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New study seeks to improve the way dentists measure children’s pain during appointments

December 18, 2019

If you fear a trip to the dentist, you are among a majority of adults that report moderate…
New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones

December 2, 2019

Every year, more than half a million Americans visit the emergency room for kidney stone problems. In most…
Bioelectronic implant could prevent opioid deaths

October 21, 2019

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of…
This ultra-thin hot water bottle could help ease menstrual pain

August 9, 2019

A team led by a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering…
Pain After Surgery: Addressing Emotional Trauma During Recovery

July 17, 2019

With the advancement of technology and medicine, G. Michael Deeb, M.D.,a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine, says society is…
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…
Prescribing Opioids for a Sprained Ankle?

July 12, 2019

While ankle sprain injuries are common, a new report from Michigan Medicine suggests that the rate of opioids…
First drug for preventing cluster headaches

July 11, 2019

Cluster headaches are extremely painful and can last from 15 minutes to three hours. Patients often describe cluster…
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…
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…
Taming Tetrodotoxin

June 14, 2019

Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for…
Promising treatment option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

June 12, 2019

CRPS is a severe post-traumatic pain condition in the limbs. A study, published in PNAS, has found a…
The Balancing Act of Managing Post-Op Pain

June 10, 2019

There’s an expectation of pain or discomfort following any surgery, but for some people, uncontrolled, post-operative pain can…
NIH funds clinical trials using genomics to treat chronic diseases

June 7, 2019

A new phase of the IGNITE Network will conduct clinical trials of genomic medicine interventions. The National Institutes…
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep

June 4, 2019

Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor…
More than half of patients in pain management study took no opioids after operations

June 3, 2019

The opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis in the U.S. While primary care physicians have been…
New Pain Management Protocol Sends 92 Percent of Cancer Surgery Patients Home with No Opioids

June 3, 2019

A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight…
Kratom’s reputed pain-relief benefits could come from one of its metabolites

May 30, 2019

Kratom is a Southeast Asian tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. In the region,…
Legal Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain, But Increases Injuries and Car Accidents

May 16, 2019

The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and…
Deadly scorpion venom reveals pain protein structure

April 17, 2019

An international team of scientists, including University of Iowa biophysicist Chris Ahern, PhD, used a lethal scorpion toxin to…
What types of pain can virtual reality relieve?

April 2, 2019

Pain medicine experts have clarified which types of pain can be best treated by time in virtual reality…
Study recommends new ways to treat musculoskeletal pain

March 18, 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has identified 11 recommendations to help health professionals…
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…
Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults

February 18, 2019

Prompted by a call from the National Academy of Medicine, then the Institute of Medicine, for improved national…
Scientists Develop a Long-Lasting Nano-Painkiller which is Less Addictive than Regular Painkillers

February 15, 2019

The so-called opioid epidemic which recently developed in the United States and Canada has put pressure on researchers…
What Drives Patients to Use Medical Marijuana: Mostly Chronic Pain

February 13, 2019

Slowly but surely, the stigma surrounding marijuana use is losing its grip in the U.S. Since the 1990s,…
Acupressure Relieves Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms, Study Finds

January 22, 2019

A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that…
Gently stroking babies before medical procedures may reduce pain

December 21, 2018

Researchers have found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with…
Scientists Identify Method to Study Resilience to Pain

December 17, 2018

Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System have successfully demonstrated that it…
New test to objectively measure pain, test medications

November 7, 2018

The electroencephalography-based test could improve patient pain assessments and reduce the over-prescription of opioids, the researchers say. If…
Strangers from different cultures have a soothing effect

October 2, 2018

Pain has a devastating psychological effect. It debilitates you, it takes away your will and hope. We should…
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