Pain

Meaning of brain scans for ‘pain’ called into question

Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of ...

Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER: Study shows promise

Long-lasting effect of motivational interviews in reducing risky opioid use ...

Personalized treatment for chronic pain closer to reality

By Lakshmi Bangalore - Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System have successfully tailored a personalized treatment approach for chronic pain in a severe pain syndrome known as inherited erythromelalgia. ... Full story

Biology researchers find single gatekeeper guarding path to cold-induced pain

Discovery could lead to treatments for some forms of chronic pain stemming from diabetes, chemotherapy and other sources of nerve damage or disease ... Full story

Pain drug in pipeline as researchers unwind marine snail puzzle

A University of Queensland researcher has made a big step toward the holy grail of biomedical science — a new form of effective pain relief. ... Full story

Small Nerve Fibers Defy Neuropathy Conventions

Study suggests even prediabetes may cause nerve damage ... Full story

Tracking pain: Health data provided by patients adds up to better care

Sean Mackey and his colleagues created a computer-based system that uses streams of data from many patients to help physicians provide the best care for individuals. ... Full story

Magnet-powered bone-lengthening device reduces pain, infection risk

Andrew Hirsch, 18, who had more than an inch added to his femur, knows from experience the benefits of a new bone-lengthening device. ... Full story

Emory radiologists freeze phantom limb pain using minimally invasive procedure

J. David Prologo, MD, delivered new findings from an Emory Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Medicine study at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. ... Full story

Tool to Engage Patients with Chest Pain in Care Decisions Shows Benefits

In trial, shared decision-making model results in better patient experience ... Full story

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