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Sleep is key to curing chronic pain

◾Link between chronic pain and lack of sleep identified ◾People with pain who believe they won’t be able to sleep are more likely ...

Link between weather and chronic pain is emerging through an innovative national smartphone research project

Preliminary findings from a mass participation study have indicated a link between weather conditions – specifically rain and lack of sunshine – ...

Managing the Pain

Believed to be the oldest course of its kind in the world, the Pain Management programme at Cardiff University provides medical professionals with the skills needed to help tackle the global issue of chronic pain management. ... Full story

Compound kills pain as well as morphine but may lack overdose risk

Morphine and similar drugs are the world’s most widely used painkillers. But they’re also dangerous and addictive. A new compound may be able to safely provide the same analgesia as morphine. ... Full story

Treating pain without feeding addiction: Study shows promise of non-drug pain management

Approach could help confront nation’s opioid addiction epidemic ... Full story

Fifteen percent of Medicare patients go home with pain-relieving prescriptions

Hospitals with higher rates of opioid prescription also had the best ratings for pain management, study finds ... Full story

Morphine use doubles duration of pain, increases pain severity

Instead of helping to overcome chronic pain, morphine can more than double the duration of pain, as well as amplifying its severity, according to new international research involving the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

Innocoll Announces XARACOLL® (bupivacaine-collagen bioresorbable implant) Meets Primary Endpoint in Both Pivotal Phase 3 Trials in Postoperative Pain Relief

First long-acting, opioid-sparing, local analgesic to meet primary endpoints of Phase 3 clinical trials in hernia repair ... Full story

Health policy “needs to prioritise chronic pain”

‘Societal Impact of Pain’ Symposium 2016 discusses the socioeconomic impact of pain and policy solutions ... Full story

Cells carry 'memory' of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists

A new study from King’s College London offers clues as to why chronic pain can persist, even when the injury that caused it has gone. Although still in its infancy, this research could explain how small and seemingly innocuous injuries leave molecular ‘footprints’ which add up to more lasting damage, and ultimately chronic pain. ... Full story

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