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Is JAMA Opioid Study Based on Junk Science?

Issue #101: When Painkillers Help You to be Normal Not High & Suicide Isn't Always Black or White

<b>Saturday, 17 March 2018. Issue #101.</b><p>In this issue: When you give your best, it’s 100% effort counted on your part as well. When painkillers don’t get …

The real cause of the opioid epidemic: the government

<b>The patient</b>The patient is a forty-two-year-old male who works in the auto manufacturing arena. He takes one step to his left, he turns and lifts a …

Health Care

When I Knew More About My Illness Than My Doctors

Just because your general practitioner (GP) has a medical degree does not mean they know more about your illness or your body than you do.<p>This is …

33 of the Worst Things Medical Professionals Have Said to People With Chronic Illness

When you or a loved one get sick, injured or just don’t feel right, the medical profession is supposed to be there to listen and help in whatever way …

Human Rights Watch submission to Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Issue of Drugs and Human Rights

May 15, 2015<p>Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights<br>United Nations Office at Geneva<br>CH 1211 Geneva 10<p><b>Re: Call for Submissions</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

Opioids are survival, not an epidemic, for some people

I wrote a column last fall about the opioid epidemic and how it was becoming a bigger problem in Kansas. The point was that many sides – lawmakers, …

Immune System

Pain continues to be undertreated, and that violates human rights

Checking the Accuracy of a Story<p>In a recent <i>Washington Post</i> story, “Are restrictions on opioids a threat to human rights?,” Charles Lane states that …

Medicine

Opioid Lawsuits Threaten Lives of Pain Sufferers - The Painful Truth

Implications for People With Chronic Pain<p>Several lawsuits have been filed against several opioid manufacturers, distributors, and physicians for …

Chronic Pain

The Benefits of Opioids

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p>About 100 million Americans — or nearly one out of every three — suffers from chronic pain. For a good number of them, the pain is severe.<p>Some haven’t found any way to reduce the pain, …

Prosthetics

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Donald Trump

Human Rights Watch Investigating U.S. Pain Treatment

Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders

The motorcycle maker in January told Kansas City workers it would close a plant there. Days later, it announced a nearly $700 million stock buyback plan.<p>In September 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan traveled to a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to tout the Republican tax bill, …

Kansas City

Mo Brooks - Mo Brooks' incomplete comments on Antarctic ice

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mo Brooks' incomplete comments on Antarctic ice<br>It’s not every day that a hearing of the House Science, Space …

Climate Change

After erasing all mentions of climate change, National Park Service releases uncensored report

The study's lead scientist said she was "extremely happy" that mentions of climate change were restored.<p>In the face of mounting scrutiny over …

National Parks

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Biology

Houston police chief says it’s time to vote out those blocking gun restrictions

"There will be a next time, based on the inaction of elected officials across this country."<p>Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo warned Sunday that …

Guns

Donald Trump said 11 false things in just 5 tweets Sunday morning

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted. And tweeted. And tweeted.<p>Between 9:04 am and 9:37 am, Trump sent 5 tweets -- all around the same basic theme: He is being unfairly persecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller even as Mueller and the broader FBI overlook crimes by Democrats.<p>…

Donald Trump

Is the Human Race Too Dumb to Survive on This Planet?

A visit with the Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.<p>Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama is a favorite on the electric teevee machine because ol’ Mo is liable to say any damn thing that pops into his head, hot damn! (He also was one of the people that tried to keep the …

Climate Change

Texas Democrats look to single-payer in congressional races

Democrats hoping to wrest congressional seats away from diehard repeal-and-replace Republicans are campaigning on an unlikely issue for Texas — single-payer health care.<p>Across the country, many Democrats are trying to minimize internal battles on health care. But Democrats in this deep red state …

Republicans

Oklahoma GOP candidate proposes euthanasia for disabled and poor to avoid food stamps

A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma proposed euthanasia for people on food stamps who are too disabled to work. In a Facebook post made …

Disability

Which Analgesics Provide the Most Relief for Arthritis?

Analgesics are a class of drugs used to relieve analgesia (pain). They work by blocking pain signals to the brain or interfering with the brain's …

Pain

What's the Difference Between Addiction, Physical Dependence, and Tolerance?

There is a difference between addiction, physical dependence, and tolerance to pain medication. It is imperative that each of us understands the …

Medicine

Chronic pain impairs cognitive flexibility and engages novel learning strategies in rats

Stephen L. Cowen; Caroline E. Phelps; Edita Navratilova; David L. McKinzie; Alec Okun; Omar Husain; Scott D. Gleason; Jeffrey M. Witkin; Frank Porreca<p>…

Cognition

Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought

And creepier, too!<p>As the past 35 months have made painfully clear, <b>Donald Trump</b> is not a particularly smart man. At least, not in the traditional way that Americans used to expect of their president. “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem …

Donald Trump

Brooks Defends Blaming Falling Rocks for Rising Sea Levels

‘Erosion is the primary cause of sea level rise in the history of our planet,’ Alabama congressman says<p>Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks defended his statement …

Global Warming

Opinion: The DEA Draws a Firestorm of Criticism

<i>By Richard A Lawhern, Ph.D.</i><p>As elsewhere published on the <i>National Pain Report</i>, the Drug Enforcement Agency is trying to “pull a fast one” on the …

Prosthetics

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the …

Climate Change

A Mystery Source Is Producing Banned Ozone-Destroying Chemicals, Shocking Scientists

Okay world, who screwed up?<p>If you thought the crisis over the gaping hole in the ozone layer was under control, prepare to be …

Climate Change