In northwestern Ontario where thousands of people don’t have a primary care provider, patients taking painkillers often aren’t at the top of family doctors’ waiting lists.
BACKACHE may be down to our genes, research has revealed. Three mutations linked to the world’s leading cause of disability have been identified by scientists in a breakthrough that could lead to new therapies.
An Australian study of 1,500 people revealed no strong findings supporting the use of cannabis in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has […]
FIBROMYALGIA sufferers experience widespread pain, and the debilitating condition could be much more common that initially thought. Here are the signs to look out for.
THE MOST common symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread pain all over the body, but these lesser-known signs could also signal the disorder.
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms have been found to be eased by a wearable device, potentially offering hope to millions of sufferers in the UK.
SO-CALLED “sin taxes” on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco, could be a powerful tool for combating rising rates of chronic disease worldwide, researchers claim.
Thousands of people in one of America’s richest cities live on sidewalks infested with flesh-eating bacteria and tuberculosis. A Redfish Media report looks at the chronic homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. Homelessness in Los Angeles has increased 43 percent in just four years. Skid Row, the epicenter of homelessness in the City of Angels, is […]
What it’s like to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, an illness that makes you feel exhausted all the time
Shutterstock/Kite_rin Living with CFS feels like being tired all the time — but it’s so much more than being tired. The illness is thought to affect at least 17 million people worldwide, and four times as many women as men. It’s normally triggered by viral infections like glandular fever, and can last a lifetime. It can come along with […]
CHRONIC fatigue syndrome symptoms include feeling tired all the time and generally unwell, but could you just have extreme tiredness? Signs of the condition are similar to many common illnesses, but the NHS distinguishes the difference.