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Pain and pain management is a complex area of medicine. There are numerous treatment options from medication and therapies to mind-body techniques. Pain can be treated with over-the-counter medicine if it is a milder form, or stronger medications such as

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Key signaling protein associated with addiction controls the actions of oxycodone on pain

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and...

How Does Fibromyalgia Affect Pregnancy?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Fibromyalgia treatments may involve medical and lifestyle changes, but can they affect a pregnancy? Learn what should be considered when planning a baby.

Can chair yoga relieve osteoarthritis pain?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new randomized control study is the first to show that chair yoga can help to reduce pain in seniors with lower extremity osteoarthritis.

What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis.

The weather's not to blame for your aches and pains

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis.

Is Yoga a Helpful Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn how yoga might help with fibromyalgia and which additional approaches may help. What are the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Pain relief without the high

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Leiden University led by Mario van der Stelt (Leiden Institute for Chemistry) have set 'gold standards' for developing new painkillers based on the medicinal effects of cannabis.

Commonly used drugs lead to more doctor's office, hospital and emergency department visits

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs very commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States, according to...

Long-term anti-inflammatory drug use may increase cancer-related deaths for certain patients

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Regular use of over-the-counter non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen is associated with an increased risk of dying in patients diagnosed with Type 1 endometrial...

Scripps Florida scientists identify novel compound to alleviate pain and itch

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models.

Optical control of a neuroreceptor alleviates chronic pain

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Pain serves as a valuable warning signal, but when it becomes chronic, pain should be considered as a real disease.

What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome.

UW study: Incidence of consciousness during surgery lower than previous estimates

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

An international study of 260 surgical patients found that, contrary to many previous studies, just more than four percent were conscious of the external world while under general anesthesia but...

Prolonged use of some painkillers tied to hearing loss in women

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

A study of over 55,000 women finds longer use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen - but not aspirin - is tied to slightly higher risk of hearing loss in women.

Veterans endure higher pain severity than nonveterans

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National...

Supportive care for cancer patients remains inadequate

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Pain relief and other forms of supportive care for cancer patients are insufficient, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore.

Prescribing antibiotics, narcotics, and opioids is common but little benefit for patients

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) found that overuse of antibiotics, aggressive non-palliative treatment in patients with limited life expectancy, treatment of chronic pain, and...

Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Well-known autism and pain proteins are likely co-conspirators.Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders.

Complex regional pain syndrome: Watching others causes pain

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

For patients with complex regional pain syndrome, simply watching someone else move can cause intense pain. An MRI scan study delves into the neuroscience.

Researcher suggests kratom may have medical benefit as opioid alternative

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb's active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented...

Fatal opioid overdose could be prevented with new vaccine

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created a vaccine that they say can stop opioid painkillers from reaching the brain, reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose.

Sooner on your feet after hip fracture

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study published in the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery.

TSRI scientists discover how protein senses touch

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a protein first discovered at TSRI in 2010 is directly responsible for sensing touch.

New compound eases pain like marijuana, without the 'high'

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified a compound that alleviates chronic pain in the same way as marijuana, but without the side effects of the drug.

Pain sensors are specialized for specific types of pain, study finds

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Pain-sensing neurons were believed to be receptive to all kinds of pain, but new research suggests pain sensors are specialized for specific sensations.