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Researchers identify possible new targets for treating pain in women
Aug 18, 2011
Dissimilar interaction of opioid receptors may explain why men and women experience pain differently, according to a research findings published in both the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Neuroscience.
New imaging technique captures brain activity in patients with chronic low back pain
Jul 27, 2011
Research from Brigham and Women's Hospital uses a new imaging technique, arterial spin labeling, to show the areas of the brain that are activated when patients with low back pain have a worsening of their usual, chronic pain.
Yoga boosts cortisol, reduces pain
Jul 27, 2011
A new study by York University researchers finds that practicing yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia.
Prescription pain medication addiction prevalent among chronic pain patients
Jul 22, 2011
A new study by Geisinger Health System researchers finds a high prevalence of prescription pain medication addiction among chronic pain patients. In addition, researchers found that the American Psychiatric Association’s new definition of addiction, which was expected to reduce the number of people considered addicts who take these medicines, actually resulted in the same percentage of people meeting the criteria of addiction.
Chronic pain in homeless people not managed well
Jul 21, 2011
Chronic pain is not managed well in the general population and it's an even greater challenge for homeless people, according to new research by St Michael's Hospital.
Chronic pain? Mindfulness based stress reduction can train the brain
Jun 16, 2011
The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego Health System offers a novel program to help people who are dealing with chronic pain “train their brains” to lessen their experience of discomfort and, in some cases, eliminate it.
Neuroscientists map a new target to wipe pain away
Jun 06, 2011
Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a peptide that short circuits a pathway for chronic pain. Unlike current treatments this peptide does not exhibit deleterious side effects such as reduced motor coordination, memory loss, or depression, according to an article in Nature Medicine posted online June 5, 2011.
More trials needed to assess pain drug safety in children
May 20, 2011
Can we be certain that pain medications considered safe for adults, based on extensive clinical data and experience, are equally safe for use in young children? Pediatric pain experts discussed this question today in a panel session at the American Pain Society annual scientific meeting and agreed more short- and long-term clinical data are needed to provide assurances about the safety and efficacy of several pain medications in children.
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