Pain

Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

In a new study led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain ...

New study of Ebola vaccine candidates

A new phase 1 study has begun at the University of Oxford that will investigate the use of a modified vaccinia Ankara ...

New Study on Acupuncture to Reduce Pain and Inflammation in Children with Acute Appendicitis

New Rochelle, NY —Acupuncture was shown to lessen pain and reduce the underlying inflammation in pediatric patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, according to a study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine website until June 12, 2015. ... Full story

SLU Researchers Show that A3 Adenosine Receptor Can Activate “Off Signals” for Pain

Laboratory study turns off pain signal in spinal cord to provide relief from chronic pain ... Full story

Clinical trials begin for drug developed at U-M, licensed to U-M spinoff

ANN ARBOR—For any biotechnology company, getting the first product out of the lab and into patients in a clinical trial is a major milestone, and a cause for celebration. ... Full story

A hot (and cold) new concept in pain management

By Leslie Shepherd - Forty per cent of lower back pain in active young people is related to non-herniated discs. Surgery isn’t an option for many of them and physiotherapy only eases the symptoms, forcing them to give up a lot of physical activity during some of the most productive years of their lives. ... Full story

Heroin Use Spikes Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health looked at the frequency of nonmedical prescription opioid use and the risk of heroin-related behaviors and found that past-year heroin use rose among individuals taking opioids like oxycontin, and these increases varied by race and ethnicity. ... Full story

Lower back pain may have ties to our last common ancestor with chimpanzees

A Simon Fraser University researcher has uncovered what may be the first quantified evidence demonstrating a relationship between upright locomotion and spinal health. ... Full story

Rutgers Researchers Uncover Pain-Relief Secrets in Hot Chili Peppers

The workings of the ingredient capsaicin in calming nerves become more clear in a Newark lab. ... Full story

Babies feel pain 'like adults'

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. ... Full story

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