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Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

... develop a new set of treatments for neuropathic pain chronic 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 suffers." ...

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." Previous ...

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. Back pain 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) Back pain Treatment 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. Chest pain 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 and swelling." 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 perception". 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 free. 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 of Diabetes 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. pain 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 ....
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