Pain
Interaction between antidepressants and opioid pain medication contributes to lesser pain relief  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study from University Hospitals. more
Regular physical activity can be effective in reducing pain from arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
More than 50 million U.S. adults have arthritis. Many experience severe joint pain and, likely because of their pain, don't do much exercising if at all. more
Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen pain relief  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a new study. These findings have important implications for... more
Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers have now established that, in certain cases, the diagnostic reliability of non-invasive... more
Medical News Today: People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria  MNT · 2 days
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. more
People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria  MNT · 2 days
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. more
Researchers estimate the prevalence of chronic pain among cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the rate in the general population, according to a study published by Mount... more
More than 5 million cancer survivors experience chronic pain, twice the rate of the general population  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the... more
Surgeons’ opioid-prescribing habits hard to kick  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of... more
Sortilin protein plays crucial role in pain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sortilin, which is a protein expressed on the surface of nerve cells, plays a crucial role in pain development in laboratory mice - and in all likelihood in humans as well. more
Medical News Today: What to know about pulmonary tuberculosis  MNT · 5 days
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not... more
Researchers find link between chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome. more
One step closer to chronic pain relief  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
While effective drugs against chronic pain are not just around the corner, researchers have succeeded in identifying a protein as a future potential target for medicinal drugs. Basic research shows that blocking a protein... more
Scientists find link between chronic pain and gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome. more
Medical News Today: Can turmeric help treat rheumatoid arthritis?  MNT · 7 days
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds,... more
Sortilin gates neurotensin and BDNF signaling to control peripheral neuropathic pain  Science Magazine · 7 days
Neuropathic pain is a major incurable clinical problem resulting from peripheral nerve trauma or disease. A central mechanism is the reduced expression of the potassium chloride... more
Medical News Today: Lyme disease: Why does joint pain persist?  MNT · 7 days
Lyme disease can cause long-term joint inflammation that lasts long after the body has cleared the infection. A new study uncovers how this might happen. more
Antidepressants can reduce empathy for those in pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social... more
Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Antidepressant treatment, not only depression per se, can lead to reductions in behavioral and neural responses to pain empathy more
Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try... more
Study looks at pain relief for piglets from medicated mother's milk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New findings by researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine suggest potential pain relief for piglets by administering medicine through the act of... more
Ebola spread to Uganda could threaten international health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
After smouldering in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for almost a year, killing near 1,000 people, the deadly Ebola virus crossed the border to Uganda in June 2109. This virus causes... more
Antibodies could cause arthritic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. more
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study finds that antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis. Researchers believe that the finding can... more
Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior, particularly in young people  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Treatment with gabapentinoids -- a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders -- is associated with an increased... more
Tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish can provide potent pain relief when given properly  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for addiction and overdose. more
New intervention shows promise for relief of shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A New Jersey team of researchers has reported the successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder... more
Promising treatment for shoulder pain in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have reported the first case of successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury following... more
Opioid alternative? Taming tetrodotoxin for precise painkilling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a potentially safe pain block. more
Study finds potential treatment for patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study, published today in PNAS, has found a potential treatment for patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. more
FDA overlooked red flags in drugmaker’s testing of new depression medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ketamine is a darling of combat medics and clubgoers, an anesthetic that can quiet your pain without suppressing breathing and a hallucinogenic that can get you... more
New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a... more
Medical News Today: Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking  MNT · 2 weeks
Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture. However, persistent or recurring pain may... more
Medical News Today: What causes lower back and hip pain?  MNT · 2 weeks
In this article, we look at common causes of lower back and hip pain. We also discuss ways to relieve pain and when to see a doctor. more
What causes lower back and hip pain?  MNT · 2 weeks
In this article, we look at common causes of lower back and hip pain. We also discuss ways to relieve pain and when to see a doctor. more
Tart cherry reduces joint pain and sore muscles in some breast cancer patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Tart cherry reduces the musculoskeletal effects of aromatase inhibitors in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer, according to new... more
Medical News Today: What can cause lower back and leg pain?  MNT · 2 weeks
Lower back and leg pain can result from poor posture and overstraining the back muscles. However, persistent or recurring pain can be a sign of an... more
Training robots to relieve chronic pain  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Swinburne have developed a collaborative robot system to automatically treat back, neck and head pain caused by soft tissue injury. more
Tart cherry shown to decrease joint pain, sore muscles in some breast cancer patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Tart cherry reduces the musculoskeletal effects of aromatase inhibitors in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer, according to new findings. more
Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?  NPR · 2 weeks
Changing how the mind reacts to pain can reduce the discomfort experienced, according to scientists who study brain pathways that regulate pain. A new type of therapy aims to enhance that effect. more
FDA authorizes marketing of first medical device for pain relief in adolescents with IBS  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to aid in the reduction of... more
Medical News Today: No taste for vanilla! When and why is pain pleasurable?  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people find painful sensations pleasurable or arousing during sex or erotic play. How is this possible? Read this Spotlight feature to... more
No taste for vanilla! When and why is pain pleasurable?  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people find painful sensations pleasurable or arousing during sex or erotic play. How is this possible? Read this Spotlight feature to find out. more
Medical News Today: What to know about rib pain during pregnancy  MNT · 3 weeks
Pain around the ribs is a common complaint during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the possible causes of rib pain during pregnancy and provide... more
Fussy, hungry, or in pain? Scientists create an AI tool to tell babies' cries apart  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every parent knows the frustration of responding to a baby's cries, wondering if their child is hungry, wet,... more
NIH funds clinical trials to assess applicability of genomics for treating chronic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The National Institutes of Health will fund clinical trials to assess the benefits, applicability and efficacy of applying genomic medicine interventions to... more
Listening to music reduces symptom severity, pain intensity in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A European Journal of Cancer Care study found that listening to music at home reduced the severity of symptoms, pain intensity, and fatigue experienced... more
Medical News Today: Butt pain during pregnancy: Everything you need to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Feeling pain in the buttocks is common during pregnancy. Often, it is due to extra pressure from the growing uterus, which can cause sciatica... more
Medical News Today: 7 stretches and exercises for scoliosis  MNT · 3 weeks
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to either side. Exercise and stretches are a vital part of treatment and can help relieve pain. Learn about the best... more
Reducing opioid prescriptions after C-sections  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
There's a better way to take care of patients after C-sections to help them heal faster and manage pain without increasing their risk of long-term opioid use, researchers say. more
What can cause lower back pain?  MNT · 3 weeks
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease,... more
Medical News Today: What can cause lower back pain?  MNT · 3 weeks
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such... more
Medical News Today: What can cause lower back and testicle pain?  MNT · 3 weeks
Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems.... more
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep research finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team... more
Medical News Today: Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain  MNT · 3 weeks
Poor posture or tense or tired muscles can often lead to upper back pain or discomfort. Gently stretching the back and shoulders can help both relieve... more
Researchers identify previously unknown autoimmune disease involving muscle pain, weakness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.... more
Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified. The syndrome easily could be mistaken for other muscle diseases that require different treatment, so the... more
Medical News Today: How do you know if you have a sprained ankle?  MNT · 4 weeks
Signs of a sprained ankle include pain and swelling. Doctors grade sprains depending on severity. Causes include falling and overuse. Learn more... more
Dyson-Hudson receives grant to study effectiveness of new treatment for shoulder pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, director of the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, was awarded a $549,000 grant by the New Jersey... more
African rodents immune to pain caused by wasabi  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new report in Science provides the first evidence of a mammal - the highveld mole-rat - being immune to pain from exposure to allyl isothiocyanate, or AITC, the active ingredient of... more
What to know about neuralgia  MNT · 4 weeks
Neuralgia is a condition that causes shooting and burning pain in the nerves. There are many types of neuralgia. Treatment options include medications and surgery. Learn more about neuralgia here. more
Medical News Today: What to know about neuralgia  MNT · 4 weeks
Neuralgia is a condition that causes shooting and burning pain in the nerves. There are many types of neuralgia. Treatment options include medications and surgery. Learn more about neuralgia here. more
Pain free, thanks to evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
African mole-rats are insensitive to many different kinds of pain. This characteristic has even allowed mole-rats to populate new habitats, researchers report. Thanks to a genetic change, the highveld mole-rat is able to live alongside venomous ants with... more
Rapid molecular evolution of pain insensitivity in multiple African rodents  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Noxious substances, called algogens, cause pain and are used as defensive weapons by plants and stinging insects. We identified four previously unknown instances of algogen-insensitivity by screening eight... more
Mole rats are pain-free, thanks to evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
African mole rats are insensitive to many kinds of pain. As an international research team led by the MDC's Gary Lewin reports in Science, this characteristic has allowed mole rats to populate new habitats.... more
Advanced testing does not help predict major cardiac events, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Most patients seen in a hospital emergency department for chest pain did not experience major cardiac events within six months following discharge, new research from UC... more
AP: Purdue foreign arm caught up in opioid probe in Europe  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Managers with Purdue Pharma's international arm, Mundipharma, have been swept up in a corruption scandal in Italy for allegedly paying a prominent pain doctor to push... more
Kratom's reputed pain-relief benefits could come from one of its metabolites  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Kratom is a Southeast Asian tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. In the region, the plant's leaves are widely consumed for pain... more
Kratom's reputed pain-relief benefits could come from one of its metabolites  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Kratom is a Southeast Asian tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. In the region, the plant's leaves are widely consumed for pain... more
AP Exclusive: Sackler foreign firm caught up in opioid probe  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Managers with Purdue Pharma's international arm, Mundipharma, have been swept up in a corruption scandal in Italy for allegedly paying a prominent pain doctor to push opioids more
Medical News Today: What to do in the event of a heart attack  MNT · 4 weeks
Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain and shortness of breath. People should call the emergency services if they suspect a... more
AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Managers with Purdue Pharma's international arm, Mundipharma, have been swept up in a corruption scandal in Italy for allegedly paying a prominent pain doctor to push opioids. more
The Latest: Drugmakers say products were heavily regulated  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Drug companies being sued by the state of Oklahoma for fueling the state's opioid addiction crisis say the products they manufactured were heavily regulated by state and federal agencies and addressed an... more
Microorganisms on explanted pedicle screws could be potential cause for spinal implant failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pedicle screws are often used to secure surgically implanted hardware to the spine in patients with spinal disease or spinal trauma. In... more
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