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Top Five Fibro Articles for the Week of April 15, 2013

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The Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of April 15, 2013 are…

Many people in the Fibro community rely on yoga and meditation as a way to control pain through stretching and breathing. Now, a new study shows that breath analysis may play a huge role in actual health assessments:

“Swiss researchers at ETH Zurich and at the University Hospital Zurich are continuing to advance this field by developing a “breathprinting” technique using mass spectrometry that they hope will become competitive with the established analysis methods based on blood and urine.”

Read Medical Analysis Could Include Breathprinting to see what our first article of the week says.

Our second article is Hydrocodone Curbs Back Pain All by Itself, which discusses how chronic lower back pain provides effective relief when compared to a placebo. Researcher Richard Rauck, MD, of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and his colleagues presented evidence for this at the American Academy of Pain Medicine meeting.

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Next up, electroconvulsive therapy patients who experience a six month remission period report an improved quality of life. The improved quality is so much better, it compares to that of healthy individuals. According to this article:

“Essentially all the patients headed for ECT had poor quality-of-life scores before treatment, reflecting a severity of disease that made them strong candidates for the therapy. Researchers compared those scores to depressed patients who did not receive ECT as well as a group of about 500 healthy individuals.”

Read more: In Severe Depression ECT Can Restore Quality Of Life

And finally, drugs provide endless good by ending pain and sickness; even saving lives. Still…it’s possible to take too many, leading to whatever and nothing. Read more: Whatever…Nothing!



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