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Painkilling in Medical News

NSC Hosts National Poison Prevention Week News Conference, Tuesday, March 17

...National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will feature a father, Phil Bauer, of Pennsylvania, whose son died from an unintentional overdose of painkilling medication just one week before his high school graduation. Other speakers will include: Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., Administra...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

...t patients who use the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch of the serious and potentially fatal health risks they may face from the use of this powerful painkilling drug. The Duragesic pain patch was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in August 1990 to treat certain patients with chronic p...

Vioxx's Heart Risk Lingered Long After Use Ended

...ed to go back down toward normal," he said. However, the study's researchers and other experts also believe that long-term use of most non-aspirin painkilling drugs in this class -- called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- also boost users' risks of heart attack, stroke and death to some deg...

Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

...d patients in a "minimally conscious state" may still feel pain and require painkilling treatment, according to European researchers. A minimally conscious sta...city in patients with MCS, which supports the idea that these patients need painkilling treatment," the researchers concluded. The study was published online by...

Major study of opiate use in children's hospitals provides simple steps to alleviate harm

... STANFORD, Calif. Hospitalized kids with painful ailments from broken bones to cancer are often dosed with strong, painkilling drugs known as opiates. The medications block pain, but they can have nasty side effects. Constipation, for instance, is one side effect that can caus...

Drug Addiction Explained by Drug Addiction Center

... give the illusion of solving his/her problem. That individual now feels better. The drugs or alcohol have become a cure of the unwanted feelings. The painkilling effects or the numbing of the drugs or alcohol are a quick and easy solution for the pain or discomfort. From then on, it is just a matter of time bef...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

... human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at the University of Utah, in the US, were able to detach a molecule from the venom that also had painkilling properties in humans. Now researchers have produced a synthetic version of the compound with parallel pain-killing effects, and it forms the f...

A New Target for Painkillers: Snail Toxins Show the Way

...id the drug targets nicotinic receptors, McIntosh says alpha9alpha10 nicotinic receptors have not been reported previously as a target for any kind of painkilling medication. McIntosh says Vc1.1 is administered by subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. McIntosh hopes the new findings make it feasible to ...

Chronic pain can be cooled off !

...t icilin is that it can be used in minute concentrations and it is sufficient to just paint it on the surface of the skin where the pain is to cause a painkilling effect that could last for hours afterwards.' ...

Foetuses Cant Feel Pain Says A Leading Psychologist

...tial evidence that the process of being killed in an abortion will cause the unborn child pain. Doctors who carry out abortions after 22 weeks without painkilling drugs would be fined $100,000 (£57,700) and lose their medical licence. Comparing the pain response of an unborn baby to that of a fruit fly larv...
Painkilling in Biological News

Scripps research team defines new painkilling chemical pathway

Marijuana kills pain by activating a set of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors, which can also regulate appetite, inflammation, and memory. The body also has chemicals known as endocannabinoids that naturally activate these same receptors, namely N-arachidonoyl ethanolamine (AEA) and 2-arachi...

A new target for painkillers

...id the drug targets nicotinic receptors, McIntosh says alpha9alpha10 nicotinic receptors have not been reported previously as a target for any kind of painkilling medication. McIntosh says Vc1.1 is administered by subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. McIntosh hopes the new findings make it feasible to d...

Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brain's painkillers may cause 'placebo effect'

...rs correlated the participants' ratings with their PET scan images, which were made using a technique that reveals the activity of the brain's natural painkilling endorphin chemicals, also called endogenous opioids. Endogenous opioids bind to brain cell receptors called mu-opioid receptors, and stop the tran...
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