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Weight Loss Program showed less Pain in Joints felt after Participants Lost 10 Pounds

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(Best Syndication News) -Obese individuals lost weight and felt less pain when participating in a weight loss program which researchers believe could be a great way to be motivated to lose more weight and keep it off. This researchers from the University of Cincinnati conducted a pilot research study with participants in a weight loss program had reported less pain after losing 10 pounds. Those study participants reported a 20 to 30 percent reduction in pain in their bodies after losing weight. The study will be published in the August 2010 issue of 'Work' journal.

The UC researchers suggest that focusing on the short term benefit of feeling less body aches and pains from the weight loss can help motivate individuals to keep the weigh off or to continue to lose more weight if needed.

Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl Medicine Recall July 2010 – Complete List of Products being Recalled

Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl Medicine Recall July 2010 – Complete List of Products being Recalled

Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl Products being Recalled July 2010

(Best Syndication News) - McNeil Consumer Healthcare has announced more Tylenol products that are being recalled because of consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odor. The smell has been found to be related to trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). The company says that the risk for any serious medical problems would be rare, but as a precautionary measure have issued this new Tylenol recall which includes BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™, Children’s TYLENOL® Meltaways, TYLENOL®, Extra Strength, TYLENOL® PM, and MOTRIN® IB. Previous recalls earlier this year only involved children's medicine, this recall involves adult medicine as well.

The recalled medicine has been sold in the United States, Fiji, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, AND Jamaica.

The chemical contamination came from a wooden pallet that the packages were shipped and stored on. The lots were made before the January 15th, 2010 recall, at which type the company stopped taking shipments from the supplier that had these pallets.

Hearing Loss increased Risk for Men taking OTC Pain Medications

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[Best Syndication News] A recent study found a connection for men to have increased risk for hearing loss if they regularly took over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief medications, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a regular basis. The younger the men in the study, the higher risk for hearing loss, and acetaminophen had the highest risk for hearing loss in the younger men. The study was published in the March issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

Hearing loss is a wide spread problem, with an estimated 36 million people in the United States having some degree of hearing loss. Most of the hearing loss is seen in eldery people, however one third of those people are between 40 – 49 years of age who also have hearing loss.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can cause ongoing Neurological and Cognitive Problems for Many

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[Best Syndication News] The commonly called concussion, is also diagnosed as a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A Mild TBI happens to over 1 million people each year in the United States and usually is just brushed of as a knock on the head and isn't a major problem. Douglas Smith, MD, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair and professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine studied the effects that a Mild TBI has on a brain and found that these mild concussions can persist into neurological and cognitive problems for many people that have had a Mild TBI.

Smith along with fellow researchers collected data from human and animal studies on mild TBI at 2 – 4 days after the injury occurred and were measured with advanced neuroimaging techniques. There was changes in how the white matter of the brain worked in the Mild TBI patients. They identified a protein marker in the brains of the mild TBI patients that was also present in the blood as well that was different than someone that didn't have that injury.

Doctor Oz Warns Audience About Pain That Could Mean Cancer

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(Best Syndication News) Pain is a cancer warning sign, Dr Oz told his TV audience on Thursday’s show. The doctor described 5 pains that could be signs of cancer. He also helped the audience learn to distinguish between cancer pain and pain from other causes.

We all get aches and pains and most of the time it is pulled muscle or from something we ate. But what if the pain was a warning sign of something more serious? Pain is a significant symptom in 30 percent of all cancer cases. The pain could be caused by a tumor pressing against a nerve.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. One in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime, Oz said. Men have a 50 percent chance of developing cancer.

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