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Keep pain at bay for faster healing

Pain management is critical to healing. Without proper guidelines for treating pain, patients will experience delayed recovery, a longer hospital stay, readmission, and may eventually suffer from chronic pain. "It is not only an ethical problem but also a medical and economic problem," said Dr. Antonio Montero, head, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Unit, University Hospital Amau de Vilanova, Lerida, Spain. "Acute pain is the most common symptom experienced by surgical patients, and has historically been poorly evaluated and often underrated." Montero was one of the guest speakers during the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) 74th Annual PCS Congress, presented in collab...Keep on reading: Keep pain at bay for faster healing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Chinese develop skin regeneration material

BEIJING — Chinese scientists have designed a new biodegradable and bioactive material that can enhance wound-healing and skin regeneration. It is difficult for skin wounds to completely heal in cases of large-area burns, severe microbial infections and diabetes. Chronic wounds greatly increase the pain and medical costs of patients. There is therefore a great need […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Man dies after coughing up blood clot in shape of lung bronchial tree

A 36-year-old man died from chronic heart failure, a week after coughing up a blood clot that had the shape of a partof his lung. The unidentified man was admitted to the intensive care unit of theUniversity of California San Francisco Medical Center, as per a New England Journal of Medicine article on Nov. 29. His medical history included heart failure, endovascular stenting of an aortic aneurysm and a placement of a permanent pacemaker for complete heart block, among others. During his hospitalization, the man started to cough up phlegm and blood, and at one point it had the shape of the "intact cast of the right bronchial tree." His trachea was then intubated, with the...Keep on reading: Man dies after coughing up blood clot in shape of lung bronchial tree.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES --- Moritz Wagner drove for a layup to put the Los Angeles Lakers up by 31 points, and his teammates erupted off the bench in spontaneous glee for their German rookie's first NBA field goal. "He learned how to ride a bike!" LeBron James said afterward. "That was that moment. You guys never rode a bike before? Yeah, we were excited. Very excited." The Lakers had plenty of time for fun and frivolity after making easy work of the Phoenix Suns during the next win in an increasingly impressive season. Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Lakers' third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the struggling Suns on Su...Keep on reading: Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Cell phone addiction can lead to joint injuries

Keeping a good posture goes a long way in maintaining good health, including keeping your joints healthy, said Dr. Benjamin Tow, an orthopedic and spine surgeon at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. "Shoulder, back, neck and knees are very common problems because we are active people, we move our joints all the time. The joints can give us a lot of problems as we age, or as we become more active," Tow said. To ensure healthy joints as one ages, Tow advises training the body to maintain a good posture at all times, avoid chronic overloading---meaning, excess weight---that can lead to faster degeneration of the joints, and to always warm up before exercising. When in pain, stop...Keep on reading: Cell phone addiction can lead to joint injuries.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 26th, 2018Related News

Fix wages nationwide, labor groups tell Duterte

As the P25 minimum wage increase for Metro Manila workers took effect on Thursday, labor group Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and affiliates belonging to a coalition called Nagkaisa urged President Duterte to form a presidential commission that would study the creation of a national wage fixing mechanism.   In a statement, FFW said the P25 wage increase, approved by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, was "latest proof of how wages fixed under the mechanism deepens inequality rather than eradicate chronic poverty."   Failure   It said the group and other Nagkaisa affiliates believed "the meager increase simply fits into the 1989 templat...Keep on reading: Fix wages nationwide, labor groups tell Duterte.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 22nd, 2018Related News

Bamboo house for Manila slums wins top prize in future cities contest

BANGKOK — The creator of a low-cost house made of bamboo to tackle the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the Philippine capital has won a top international prize to design future cities in a rapidly urbanizing world. Earl Forlales, 23, won the first prize from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in its Cities […] The post Bamboo house for Manila slums wins top prize in future cities contest appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Duterte bothered by chronic pain near ear

President Rodrigo Duterte is suffering from chronic pain near his ear as a result of a spinal injury he sustained in a motorcycle accident years ago. The President made this revelation in Puerto Princesa City, during the Subaraw Biodiversity Festival on Saturday even as he denied allegations that he was addicted to fentanyl transdermal patches, a powerful anti-pain medication that he used to relieve himself of the pain. "I'm suffering from pain, 24 hours a day. Probably you see me always massaging the left nerve of my lower ear. It's because I'm suffering almost every day nonstop," he said. Motorcycle accident He added: "On a pain scale of one to 10, maybe something like two,...Keep on reading: Duterte bothered by chronic pain near ear.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 12th, 2018Related News

Japan Cabinet approves bill to accept foreign workers

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's Cabinet on Friday, November 2, approved a draft bill to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a move to address chronic labor shortages. The draft legislation, now likely to be submitted to Parliament as soon as Friday, has come under attack from both ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Survey finds chronic rhinosinusitis common, burdensome

Results from a large cross-sectional survey of adults who meet diagnostic symptom criteria for chronic rhinosinusitis reveal that most report suffering significant symptoms, high rates of physician visits, and dissatisfaction with current intranasal steroid sprays......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Rheumatoid arthritis increased risk of COPD

Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis had an increased risk of hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared with the general population, in a Canadian retrospective, population-based cohort study......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Kris Aquino on autoimmune disease diagnosis: Being brave is part of my DNA

MANILA, Philippines – Television and online personality and host Kris Aquno said early Thursday, October 11, that she has been diagnosed with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, an autoimmune disease.  Kris underwent tests in Singapore to evaluate her condition.  "To be specific I now know I have Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, and yes, mine is an ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Sleep Problems, Loss of Focus May Be Signs of Mental Illness

Chronic difficulty in sleeping and inability to focus at work, school or in any other aspect of life can be early signs of an impending mental illness, and people who experience this are advised to see a psychiatrist immediately. Dr. Dreiza Hakim Castillo, a psychiatrist at the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) advises people who […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Sleep problems, loss of focus may be signs of mental illness

ZAMBOANGA CITY, October 8 (PIA) -Chronic difficulty in sleeping and inability to focus at work, school or in any other aspect of life can be early signs of an impending mental illness, and people w.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Kim Kardashian ’embarrassed’ by Kanye West’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ rant—report

Kanye West's spontaneous rant on "Saturday Night Live" last Sept. 27 may not have made it to the airwaves, but it still left wife Kim Kardashian supposedly embarrassed. The backlash from his statements was "embarrassing for her and her family, but she will never say that," a source said, according to People. However, Kardashian reportedly will still stand by her husband and believes he is entitled to his own opinion. The rapper took the mic after SNL host Adam Driver signed off. West claimed that he was told not to wear his red "Make America Great Again" hat onstage. "You see they laughing at me. You heard 'em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage, they sai...Keep on reading: Kim Kardashian ’embarrassed’ by Kanye West’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ rant—report.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 2nd, 2018Related News

Google Clips gets a Capture Rate overhaul

Google Clips, a miniature hands-free video camera designed to take spontaneous videos of your family, has been deemed too spontaneous by some users and a report suggests that a remedy is in the works. Engadget outlined some of the changes that users will be seeing . Because of the nature of the device, the moments that the camera deems as "interesting" or "special" are maybe too unpredictable. Users have been complaining that their significant moments were, in fact, left undocumented. Out of the 51 ratings on the accompanying app page on Google Play, it received just 3.8 stars out of 5. To combat the issue, Google "'completely rebuilt' High Capture rate so you can 'capture many...Keep on reading: Google Clips gets a Capture Rate overhaul.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 30th, 2018Related News

Palace: Duterte ‘not serious’ when he said EJKs his only sin

President Rodrigo Duterte was only making yet another spontaneous remark when he said for the first time that his “only sin” is the spate of the extrajudicial killings being linked to the Duterte administration......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 28th, 2018Related News

Travel goals: Quick tips from an expert

MANILA, Philippines - Been itching to scratch that wanderlust bite lately? By all means, do so! But... hold on. Where do you go (given budgetary and logistical limitations)? What do you do there? What things should you keep in mind ahead of time? Whether it's a spontaneous weekend away or ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 26th, 2018Related News

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study

PARIS: More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in… link: Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study

PARIS: More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in [...] The post Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases – study appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News