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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Poll: Many Parents Keep Prescription Opioids at Home

May 16, 2016 — Nearly half of parents whose child had leftover pain medication from a surgery or illness say they kept the prescription opioids at ... read more

Study Finds Non-Narcotic Nerve Block Controls Children's Pain, Shortens Hospital Stays

May 15, 2016 — A new study has found an effective way to control pain following minimally invasive surgery to correct a congenital condition called pectus excavatum. Children are sent home with catheters that ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Expectations have a lot of power over people as is evidenced by the placebo effect: Patients get pills that have no active ingredient. But the patients are not aware of that. Firmly believing that ... read more

Children With Swollen, Painful Knees: Is It Lyme Disease or Septic Arthritis?

May 11, 2016 — Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study identifies four ... read more

Common Asthma Warnings Overlooked

May 11, 2016 — A new survey found that most adults are aware of some of the most common asthma signs such as wheezing and shortness of breath, many don't recognize other warning symptoms like trouble sleeping, ... read more

New Method to Stop the Spread of Lyme Disease

May 10, 2016 — Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce ... read more

How to Remove a Splinter

May 10, 2016 — Everyone has been there. No sooner did you or your child touch that old wooden bench when a small sliver of wood slides into the skin – causing a surprising amount of pain. Fortunately, say ... read more

Drug Does Not Reduce Digital Ulcers in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

May 10, 2016 — Investigators evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic multisystem autoimmune ... read more

Migraine Drugs Underused, Research Suggests

May 10, 2016 — More migraines could be safely treated with drugs that are known to constrict blood vessels, new research suggests, adding that patients who were given the drugs off-label had no stroke or other ... read more

Many Patients Abusing Drugs, Alcohol Are Self-Medicating Chronic Pain

May 9, 2016 — With opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse considered one of the biggest public health threats of our time in the US, many are asking why so many Americans are struggling with addiction to ... read more

Research Findings Reveal Potential to Reverse Cancer-Related Nerve Pain

May 5, 2016 — A study providing new information about neuropathic pain afflicting some 90 percent of cancer patients who have had nerve damage caused by tumors, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation indicates gene ... read more

Placebo Effects in Women Are Boosted by Vasopressin

May 3, 2016 — A new study suggests that women are particularly susceptible to the pain-relieving placebo effect of vasopressin. Placebos are used to help accurately measure clinical responses/outcomes when ... read more

Meaning of Brain Scans for 'Pain' Called Into Question

Apr. 25, 2016 — Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain. The study was designed to ... read more

Defects in Body's Cell Disposal System May Contribute to the Most Common Form of Lupus

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists may be setting the stage for new approaches to control or prevent the inflammation and tissue damage associated with the chronic autoimmune disorder ... read more

Brighter Prospects for Chronic Pain

Apr. 20, 2016 — The potential of light as a noninvasive, highly focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to new research. Optogenetics is a growing field of research with a wide variety ... read more

Taking the Fight Against Risky Pain Pill Use to the ER: Study Shows Promise

Apr. 20, 2016 — As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could ... read more

'Wristwatch' Device Could Revolutionize Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients

Apr. 19, 2016 — A Cedars-Sinai research team is one of the first in the nation to test the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) data logger, which tracks the movements of Parkinson’s patients every two minutes over a period ... read more

Patients Triaged as Nonurgent in ED Get Diagnostics, Procedures, Admitted

Apr. 18, 2016 — Some patients triaged as nonurgent in emergency departments still received diagnostic services, had procedures performed and were admitted, including to critical care units, all of which could signal ... read more

Role for Oxidized Mitochondrial DNA in Lupus Revealed

Apr. 18, 2016 — The neutrophils of systemic lupus erythematosus patients release oxidized DNA from their mitochondria that can stimulate an unwanted immune response, researchers have discovered. The study suggests ... read more

Hip Fracture Risk Rises in the 10 Years After Total Knee Replacement

Apr. 16, 2016 — A Swedish study shows that individuals with total knee replacement (TKR) due to primary osteoarthritis had a low risk for hip and vertebral fracture in the decade before surgery. However, after total ... read more

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