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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