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May 22, 2015

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The Fear of Dying in Misery in a Hospital Is Driving the Assisted Dying Debate, Says Medical Ethics Expert

May 20, 2015 — The fear of a miserable death in a hospital bed rather than at home is driving public support for mercy-killing law in the UK, an academic has ... read more

Nerve Involvement Explains Why Some Cancers Are Very Painful

May 15, 2015 — More than half of all cancer patients experience pain, most often associated with the malignancy type, body location and disease progression. Pain researchers report that the relationship between ... read more

Patient-Centered Outcomes Studies Needed in Pain Management

May 14, 2015 — People suffering chronic pain have valuable information to share about their condition and overall health that can help pain researchers and physicians in treatment planning, according to ... read more

Breakthrough Opens Door to Safer Lupus Drugs

May 14, 2015 — A ground-breaking discovery could revolutionize treatments given to lupus sufferers, saving thousands of people each year from serious illness or death caused by secondary infections, researchers ... read more

Definitive Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Developed

May 14, 2015 — Millions of people afflicted by irritable bowel syndrome can now be diagnosed quickly and accurately with two simple blood tests developed by a gastroenterologist. The tests confirm when a patient ... read more

May 11, 2015 — New research findings may shed new light on the potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). CFS/ME is a highly debilitating disorder characterized by profound ... read more

Medical Marijuana Pill May Not Be Effective in Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

May 13, 2015 — Medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, a new study concludes. However, researchers did find that the drug dosage used in ... read more

Smoking and Angioplasty: Not a Good Combination

May 12, 2015 — Quitting smoking when you have angioplasty is associated with better quality of life and less chest pain. People who continued to smoke after angioplasty had much worse chest pain and quality of life ... read more

Ion Pump Gives the Body Its Own Pain Alleviation

May 10, 2015 — A small ion pump in organic electronics is giving new hope to people suffering from severe nerve pain. Researchers are the first in the world with technology that can stop pain impulses in living, ... read more

Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing

May 4, 2015 — The majority of opioid prescriptions in the ED setting had a low pill count and almost exclusively were immediate-release formulations, not the long-acting medications such as methadone, Oxycontin ... read more

Hip Strengthening Might Ease Pain of Clogged Leg Arteries

May 7, 2015 — Exercise to strengthen hip flexor muscles may increase how far some patients can walk without calf pain. Gait analysis reveals that people with clogged leg arteries use calf muscles to compensate for ... read more

The Opioid Epidemic and Its Impact on Orthopaedic Care

May 7, 2015 — The United States makes up less than five percent of the world's population but consumes 80 percent of the global opioid supply and approximately 99 percent of all hydrocodone -- the most ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, most are short-term fixes or cause side effects that limit their use. Researchers have discovered ... read more

Brain Chemical May Offer New Clues in Treating Chronic Pain

May 6, 2015 — A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, movement and reward-motivation behavior -- among others -- may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to new research. The ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — The month of May brings many things, among them Mother's Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to a disease ecologist, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness ... read more

How Relaxation Response May Help Treat Two Gastrointestinal Disorders

May 5, 2015 — Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome ... read more

Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new national survey shows that most women don't know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey found that only 11 percent of women could identify ... read more

Combining Arthritis Meds to Better Alleviate Pain

Apr. 21, 2015 — A mixture of over-the-counter medicine and experimental drugs could be just what the doctor ordered to provide more effective pain relief for arthritis sufferers, experts ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new study has identified the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. The study points to TMPRSS2 as the culprit: a gene that is also responsible for some of the most aggressive forms ... read more

Psychological Predictors Can Identify Children at Risk for Higher Pain Intensity After Surgery

Apr. 21, 2015 — Psychosocial risk factors, such as sleep duration, anxiety and parental fears, can be important predictors for identifying children most likely to experience higher pain intensity, delayed recovery ... read more

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