Smartphone apps and back pain treatments

Australians hoping to reduce medical and physiotherapy costs by using smartphone apps to self-manage lower back pain could be setting themselves up for failure—with a new study outlining the lackluster quality and lack of individualized medical advice on the apps. The study, published in open-access journal Disability and Rehabilitation, found…

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises

Adults with sickle cell disease who experienced a vaso-occlusive crisis had substantially better outcomes when they were treated at specialty infusion centers than those treated in emergency departments (EDs), a prospective observational study shows. At infusion centers, patients received pain medication an average of 70 minutes faster compared with patients…

Research shows pain relieving effects of CBD

It’s been hailed as a wonder drug and it’s certainly creating wonder profits. By some estimates, the Cannabidiol (or CBD) market could be worth $20 billion dollars by 2024. While users tout its effectiveness in pain relief, up until now there’s been limited experimental human research on the actual effectiveness…

Viral Thoughts: Why COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Persist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Daniel Roberts hadn’t had a vaccination since he was 6. No boosters, no tetanus shots. His parents taught him inoculations were dangerous, and when the coronavirus arrived, they called it a hoax. The vaccine, they said, was the real threat. So when the 29-year-old Tennessee man…

Terry White Chemists Anastrozole

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS ANASTROZOLE Contains the active ingredient anastrozole Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about anastrozole. It does not contain…

Causes of hypotonia

Hypotonia results in loss of normal resting muscle tone. It is basically a symptom of some underlying disease. The condition is manifested as reduced resistance to passive movement of joints. Sources of hypotonia The defect may lie at the – Central nervous system Central hypotonia with defects at the brain…

Panadol Flu Strength Day & Night

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. PANADOL® FLU STRENGTH DAY & NIGHT CAPLETS Day caplet – Paracetamol 500mg, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15mg, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg; Night caplet – Paracetamol 500mg, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15mg, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg and Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2mg Consumer Medicine Information What…

Terry White Chemists Amitriptyline

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. Terry White Chemists Amitriptyline Tablets Contains the active ingredient amitriptyline (as hydrochloride) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about amitriptyline. It…