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How diabetes and obesity affect the brain

With more than 30 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and another 87 million diagnosed with obesity, both conditions have become national epidemics. The two diseases...

How to manage chronic health problems in COVID-19 pandemic

Coping with emergencies is challenging in the best of situations. During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are just trying to get by each...

Scientists find a new cause of migraine headache

In a new study, researchers found a new mechanism responsible for familial migraine. They show that a genetic dysfunction in specific brain cells of the...

Scientists develop a much less addictive painkiller to reduce pain

In a new study, researchers found a potential new opioid medication may have the ability to slow the progression of osteoarthritis while being less...

Cocoa may reduce pain in this common artery disease

In a new study, researchers found that consumption of cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease. In the study of 44...

What can you do about the opioid crisis? Get a free naloxone kit and...

Who needs a free naloxone kit? Just about anyone who might come across an opioid overdose, according to a range of University of Alberta experts. Alberta...

Scientists find new way to treat inflammation pain

In a new study, researchers found that delta opioid receptors have a built-in mechanism for pain relief and can be precisely targeted with drug-delivering...

This new therapy could reduce chronic low back pain

In a new study, researchers found that tanezumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits nerve activity, provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain,...

People with diabetes have a higher risk of this bone problem

In a new study, researchers found that people living with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures. They found that people with type 1...

Chronic back pain may be linked to this change in the brain

Chronic pain is a serious problem for millions of people around the world. Whether due to injury, old age, or other circumstances, chronic pain can...

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