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Chronic pain amplifies the brain's reaction to new injuries
MNT Chronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else. 5 days
Practical clinical trials in pain management can help improve patient function, lower misuse of opioids
NEWS MEDICAL Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical,... 5 days
Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain
MNT A review finds that vitamin D is involved in sleep and pain regulation and proposes that vitamin D... 3 days
Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse
NEWS MEDICAL On a global level, it is estimated that 20% of adults suffer from pain, and 10% are being newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year. 2 days
Self-management programs help veterans to better manage and cope with pain symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL Self-management programs are teaching veterans with chronic pain to become more active, manage symptoms, reduce stigma and frustration, and minimize depression and other mood... 5 days
Study provides greater understanding of psychology behind fear
NEWS MEDICAL What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain? Well, the same regions that are involved when we feel pain ourselves are also activated when we observe... 2 days
Ankle arthroplasty enables arthritis patient to walk again without pain
NEWS MEDICAL A growing number of patients who suffer severe ankle arthritis are undergoing ankle replacement surgery, enabling them to walk again without pain. 2 days
Study aims to find if IV acetaminophen can lead to lower doses of opioids after hip replacement surgery
NEWS MEDICAL When considering joint replacement, many patients worry about how much pain they'll... 7 hours
Practical clinical trials can help find alternatives to opioids
SCIENCE DAILY Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based information on how to employ multidisciplinary pain care successfully in everyday... 6 days
Cluster headaches: searching for effective therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Cluster headaches are probably the most painful types of pain a human can suffer and it is for no small reason that this condition is also sometimes referred to as suicide headache. 2 days
Mindfulness training during childbirth can help cope with labor pain, reduce depression symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL Mindfulness may be good for new moms. A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of... 3 days
Medical News Today: Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook
MNT Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Learn about how it affects the body as it progresses. 5 days
Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost
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Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. 2 days
Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity
NEWS MEDICAL What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent MIT engineer and researcher in her... 5 days
RNA polymerase motions during promoter melting
Science Magazine All cellular RNA polymerases (RNAPs), from those of bacteria to those of man, possess a clamp that can open and close, and it has been assumed that the open RNAP separates promoter DNA strands and then... 1 day
Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths
PHYS.ORG Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as... 4 days
Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store... 2 days
Can fat 'feel' fat? Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also... 2 days
Calcium dynamics regulating the timing of decision-making in C. elegans
PHYS.ORG All animals make decisions according to information, but the detailed mechanism is not known. The researchers found that, a tiny worm chooses the direction in an odor space... 5 days
Nanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
SCIENCE DAILY A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce... 2 days
Gender-Confirmation Surgeries on the Rise in US
LIVE SCIENCE The number of surgeries done to confirm a person's gender identity, also referred to as sex reassignment surgeries, has increased in recent years. 5 days
Is there a green awakening in China?
PHYS.ORG Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism. 4 days
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
PHYS.ORG A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University... 3 days
Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales
PHYS.ORG Google already monitors your online shopping—but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising. 4 days
Researchers break down plastic waste
PHYS.ORG What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurring molecules as well as man-made... 21 hours
Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformations
PHYS.ORG While doctors use X-rays to see the broken bones inside our bodies, scientists have developed a new X-ray technique to see inside continuously packed nanoparticles, also known as grains, to... 4 days
Researchers discover new anti-thrombotic drug target for developing more protective blood thinners
NEWS MEDICAL Blood platelets shore up open wounds and help cuts heal, but they can also cause heart attacks and strokes when a congealed ball of... 2 days
What is nanomedicine, and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?
PHYS.ORG A recent US study of people treated for cancer as children from the 1970s to 1999 showed that although survival rates have improved over the years,... 3 days
Friends help female vampire bats cope with loss
PHYS.ORG Female vampire bats form strong social bonds with their mothers and daughters as they groom and share regurgitated meals of blood. They also form friendships with less closely related bats. Gerry Carter,... 3 days
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