Arthritis

What Are The 10 Biggest Money-Making Prescription Drugs, And What Do They Treat?

It’s no secret that big pharma is big business. Americans spend hundreds of billions on prescription medications every year, with that figure …

Pharma

Thank you to all the partners of people living with inflammatory bowel disease

<b>Living with inflammatory bowel disease can be hard, draining, and absolutely debilitating.</b><p>Please stop telling women they're too smart to get …

Three Truly Impactful Things You Can Do When Someone Experiences the Worst Kind of Loss

In my circle, we had especially tragic losses recently. A 15 month little girl went to the hospital and didn't come home; a 48 year old dad went to …

Lifestyle

9 Things People With Chronic Pain Want You To Know

Chronic migraines, neck and shoulder pain have been my constant companions since childhood. To the outside eye I look just like everyone else. But, …

Chronic Pain

Survival Guide For The Tarot Pro

Every year more than 250,000 people travel Salem, Massachusetts during October to experience its magick. The visitors range from respected Pagan …

Mind

Treating diseases with electrical impulses: A possible alternative in the near future?

Electricity is nothing new. We have been using it to power everything – from everyday lightbulbs and appliances to, most recently, cars, since its …

Medicine

The 7 Psychological Stages of Chronic Pain

<b>1. Denial</b><p>In this stage, we are in a state of shock and refusal. We wonder how our life is going to change and how we are going to live with those …

Chronic Pain

OPINION: The invisible disability

Today in Canada, perhaps more than ever before, we have become conscious of people with disabilities. Some are obvious; others are not.<p>I suffer from …

Canadian News

Ensuring Ryan White and Those Like Him Won't Be Forgotten

It has been almost 30 years since my son, Ryan White, died. As I reflect on another anniversary of the passage of the Ryan White Act, I can’t help …

LGBTQ

Putting the Patient Voice into Chronic Pain Policy

<i>By Ed Coghlan.</i><p>“We have talked with many people in the last year who have been telling us the same thing—people in pain and their caregivers were not …

Pain

Losing The Battle Of Addiction, A Firsthand Account

I was catching up with an old friend recently when the conversation took a turn. We began to discuss the current opioid epidemic that is sweeping the …

Exercise lessens Osteoarthritis pain

Healthwise<p>People with osteoarthritis often avoid exercise because they believe it will increase their pain. Studies show the exact opposite is …

Pain

Could my rescue pup be ‘sniffing’ my rheumatoid arthritis?

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> I have rheumatoid arthritis. I experience flare ups frequently in different joints at different times.<p>Last November, I was blessed with a …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

More than ‘just maids’, they’re athletes who bring hope to others

From running marathons to racing dragon boats, domestic workers in Singapore are fighting stress and depression – as well as doing good for charity – …

What’s Causing This Pain in the Back of My Knee?

Is this cause for concern?<p>The knee is your body’s biggest joint and one of its most injury-prone areas. It’s made up of bones that can fracture or …

Pain

The Pain Wars

<i>By Suzanne Stewart.</i><p>There’s a lot going on this month with “Pain Awareness”, Fundraisers, Awareness events and the consistent advocating that the U.S. …

Pain

Five Things You Should Know About Biologics

Biologics have revolutionized the treatment of rheumatoid, psoriatic and other inflammatory types of arthritis for almost two decades, but plenty of …

Medicine

DACA eased my fears, but I will not let a piece of paper define my future

Some people believe that the meaning of your name affects your character. It shapes the kind of person you turn out to be. Personally, I think that’s …

Define

Exclusive: 'I forever feel 19' - Patricia Ingle (29) opens up her home to share her remarkable outlook after contracting virus from parrot

A young woman who was left severely disabled as a result of contracting a rare disease from a parrot has said that she "has no anger" and "doesn't …

News (Ireland)

Sick, Tired And Lonely: Why It's Time To Break The First Trimester Taboo

Hyperemesis gravidarum. (hi-pur-em'i-sis grav-i-dar'um). It's a bit of a mouthful. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Perhaps that's why it was …

Pregnancy

What It's Really Like To Live With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When Jennifer Brea was 28 and studying for her PhD at Harvard, she got sick with a fever that left her bedridden for days. Weeks passed, and Brea …

Fibromyalgia

Can You Use Cannabis to Restore Your Natural Sleep Cycle?

Insomnia isn’t that uncommon<p>Sleep is essential for maintaining our mental and physical health, yet it eludes many adults. According to the American …

Cannabis

6 Tips on Returning to School After a Chronic Illness Flare-Up

Life is unpredictable. We can make plans and do our best to follow through, but we don’t always have control. Things just happen. No matter how old …

Crohn's Disease

AbbVie says deaths in arthritis trial not linked to drug

(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Monday two patients died in a late-stage trial of its rheumatoid arthritis drug but that the deaths were not linked to the drug, which met the study’s main goals.<p>The trial was evaluating two doses of the drug upadacitinib - 15 mg and 30 mg - in patients with moderate …

Medicine

AbbVie's upadacitinib successful in late-stage RA study

A Phase 3 clinical trial, SELECT-BEYOND, assessing AbbVie's (ABBV +0.5%) upadacitinib (ABT-494) in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid …

Business

Can A Psychologist Cure My Worst Character Trait, Unstoppable Selfishness?

I don't want to be an inconsiderate arsehole for the rest of my life.<p>One of my worst characteristics is that I'm selfish. I'm not being self-deprecating, and I'm not fishing. I am selfish. I exhibit what I know aren't attractive qualities; talking incessantly about myself or my life; not feeling …

Personality

Why This Yoga Instructor Believes Yoga Is Not Enough

It’s time to mix up your yoga routine<p>Who doesn’t want a lean body or a yoga butt? Practice yoga regularly and you’ll see these results — but are …

Exercise

AbbVie dips after two patient deaths in rheumatoid arthritis study

AbbVie said two patients had died during clinical trials of its experimental drug for arthritis, sending shares in the company down slightly in early …

Medicine

Cure for osteoarthritis in the pipeline

Two Australian scientists have discovered a potential cure for osteoarthritis, which afflicts three million Australians and costs the health system …

Medicine

Breakthrough treatment revealed for chronic pain condition

A medication discovered by Australian scientists is set to help millions of people who suffer from the pain of osteoarthritis, the most common cause …

Pain