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July 27, 2015

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July 27, 2015

'Watch' Helps Surgeons Minimize Potential Risks of All-Inside Meniscal Repair

July 24, 2015 — A 'Watch' has been issued regarding potential risks with anchor-based all-inside meniscal repairs. While all-inside techniques have many advantages, including shorter surgical time and ... read more

Preventing Knee Pain in at-Risk Adults With Diabetes

July 23, 2015 — An intensive program of diet and exercise had a small but statistically significant protective effect against the development of knee pain in the short term among overweight adults with diabetes, a ... read more

U.S. South Asians More Reluctant to Seek Medication for Pain

July 23, 2015 — When compared with other ethnicities, Asians are the most unsatisfied with the health care they received in the United States, previous research has shown. This dissatisfaction with health care ... read more

Acupuncture Impacts Same Biologic Pathways in Rats That Pain Drugs Target in Humans

July 21, 2015 — In animal models, acupuncture appears to impact the same biologic pathways ramped up by pain and stress, analogous to what drugs do in humans. The researchers say their animal study provides the ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have identified a promising stem cell based-therapy to address the chronic pain that affects more than one-third of the US adult population. In mice, bone marrow stromal cells were found ... read more

July 13, 2015 — After years of leading research on the opium poppy scientists have characterized a novel gene that encodes the gateway enzyme in the formation of morphine -- which is to say, they've begun to ... read more

Eating Wild, Foraged Mushrooms Can Result in Liver Failure or Death as Misidentification Is Common

July 13, 2015 — Foraging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, illustrates a recent ... read more

July 10, 2015 — People who misuse prescription pain relievers all have one thing in common, researchers have discovered: a history of recent illicit drug use. Researchers also determined that adults aged 50 and ... read more

Researchers Identify New Spectrum Disorder Called ALPIM Syndrome

July 9, 2015 — A high rate of association between panic disorder and four domains of physical illness has been documented by researchers. Their new study could alter how physicians and psychiatrists view the ... read more

Opioids May Not Spell Relief for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers With Depression, Anxiety

July 9, 2015 — Patients who were prescribed opioids to treat chronic lower back pain experienced significantly less pain relief and were more likely to abuse their medication when they had psychiatric disorders, a ... read more

Antibodies to Fight Chikungunya Virus Developed

July 8, 2015 — The first large panel of antibody treatments against the chikungunya virus has been reported by investigators. The virus is not spread from person to person but spreads with a domino effect from an ... read more

Online Program Helps People With Chronic Pain

July 8, 2015 — People can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively ... read more

Taking the Pain out of Office Work

July 7, 2015 — Treadmill work stations are potentially helpful in reducing the neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, a researcher ... read more

Serious Adverse Events Rare in Healthy Volunteers Participating in Phase I Drug Trials

July 7, 2015 — Many people believe that phase I trials with healthy volunteers are very risky and because they pose risks with no benefits, unethical. But how risky are such trials? Less than 1% of 11,000 healthy ... read more

Key Mechanism That Causes Neuropathic Pain Found

July 7, 2015 — A biological process called endoplasmic reticulum stress appears to play a key role in causing neuropathic pain, according to a new study. The discovery could eventually lead to new therapeutics for ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecules will be promising ... read more

Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus, Research Finds

July 6, 2015 — Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body. But why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has ... read more

Link Found Between Autoimmune Diseases, Medications, Dangerous Heartbeat Condition

July 6, 2015 — New research focuses on identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain ... read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia With Psychiatric, Medical Conditions

July 6, 2015 — Cognitive behavioral therapy is a widely used nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia disorders and an analysis of the medical literature suggests it also can work for patients whose insomnia is ... read more

Treatment Reduces Symptoms in Syndrome That Causes Extreme Light Sensitivity

July 1, 2015 — A novel synthetic hormone that makes certain skin cells produce more melanin significantly increases pain-free sun exposure in people with erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare, genetic disorder ... read more

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