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Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable

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Photo: Bubble actuator [24/10/2014] UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved.Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable - Read more

'Smart' bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below

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Graphic: the transparent liquid bandage [22/10/2014] Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has created a paint-on, see-through, "smart" bandage that glows to indicate a wound's tissue oxygenation concentration.'Smart' bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below - Read more

Students teaching students – Training of physiotherapists

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Physiotherapy students have to apply a lot of theoretical knowledge into practice. Especially therapeutic measures have to be known inside out. Therefore, the RWTH Aachen has produced learning videos which can be accessed by it’s students at any time. And the best thing about this is: The videos have been produced during classes by the students themelves. Students teaching students – Training of physiotherapists - Read more

Patients: 'just-in-time' management in the clinic

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Photo: Patients in the waiting room [23/09/2014] Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents.Patients: 'just-in-time' management in the clinic - Read more

Back pain - does relief come from sport medicine?

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Prof. Frank Mayer from the University of Potsdam talks about nonspecific back pain and deficits of the neuromuscular system in the trunk that are a possible cause. Jürgen Fischer and Dr. Peter Stehle from the German Federal Institute of Sports Science explain the backgrounds of the project “Back Pain”.Back pain - does relief come from sport medicine? - Read more

Physical plasma – the future of skin therapy?

Photo: Title of MEDICA video Chronic wounds, allergies and recurrent infections of the skin are a continuous burden for patients. Physical plasma is able to bring relief and is an alternative to already established therapies.Physical plasma – the future of skin therapy? - Read more

Potential drug therapy for kidney stones

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Photo: Kidney stones [18/08/2014] A new study suggests that a class of drugs approved to treat leukemia and epilepsy also may be effective against kidney stones, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. The drugs are histone deacetylase inhibitors, or HDAC inhibitors for short. Potential drug therapy for kidney stones - Read more

Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all

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Graphic: Man holding his chest [30/07/2014] Achalasia is a rare disease – it affects 1 in 100,000 people – characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall. While its cause remains unknown, a new study by a team of researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium, the University of Bonn in Germany and other European institutions confirms for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin. Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all - Read more

Teaching the brain to reduce pain

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Photo: A foot about to step on needles [16/07/2014] People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear a neutral sound, new research from the University of Luxembourg has found. This lends weight to the idea that we can learn to use mind-over-matter to beat pain.Teaching the brain to reduce pain - Read more

Surgery: Patients Report High Satisfaction with Pain Treatment

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Photo: Patient having pain [02/05/2014] An international research group with members from the University of Basel, several EU countries, Israel and the USA, analyzed patient satisfaction with pain treatment after surgery.Surgery: Patients Report High Satisfaction with Pain Treatment - Read more

Prototype: Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

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Photo: Prosthetic limb [25/04/2014] A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world's first prosthetic 'intelligent' liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.Prototype: Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees - Read more

Knee Replacement Surgery: Women Report More Pain than Men

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Photo: Woman with knee pain [12/03/2014] Middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury are among the patients most likely to experience serious pain following a knee replacement, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have found.Knee Replacement Surgery: Women Report More Pain than Men - Read more

Assisted Suicide: Women More Likely to Receive Help Than Men

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Photo: Two female hands holding each other [20/02/2014] Organisations involved in assisted suicide help women die more frequently than men. In addition, those living alone, the divorced and well-educated people make above-average use of assisted suicide. This has been demonstrated by a study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).Assisted Suicide: Women More Likely to Receive Help Than Men - Read more

Living With Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle With a ‘New self’

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Photo: Man holding his neck in pain [03/12/2013] A new study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, systematically searches for, and makes sense of, the growing body of qualitative research on musculoskeletal pain to help understand the experiences of patients suffering from chronic pain.Living With Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle With a ‘New self’ - Read more

Endometriosis: Risk Linked to 2 Pesticides

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Photo: Woman holding her stomach in pain [05/11/2013] A study, led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has found that two organochlorine pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women. Endometriosis: Risk Linked to 2 Pesticides - Read more

PET: Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated

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Photo: Imaging tennis elbow [29/10/2013] Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University.PET: Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated - Read more

Opioids: No Evidence Of Improved Pain Treatment

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Photo: Pain Treatment [18/09/2013] A new study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that during a decade when prescription opioid use has skyrocketed, the identification and treatment of pain has failed to improve, and the use of non-opioid analgesics has plateaued, or even declined. Opioids: No Evidence Of Improved Pain Treatment - Read more

Pain: New Compound Promising as Opioid Alternative

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Photo: Formula [17/07/2013] A drug targeting a protein complex containing two different types of opioid receptors may be an effective alternative to morphine and other opioid pain medications.Pain: New Compound Promising as Opioid Alternative - Read more

Nerves: A Path to Lower-risk Painkillers

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Photo: Pills [11/06/2013] New findings provide vital step towards exploring pain medications that may lower risks of prescription drug abuse and side effects of painkillers.Nerves: A Path to Lower-risk Painkillers - Read more

Stress: Persistent Pain Has a Neurobiological Basis

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Photo: Woman has pain [03/05/2013] A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.Stress: Persistent Pain Has a Neurobiological Basis - Read more

Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery

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Photo: Knees [16/01/2013] Patients who undergo knee replacement surgery may be at risk of gaining more weight than their peers who have not had the surgery, according to a five-year study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor.Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery - Read more

The Pain Puzzle: How Morphine Increases Pain

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Photo: Morphine [07/01/2013] For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be closer to a solution, based on a research.The Pain Puzzle: How Morphine Increases Pain - Read more

Muscles: Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production

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Photo: Medicine [04/01/2013] Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect.Muscles: Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production - Read more

Migraine Research: "Migraine is a complex disorder"

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[08/11/2012] A global collaboration of scientists with participation by a team of researchers from the Headache and Pain Center Kiel (“Schmerzklinik Kiel”) has decoded four new gene locations whose changes significantly increase the risk of migraines. Recently in the world’s largest migraine study, the genes of more than 5,000 migraine patients were being examined and compared to 7,000 control persons. Migraine Research: "Migraine is a complex disorder" - Read more

Cartilage Repair: Nanoscale Scaffolds and Stem Cells

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[17/08/2012] Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fibre scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees that often wears thin from injury or age.Cartilage Repair: Nanoscale Scaffolds and Stem Cells - Read more

Pain Relief: Blocking Addiction of Heroin and Morphine

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[16/08/2012] In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief.Pain Relief: Blocking Addiction of Heroin and Morphine - Read more

Brain: Why Chronic Pain is All in your Head

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[05/07/2012] A new study shows for the first time that chronic pain develops the more two sections of the brain - related to emotional and motivational behaviour - talk to each other. The more they communicate, the greater the chance a patient will develop chronic pain. Brain: Why Chronic Pain is All in your Head - Read more

Skin Cancer: Cause of Pain in the Treatment

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[21/06/2012] Apply the ointment, light on, light off – that is how easy it is to cure various forms of non-melanoma skin cancer. However, the majority of patients suffer severe pain during the so-termed photodynamic therapy. Why the treatment can be so painful has now been uncovered.Skin Cancer: Cause of Pain in the Treatment - Read more

Neurotransmission: Powerful Function of Single Protein

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[14/05/2012] Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that the single protein – alpha 2 delta – exerts a spigot-like function, controlling the volume of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that flow between the synapses of brain neurons.Neurotransmission: Powerful Function of Single Protein - Read more

Differences of the Nervous System: Knee Injuries in Women Linked to Motion

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[19/04/2012] Women are more prone to knee injuries than men, and the findings of a new study of Oregon State University suggest this may involve more than just differences in muscular and skeletal structure – it shows that males and females also differ in the way they transmit the nerve impulses that control muscle force.Differences of the Nervous System: Knee Injuries in Women Linked to Motion - Read more

Hypertension: Pain Relievers Could be Spiking Your Blood Pressure

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[22/03/2012] According to Professor Ehud Grossman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sheba Medical Centre, many common over-the-counter and prescription medications are underlying causes of hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and aneurisms. Hypertension: Pain Relievers Could be Spiking Your Blood Pressure - Read more

New Study: More Children Living with 'Life-limiting' Conditions

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[12/03/2012] The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study led from the University of Leeds shows.New Study: More Children Living with 'Life-limiting' Conditions - Read more

Where Pain Lives: Race and Neighborhood Status Linked with Chronic Pain

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[05/03/2012] Living in a poor neighborhood was linked with worse chronic pain for young adults, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, but young black patients faced difficulties with pain management no matter where they lived.Where Pain Lives: Race and Neighborhood Status Linked with Chronic Pain - Read more

Excessive Crying Problem: Babies' Colic Linked to Mothers' Migraines

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[21/02/2012] A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic as mothers without a history of migraines.Excessive Crying Problem: Babies' Colic Linked to Mothers' Migraines - Read more

Neuron Memory: Key to Taming Chronic Pain

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[15/02/2012] A team of researchers led by McGill neuroscientist Terence Coderre, who is also affiliated with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found the key to understanding how memories of pain are stored in the brain. More importantly, the researchers are also able to suggest how these memories can be erased, making it possible to ease chronic pain.Neuron Memory: Key to Taming Chronic Pain - Read more

Knee Replacement Surgery: Benefits of Local Anaesthesia

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[13/02/2012] Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson University have shown that local anaesthesia delivered through a catheter in the joint, intraarticularly, may be more beneficial than traditional opioids such as morphine and Oxycontin for pain management following total knee replacement surgery.Knee Replacement Surgery: Benefits of Local Anaesthesia - Read more

Dimethylsphingosine: New Understanding of Chronic Pain

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[23/01/2012] Millions of people worldwide suffer from a type of chronic pain called neuropathic pain, which is triggered by nerve damage. Precisely how this pain persists has been a mystery, and current treatments are largely ineffective. But a team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, using a new approach known as metabolomics, has now discovered a major clue: dimethylsphingosine (DMS).Dimethylsphingosine: New Understanding of Chronic Pain - Read more

Damaged Nerves: Improved Method of Electrical Stimulation Could Help Treat

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[24/11/2011] Earlier this fall, a plastic surgery research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) found a new method of nerve stimulation that reduces the device's electrical threshold by 40 per cent, compared with traditional FES therapy. The findings could help researchers develop a safer, more efficient functional electrical stimulation (FES) therapy with fewer side effects.Damaged Nerves: Improved Method of Electrical Stimulation Could Help Treat - Read more

Drug Delivery: Gene Therapy Without a Needle

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[19/10/2011] For the first time, researchers of Ohio State University have found a way to inject a precise dose of a gene therapy agent directly into a single living cell without a needle. The technique uses electricity to “shoot” bits of therapeutic bio molecules through a tiny channel and into a cell in a fraction of a second.Drug Delivery: Gene Therapy Without a Needle - Read more

Chronic Pain: It Is a Pain to Take Care of Pain

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[04/01/2011] Researchers report that chronic pain takes a toll on primary care providers as well as their patients. They conclude that providers' needs should not be ignored if pain care is to be improved.Chronic Pain: It Is a Pain to Take Care of Pain - Read more

A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century

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[03/01/2011] Discovering foreign countries, getting to know new civilizations. What’s possible for many today, in the 17th century was an adventure few dared to embark on. Back then, moving from one continent to another was only possible by ship. But journeys that often lasted many months were often also very perilous – and generally no trained physicians were on board the ship. A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century - Read more

Ion Channel: Responsibility for Pain Identified

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[20/12/2010] Neuroscience researchers conducting basic research on ion channels have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.Ion Channel: Responsibility for Pain Identified - Read more

Under Suspicion: Painkiller Could Increase Suicidal Ideation

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[24/11/2010] The active agent ziconotide, the synthetic toxin of the cone snail (Conus magus), was acclaimed a safe alternative to morphine when it was introduced six years ago. Now it is increasingly suspected of causing patients to commit suicide. Under Suspicion: Painkiller Could Increase Suicidal Ideation - Read more

Plantar fasciitis: Stretching Seems to do the Trick

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[05/11/2010] According to a new study patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient satisfaction. Plantar fasciitis: Stretching Seems to do the Trick - Read more

Insulin: Reduce of Several Inflammatory Factors

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[09/09/2010] Treating intensive care patients who develop life-threatening bacterial infections, or septicemia, with insulin potentially could reduce their chances of succumbing to the infection.Insulin: Reduce of Several Inflammatory Factors - Read more

Amputation: Prosthesis with information at its fingertips

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[09/08/2010] Hope for patients who suffer from phantom pain: Scientists from Jena University develop a hand prosthesis that eases the pain.Amputation: Prosthesis with information at its fingertips - Read more

DNA: Gene Identified Related to Chronic Pain

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[06/08/2010] Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in identifying for the first time a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans, signalling a significant step toward better understanding and treating of the condition.DNA: Gene Identified Related to Chronic Pain - Read more

Painkillers: Not Linked With Heart Disease

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[08/07/2010] Commonly used painkillers like ibuprofen do not increase the risk of heart attack in the elderly population, according to a new study.Painkillers: Not Linked With Heart Disease - Read more

Migraine: Stigma Is Significant

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[24/06/2010] Researchers looking for the first time at how migraine sufferers experience the stigmatizing effects of their disease show that chronic migraine sufferers experience worse stigma than episodic migraine sufferers and more than those with other neurological diseases including stroke, epilepsy and MS.Migraine: Stigma Is Significant - Read more

Pain: Traits Associated with Drug Disorders

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[19/05/2010] Researchers have identified clinical characteristics associated with prescription drug use disorder (PDUD) in primary care patients with chronic pain.Pain: Traits Associated with Drug Disorders - Read more

Hospice: Racial Differences in Utilisation

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[12/03/2010] A new study finds that blacks and Hispanics use hospice for advanced heart failure at a rate of up to 50 percent less than whites, despite a markedly higher rate of incidence of the disease in these populations.Hospice: Racial Differences in Utilisation - Read more

Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested

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[18/02/2010] It looks more like an iPod than a medical tool. But the latest miniature ultrasound device might one day introduce a new level of home therapy for arthritis, injury and other painful ailments.Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested - Read more

Headaches: Why Light Worsens Migraine

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[13/01/2010] Scientists have identified a new visual pathway that underlies sensitivity to light during migraine.Headaches: Why Light Worsens Migraine - Read more

New Subject Palliative Care: „Doctors Have to Accept that Life Is Limited.”

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[01/01/2010] For decades, dealing with dying patients was no topic for German medical students, even though most doctors have to face death. Finally the subject palliative care has become part of the curriculum. MEDICA.de spoke to Christof Müller-Busch, President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine, about the rising number of patients with old-age diseases and actors in palliative seminars. New Subject Palliative Care: „Doctors Have to Accept that Life Is Limited.” - Read more

Skin: Hidden Sensory System?

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[11/12/2009] Researchers report that the human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system aside from the nerves that give most of us the ability to touch and feel.Skin: Hidden Sensory System? - Read more

Cost-Effectiveness: Randomized Clinical Trials Unrealistic

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[11/12/2009] Cost-effectiveness studies are widely used to guide prescribing policy. However, a new study suggests that cost-effectiveness analyses based on data from randomized controlled trials may not be realistic enough to accurately inform policy. Cost-Effectiveness: Randomized Clinical Trials Unrealistic - Read more

Recovering with Dogs Requires Less Pain Medication

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[04/12/2009] Adults who use pet therapy while recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication than those who do not.Recovering with Dogs Requires Less Pain Medication - Read more

Placebo: In Hopeful Anticipation

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In Hopeful Anticipation [01/12/2009] At Christman, wishes come true. The children are convinced: one only has to believe strong enough. The power of imagination is indeed strong – it can even cure diseases and ease pain. Thanks to the placebo effect that – if taken seriously – requires changes in the health care system. Placebo: In Hopeful Anticipation - Read more

Women Office Workers: Five Exercises Reduce Neck Pain

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[25/11/2009] Strength training exercises using dumbbells can reduce pain in the trapezius muscle, the large muscle which extends from the back of the head, down the neck and into the upper back. Women Office Workers: Five Exercises Reduce Neck Pain - Read more

Geriatrics: Persistent Pain May Accelerate Signs of Aging

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[25/09/2009] The results of a new study uncovered that people with pain develop the functional limitations classically associated with aging at much earlier ages.Geriatrics: Persistent Pain May Accelerate Signs of Aging - Read more

Sick Children: Pain-Relief Needs not always Met

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[21/08/2009] Despite great effort to reduce anxiety, fear and pain, related to health care, children still considered “being in pain” as the worst aspect of their procedure, according to a Swedish research.Sick Children: Pain-Relief Needs not always Met - Read more

Prolapsed Disc: Haste makes Waste

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[01/08/2009] A slipped disc often causes insufferable pain in the back. However, in most cases surgery is not necessary. Experts say that in 80 percent alternative therapies also may help – but they need time. Prolapsed Disc: Haste makes Waste - Read more

Health Management: „I Take no Stock in Conventional Back Exercise Programmes”

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[01/08/2009] Slipped discs, lumbagos and other reasons for pain in the back cause economic costs in the amount of about 10 billion euros in Germany each year. The lack of work due to illness could be reduced with the help of a strategic health management. However, studies show that most of the employers are not aware of the enormous potential of workplace health promotion. Health Management: „I Take no Stock in Conventional Back Exercise Programmes” - Read more

Brain: Why Touching Can Relieve Pain

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[20/04/2009] Nerve signals that tell the brain that we are being slowly stroked on the skin have their own specialised nerve fibres in the skin. This is shown by a new study. The discovery may explain why touching the skin can relieve pain.Brain: Why Touching Can Relieve Pain - Read more

Pain Assessment: New Tool Distinguishes Between Subtypes

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[08/04/2009] A new standardised tool for the assessment of chronic pain can differentiate between pain subtypes and may help tailor treatment.Pain Assessment: New Tool Distinguishes Between Subtypes - Read more

Pain Killers: Across The Rumour Mill

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Across The Rumour Mill [01/04/2009] There are many myths surrounding pain killers. For instance „One Aspirin daily is healthy“ or „Morphia is addictive“ are two rumours that persist – both in the physicians and the patients mind.Pain Killers: Across The Rumour Mill - Read more

Migraine Therapy: Ice Cubes in the Head

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[01/04/2009] They appear suddenly and paralyse someone. It is difficult to control migraine attacks. However, many people do not know that such attacks can be controlled in training minds. Migraine Therapy: Ice Cubes in the Head - Read more

Migraine Therapy: Ice Cubes in the Head

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Ice Cubes in the Head [01/04/2009] They appear suddenly and paralyse someone. It is difficult to control migraine attacks. However, many people do not know that such attacks can be controlled in training minds. Migraine Therapy: Ice Cubes in the Head - Read more

Mirror Therapy: “The More Input for the Brain, the Less Phantom Pain“

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[01/04/2009] People looking into the mirror are not necessarily vain. Perhaps they are just doing a therapy against phantom pain. A look into the mirror can trick the uncontrollable aches after amputations in a seemingly easy way. Mirror Therapy: “The More Input for the Brain, the Less Phantom Pain“ - Read more

Mirror Therapy: “The More Input for the Brain, the Less Phantom Pain“

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“The More Input for the Brain, the Less Phantom Pain“ [01/04/2009] People looking into the mirror are not necessarily vain. Perhaps they are just doing a therapy against phantom pain. A look into the mirror can trick the uncontrollable aches after amputations in a seemingly easy way. Mirror Therapy: “The More Input for the Brain, the Less Phantom Pain“ - Read more

Chronic Pain: “Time Operates Against the Patient”

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[01/04/2009] Headache, back pain or toothache. This happens to everybody once in a lifetime. If drugs cannot help a doctor is needed often. However, there are people whose pain remains. Chronic Pain: “Time Operates Against the Patient” - Read more

Chronic Pain: “Time Operates Against the Patient”

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[31/03/2009] Headache, back pain or toothache. This happens to everybody once in a lifetime. If drugs cannot help a doctor is needed often. However, there are people whose pain remains. Chronic Pain: “Time Operates Against the Patient” - Read more

Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Daily Reduce Arthritis Pain

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[10/03/2009] Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilising physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a new study. Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Daily Reduce Arthritis Pain - Read more

Spine: Back Pain May Be Influenced by Genes

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[09/04/2008] The findings of a Twin Spine Study have led to a paradigm shift in the way disc degeneration is understood. Researchers find proof that back pain problems may be more a matter of genetics than physical strain. Spine: Back Pain May Be Influenced by Genes - Read more

Probiotics: "Good" Bacteria Helps Ease Pain of Colitis

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[29/07/2005] A mixture of bacteria developed in part by University of Alberta researchers has been proven highly effective in treating people suffering from ulcerative colitis.Probiotics: "Good" Bacteria Helps Ease Pain of Colitis - Read more

 
 

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