Pain Management

Scientists find new treatment for chronic neuropathic pain

University at Buffalo researchers who previously discovered how chronic neuropathic pain arises in the brain have now developed a treatment to block it. They found...

How to taper off opioid drugs safely

Many healthcare providers today try to avoid administering or prescribing opioid pain medications when possible because of the narcotics’ addictive properties. But for some patients,...

Scientists discover a cause of statin-related muscle pain

In a new study, researchers have discovered why some people experience muscle pain after taking statins. The finding could help doctors prevent a known side...

Opioid abuse linked to dangerous heart infection

In a new study, researchers found an alarming number of people in the U.S. are developing infections of either the heart’s inner lining or...

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...

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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...
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 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...