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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