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Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics


Traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have become common in athletes who suffer repeated blows to…
Treatment for chronic neuropathic pain gets to the brain via a novel route, without surgery

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University at Buffalo researchers who previously discovered how chronic neuropathic pain arises in the brain have now developed…
Hidden Hearing Loss Effects

September 9, 2019

Chronic conductive hearing loss, a condition that can result from middle-ear infections, may interfere with  speech recognition deficits,…
Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

August 13, 2019

A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back.…
Most Seniors with Dementia Live at Home, Despite Pain, Anxiety, Poor Health

August 7, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes — many until…
Taking Opioids for Chronic Pain May Make It Harder to Find Primary Care

July 17, 2019

Finding a new doctor for health checkups and primary care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for…
NIH scientists identify spasm in women with endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain

July 12, 2019

Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions.…
Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Face Continual, Significant Gaps in Care

July 12, 2019

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, as well as…
A molecular link between memory and pain

July 3, 2019

Sortilin, which is a receptor expressed on the surface of nerve cells, plays a central role in memory…
One step closer to chronic pain relief

July 1, 2019

While effective drugs against chronic pain are not just around the corner, researchers from Aarhus University have succeeded…
Understanding how tics are suppressed may help some at risk for tic disorders

June 27, 2019

At least 20 percent of elementary school-age children develop tics such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or sniffing, but for…
Researchers reveal lack of evidence for drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain in children

June 27, 2019

Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient, high quality evidence, according…
Are you sure it’s burning mouth syndrome?

June 25, 2019

Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as “burning mouth syndrome” (BMS) and…
Scientists discover gut bacteria is associated with chronic pain

June 21, 2019

Scientists at Université de Montréal and McGill University have found a correlation between fibromyalgia, a disease involving chronic…
Taming Tetrodotoxin

June 14, 2019

Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for…
Chronic pain to be recognised as a disease

April 30, 2019

Two researchers from Health, Aarhus University, have contributed to the inclusion of chronic pain in the WHO’s new…
FDA-approved drug effectively treats rare chronic immune disorder

April 8, 2019

A drug approved to treat a severe form of asthma dramatically improved the health of people with rare…
Depression, obesity, chronic pain could be treated by targeting the same key protein

April 4, 2019

Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called “FK506-binding protein…
Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia

March 21, 2019

For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples – work…
Narcolepsy may be caused by the body attacking itself

March 20, 2019

Researchers from DTU and the University of Copenhagen are now pointing out that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease.…
University of Alberta lab receives funding to help prevent opioid addiction in chronic pain patients

March 19, 2019

The microbiome of the human gut—the ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes that thrive within it—has become the…
Poor sleep a problem for foster children

March 15, 2019

Children living in foster care may have a higher risk of developing insomnia, and this can lead to long-term…
Moderate Alcohol Intake Associated with Less Chronic Pain, Depression

March 7, 2019

Many people jokingly refer to their occasional glass of wine after work as medicine. A new study hints…
Peer-Support, Healing Hands Offers New Options to Patients with Chronic Pain on Prescription Opioids

February 22, 2019

A program providing group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may offer safe, extra relief to patients…
Unmet social needs among Medicaid members lead to stress, chronic conditions

February 15, 2019

A survey of Medicaid members found that increasing levels of unmet social needs were positively associated with stress,…
Study finds unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients

January 22, 2019

Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis — a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses…
More Than Half of People Taking Cannabis for Chronic Pain Report Driving While High

January 14, 2019

More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they’ve driven under the influence…
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Researchers restore breathing and partial forelimb function in rats with chronic spinal cord injuries

December 21, 2018

Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each…
Accepting Chronic Pain: Strategies Offer Alternative to Opioids

November 23, 2018

People who adapt to their chronic pain and focus on pursuing life goals —rather than focusing solely on eliminating…
A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression

November 12, 2018

We’re all born with a DNA sequence that encodes (in the form of genes) the very traits that…
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