Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain?
The University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.
"Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and is experienced by millions nation-wide," Dr Day said.
Biologic status, screw fit and position contribute to failed fifth metatarsal fracture treatment in athletes
TORONTO — Team physicians who treat high-level athletes with fifth metatarsal fractures, ones that are in zone 2 at the proximal extent of the fifth metatarsal and known as Jones fractures, should focus on ways to avoid failed treatment if they decide to surgically fix the fracture, a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, said here.
Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is now considered a first-line therapy for above-the-elbow artery disease while there are few data regarding the treatment of below-the-elbow (BTE) arteries
Gluteal augmentation, more commonly referred to as a buttock augmentation, is a common procedure designed to improve the size and shape of the buttocks. As moderately invasive techniques improve, buttock augmentations are becoming more popular, and for good reason.
Researchers have more evidence that males and females are different, this time in the fluid that helps protect the cartilage in their knee joints.