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Scientists discover new method to treat chronic inflammation

Recent research has found a protein complex called the inflammasome can drive inflammation. The inflammasome can protect our bodies from infection but is also a...

Scientists find a better way to detect your pain levels

In a new study, researchers have developed a system that measures a patient's pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The...

An opioid success story: Efforts to minimize painkillers after surgery appear to be working

The opioid epidemic has been wreaking misery and death across the nation for years. In 2017 alone, opioid overdoses killed more than 47,000 people –...

New method for pain relief without opioids

The United States has approximately 5% of the world’s population, but accounts for 99% of the world’s consumption of hydrocodone, an opioid used to...

New finding provides hope for people with chronic pain

When you experience severe pain, like breaking or shattering a bone, the pain isn't just felt at the sight of the injury. There is an...

Coming off chronic opioid prescriptions may bring dangerous health risks

In a new study, researchers found patients coming off opioids for pain were three times more likely to die of an overdose in the...

Migraine headaches linked to higher risk of dementia

In a new study, researchers found migraines are linked to a higher risk of dementia. The research was conducted by a team from the University...

This new app may help you take control of migraine

Have you ever had a migraine? A migraine is a headache that causes a throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head. Migraines can...

People in the U.S. six times more likely to receive opioids after surgery

In a new study, researchers found patients in the United States are seven times as likely as those in Sweden to receive a prescription...

Doctors more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day

In a new study, researchers examined how primary care physicians decide whether to prescribe opioid painkillers. They found doctors are more likely to prescribe opioid...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

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This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...