Credit: CC0 Public Domain Breastfeeding pain is not often recognized as a problem, but a majority of first-time mothers experience this type of pain, which may lead some to stop breastfeeding altogether. A new study from Western University has discovered that the pain experienced is often severe and leads to avoidance and other pain-related behaviours, […]Continue Reading ...
In 2013, renowned Boston Children’s Hospital pain researcher Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD, and chemist Kai Johnsson, PhD, his fellow co-founder at Quartet Medicine, believed they held the key to non-narcotic pain relief. Woolf had shown that tetrahydrobioptrin — a protein also known as BH4 — is a primary natural modulator of neuropathic and inflammatory […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today alerted health care providers and patients about the serious complications that can occur when using medications not approved for use with implanted pumps that deliver medication into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain. Complications may include dosing errors, pump failure, opioid withdrawal, infection and other complications […]Continue Reading ...
With the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country. And they may have done just that, though in an animal model. Known as AT-121, the new chemical […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain. The results, published in the Journal of Pain and presented at […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death in a study of more than 8,000 older women who were followed for an average of 14 years. After controlling for important sociodemographic and health factors, women who reported frequent, persistent back pain had a 24 percent increased risk […]Continue Reading ...
If you’ve ever visited the emergency department with appendicitis, or you’re one of the 100 million U.S. adults who suffer from chronic pain, you’re familiar with a row of numbered faces, with expressions from smiling to grimacing, used to indicate pain levels. Despite that tool’s widespread use, some researchers say a more empirical approach would […]Continue Reading ...
NEW YORK & INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE October 23, 2018 )–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced complete results from a Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous administration of tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) pain treated for 16 weeks. The study met all […]Continue Reading ...
Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, even though – second time around – you should know better. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour […]Continue Reading ...
November 14, 2018 [Posted 11/14/2018] AUDIENCE: Patient, Caregiver, Health Professional, Pain Management, Pharmacy, Neurology, Surgery ISSUE: The FDA is aware that patients undergoing treatment or management of pain are commonly given pain medicines in the spinal fluid (intrathecal administration) that are not FDA approved for use with the implanted pump. While individual patients may experience […]Continue Reading ...
Joe Buckham has suffered severe facial pain for a decade. Credit: Newcastle University, UK Patients with persistent facial pain are costing the economy more than £3,000 each per year, new research has revealed. Experts at Newcastle University, UK, say introducing an electronic referral system to speed up diagnosis and treatment is likely to improve quality […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Becoming more sensitive to pain, or pain sensitization, is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis, according to a new study by researchers at Université de Montréal and its affiliated Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Research Centre (CRHMR), in collaboration with researchers at Boston University. Their findings were published […]Continue Reading ...
October 2018 Print this issue Moving Beyond Opioids Most people experience some kind of pain during their lives. Pain serves an important purpose: it warns the body when it’s in danger. Think of when your hand touches a hot stove. But ongoing pain causes distress and affects quality of life. Pain is the number one […]Continue Reading ...
When I spoke with Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, for this 1:2:1 podcast, she told me that what often gets lost in the national discussion about opioids is “how we treat pain and at the lowest risk.” She’s written a new book on the topic, Psychological Treatments for Patients with Chronic Pain, that […]Continue Reading ...
FDA Approves Dsuvia (sufentanil) Sublingual Tablets for Severe Pain REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AcelRx) (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for use in a medically supervised setting, announced today the approval of Dsuvia by the U.S. Food and Drug […]Continue Reading ...
- Biologists uncover novel genetic control of lipid maintenance and its potential connection to lifespan
- Warmer winters may set scene for higher rates of violent crimes
- Acacia Pharma Resubmits Barhemsys New Drug Application
- PDL1 (Immunotherapy) Tests: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information
- Transforming pregnancy research with a smartphone app
- Stanford Medicine magazine explores how digital technology is changing health care
- New report calls for greater awareness and emphasis on scale and impact of atrial fibrillation
- In throes of turkey salmonella outbreak, don’t invite illness to your table
- UK health policies should be redesigned to become more accessible for men
- Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk
- New mothers’ breastfeeding pain can affect infant health
- Stanford Medicine magazine reports on ways digital technology is transforming health care | News Center
- Human drugs alter cricket personality
- Insilico Medicine to introduce ‘Cure a disease in a year’ program at Biodata World Congress 2018
- Experts debate over whether gut or brain is more important in regulating appetite
- Playing on fear and fun, hospitals follow pharma in direct-to-consumer advertising
- 2PG Company receives grant to develop sensitive, low-cost molecular diagnostic tests for tuberculosis
- Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
- Key molecule responsible for learning and memory discovered
- New blood test developed for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer