Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief
... develop a new set of treatments for neuropathic pain
that sometimes follows damage to the nervous system. Currently this form of pain
is very poorly controlled by the usual analgesics ...
Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain
... known as IC, include recurring discomfort or pain
in the bladder and pelvis, and often both an ... same biomarker is associated with these chronic pain
disorders as well. These disorders, like IC, are ... could lead to development of a chronic pain
disorder in response to stress.
"When products ...
Jefferson receives $1.7 million grant to study stem cells in intervertebral discs of the spine
"Disc degeneration and the associated back pain
that goes with it costs the U.S. healthcare ... surgical procedures are available to pacify the pain
associated with the degenerative disc, but the ... disc disease providing relief to millions of back pain
Is cherry juice a new 'sports drink?'
... 2009, Drinking cherry juice could help ease the pain
for people who run, according to new research ... a long distance run reported significantly less pain
after exercise than those who didn't. Post-exercise pain
can often indicate muscle damage or debilitating ...
Investigating the development of mechanosensitivity
... sensory neurons of mice, the neurobiologists and pain
researchers Dr. Stefan G. Lechner and Professor ... neurons develop their sensitivity to touch and pain
during different developmental phases but always ... of drugs that block the transduction of pain
signals to the brain. Very little, however, is ...
Yale team identifies key to potential new treatment for allergy-induced asthma
... drug known to reduce inflammatory and neuropathic pain
may also inhibit asthma symptoms in mice. Their ... TRPA1 is found in airway nerves that mediate pain
and irritation and trigger coughing and sneezing. ... agent, HC-030031, that is known to inhibit pain
related to TRPA1, to mice with asthma, their ...
Fish may actually feel pain and react to it much like humans
... University researcher believes they feel that pain
all the same.
Joseph Garner, an assistant ... happens before a person actually experiences pain
or understands that they have been hurt.
Upon ... have had a headache and taken a painkiller, the pain
may go away, but you can still feel the presence ...
Limping rat provides sciatica insights
... a diverse range of symptoms, such as numbness or pain
from the lower back to the feet, radiating leg pain
or difficulty in controlling the leg. It is often ... ability to move as well as their reaction to pain
and temperature. Throughout this process, they ...
Poor treatment for common vertebral compression fractures
... that the majority of patients still have severe pain
one year after the fracture.
Vertebral ... fracture. Once the initial period of acute pain
had passed, the patients' condition improved ... deteriorated. Over two thirds had intense pain
or very ...
Long-lasting nerve block could change pain management
... that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain
during and after surgery, and may also have a large impact on chronic pain
management. In NIH-funded work, they used ... "It would be useful for conditions like chronic pain
where, rather than use narcotics, which are ...
A little java makes it easier to jive, researcher says
... experiencing. That is, they're experiencing less pain
during the workout," Motl said.
He said it's ... system is heavily involved in nociception and pain
processing." Since Motl knew caffeine blocks ... published study on the effects of caffeine on pain
during exercise appears in the April edition of ...
Crabs' memory of pain confirmed by Queen's academic
... academic has shown that crabs not only suffer pain
but that they retain a memory of it.
The ... are seen in vertebrates in which the response to pain
is controlled with respect to other requirements. ... The results are consistent with the idea of pain
being experienced by these animals."
An end to fear
... One of the spider images was accompanied by a pain
stimulus and the other was not. Eventually the ... (fear) upon seeing the first spider without the pain
stimulus being administered. The anxiety for this ... of a much-used method in which the individual pain
stimuli are readministered. This indicates that ...
Oh, my aching back: Give me a shot of ozone
... and effectively uses oxygen/ozone to relieve the pain
of herniated diskswill become standard in the ... radiologists examined just how ozone relieves the pain
associated with herniated disks.
is the most common cause of job-related ...
Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps
... weakened bonesprovides immediate and substantial pain
relief, often presenting individuals who are ... change, appetite diminishes and the need to take pain
relief medications increases," he noted. ... minimally invasive procedure that provides pain
relief for patients not responding to ...
Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain
... Ohio High levels of a protein linked to the way pain
signals are sent to the brain led to a decrease in abdominal pain
in a recent study in mice.
Researchers say ... serve as the basis of new treatments for chronic pain
associated with a number of bowel disorders.
Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting
... "Lazarus Effect": Relieving Painful Bone Tumor pain
Often, individuals' quality of life can be ... painful, appetite diminishes and the need for pain
medications increases. An interventional ... Monday, March 9, 2009, 9 a.m. Eastern)
Treating Herniated ...
Veterinarians developing model to help producers, vets make cattle more comfortable
... They are developing a model that can evaluate pain
management drugs for cattle. Although producers ... Food and Drug Administration specifically for pain
management in cattle. It is also unknown what ... want to effectively treat and prevent pain
in livestock, but because these drugs don't have ...
Unexplained chest pain can be due to stress
... depression and a sedentary lifestyle.
is a common reason for patients to seek emergency ... with unexplained chest pain, which means that the pain
cannot be linked to biomedical factors such as ... chest pain.
"Many suffer from recurring bouts of pain
over several years, while the healthcare services ...
I feel your pain: Neural mechanisms of empathy
... Is it possible to share a pain
that you observe in another but have never ...
"Patients with congenital insensitivity to pain
(CIP) offer a unique opportunity to test this ... the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and pain
Center at the Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, France. ...
Gene therapy demonstrates benefit in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
... little factory, continuously working to alleviate pain
In 2005, in a study published ...
After four weeks, patients reported reduced pain
and swelling, according to Evans. "In one of the ... proteins, confirming that the reduction in pain
and swelling resulted from the actions of the ...
DREAM: 1 gene regulates pain, learning and memory
... DREAM was subsequently termed the "Master-Gene of pain
Josef Penninger, meanwhile ... Calcium homeostasis may thus be the link between pain
perception, learning and memory. This is ... to the millions of people suffering from chronic pain
that we follow up on these results."
Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery
... reduce stress, and provide distraction from the pain
associated with recovery from surgery. Now, ... surgery, they typically experience more severe pain
and a slower recovery period. Some of these ... administration of drugs for postoperative pain
control, vital signs, ratings ...
Study first to pinpoint why analgesic drugs may be less potent in females than in males
... differences in morphine's ability to block pain
in male versus female rats are most likely due to ... the PAG plays a major role in the modulation of pain
by housing a large population of mu-opioid ... ultimately, tell the brain to stop responding to pain
signals to the nerve cells resulting in the ...
Irritable bowel syndrome can have genetic causes
... in patients.
Correlation with depression and pain
Research of the serotonin system shows ... on neural transduction pathways involved in pain
perception and influence them which could ... irritable bowel syndrome often complain of severe pain
although no pathological changes such as ...
Pain is in the eyes of the beholder
... have found they could increase or decrease the pain
and swelling in patients moving their symptomatic ... asked ten right-handed patients with chronic pain
and dysfunction in one arm to watch their own arm ... size of their arm.
While the patients' pain
was always worse after movement than it was ...
Scripps research team defines new painkilling chemical pathway
... Marijuana kills pain
by activating a set of proteins known as ... that breaks down AEA, effectively reducing its pain
killing activity. A number of compounds are now ... Unlike increased AEA, which causes only reduced pain
sensation, the team found that MAGL inhibition ...
HJF nursing specialist wins prestigious Celina Field Cargiver Award
... specialist for the Army's Regional Anesthesia & pain
Management Initiative at Walter Reed Army Medical ... Celina Field Caregiver Award by the National pain
Foundation (NPF). Ms. Rupprecht is an employee of ... who provide care and support.
"The National pain
Foundation is proud to pay tribute to Christine ...
Innovative surgery by MSU veterinarian provides new lease on life to dogs
... traversing obstacle courses and prancing around pain
Jake, an 11-year-old yellow Labrador ... orthopedic surgeon Loic Dejardin, has left Jake pain
free from elbow arthritis.
Without the surgery, Jake would have dealt with severe pain
for the rest of his life.
Dejardin has helped ...
Top biophysics award to Professor Ray Norton
... applications in the treatment of chronic pain
and of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Presently, chronic pain
is often managed by opiate drugs, which have an ... of creating physical dependence. New non-opiate pain
relief drugs based on marine cone snail toxins ...
The pepperoni pizza hypothesis
... School of Medicine reveals the symptoms -- pain
and an urgent need to frequently urinate -- are ... sufferers are men.) During a flare up, the pelvic pain
is so intense some women inject anesthetic ... discovered the colon's central role in the pain
is caused by the wiring of pelvic organ nerves. ...
Codeine not safe for all breastfeeding moms and their babies
... Using pain
treatments which contain codeine may be risky for ... which suggests that the codeine used in some pain
relief drugs can actually have harmful and even ... episiotomy, there is clearly a requirement for pain
relief for mothers," says Koren. "However, our ...
Weill Cornell science briefs June/July 2008
Easing the pain
Studying a Depression Drug for Common Nerve Condition
To ease pain
and numbness associated with diabetes, ... (GI) tract, leading to bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain
and weight loss. Drugs to treat IBD are designed ...
Treating chronic pain, migraine & muscle spasticity through inhibition of neurotransmitter glutamate
... central nervous system as a target for chronic pain
therapy. The focus of his research is the physiology and pharmacology of pain
processing. A member of numerous professional ... including the FWL Kerr Award from the American pain
Society and the American Society of ...
CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients
... percent rated their symptoms as Grade 1. Grade 0 pain
was reported by 61 percent of patients and 20 percent assessed their pain
as Grade 1.
Out of 112 patients undergoing ... functional OM rating of Grade 0. With regard to pain
79 percent of patients undergoing chemotherapy ...
Too hot to handle! Scientists identify heat sensing regulator
... Johns Hopkins are a step closer to understanding pain
sensitivity - specifically why its variable ... Pirt appears in the May 2 issue of Cell.
sensitivity increases during inflammation or ... we want to know what molecules are involved in pain
sensation when sensitivity is elevated, says ...
Fruit fly avoidance mechanism could lead to new ways to control pain in humans
... could one day lead to new methods of controlling pain
in humans and other animals.
The findings ... could therefore lead to the development of new pain
relievers that might do far less harm to the organism involved while shutting down pain
at its most basic level. And that would be quite ...
Concentrating on different aspects of pain leads to breakthrough in migraine genetics
... aspect of migraine genetics: different types of pain
such as pain
that pulsates or pain
that is unilateral are more closely linked to ...
U. Iowa study finds biological link between pain and fatigue
... of Iowa study reveals a biological link between pain
and fatigue and may help explain why more women than men are diagnosed with chronic pain
and fatigue conditions like fibromyalgia and ... Medicine, found that a protein involved in muscle pain
works in conjunction with the male hormone ...
Continuous oral contraceptives better at easing pain, bleeding
... pill also causes a significant improvement in pain
and behavioral changes.
"We have provided a ... the ovary is less active and reported less pain
and behavioral changes compared to women in the ... by improvements in other areas such as pain
and mood swings," the Penn State researcher ....