One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers
Most wanted to get high, have a good time with friends, researchers say,,
MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Pain relief isn't the main reason why one in 10 high school seniors have tried opioid drugs, a new U.S. study finds.
The most common reasons included relaxation, feeling good...
A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Chemical dependency and recovery in patients and physicians are closely examined in a series of articles and editorials in the July 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . The subject is especially timely. As the immense challenges, including potential tragedies, of prescripti...
Cesarean section: Local anesthetic reduces need for painkillers post-op
Giving a local anaesthetic during a Caesarean section helps manage pain after the operation and can reduce consumption of painkillers, according to Cochrane Researchers. The researchers recommend local anaesthetics as part of integrated pain management strategies for Caesarean section operations, ...
If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?
Other options, available and in the pipeline, could plug a Percocet-Vicodin gap, experts say,,
THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Banning the popular painkillers
Percocet and Vicodin, which a U.S. health advisory panel has urged, would not be as drastic as it sounds, some medical exp...
Post-Op Painkillers Tied to Deaths After Spinal Fusion
Middle-aged men appear most at risk from overdosing following the surgery, study found
FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links painkillers
to one in five deaths among people who have had spinal fusion surgery (also known as lumbar fusion) to help relieve lower back pain. ...
Labels on OTC Painkillers Need Improvement
Study found safety warnings for kids were missed, could be more prominent
MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- When Laura Bix brought home a bottle of over-the-counter pain relievers recently, she was surprised to find that the bottle did not have a child-resistant cap on it.
Common painkillers lower levels of prostate cancer biomarker
like aspirin and ibuprofen appear to lower a man's PSA level, the blood biomarker widely used by physicians to help gauge whether a man is at risk of prostate cancer.
But the authors of the study, which appears online Sept. 8 in the journal Cancer , caution that men shouldn'...
Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER
Study finds whites are prescribed opioids more often than blacks, Hispanics
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- If you arrive in an emergency room in significant pain, you are less likely to be prescribed a narcotic to ease that pain if you are not white, new research shows.
Vioxx Settlement Puts Painkillers Back in the Spotlight
Cox-2 inhibitors not so bad if used wisely and in the right patients, experts say
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- With Friday's announcement of almost $5 billion to be paid out to those people claiming they were hurt by the now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx, the drug's maker, Merck &am...
Morphine Painkillers Won't Impair Driving
Study found no difference in motorists' reaction times
SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate, long-term use of opioid pain medications such as morphine does not impair a person's driving ability, U.S. researchers report.
A team at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago c...
Painkillers in Medical Technology
Painkillers in Medical Definition
...urons from the rest of the spinal cord, phantom pain will not develop. Some patients who do not receive adequate relief from nerve blocks , narcotic painkillers
, or other methods of pain management may undergo a procedure called dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) lesioning. DREZ lesioning is a form of neurosurg...
Painkillers in Medical Dictionary
...ncluded. ... For what conditions are pain medications used? ... The medical profession has concluded that many doctors underprescribe powerful painkillers
because they overestimate the potential for patients to become addicted to ... There are different types of pain medication used to treat back...
Painkillers in Biological News
Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction
No child aspires to a lifetime of addiction. But their brains might. In new research to appear online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology this week, Rockefeller University researchers reveal that adolescent brains exposed to the painkiller Oxycontin can sustain lifelong and permanent changes ...
Ibruprofen and other commonly used painkillers for treating inflammation may increase the risk of heart attack
When it comes to the deadly skin cancer melanoma, studying functional tissue rather than cell lines may better provide insight into the disease's development, according to new research from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute predoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brain's painkillers may cause 'placebo effect'
Sham painkiller prompts brain to release endorphins, bringing real relief to those in pain
Just thinking that a medicine will relieve pain is enough to prompt the brain to release its own natural painkillers, and soothe painful sensations, a new University of Michigan study finds.
The study pr...
Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief
...n have also proved effective for some sufferers. However, many patients do not respond to these currently available drugs.
"New, effective and safe painkillers
are urgently needed for patients with neuropathic pain," says Dr Zhi-Hong Wen, who played a key role in a research study searching for novel compounds...
Codeine use and accident risk
...one does not carry an increased risk, according to a newly published study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Codeine and tramadol are painkillers
in the opiate group, used for mild to moderate pain. In Norway, codeine is included in Paralgin forte and Pinex forte, and tramadol, amongst others, i...
Mixing large doses of both acetaminophen painkiller and caffeine may increase risk of liver damage
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 2007 -- Consuming large amounts of caffeine while taking acetaminophen, one of the most widely used painkillers
in the United States, could potentially cause liver damage, according to a preliminary laboratory study reported in the Oct. 15 print issue of ACS Che...
Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered
... eczema, or it can stem from a deeper problem such as kidney failure or liver disease. It can be a serious side effect of cancer therapies or powerful painkillers
like morphine. For some people, chronic itching can be very disruptive, interfering with sleep or giving rise to scratching that leads to scarring. Ef...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...actions inside the cell, enabling it to respond to the signal. On nerve cells for instance, certain receptors are shaped to accept naturally occurring painkillers
called opioids, which when they dock, prevent the sending of pain messages along nerve pathways.
In the current study, researchers used gene the...
Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea
...example, a burn.
Associate Professor Livett says neuropathic pain is the most difficult form to treat and typically responds poorly to conventional painkillers
such as morphine or aspirin. Other treatments have also been found to be largely ineffective.
The great potential of ACV1 is that eliminating neuro...
Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda
... A drug first used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkillers
offers an alternative to surgery after miscarriage, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmen...
Painkillers in Biological Technology
Painkillers in Biological Definition
...also an antipyretic
Ibuprofen (also known under the trade names Advil, Motrin, Nuprin and Brufen)
Opioids , powerful, addictive narcotic painkillers
which are also used recreationally for their euphoric effects
Opiates refined from the opium poppy