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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

New Effort Aims to Prevent Surgery-Related Opioid Addiction Across Michigan

Oct. 24, 2016 — With 40 percent of opioid medications in Michigan prescribed by surgeons, a team has launched an effort to encourage safer prescribing across the state, and a map of drug takeback ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have ... read more

Nanoparticle Injections May Be Future of Osteoarthritis Treatment

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers have shown that they can inject nanoparticles into an injured joint and suppress inflammation immediately following an injury, reducing the destruction of cartilage and lowering the risk ... read more

100 Million Prescription Opioids Go Unused Each Year Following Wisdom Teeth Removal, Study Estimates

Sep. 22, 2016 — More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction – such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth – were left unused by patients, research shows. The authors say ... read more

Sleep Is Key to Curing Chronic Pain

Sep. 21, 2016 — A ink between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won't be able to sleep are more likely to ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean ... read more

Cancer Patients Not Getting Adequate Pain Relief

Sep. 15, 2016 — Many terminal cancer patients are not getting adequate pain relief early enough, according to an English study. The researchers found that, on average, terminal cancer patients were given their first ... read more

Corydalis Yanhusuo Extract for Use as an Adjunct Medicine for Low to Moderate Chronic Pain

Sep. 14, 2016 — Root extracts from the flowering herbal plant Corydalis yanhusuo, or YHS, has widely used for centuries as a pain treatment. Yet few studies have investigated how it works on different forms of pain, ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Depleting a chemical called GM3 through genetic modification prevented the development of neuropathy in obese diabetic mice, a new study ... read more

Despite Chronic Pain, South Africans With HIV-Related Pain Are Surprisingly Active

Sep. 13, 2016 — South Africans with HIV-related pain are surprisingly active and this is not due to their resilience, says a new report. More than 50% of HIV-positive individuals experience a painful condition like ... read more

Operational Mechanism of the Acid-Sensing Ion Channel That Recognizes Internal Body Pain

Sep. 12, 2016 — Researchers have identified the pain transmission mechanism at the molecular level and presented new solutions for the understanding of pain signals and the development of pain ... read more

X-Rays: The First and Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain Among Middle-Aged Patients

Sep. 9, 2016 — Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly one in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis -- a progressive 'wear and ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — There are almost 800,000 patients in the U.S. who are intubated and require mechanical ventilation annually. More than half of these patients are awake, alert and desperately attempting to ... read more

Acetaminophen Not Associated With Worse Asthma in Kids

Sep. 7, 2016 — Children with mild, persistent asthma did not have worse asthma symptoms after taking acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) for pain or fever, compared to using ibuprofen (e.g., Advil), according to the ... read more

Ross River Virus Battle Breakthrough

Sep. 7, 2016 — A potential new therapeutic treatment for the global battle against mosquito-borne alphavirus infections, including the debilitating Ross River virus and chikungunya virus, has been uncovered by ... read more

Link Between Weather, Chronic Pain Is Emerging Through an Innovative National Smartphone Research Project

Sep. 7, 2016 — Preliminary findings from a mass participation study have indicated a link between weather conditions – specifically rain and lack of sunshine – and chronic ... read more

Spiritual Meditation Plus Medication: Best Medicine for Migraines?

Sep. 2, 2016 — New research examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual meditation and migraine medication affects analgesic medication ... read more

Genetic Cause of Severe Nerve Damage in Older Adults With Inability to Walk Deciphered

Sep. 2, 2016 — Congenital gene mutations lead to afflicted persons of advanced age developing severe nerve damage (polyneuropathy) with paralysis, loss of sensation and pain. The illness can advance rapidly and ... read more

Longer Survival of Advanced Cancer Patients Given Methylnaltrexone for Constipation Suggests Role for Mu Opiate Receptor in Cancer Progression

Sep. 1, 2016 — Opioid painkillers and their receptor in cells -- the mu opiate receptor -- could be involved in cancer progression, and could thus be a target for treatments, a study of advanced cancer patients ... read more

Painful Reality: Care Providers Tend to Underestimate Pain During Pediatric Burn Dressing Changes

Sep. 1, 2016 — Pediatric burn pain assessment can vary not only based on patient pain intensity, but also nurse clinical experience, new research ... read more

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