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Novel anti-shingles agent developed


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Shingles is a condition that affects mostly elderly and for which no specific treatment exists.Now, researchers at the University of Georgia and Yale University have discovered an effective ... Read more...

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Opioids now most prescribed class of medications in US


April 6th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Two reports by addiction researchers have shown that there has been a drastic increase in opioid prescriptions in America.Meanwhile, prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have gone ... Read more...

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Why drugs increase risk of heart attacks, strokes


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that fluid retention caused by many drugs may be the reason for an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.The study, which calculated ... Read more...

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Chronic pain takes a toll on primary care providers as well as patients


December 17th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that chronic pain is takes a toll on primary care providers as well as their patients.While there are many studies that ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation produces pain-reducing effects in humans


November 4th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A study has found that a simple, non-invasive technique providing low-level electrical stimulation of the brain produces significant pain-reducing effects in humans.According pain researchers at Stanford University, with ... Read more...

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Novel drug boosts marijuana-like chemical in body to relieve severe pain


September 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): American and Italian researchers have discovered that a novel drug allows a marijuana-like chemical in the body to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.Daniele Piomelli ... Read more...

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Kansas Doctor and His Wife Convicted in ‘Pill Mill’ Conspiracy


June 25th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A physician and his wife have been found guilty of conspiracy and illegal prescription charges in Kansas which contributed to 68 patients suffering death by overdose when they ... Read more...

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Gender differences found in risk factors for pain drug abuse


April 28th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new research has shown that there are distinct gender differences underlying the risks for abuse of prescription pain drugs.For the research, 662 chronic non-cancer pain patients who ... Read more...

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Indians deserve access to pain treatment, says rights body


February 12th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, Feb 12 (IANS) The central government should act urgently to ensure access to pain medications, Human Rights Watch said ahead of a national conference on palliative care here in Tamil Nadu. Hundreds ... Read more...

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Acupuncture effective for patients with chronic illnesses


February 10th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture, doctors at Rush University Medical Center believe.They are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ... Read more...

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The Oprah Winfrey Show: Prescription Addiction


December 30th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
By Angela Kaye Mason Dec 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday's Oprah Winfrey show gave us a scary look into the world of prescription drug addictions. Dr. Oz was a guest star via satellite, ... Read more...

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HRW report says India not doing enough on pain treatment front


October 28th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): A 102-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has said that the Indian Government is falling short of providing hundreds of thousands of patients access to pain-related treatment.The HRW ... Read more...

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How infant pain has repercussions in adulthood


September 26th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Researchers at Georgia State University have thrown light on how pain in infancy alters the brain's ability to process pain in adulthood.The study has now indicated that ... Read more...

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Opioids treatment ups pain sensitivity


March 19th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): An Australian study has found that use of opioid pain medications could contribute to an increase in sensitivity to some types of pain.Researchers sought to examine the ... Read more...

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US Air Force relying on acupuncture for pain relief


December 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Medical acupuncture, performed by a clinical physician, is being used increasingly for pain control by the US Air Force (USAF). The technique developed by Richard Niemtzow, editor-in-chief of ... Read more...

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US Air Force to use battlefield acupuncture for pain relief


December 19th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Wit the rise in the popularity of acupuncture as a pain-relief therapy, the U.S. Air Force is showing interest in the treatment.The air force has plans to ... Read more...

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Women separated from abusive partners experience long-term chronic pain


November 19th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Canadian researchers have found that many women separated from abusive partners are likely to experience high-disability chronic pain after almost two years.During the study, the authors studied ... Read more...

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Opioid painkillers can significantly reduce workers low back pain


September 23rd, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested opioid pain medications for workers with chronic low back pain, for it can significantly improve their ability to lift and perform other ... Read more...

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Modified technique for quicker recovery of lung surgery patients


June 8th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June8 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new modified muscle flap technique, which can help in further reduction of pain and quicken recovery in patients after lung surgery.With the help of ... Read more...

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Painkiller abuse risk doesnt outweigh benefits in chronic pain


May 9th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): In chronic pain, risks for painkiller abuse do not outweigh benefits, says a new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.Contrary to widespread beliefs, less than 3 percent ... Read more...

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New technique can end chronic back, leg pain without drugs


April 23rd, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Two pain management specialists, including one of Indian origin, have come up with a technique that can help end chronic back and leg pain - without the ... Read more...

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Regular exercise is natural pain reliever for arthritis patients


April 9th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Debunking the myth that exercising can worsen arthritis symptoms, a new study has found that regular physical activity can actually be a natural pain reliever for the ... Read more...

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Large social network linked to earlier recovery in patients after operation


February 13th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A strong social network has long been known to be an important factor in ensuring well being of a person. Now a new study has shown that this ... Read more...

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Vitamin D inadequacy may worsen chronic pain


November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin
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Nicotine patch helps reduce post-surgical pain


November 14th, 2007 - 2:13 am ICT by admin
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