When to panic and when to put your feet up over big health worries

Is your chest pain a pulled muscle — or a heart attack? Could your ‘caffeine headache’ be a brain tumour? Two top doctors reveal when to panic and when to put your feet up… Making a judgement call on your latest health symptoms can be tricky business  People fear over and under-reacting, which often leads to old-fashioned denial    Here, […]

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Researchers discover the brain cells that make pain unpleasant

If you step on a tack, neurons in your brain will register two things: that there’s a piercing physical sensation in your foot, and that it’s not pleasant. Now, a team of scientists at Stanford University has identified a bundle of brain cells in mice responsible for the latter—that is, the negative emotions of pain. Pain research has traditionally focused […]

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health condition commonly affects older adults in hospitals, and it often occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. difficile led to almost half a million infections among patients in the United […]

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Drug helps against pain during Sex

The drug Gabapentin might help if women suffer during intercourse chronic pain. By taking they felt less pain during your sexual Desire and satisfaction have increased. Although their sexual function was not completely restored, had the Request of the women after taking Gabapentin in less pain and more sexual. In particular, women with strong pain profited from the treatment. Gabapentin […]

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Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 — Opioid use is associated with small improvements in pain and physical functioning in patients with chronic noncancer pain, according to research published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jason W. Busse, Ph.D., from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of randomized clinical […]

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Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug—now in its earliest stages—that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. The drug compound, known as ML351, was discovered by researchers from the NIH, part of […]

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Complete Results from First Study in Ongoing Phase 3 Program for Tanezumab Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and Function in Osteoarthritis Patients

NEW YORK & INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE October 23, 2018 )–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced complete results from a Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous administration of tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) pain treated for 16 weeks. The study met all three co-primary efficacy endpoints, demonstrating […]

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