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April 29, 2017

Cytokine Controls Immune Cells That Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Finds

Apr. 18, 2017 — A certain cytokine, or small protein that helps cells communicate during immune responses, can control whether immune cells promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that could lead ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new adhesive sensor can save patients the discomfort and pain resulting from leaky intravenous drips, say developers of the new ... read more

Spinal Manipulation Treatment for Low Back Pain Associated With Modest Improvement in Pain, Function

Apr. 11, 2017 — Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to six weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms, ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — The design of the first light-activated drug – the JF-NP-26 – is underway for the treatment of pain, according to a research with animal ... read more

Taking a Combination of Painkillers, Gastric Protection Damages the Intestines

Apr. 11, 2017 — Patients with inflammatory diseases are often prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are also often recommended to use a proton pump inhibitor to protect their stomach. In a new ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, researchers found in a first study of its ... read more

US Burden of Neurological Disease Is Nearly $800 Billion/year

Mar. 30, 2017 — The most common neurological diseases cost the United States $789 billion in 2014, and this figure is projected to grow as the elderly population doubles between 2011 and 2050, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Using PET scans of the brain, researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine ... read more

Adults With Migraines Have Triple the Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Mar. 29, 2017 — Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily ... read more

Scientists Discover New Category of Analgesic Drugs That May Treat Neuropathic Pain

Mar. 29, 2017 — New research suggests that a novel therapeutic target called LPCAT2 may prove effective against pain that is not receptive to the current treatments. This study has also revealed the existence of a ... read more

Music Therapy Reduces Pain in Spine Surgery Patients

Mar. 29, 2017 — Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care ... read more

Obese People Have Lower Pain Threshold, New Research Shows

Mar. 27, 2017 — An extra layer of fat won’t provide a cushion against pain – in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and they are equally susceptible to ... read more

Which Drugs Effectively Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Mar. 24, 2017 — Certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, a federal health agency has ... read more

Severe Psoriasis Predominantly Affects Men

Mar. 24, 2017 — The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionately affects men. A unique ... read more

Pharmacies Should Proactively Offer Naloxone to All Patients Who Meet Evidence-Based Criteria

Mar. 23, 2017 — Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort to get ... read more

New Tool for Prognosis, Choice of Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 23, 2017 — In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In a new article, researchers show that antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II are associated ... read more

Surgery May Not Offer Additional Benefit to Patients With Tennis Elbow, Study Shows

Mar. 18, 2017 — Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, say researchers. Their study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a ... read more

Surgery Reverses Pseudoparalysis in Patients With Rotator Cuff Tears, Study Shows

Mar. 18, 2017 — Arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR), a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function, new ... read more

Intensive Aquatic Resistance Training Decreases Body Fat Mass and Improves Physcial Function in Women With Mild Knee Osteoarthritis

Mar. 17, 2017 — Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on ... read more

Electroacupuncture Releases Stem Cells to Relieve Pain, Promote Tissue Repair, Study Finds

Mar. 16, 2017 — A new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive ... read more

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