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Integrated approach needs to be used to address opioid use among psychiatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use,... more
How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world peril  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving... more
`Safer opioid’ has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Tramadol: `the other opioid crisis’ in the developing world  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Mass opioid abuse is `destabilizing’ world’s poorest nations  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk... more
Opioid billed as `safer’ is abused widely around the world  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving... more
ACA's new website aims to educate public about chiropractic services  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The American Chiropractic Association has launched a new website to educate the public about non-drug pain relief and the chiropractic profession's holistic approach to health and improved function.... more
Depression and anxiety can have negative impact on outcomes following hip surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients' physical health. They also should consider screening... more
Health risks associated with NSAIDs as a factor for increased opioid prescribing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients with chronic pain caught between cardiovascular concerns about non-opioid analgesics and addiction risks of opioids, likely causing significant unmet need for pain relief. more
Addictions and drug interactions common among patients not disclosing their medication history  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Some patients skip telling their doctors about the drugs and medications they are consuming. A new study shows that these patients are at a... more
Non-drug therapies may reduce adverse outcomes in service members with chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study based on Veterans Affairs health records finds that non-drug therapies given to military service members with chronic pain may reduce the... more
'Invisible,' restricted horse racing therapy may leave a trail  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A treatment called extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used in patients both human and equine to speed healing of injured tendons and ligaments. Using high-pressure sonic waves, ESWT is thought... more
Legalization status of cannabis affects people's views on benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized are more likely to believe it has beneficial effects - including health benefits in treatment of pain and anxiety or depression, reports... more
'Invisible,' restricted horse racing therapy may leave a trail  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Shockwave therapy is used in both horses and humans to speed healing, but it can also mask pain. For the first time veterinarians have identified several biomarkers of the treatment,... more
Computer betting game can help predict the likelihood of opioid reuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. more
Identifying the type of pain in adults with sickle cell disease may help improve treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Identifying the type of pain an adult with sickle cell disease experiences may be useful in improving treatment,... more
ACS and APSA address safe and effective pain control after surgery for children, teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Given the current rates of opioid abuse in the U.S, it is critical that surgical patients understand how to safely... more
Medical News Today: Chest pain in women: What causes it, and how do doctors diagnose it?  MNT · 2 weeks
A heart attack is a common cause of chest pain, but women may have different symptoms... more
Gabapentin – a drug for nerve pain could help patients with spinal injury finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A preclinical study with mice has shown that Gabapentin, a drug that is commonly used in nerve pain... more
Medical News Today: Do braces hurt? What to expect  MNT · 2 weeks
People often wonder whether braces hurt. Here, we discuss the pain or discomfort that people may experience when getting and wearing braces. more
Chest pain in women: What causes it, and how do doctors diagnose it?  MNT · 2 weeks
A heart attack is a common cause of chest pain, but women may have different symptoms than men. Learn about the causes,... more
A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research... more
Common drug for nerve pain could help restore upper limb function after spinal cord injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after... more
For artist inspired by illness, ‘gratitude outweighs pain’  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People often ask Dylan Mortimer how it feels to breathe through transplanted lungs. He gets that a lot because while most people go through life with one pair of lungs, Mortimer is... more
Consortium launches ambitious project to transform the treatment of pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In an effort to address the critical public health need for new, safer and more effective medicines to treat pain, a consortium based at the Laboratory of Systems... more
New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones  MIT · 2 weeks
Muscle relaxants delivered to the ureter can reduce contractions that cause pain when passing a stone. more
Medical News Today: Causes of right shoulder and arm pain  MNT · 2 weeks
There are several potential causes of right shoulder and arm pain. Read on to find out the various causes and when to see a doctor. more
Medical News Today: What does it mean when acne is itchy?  MNT · 2 weeks
Acne can cause pain and skin irritation, but is it normal for acne bumps to itch? Here, we discuss the causes and treatment of itchy acne. more
Medical News Today: What causes pain under the left armpit?  MNT · 2 weeks
Causes of pain under the left armpit can range from minor skin infections to nerve damage. Learn about these and other causes, as well as when to see... more
Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Together with colleagues from Shanghai, Brussels, Canada and the USA, researchers from the University of Bonn have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. more
Only few nutritional supplements provide protection against cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Store shelves are filled with nutritional supplements that promise to help with everything from joint pain to lowering cholesterol. Despite those claims, only three supplements have been shown to provide... more
Elucidating the active {delta}-opioid receptor crystal structure with peptide and small-molecule agonists  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Selective activation of the -opioid receptor (DOP) has great potential for the treatment of chronic pain, benefitting from ancillary anxiolytic and antidepressant-like effects. Moreover,... more
Medical News Today: What to know about sharp lower back pain  MNT · 3 weeks
There are many possible causes of sharp lower back pain, from a mild muscle strain to some potentially more serious underlying conditions. Read this article for... more
New wearable sensor for non-invasive gout detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Biomedical scientists are working hard to create more pain-free methods of disease detection and treatment. A simple blood test is highly informative but arouses intense anxiety in many people. Now a new paper published... more
Cannabis reduces headache and migraine pain by nearly half  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study. The study also found no evidence that cannabis caused 'overuse headache,' a... more
Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Barton's long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine. more
Predicting opioid-related problems among cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Opioids play an important role in how cancer patients manage pain, but the ongoing opioid epidemic has raised concerns about their potential for abuse. more
Leg cramps could be a sign of peripheral artery disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Peripheral artery disease develops silently, narrowing blood vessels for decades until the supply of nutrients and oxygen falls low enough to cause cramps and leg pain. more
A new link between migraines, opioid overuse may be key to treating pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered that a peptide links together migraine pain and pain induced by opioid overuse. more
Researchers discover a peptide involved in both migraine and opioid-overuse pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
About 10% of the world population suffers from migraine headaches, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. more
What to know about colon pain  MNT · 4 weeks
Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here. more
New drug 'ubrogepant' may work for migraine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the November 19, 2019 issue of JAMA shows that a newly developed small molecule drug called ubrogepant may successfully fight migraine at doses of 25 and 50 mg, with... more
Medical News Today: What to know about colon pain  MNT · 4 weeks
Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here. more
Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need... more
Yoga and physical therapy effective in treating co-occurring sleep disturbance, back pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to... more
Opioid prescription doses are increasingly being tapered, often more rapidly than recommended  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Stigma and safety fears have made daily dose tapering of opioid prescriptions more common. New research, however, shows tapering can occur at rates as... more
Opioid dose tapering rates as much as six times higher than recommended  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Stigma and safety fears have made daily dose tapering of opioid prescriptions more common. New research from UC Davis Health physicians, however, shows tapering... more
Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A large study finds that people with stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a stent or bypass procedure, but it... more
US approves drug to prevent sickle cell pain, organ damage  ABC NEWS · 1 month
U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can prevent extremely painful sickle cell disease flareups more
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