Pain
Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Online symptom self-management works to decrease pain, anxiety and depression and for some, online self-management plus nurse telecare helps even more according to a new study. Pain is... more
Better funding for evidence-based treatments will improve health of chronic pain sufferers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Chronic pain affects one in five Australians, rising to one in three for those aged over 65. Its impact on individuals, families and the... more
Music found to be effective in reducing anxiety prior to anesthesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in... more
Some Alaskans feeling pain of Medicaid dental cuts  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Budget vetoes by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy eliminated Medicaid dental coverage for adults -- a $27 million cut that is having an impact more
Medical News Today: How to strengthen your knee  MNT · 3 days
People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about... more
Botox may relieve persistent pelvic pain caused by endometriosis  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
The wrinkle-smoothing treatment Botox may relieve pain from muscle spasms in the pelvic floor of women with endometriosis. more
Defective potassium channels linked only with headaches, not body pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Defective potassium channels involved in pain detection can increase the chance of developing a headache and could be implicated in migraines, according to research in mice published in... more
Research reveals how mirror therapy relieves phantom limb pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Easing phantom limb pain can be as simple as looking in the mirror. Scientists who have mapped how mirror therapy changes the brain may now be able to predict just... more
Medical News Today: What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?  MNT · 4 days
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions. more
Medical News Today: How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping  MNT · 4 days
Methods of helping knee pain when sleeping include trying a new sleep position, using hot or cold packs, and losing weight. Learn more about... more
IRE1{alpha}-XBP1 signaling in leukocytes controls prostaglandin biosynthesis and pain  Science Magazine · 4 days
Inositol-requiring enzyme 1[α] (IRE1[α])–X-box binding protein spliced (XBP1) signaling maintains endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis while controlling immunometabolic processes. Yet, the physiological consequences of IRE1α–XBP1 activation in leukocytes remain unexplored. We... more
Addressing patients' mental and emotional distress after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
With the advancement of technology and medicine, G. Michael Deeb, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine, says society is used to, and expects, instant solutions to their pain after medical procedures.... more
Medical News Today: What causes a hot back?  MNT · 6 days
Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about... more
Medical News Today: The best herbs for joint pain  MNT · 6 days
Herbs that may help reduce joint pain include eucalyptus, aloe vera, and turmeric. People can take these herbs in a variety of forms. Learn more about the best herbs for... more
Medical News Today: What to know about laser treatment for scars  MNT · 6 days
Laser treatment can help reduce the appearance, pain, and itching of scar tissue. In this article, learn about the procedure of laser treatment and the risks... more
Intranasal sufentanil as good as IV morphine for emergency pain relief, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In patients presenting to an emergency department with severe traumatic pain, intranasal sufentanil was as good as standard-of-care intravenous morphine for pain... more
Medicare moving toward covering acupuncture for back pain  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Medicare says it's moving toward covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as a potential alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive more
Insects Experience Chronic Pain after Serious Injury  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Insects can enter a neuropathic pain-like state after nerve injury, according to a new study in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster). Chronic pain... more
Medical News Today: Endometriosis discovery paves way for non-hormonal treatment  MNT · 1 week
A new study reveals that macrophages release a growth factor that promotes the generation and activation of nerve cells to cause endometriosis pain. more
New study provides clarity on the recognition and signs of canine chiari associated pain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A recent study from Fitzpatrick Referrals and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey, has found that... more
Patients taking opioids for chronic pain could face health care access problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for people who take prescription opioid pills... more
Medical News Today: What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?  MNT · 1 week
Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms... more
What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?  MNT · 1 week
Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn... more
Insects feel persistent pain after injury, evidence suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain, but new research provides compelling evidence suggesting that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed. more
Medical News Today: New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial  MNT · 1 week
The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side... more
New computational model explores daily pain sensitivity rhythms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new computational model successfully predicts how daily pain sensitivity rhythms affect pain processing, both in healthy adults and in people with neuropathic pain. Jennifer Crodelle of New York University and colleagues... more
Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. more
Mathematical model explores daily rhythms in pain sensitivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new computational model successfully predicts how daily pain sensitivity rhythms affect pain processing, both in healthy adults and in people with neuropathic pain. more
Endometriosis: Immune cell discovery could provide relief for women with 'hidden' pain disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A key cause for the pelvic pain experienced by women with endometriosis has been uncovered, potentially opening new opportunities for pain relief... more
Medical News Today: Back pain when bending: What to know  MNT · 2 weeks
Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips,... more
Mathematical model explores daily rhythms in pain sensitivity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new computational model successfully predicts how daily pain sensitivity rhythms affect pain processing, both in healthy adults and in people with neuropathic pain. Jennifer Crodelle of New York University and colleagues... more
Scientists identify spasm in women with endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. Treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve... more
Insects feel chronic pain after injury  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Associate Professor Greg Neely and his team of pain researchers in the Charles Perkins Centre have found compelling evidence that insects feel persistent pain after injury. more
New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with... more
Sleep disorders in patients with low back pain linked to increased healthcare visits, costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Many patients with low back pain also have sleep disorders, which are linked to increased healthcare visits and higher costs... more
Novel therapy for acute migraine shows promise in phase 3 clinical trial  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with... more
Medical News Today: What causes lower back pain when coughing?  MNT · 2 weeks
For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a... more
Nerve injury drives a heightened state of vigilance and neuropathic sensitization in Drosophila  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Injury can lead to devastating and often untreatable chronic pain. While acute pain perception (nociception) evolved more than 500 million years ago,... more
Safety concerns: Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but new research suggests that it is not safe to use as an herbal... more
Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain is not safe, research says  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it's not safe to use as an... more
Medical News Today: Can treadmill exercise relieve period pain?  MNT · 2 weeks
In what may seem like counterintuitive findings, a new study suggests that running on a treadmill could ease period pain and improve the quality of life. more
Comparing ability of human listeners and computational models to rate health state of infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Crying is, for babies, the earliest way of expressing and communicating needs like hunger, pain, discomfort or tiredness. more
Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?  MNT · 2 weeks
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it... more
Medical News Today: Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?  MNT · 2 weeks
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly... more
Man's Foot Pain Was Due to Rare 'Hair Splinter'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
For one man in Brazil, a fallen strand of hair became more than a nuisance when it got embedded in his foot. more
Study finds alarmingly high rate of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. In the USA alone, 26 people die every day from overdoses. more
Medical News Today: How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions  MNT · 2 weeks
New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals. more
How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions  MNT · 2 weeks
New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals. more
What can cause both lower back pain and diarrhea?  MNT · 2 weeks
Lower back pain and diarrhea are common and tend to be unrelated. However, a number of conditions can cause both symptoms. Examples include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney infections,... more
Medical News Today: What can cause both lower back pain and diarrhea?  MNT · 2 weeks
Lower back pain and diarrhea are common and tend to be unrelated. However, a number of conditions can cause both symptoms. Examples include celiac... more
Medical News Today: What to know about mammary duct ectasia  MNT · 2 weeks
Mammary duct ectasia is when a milk duct in the breast becomes blocked and clogged up with fluid. It is not a serious condition and does not increase... more
Medical News Today: Are lower back pain and constipation related?  MNT · 3 weeks
Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they... more
Are lower back pain and constipation related?  MNT · 3 weeks
Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated... more
Pain signaling in humans more rapid than previously known  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study. The discovery of a rapid pain-signaling system challenges our current understanding of pain. more
Pain signals in humans are faster than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study from researchers at Linköping University in Sweden, Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, and the... more
Treadmill exercise can ease period pain and improve quality of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life, according to a new study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials. more
An ultrafast system for signaling mechanical pain in human skin  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The canonical view is that touch is signaled by fast-conducting, thickly myelinated afferents, whereas pain is signaled by slow-conducting, thinly myelinated ("fast" pain) or unmyelinated ("slow" pain) afferents.... more
Plants don't think, they grow: The case against plant consciousness  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article publishing on July 3... more
Plants don't think, they grow: The case against plant consciousness  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article publishing on July 3rd... more
IU-connected startup working to enable precision medicine for mental health issues, chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new startup company founded on science developed at Indiana University is working to enable precision medicine by commercializing the first objective... more
Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the... more
Gene mutation discovery leads to novel treatment for patient with severe lymphatic condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Faced with a preteen boy in pain and struggling to breathe from a severe, deteriorating rare condition, researchers at Children's Hospital of... more
Study shows how cannabis could be effective for both pain relief and insomnia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking... more
Period pain impacts young women's academic performance worldwide  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Period pain significantly impacts young women's academic performance worldwide, according to new Australian-led research – and women are 'putting up with it' rather than seeking treatment. more
Medical News Today: 11 ways to treat back pain without surgery  MNT · 3 weeks
Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic... more
Medical News Today: Are abortions painful?  MNT · 3 weeks
Abortions are generally very safe but may cause some pain, cramping, or other side effects. Every woman’s experience is different and the level of pain depends on the type of abortion. Here, we discuss whether abortions... more
Study reveals lack of evidence for pediatric drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient, high quality evidence, according to an important new... more
New technology helps clinicians 'see' and map patient's pain in real-time  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many patients, especially those who are anesthetized or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain. more
Women more likely to have brain aneurysms than men  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Lindsay Bowerman was sitting at her kitchen table preparing to take her sons to their swim lessons when she felt a "snap" in her head that was immediately followed by... more
Serotonin deficiency could explain 'imaginary' somatic condition  MNT · 4 weeks
New research suggests that a genetic mutation affecting serotonin levels could be the cause of otherwise medically unexplained pain symptoms. more
Medical News Today: Serotonin deficiency could explain 'imaginary' somatic condition  MNT · 4 weeks
New research suggests that a genetic mutation affecting serotonin levels could be the cause of otherwise medically unexplained pain symptoms. more
Are Chronic Pain Relief Drugs for Children Effective?  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study led by researchers at the University of Bath has revealed that research into the drugs used to treat chronic pain in children is lacking and insufficient to base treatment decisions... more
Interaction between antidepressants and opioid pain medication contributes to lesser pain relief  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study from University Hospitals. more
Regular physical activity can be effective in reducing pain from arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than 50 million U.S. adults have arthritis. Many experience severe joint pain and, likely because of their pain, don't do much exercising if at all. more
Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen pain relief  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a new study. These findings have important implications for... more
Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers have now established that, in certain cases, the diagnostic reliability of non-invasive... more
People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. more
Medical News Today: People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. more
Researchers estimate the prevalence of chronic pain among cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the rate in the general population, according to a study published by Mount... more
More than 5 million cancer survivors experience chronic pain, twice the rate of the general population  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the... more
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