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Hope for millions of IBS sufferers as research identifies cause of pain as 'gut itch'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
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RTKI drugs may not significantly improve survival rates of patients during radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Don't make major decisions on an empty stomach  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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New federal grant to expand outreach to help underserved communities battle opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
According to government data, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 by overdosing on opioids. In response to the opioid crisis, the... more
Molecular link between chronic pain and depression revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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Medical News Today: Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and... more
Vitamin D oral sprays equally effective as taking a tablet  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Taking vitamin D by oral spray is just as effective as taking a tablet, research from the University of Sheffield has found. more
Novel treatment strategies could help prevent abuse of opioids, other substances  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don't. Now, researchers are proposing novel treatment... more
Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. more
Study explores psychological aspects of pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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A new study concludes that intensive exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but may also affect the brain and the ability to... more
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