What is precordial catch syndrome?
Learn all about precordial catch syndrome, a form of chest pain most commonly experienced by young people. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Autoimmune disease discovery could spark new treatments
Researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
Digital pills successfully monitor opioid use after injury
Investigators report on the results from a pilot study of 15 individuals who received a prescription to take oxycodone digital pills as needed following treatment for acute fractures. The team found that the opioid-naïve patients self-administered opioids to manage pain for only a brief period and only took a fraction of the number of pills they were given.
What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?
There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn this article.
All you need to know about angular cheilitis
A look at angular cheilitis, a condition where pain occurs in the corners of the mouth. Included is detail on risk factors, complications, and diagnosis.
How to treat a pinched nerve
A pinched nerve is a common occurrence that can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Learn how to get relief from pinched nerves with home remedies.
Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing -- opening a window of opportunity to make effective pain medications without the risk of respiratory failure.
Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset, progression
While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, says a researcher.
New painkillers reduce overdose risk
New opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing -- the cause of opiate overdose -- outlines a new report.
Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now
If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines, GPs might suggest non-medicinal approaches including yoga, mindfulness and various types of physiotherapy and psychological therapies.
Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest pain
Patients who go to the ER with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to new research. CT scans and cardiac stress tests are overused in the ER for patients with chest pain and provide no information to determine whether a patient is in the midst of a heart attack.
Parents help shape how much pain preschoolers feel after vaccination
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New research has found that the amount of distress and pain felt by a preschooler during a vaccination is strongly related to how to their parents help them cope before and during an appointment.
Evidence-based approach to treating post-delivery pain in new moms during opioid crisis
Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study. In addition, the quantity of opioids prescribed to women after cesarean delivery can be less than currently prescribed, say the authors.
Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines
Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. Patients over the age of 60 often receive cortisone drugs instead of more modern medicines that target the immune system.
Why head and face pain causes more suffering
Scientists have discovered why pain from the head and face can be more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain elsewhere in the body. The team found that sensory neurons from the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain's principal emotional signaling hubs, while sensory neurons from the body are connected only indirectly. The results may pave the way toward more effective treatments for chronic head pain.
What is cervicalgia and how is it treated?
Learn all about cervicalgia, a pain in the neck. This article looks at common causes, associated symptoms, and how to treat this form of pain.
Chronic fatigue syndrome: Changes in brain chemistry found
A new study identifies brain chemistry changes in people with chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness, making the two conditions easier to diagnose.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain
By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to an article.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness as unique disorders, brain chemistry study shows
Researchers have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin -- chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI). In addition, the work supports a previous observation of two variants of GWI.
Study lists foods for fighting rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and progression
Scientists propose a list of foods that can help patients manage rheumatoid arthritis, based on a new comprehensive review of foods with proven long-term beneficial effects on inflammation, joint stiffness and pain, joint destruction and oxidative stress.