Reduced Drinking May Improve Veterans’ Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 — Cutting back on booze may reduce chronic pain and use of other substances among U.S. veterans who are heavy drinkers, according to a new report. The study included about 1,500 veterans who completed annual surveys between 2003 and 2015, and reported heavy drinking in at least one of those surveys. “We found some evidence for […]

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Is lockdown worth the pain? No, it’s a sledgehammer, and we have better options

Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in the absence of a reliable COVID-19 treatment or licensed vaccine, is lockdown still worth it? To answer this, we not only need scientific evidence, we need […]

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Back pain: Experiencing any of these eight symptoms could mean your pain is more serious

In most cases, back pain can be as commonplace as a mild headache, a sneeze, or eye strain. In fact, non-specific low back pain is a frequent ailment. One study report that the lifetime prevalence of chronic low back pain is as high as 84 percent, making one’s chances of experiencing discomfort at one time or another pretty high. What […]

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Research shows that the addictive effect of alcohol is altered in the presence of pain

A research team from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Valencia has shown that the presence of physical pain alters the effect of alcohol as a reinforcement to avoid suffering. The study, published in journal Pain, analyzes how the neurochemical signals derived from alcohol are altered in the nucleus accumbens of the brain, which is responsible for pleasure, […]

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Stress overload and pain common among patients with traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Post-injury distress is common, with many individuals experiencing chronic anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as chronic pain. In this collection of articles in the journal NeuroRehabilitation, experts report on findings that shed light on the relationship between stress and pain following a TBI and implications for rehabilitation. […]

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Back pain: Yoga and physical therapy for the effective treatment? Naturopathy Naturopathy Specialist Portal

Yoga and physiotherapy for the treatment of back pain? People with chronic back pain in the lower back to benefit more from Yoga and physiotherapy as from other evidence-based tips for the treatment of your pain. In addition, Yoga can be achieved with open-minded users are even more likely to a significant improvement in their function than a physiotherapy. In […]

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Higher rates of pain, bleeding found with Essure birth control device

(HealthDay)—The permanent birth control device Essure is associated with higher rates of chronic lower abdominal or pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding compared with tubal ligation, according to interim results of a postmarket study ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The researchers compared Essure and tubal ligation among more than 1,100 women across the United States and found […]

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Lung cancer symptoms: Have you developed an ache or pain in these two areas? Major sign

Lung cancer is a condition whereby cells in the lungs begin to divide uncontrollably to form a tumour – a mass of diseased or abnormal cells. Lung cancer doesn’t usually produce any symptoms in the early stages, but as the cancer begins too spread into neighbouring areas, warning signs tend to appear. One common warning sign is having an ache […]

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