Monthly Archives: February 2018

No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain — in the comfort of your own home — are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions. But a new research review finds little evidence they work.

The therapy — known as cranial electrical stimulation (CES) — involves […]

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday.

Nearly all of kratom’s major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top five most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said […]

Do Over-the-Counter Painkillers Alter Emotions, Reasoning?

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sure, an over-the-counter painkiller like Tylenol or Advil can help ease aches and pains, but could it mess with your thoughts and emotions, too?

That’s the finding from a new review of recently published studies. The studies focused on how nonprescription painkillers might temporarily alter emotions such as […]

Got a Pet Rat? Watch Out for This Scary New Virus

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your pet rat could make you very sick by transmitting a virus that’s newly emerged in North America, U.S. health officials warn.

Seoul virus is a rat-borne hantavirus that typically causes symptoms that resemble the flu — fever, headache, muscle pain. In rare cases infection can lead to […]

Pain Management For Veterans Event

Join us for a discussion on Pain Management for Veterans!
February 15th, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm at the Salisbury Business Center
RSVP by February 12, 2018 below!