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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Modified Rye Bread Helps Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

July 18, 2016 — Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, ... read more

New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD Associated With Increased Risk of Death

July 14, 2016 — Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, ... read more

Fibromyalgia: Doubling Up to Fight Pain

July 13, 2016 — A more effective way of treating fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain typically accompanied by fatigue, as well as sleep, mood and memory problems has been ... read more

New Analysis Recommends Responsible Prescription of Opioids to Pain Patients

July 13, 2016 — A recent review and analysis suggests that some policies restricting opioid prescriptions to curb overdose deaths could be harming those who need them the most: pain ... read more

Cutting Nerves During Breast Cancer Surgery Is Associated With Chronic Pain

July 11, 2016 — A systematic review has been conducted that analyzed 30 observational studies that enrolled 20,000 women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Analysis of this data suggested that disruption of ... read more

Increased Prevalence of Lupus in Non-Europeans Has a Genetic Basis

July 11, 2016 — Non-Europeans have a higher frequency of the gene variants that increase the risk of lupus as compared to the European population, a new study has confirmed. The findings could lead to the ... read more

Surgery Found to Increase Risk of Chronic Opioid Use, Study Finds

July 11, 2016 — A study of health insurance claims showed that patients undergoing 11 of the most common types of surgery were at an increased risk of becoming chronic users of opioid painkillers, say ... read more

Web-Based Data Tool Designed to Enhance Drug Safety

July 8, 2016 — A new online open-access database has been developed by scientists to allow the clinical responses of more than 5 million patients to all FDA-approved drugs to be used to identify unexpected clinical ... read more

Transplant Drug May Provide Benefits After Spinal Cord Injury

July 8, 2016 — New research in mice indicates that a drug commonly used to suppress the immune system in recipients of organ transplants may also reduce tissue damage and neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. ... read more

July 8, 2016 — It's like something out of a horror movie -- a killer bug that goes through your nose and can kill you in 24 hours. What's worse is it could be lurking in your body without you even knowing ... read more

Acupressure Reduced Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

July 7, 2016 — Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. About ... read more

Not Blowing Smoke: Research Finds Medical Marijuana Lowers Prescription Drug Use

July 6, 2016 — Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to new ... read more

Does Chronic Pain Run in Families?

July 6, 2016 — Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to ... read more

Chronic Pain Costs Are High to Ontario Health Care System and to Individual Patients

July 6, 2016 — Costs of patients who develop chronic post-surgical pain could range from $2.5 million to $4.1 million a year, in one Ontario hospital alone, according to a new ... read more

Endometrial Scratch Appears Beneficial in Couples Trying to Conceive

July 4, 2016 — There is a much disputed claim that 'injury' to the lining of the uterus -- whether inadvertent or deliberate -- increases the chance of embryo implantation and thus the chance of pregnancy ... read more

New Research May Help to Develop Effective Pain Killers

June 30, 2016 — If you have ever chopped chilies and then accidentally touched your eyes you will be familiar with the burning sensation that this causes. However, the substance responsible for this sensation can ... read more

Potential Flaws in Test for Lyme Disease

June 30, 2016 — A new microscopy technique (LM-method) developed to detect Lyme disease is unable to distinguish infected patients from healthy controls, yielding false-positive results that could lead doctors to ... read more

Stem Cell Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease May Be Safe

June 29, 2016 — A phase II clinical trial in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, suggests that transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord may be done safely. While ... read more

Researchers Discover Potential Genetic Trigger of Autoimmune Disease

June 27, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease. The study discovered virus-like elements within the human genome linked to the development of two autoimmune ... read more

Experts Off Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

June 23, 2016 — Marijuana often is used to self treat chronic pain and, with 24 states legalizing medical use of the herb, experts have published guidance for physicians caring for patients who use cannabis. The ... read more

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