Pain
Medical News Today: New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis  MNT · 1 hour
Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. more
New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis  MNT · 43 minutes
Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. more
New findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
If a doctor expects a treatment to be successful, a patient may experience less pain and have better outcomes, according to a new Dartmouth study published... more
Your healthcare provider's expectations on whether a treatment works may impact its effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
If a doctor expects a treatment to be successful, a patient may experience less pain and have better outcomes, according to a... more
Images offer most detailed glimpse yet into how skin senses temperature  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Columbia University researchers have captured new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. The findings will help us understand the... more
Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery,... more
Laughing gas can help manage labor pain without side effects to the baby  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby,... more
Colorectal surgery patients in ERAS program report less pain, use fewer opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids,... more
'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS  MNT · 3 days
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain. more
Medical News Today: 'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS  MNT · 3 days
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain. more
People with osteoarthritis at higher risk of social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints, often leading to disability. In older adults with osteoarthritis, they may have problems with mobility, walking, and even doing simple activities... more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many... more
Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions... more
Hope for millions of IBS sufferers as research identifies cause of pain as 'gut itch'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
This is big news for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients: 11% of the world's population suffers from IBS,... more
Australian researchers discover link between itchy skin and gut pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a... more
Good news for IBS sufferers as researchers identify “gut itch”  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have identified receptors that cause the pain experienced in cases of irritable bowel syndrome. more
New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A research team found muscle cells treated with statins released the amino acid called glutamate at much higher levels than muscle cells that were... more
Researchers aim to find how kinesiophobia may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Finding out how kinesiophobia -unreasonable fear of movement- may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain is the aim of a research group... more
New federal grant to expand outreach to help underserved communities battle opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
According to government data, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 by overdosing on opioids. In response to the opioid crisis, the... more
Medical News Today: Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 6 days
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and... more
Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 6 days
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. more
Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of neck pain?  MNT · 6 days
There are many possible causes of neck pain, from muscle strain to spinal stenosis. In this article, we list more causes of neck pain, discuss their... more
Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to researchers. more
New therapeutic approach for children born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As a growing number of U.S. states legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an increasing number of American women are... more
Mindfulness and medication for opioid dependence may reduce cravings  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and... more
Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative... more
Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
After years and decades in which healthcare providers were freely prescribing opiates for all sorts of painful conditions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines to help bring down opioid... more
Brain protein plays a prominent role in the maintenance of chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A protein called RGS4 (Regulator of G protein signaling 4) plays a prominent role in the maintenance of long-term pain states and may serve... more
Using mindfulness approach to tackle opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Boston Medical Center was awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve function for chronic lower back pain (cLBP) using a non-pharmacologic approach. more
Researchers question the effectiveness of exercise system for relieving lower back pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A paper recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine questions the effectiveness of... more
Brain protein promotes maintenance of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Study results illuminate the potential of novel approach for the treatment of chronic pain. more
Medical News Today: What is plantar fasciitis?  MNT · 1 week
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plantar fasciitis here. more
'Cross-transfer' benefits of special exercise technique questioned  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers question the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain. more
A Patient Hopes Gene-Editing Can Help With Pain Of Sickle Cell Disease  NPR · 2 weeks
She's the first patient with a genetic disorder to be treated with the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR. The treatment has wrapped up, and now... more
Brain mechanisms have potential to block arthritis pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Because pain is a complex condition, treating it efficiently continues to pose challenge for physicians. Past pain research typically has focused upon the spinal cord or the peripheral areas of the nervous... more
US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions more
Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the perineum?  MNT · 2 weeks
There are many possible causes of pain in the perineum, which can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Here, we discuss possible causes and treatments that can help. more
Medicare fraudsters now tap telemedicine in medical equipment scams  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experiencing back pain and... more
Care for knee osteoarthritis in the United States  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study provides an overview of US physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for treating knee osteoarthritis. more
New study examines care for patients with knee osteoarthritis in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research provides an overview of U.S. physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for... more
Study explores psychological aspects of pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An article in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the psychological aspects of pain management with particular reference to placebo infusions in back pain. more
New study to explore how medical cannabis affects people with chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. more
New experimental growth factor drug appears to prevent worsening of osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
More than 10 percent of Americans over age 60 experience knee pain related to osteoarthritis, the most common disease of the knee joint. Osteoarthritis of the... more
Innovative study aims to improve care for patients using opioids for long-term pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Keele University have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids. more
Endometriosis: Thousands of women suffer from debilitating pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Endometriosis affects approximately 1 in 10 women in their reproductive years. The condition, described as debilitating, painful, and emotionally-draining, has taken a toll on the lives of many women across the globe.... more
Researchers study how allergens get on our nerves to drive inflammation in atopic dermatitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dry skin, pain, and itching... Atopic dermatitis affects the everyday lives of nearly 20% of children, and up to 5%... more
Mississippi defends 15-week abortion ban in appeals court  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The state of Mississippi says a federal court erred in not letting it present evidence about whether a fetus experiences pain more
Medical News Today: What is claudication?  MNT · 2 weeks
Claudication is pain, cramping, or fatigue in the muscles that usually occurs during exercise and goes away with rest. Learn about why it happens, what it feels like, and treatments here. more
UC Davis engineers develop new test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis.... more
A breath test for opioids  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians. A breath test could be useful in caring for chronic pain patients as well as for checking for illegal drug use. more
ACT's new animal sentience law recognises an animal's psychological pain and pleasure  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After a chimpanzee named Flint recently lost his mother, renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall wrote: "The last short journey he made, pausing to rest... more
Researchers create pain mediator profile for pancreatic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a recent study, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) discovered the cause of this phenomenon for the first time: a particular neuroenzyme in the body is present in... more
New approach to pain treatment in diseases of the pancreas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One of the worst symptoms associated with inflammation or cancer of the pancreas is severe chronic pain. Pancreatic pain is difficult to treat, because many painkillers prove ineffective... more
First prostate cancer therapy to target genes delays cancer progression  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For the first time, prostate cancer has been treated based on the genetic makeup of the cancer, resulting in delayed disease progression, delayed time to pain progression, and... more
UC Davis research team receives NIH grant to develop novel drugs for treating pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A UC Davis research team, led by Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy and Heike Wulff, will receive a $1.5 million grant from the... more
Access to physical therapy for low back pain may reduce opioid prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Patients who first saw a physical therapist or chiropractor for low back pain, rather than a primary care physician, were much less likely to... more
Vaping linked to over 200 health problems, but still safer than smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Vaping has been linked to hundreds of health problems in the UK over the last five years, including heart conditions, chest pain and pneumonia. more
Kingston University’s award-winning rehabilitation program receives national recognition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An award-winning programme created by a Kingston University, London and St George's, University of London professor to help people with chronic hip and knee pain has received national recognition - after cutting... more
Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain  MNT · 3 weeks
A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were about twice as likely to also experience the other condition. more
Medical News Today: Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain  MNT · 3 weeks
A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were about twice as likely to also experience the other... more
Study may help scientists to learn more about the causes of chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that inflammation increases neuronal activity, gene expression and sensory nerve (neurite) outgrowth in neurons... more
Non-invasive treatment shows early promise for vestibular migraine attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain. more
Study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opioids for pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in... more
Research reveals molecular link between chronic pain and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at Hokkaido University have identified the brain mechanism linking chronic pain and depression in rats. Their research, which was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience, could lead to... more
Molecular link between chronic pain and depression revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have identified the brain mechanism linking chronic pain and depression in rats. Their research could lead to the development of new treatments for chronic pain and depression. more
In tiny doses, an addiction medication moonlights as treatment for chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Lori Pinkley, a 50-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has struggled with puzzling chronic pain since she was 15. more
What can make passing stool painful?  MNT · 4 weeks
There are many reasons a person may experience pain during a bowel movement. In this article, we discuss 10 possible causes and some treatment options. more
A protein essential for chikungunya virus replication identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Chikungunya is an infectious disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus transmitted to humans. It is characterized by high fever and intense joint and muscle pain that can last for several months. The... more
Researchers uncover how letter patterns color perceptions of truth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People today constantly encounter claims such as "Advil kills pain," "coffee prevents depression," or "Hilary promises amnesty" as brands, news outlets and social media sites vie for our attention--yet few... more
Using spices and culinary herbs to develop new natural product based medicines  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Culinary herbs have been used to cure various ailments, such as fever and joint pain as well as aid in wound healing. more
Medical News Today: What can make passing stool painful?  MNT · 4 weeks
There are many reasons a person may experience pain during a bowel movement. In this article, we discuss 10 possible causes and some treatment options. more
Interactive VR during high-intensity cycling reduces muscle pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
High-intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers. more
New book from Mayo Clinic Press helps fibromyalgia patients find solutions to better health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes pain, fatigue, chronic headaches and a host of other symptoms, is often misunderstood by patients,... more
Fish experience pain with 'striking similarity' to mammals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new University of Liverpool study has concluded that the anglers' myth 'that fish don't feel pain' can be dispelled: fish do indeed feel pain, with a similarity to that experienced by... more
Medical News Today: Pulled calf muscle: Symptoms and what to do  MNT · 4 weeks
A pulled calf muscle can cause minor or severe pain in the calf, depending on the extent of the injury. Learn more about the symptoms and... more
Medical News Today: What causes uterus pain in early pregnancy?  MNT · 4 weeks
Uterus pain in early pregnancy is a common symptom, but in some cases, it is a sign of a complication. Learn about the causes and treatment of uterus... more
Migraine knowledge poor among university students  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Migraine is a particularly agonizing condition, much more than a simple headache, affecting 5% to 12% of the population. However, the condition is not diagnosed in many patients, forcing them to undergo severe pain for years... more
Benefits and safety of FODMAP diet in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The low FODMAP diet, a diet low in carbohydrates that trigger digestive symptoms like bloating and stomach pain, is a useful treatment in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems, new research confirms. more
Older adults with COPD more likely to use synthetic cannabinoids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that's often associated with a variety of health problems, including chronic muscle pain and insomnia. Psychoactive drug classes,... more
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of yoga?  MNT · 4 weeks
Yoga is a practice with many possible benefits, including reduced back pain, improved mood, and less stress. Learn about these and other benefits in this article. more
Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help  NPR · 4 weeks
Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a... more
Advancements in pain management are giving new options to patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Hardly a day goes by without the public being warned about the dangers of opioids. But still, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130... more
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