasms, should be used for acute pain in two weeks or less…

The new “ultra-thin” device can treat severe back and leg pain

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The new “ultra-thin” device can treat severe back and leg pain – mahrgan

June 25th (UPI)—— Researchers who developed it said on Friday that an “ultra-thin” inflatable device may help treat the most severe back and leg pains without the need for invasive surgery. They said the device combines soft robotics manufacturing technology, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics — or tiny droplets of fluid — designed to deliver small…