Pain
Scorpion toxin that targets 'wasabi receptor' may help solve mystery of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States, researchers at The University of... more
Self-administered acupressure could help improve lower back pain symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. more
Massage Therapy Foundation announces research grant to address pain and opioid use in veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
The Massage Therapy Foundation has awarded $210,000 for a research grant to the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain... more
Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?  MNT · 19 hours
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. more
Lower back pain? Self-administered acupressure could help  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms. more
Cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medication for pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States, researchers found strong evidence that cannabis can... more
Integrated approach unifies psychology and neurophysiology of chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An integrated approach that unifies psychosocial factors with neurobiology sheds light on chronic pain traits and their underlying brain networks, according to a study published August 20 in the open-access... more
Medical News Today: What causes eyebrow pain?  MNT · 2 days
There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here. more
Medical News Today: How to relieve gum pain fast  MNT · 2 days
From tea bags to cold compresses, many home remedies can quickly relieve mild-to-moderate gum pain. Learn about these methods, and when to see a dentist, here. more
Painting a bigger biosociological picture of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An integrated approach that unifies psychosocial factors with neurobiology sheds light on chronic pain traits and their underlying brain networks, according to a new study. more
Protein implicated in neuron growth and cell adhesion appears crucial for pain sensitization  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from Japan's Osaka University have made an important leap in our understanding of how chronic pain conditions develop. more
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associated with overly excitable neurons in the spinal cord, the mechanisms... more
Study reaffirms importance of empathy and understanding in treating patients with chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Osteopathic medicine's emphasis on physician empathy and understanding leads to higher patient satisfaction, a study by researchers at UNTHSC's Texas College of... more
SLU researchers receive $2.1 million to find non-addictive pain medications  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Neuropathic pain affects between 15 and 20 million people in the U.S. This type of pain can occur after injuries to the nervous system due to trauma, disease... more
Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team at Scripps Research in Florida has discovered a biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery offers... more
Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ underneath the skin  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a new sensory organ located underneath the skin. The discovery could lead to the development of new, more effective pain killers. more
Researchers Discover New Pain Organ in Human Skin  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A team of scientists at Karolinska Institutet has discovered a previously unknown meshlike organ in the skin that is sensitive... more
Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away  NPR · 3 days
A recent study found virtual reality experiences were better at easing pain than watching televised nature scenes. Immersive distraction seems key to the success,... more
What can cause rectal pain?  MNT · 6 days
Many factors can cause rectal pain. This article looks at the causes of pain around the rectum, the symptoms, and ways to relieve it at home. more
Discovery of anti-opioid pathway offers new route to designing safer pain medications  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team has discovered a biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery offers new ideas for improving the... more
Medical News Today: What can cause rectal pain?  MNT · 6 days
Many factors can cause rectal pain. This article looks at the causes of pain around the rectum, the symptoms, and ways to relieve it at home. more
Therapeutic virtual reality can help reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Therapeutic virtual reality can be used to reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients, according to a study published August 14, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
New pain organ discovered in the skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have discovered a new sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts. more
Specialized cutaneous Schwann cells initiate pain sensation  Science Magazine · 1 week
An essential prerequisite for the survival of an organism is the ability to detect and respond to aversive stimuli. Current belief is that noxious stimuli directly activate nociceptive sensory nerve endings in the skin.... more
Genetic behavioral screen identifies an orphan anti-opioid system  Science Magazine · 1 week
Opioids target the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) to produce unrivaled pain management but their addictive properties can lead to severe abuse. We developed a whole animal behavioral platform for unbiased discovery of genes... more
Guidelines for treatment of migraine in children and teens  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected... more
Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific... more
New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from... more
Joint lubricating fluid triggers pain response from nerve cells in osteoarthritic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly... more
Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells... more
Surgeons report success in reducing opioid prescribing without increasing patients' pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows how one state's surgeons reduced the number of opioids they prescribed to thousands of patients -- without causing patients to feel more... more
How plants synthesise salicylic acid  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The pain-relieving effect of salicylic acid, now sold as Aspirin, has been known for thousands of years. Besides being a useful drug with numerous health applications, it is a stress hormone made by plants which is essential in... more
Using cannabis and opioids for pain increases mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Opioid misuse has become a significant public health problem. Despite efforts to control its use, opioid is still the most widely prescribed class of medicines. Now, a new... more
How plants synthesize salicylic acid  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The pain-relieving effect of salicylic acid has been known for thousands of years. Besides being a useful drug with numerous health applications, it is a stress hormone made by plants, which is essential for them to fight off... more
Adults who combine opioids and cannabis have more mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression... more
Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Not a good mix: A researcher has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression... more
When naproxen breaks down, toads croak  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study takes a harder look at the effects a common anti-inflammatory medication and its degradation products have on amphibians. There have been many studies that review the toxicity of naproxen, a common over-the-counter pain... more
When naproxen breaks down, toads croak  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry takes a harder look at the effects a common anti-inflammatory medication and its degradation products have on amphibians. There have been many studies that review the toxicity of... more
New soft neural implant can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a soft neural implant that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone. It is the first wireless neural device capable of indefinitely delivering... more
Medical News Today: Periumbilical pain: What to know  MNT · 2 weeks
A wide variety of conditions can cause periumbilical pain, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose. Learn about the causes and treatment options here. more
Periumbilical pain: What to know  MNT · 2 weeks
A wide variety of conditions can cause periumbilical pain, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose. Learn about the causes and treatment options here. more
New research provides better way to gauge pain in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Neuroscientists have developed a method that can more accurately gauge pain in mice, which could lead researchers to discover new ways to treat pain in human patients. more
Self healing robots that 'feel pain' and heal themselves  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists will develop technologies within the new SHERO project that allow soft robots to self-heal damage. Because this repair process should not involve humans, the researchers are looking into self-healing... more
New method can more accurately gauge pain in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. more
Over $1.6 million grants to support research on opioid pain medication use during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An interdisciplinary team of experts from Indiana University, along with other researchers across the U.S. and Sweden, have received grants... more
Opioid use and misuse 3 months after ED visit for acute pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Opioid use at the three-month follow-up in emergency department patients discharged with an opioid prescription for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily... more
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue during the... more
Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue... more
NSAIDs contribute to cardiovascular side effects in patients with osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to control the pain and inflammation in individuals with osteoarthritis, but a new Arthritis & Rheumatology study suggests that NSAIDs contribute to... more
Most older people with advancing dementia remain at home, despite pain and poor health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes -- many until they die. more
Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for pain in the arch of the foot  MNT · 2 weeks
The arch of the foot plays a vital role in supporting movements such as walking. In this article, learn about... more
Medical News Today: How to treat tonsillitis symptoms at home  MNT · 2 weeks
Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in and around the tonsils. Learn about a variety of home remedies for tonsillitis in this... more
Smartphone-controlled soft brain implant to treat brain disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, pain disorders and addictions could now be treated from within the brain itself using an intriguing new soft implant in the brain itself. more
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a soft neural implant capable of delivering multiple drugs and colour lights which neuroscientists believe can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression,... more
Medical News Today: How do you know when a stubbed toe is serious?  MNT · 2 weeks
Stubbing a toe can be very painful. It can be hard to tell whether the toe is bruised, broken, or sprained. Learn... more
Medical News Today: Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?  MNT · 2 weeks
Canada-based scientists have finally discovered how the cannabis plant produces molecules that may relieve pain without the risk of addiction. more
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. The device could speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases... more
Pain Rescue Team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope In Terrible Times  NPR · 2 weeks
An interdisciplinary team in San Francisco uses acupressure, massage, counseling and other methods, as well as medicine, to help kids get relief from chronic pain. But... more
Investigating alternatives to opioids for dogs in pain  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Opioids are among the most effective pain relievers in dogs and cats, but amid the U.S. opioid crisis it has become much more difficult for animal hospitals to access these drugs. This,... more
Medical News Today: Pulled stomach muscle: Causes, treatments, and how to identify  MNT · 3 weeks
A pulled stomach muscle or a strain can cause pain and tenderness. Learn about the causes, such as exercise and overuse, as well as... more
Regenstrief/VA scientist to co-lead $21 million study on chronic low back pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Matthew J. Bair, M.D., M.S., a research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will co-lead a... more
Pulled stomach muscle: Causes, treatments, and how to identify  MNT · 3 weeks
A pulled stomach muscle or a strain can cause pain and tenderness. Learn about the causes, such as exercise and overuse, as well as other possible abdominal injuries here. more
Medical News Today: What causes pain in the lower left back?  MNT · 3 weeks
Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and... more
Medical News Today: Not just for pain: Skin nerves can also help fight infection  MNT · 3 weeks
New research in mice has found that skin nerves can also stop infections from spreading, and that they do so... more
Rutgers Health treats children with multiple sclerosis at the dedicated pediatric MS program  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Alexander Wallerson was 12 years old when he saw a popular movie with his mother. Now 26, he remembers that specific day... more
Not just for pain: Skin nerves can also help fight infection  MNT · 3 weeks
New research in mice has found that skin nerves can also stop infections from spreading, and that they do so much faster than immune cells. more
New survey highlights the impact of EGIDs on families  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Imagine if food caused pain... nausea… reflux… was hard to swallow or even suddenly became stuck in your esophagus. That can be the reality for someone living with an eosinophilic... more
New study to examine neuroimaging neurofeedback for pain after spinal cord injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Jeanne Zanca, PhD, MPT, of Kessler Foundation received a $299,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for a pilot study to develop new... more
Europe heatwave relents as travel chaos causes new pain  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A heatwave that smashed temperature records in northern Europe finally relented Friday but thousands of holidaymakers were snared in travel chaos that followed the hot weather. more
Medical News Today: What to know about windburn  MNT · 4 weeks
Windburn can occur when the skin gets exposure to harsh winds and cold conditions. It often causes redness and pain. Remedies include rehydrating and using moisturizer. Learn more here. more
What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?  MNT · 4 weeks
The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an... more
Medical News Today: What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?  MNT · 4 weeks
The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs... more
Pain and gain: Skin nerves anticipate and fight infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A surprising new discovery in mouse models reveals a previously unknown role for pain in immunity and has implications for treating autoimmune diseases. more
Researchers harness the pain-relief properties of cannabis to develop new pain killers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The cannabis plant produces pain-relieving molecules that are 30x more effective than aspirin. Researchers are now working on a plant-based pain killer. more
Bioinspired adhesive dressings could accelerate wound healing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures - there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an adhesive... more
How the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Kava (Piper methysticum) is a plant native to the Polynesian islands that people there have used in a calming drink of the same name in religious and cultural... more
U of G researchers first to uncover how cannabis plant creates pain-relieving molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
University of Guelph researchers are the first to uncover how the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more... more
Federal suit alleges ‘staggering’ urine drug testing fraud at Tennessee pain clinics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
The Justice Department on Monday accused a defunct chain of Tennessee-based pain clinics of cheating Medicare and other taxpayer-funded health insurers out of at... more
Uncovering the riches of traditional global medicine  MIT · 1 month
Researchers solve how the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules, demonstrate an extensible method to scale and optimize production. more
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