Pain Management

This drug can be harmful to people with opioid use disorders

Benzodiazepines are sedatives that are often prescribed to people who are opioid-dependent despite the discouragement of this practice in guidelines. Doctors may be ignoring this...

Many older people with low back pain don’t get recommended treatment

In a new study, researchers found that many Medicare patients with new episodes of low back pain receive care inconsistent with current guidelines –...

Opioid misuse may permanently change the brain

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10% developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In...

Cannabis may not reduce sleep problems, cancer pain in the long run

In a new study, researchers found that medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because...

Pain treatment is a big challenge in Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that the treatment and management of pain in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be a challenge due...

Drugs for minor pains may increase autism, ADHD risk if used in pregnancy

Acetaminophen is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. It can reduce minor aches and pains,...

This diet may help treat neuropathy in type 2 diabetes

Neuropathy is the most prevalent complication of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and pre-diabetes. The progression of neuropathy in pre-diabetic and T2D patients correlates with increased...

These 5 things could predict chronic migraine headaches

In a new study, researchers found five big predictors of chronic migraine. The research was conducted by a team at the Albert Einstein College of...

Why do people develop chronic pain?

Mood disorders and the discovery of a pain signaling organ in the skin could explain why chronic pain occurs—and how to treat it. Burning, aching,...

Why cholesterol-lowering drug statins cause muscle pain

The use of statin drugs to lower cholesterol, and ultimately reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, has become widespread. Previous studies suggest that nearly half...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...