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Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

Turns out your mom was right: scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.

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Rethinking Tylenol and Rest: Movement Is Key to Keep Back Pain at Bay, Saint Louis University Physical Therapist Says

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Statistics show that 75 percent of the population will have at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime.

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New Website Goes Live to Provide “Everything You Need to Know" About Migraine

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The American Migraine Foundation announced today that its website, www.AmericanMigraineFoundation.org, has been thoroughly redesigned and expanded to provide a wealth of consumer-friendly information on preventing, treating and coping with migraine and other headache disorders.

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Pain Intensity Can Predict Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Pre-treatment pain intensity is an independent survival predictor for patients with head and neck cancer, according to new research published in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society, http://www.americanpainsociety.org.

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Study Estimates Persistent Pain Incidence at 19 Percent of U.S. Adults

A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. The Journal of Pain is the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org.

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Moms-to-Be with Low Vitamin D Levels Could Have More Painful Labors

Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association with increased consumption of pain medication during childbirth.

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Large Study Delivers Message to Expectant Mothers: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Safe Choices for Relieving Pain

Women seeking pain relief during childbirth should be comforted to know that epidural and spinal anesthesia are extremely safe, suggests a study of more than 80,000 women that reviewed anesthesia complications during obstetrical care. Data on anesthesia adverse events collected through the Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI) National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) are being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting.

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Pain After Surgery Greatly Decreased in the Last 10 Years

A new study shows that pain severity among post-surgical patients has decreased by 24 percent since 2003. The study, presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting, shows vast improvements in the field of pain management for surgical patients.

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An End to Needle Phobia: Device Could Make Painless Injections Possible

Imagine no tears during infant vaccines and no fear of the needle for those old enough to know what’s coming. Such painless injections could be possible with a device that applies pressure and vibration while the needle is inserted in the skin, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting.

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