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5 minutes of laying down and screaming – you better avoid the tarantula hawk wasp

September 25, 2019

Like most people, you’ve probably experiences a bee sting or two. Bees, wasps and even bumblebees are always…
Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

September 16, 2019

Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain…
Popular Pain Medication Associated with Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

September 2, 2019

Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed…
New pain organ discovered in the skin

August 20, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new sensory receptor organ that is able to detect painful mechanical…
Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds

August 16, 2019

A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily…
Pain and Gain: Skin Nerves Anticipate and Fight Infection

July 26, 2019

Pinch yourself. If you feel pain, it’s thanks to specialized nerve endings in the skin. And, in a…
“I’d rather have my root canal done” – this just doesn’t make sense anymore

July 17, 2019

“I’d rather have my root canal done” – that’s what some people say about particularly unpleasant experiences. This…
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.…
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…
Pain signalling in humans more rapid than previously known

July 10, 2019

Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study led by researchers from…
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…
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…
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…
Grünenthal Challenge: Cell-Based/Gene Therapies for Pain

May 29, 2019

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that is part of the body’s protective mechanism designed to give a warning…
Multiple Brain Regions Moderate and Link Depressive Mood and Pain

May 22, 2019

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research…
Opioid-exposed newborns may react to pain differently after birth

May 15, 2019

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they…
Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

April 30, 2019

A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified…
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…
New therapy needed for two forms of painful joint condition

April 16, 2019

A new collaborative study led by The University of Western Australia has found that a painful joint condition…
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…
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…
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…
Pain, fatigue, poor sleep: common symptom triad at age 65+

February 21, 2019

In older people, symptoms of pain, depression and fatigue are commonplace. But how common? Researchers examined the prevalence…
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,…
Natural Killer cells used to treat chronic pain by removing damaged nerves after injury

February 5, 2019

Damage to nerves during surgery or after an injury such as a slipped disc can lead to long-term…
Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain’s painkilling response

January 31, 2019

When we’re in pain, we have a hard time sleeping. But how does poor sleep affect pain? For…
Researchers discover the brain cells that make pain unpleasant

January 23, 2019

Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at…
Men and women remember pain differently

January 14, 2019

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both…
Origins of Pain

December 18, 2018

A toddler puts her hand on a hot stove and swiftly withdraws it. Alas, it’s too late—the child’s…
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…
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