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Hope for millions of IBS sufferers as research identifies cause of pain as 'gut itch'
This is big news for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients: 11% of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a major step forward with scientists identifying receptors in the nervous system which cause the condition in the hope of developing effective treatments. (2019-10-16)
Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. (2019-10-16)
Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair
New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain's response to opioid-related cues. (2019-10-16)
Steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints
Corticosteroid injections used to treat osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new special report. (2019-10-15)
New evidence that hip and knee steroid injections more dangerous than thought
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. (2019-10-15)
Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds
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 other researchers. (2019-10-15)
Researchers of the UMA analyze the role of kinesiophobia in individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain
Finding out how kinesiophobia -- unreasonable fear of movement -- may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain is the aim of a research group of the University of Malaga, which recent studies have been published in the scientific journal British Journal of Sports Medicine, the world's No. (2019-10-15)
New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain
The McMaster research team found muscle cells treated with statins released the amino acid called glutamate at much higher levels than muscle cells that were untreated. (2019-10-15)
Estuarine waters hold promise in global pain-relief hunt
The worldwide search for an opioid alternative has made a leap forward -- with a scientific discovery in an Australian fungus indicating effective pain relief and the potential for a safer less addictive drug, helping address the opioid epidemic of deaths by overdose. (2019-10-14)
More evidence linking common bladder medication to a vision-threatening eye condition
A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades, now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see. (2019-10-12)
Study questions 'cross-transfer' benefits of special exercise technique
A paper recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain. (2019-10-11)
Researchers identify brain protein that promotes maintenance of chronic pain
Study results illuminate the potential of novel approach for the treatment of chronic pain. (2019-10-11)
Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation
Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. (2019-10-10)
TTUHSC study shows brain mechanisms have potential to block arthritis pain
Because pain is a complex condition, treating it efficiently continues to pose challenge for physicians. (2019-10-10)
Endometriosis may be costing us much more than previously thought
Along with significant physical pain, endometriosis also hurts Australian women at the hip pocket, as well as having significant economic effects on society as a whole, a new study published today in PLOS ONE confirms. (2019-10-10)
Survey finds less than 1/2 of Americans concerned about poor posture
The average American adult spends more than three and a half hours looking down at their smartphones every day. (2019-10-09)
Study examines care for knee osteoarthritis in the United States
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research provides an overview of US physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for treating knee osteoarthritis. (2019-10-09)
When blood vessels are overly permeable
In Germany alone there are around 400,000 patients who suffer from chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. (2019-10-09)
New addiction treatments hold promise for stemming the opioid crisis, scientists say
Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don't. (2019-10-08)
Experimental growth factor shows promise for treating knee osteoarthritis
A new experimental growth factor therapy appears to prevent a worsening of osteoarthritis by increasing the thickness of cartilage in the knee joint and preventing further loss, according to results from an early clinical trial that were published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2019-10-08)
Online patient portal usage linked to higher rates of flu shots, blood pressure checks
Patients who use online platforms connected to their health records are more likely to take preventative health measures. (2019-10-08)
Pharmacists provide patient value in team-based care
As part of an innovative model being used at UNT Health Science Center, Dr. (2019-10-08)
Distributing essential medicines for free resulted in a 44% increase in adherence
A new study out of St. Michael's Hospital's MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in Toronto found that distributing essential medicines at no charge to patients resulted in a 44% increase in people taking their medications. (2019-10-07)
Kidney function may affect risks associated with prescription opioids
Compared with other pain medications, prescription opioids were linked with higher risks of death and hospitalization, particularly with higher doses. (2019-10-03)
A breath test for opioids
A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at UC Davis. (2019-10-03)
New approach to pain treatment in diseases of the pancreas
One of the worst symptoms associated with inflammation or cancer of the pancreas is severe chronic pain. (2019-10-02)
Room for improvement in drug dosage timing in hospitals
Study of 500K doses of 12 drugs led by Cincinnati Children's shows that hospitals provide medications according to staffing schedules rather than the ideal dosing times for their patients. (2019-10-01)
Lop-eared rabbits more likely to have tooth/ear problems than erect eared cousins
Lop (floppy) eared rabbits are more likely than erect ('up') eared breeds to have potentially painful ear and dental problems that may ultimately affect their ability to hear and eat properly, finds a small observational study published in Vet Record. (2019-10-01)
New AI Method May Boost Crohn's Disease Insight and Improve Treatment
Scientists have developed a computer method that may help improve understanding and treatment of Crohn's disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract. (2019-09-30)
BU finds physical therapy access may reduce opioid prescriptions
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions Americans seek care for--and one of the more common reasons for an opioid prescription. (2019-09-30)
Expanding Medicaid means chronic health problems get found & health improves, study finds
Nearly one in three low-income people who enrolled in Michigan's expanded Medicaid program discovered they had a common chronic illness that had never been diagnosed before, according to a new study. (2019-09-30)
Molecular link between chronic pain and depression revealed
Researchers at Hokkaido University have identified the brain mechanism linking chronic pain and depression in rats. (2019-09-26)
Nearly 1 in 3 patients with lupus use prescription opioids for pain
A new study finds nearly one in three adults with lupus use prescription opioids to manage pain, despite a lack of evidence that opioids are effective for reducing pain from rheumatic diseases. (2019-09-26)
Inflammation amps up neurite growth, gene expression involved in heat, cold sensitivity
Inflammation increases neuronal activity, gene expression and sensory nerve (neurite) outgrowth in neurons involved in thermal -- but not physical- sensations in mice. (2019-09-26)
ER visits escalate when kids with asthma also have depression, anxiety
Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three conditions are present, patients are almost twice as likely as those with asthma alone to seek care in the Emergency Room. (2019-09-25)
True lies: How letter patterns color perceptions of truth
Cause-and-effect statements may seem more true if the initial letters in the words are in alphabetical order because the human brain prefers patterns that follow familiar sequences. (2019-09-25)
Does migraine leave your head spinning? Noninvasive treatment shows early promise
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. (2019-09-25)
Chronic insomnia can be cured in cancer survivors with a basic sleep education class
In a study published online today by the journal Cancer, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that a single-session sleep education program for survivors can cure insomnia in many participants, and that those who don't benefit from this approach are often helped by a more extensive, but still modest, three-session program. (2019-09-24)
Older adults with COPD more likely to use synthetic cannabinoids, study finds
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. (2019-09-23)
AGA releases guideline on the evaluation of chronic diarrhea
Diagnosing patients with chronic watery diarrhea can be difficult for health care providers, since several causes with specific therapies, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), microscopic colitis and chronic infection, need to be ruled out. (2019-09-23)
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