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Article ID: 693245

Body's Natural High, Prescription Drug Misuse, Health Implications of Legalized Marijuana, and More in the Marijuana News Source

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The Latest News On Marijuana Research

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20-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692950

Almost 1 in 3 Patients Used No Opioids Prescribed After Surgery, Mayo Clinic Survey Finds

Mayo Clinic

Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research findings, presented Thursday, April 19 at the American Surgical Association annual meeting, also show that only about 8 percent of patients disposed of their remaining opioids.

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Article ID: 692896

Scientists Identify Connection Between Dopamine And Behavior Related To Pain And Fear

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Scientists have for the first time found direct causal links between the neurotransmitter dopamine and avoidance – behavior related to pain and fear. Researchers have long known that dopamine plays a key role in driving behavior related to pleasurable goals, such as food, sex and social interaction. In general, increasing dopamine boosts the drive toward these stimuli. But dopamine’s role in allowing organisms to avoid negative events has remained mysterious.

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16-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692961

Endodontists Emphasize Pain Management Without Opioids

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

As experts in pain management, endodontists aim to make patients comfortable before, during and after their treatment. Endodontist from around the world will gather in Denver this month to learn about the latest research in pain control strategies to treat patients safely and minimize the risk of abuse.

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19-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693054

Turning the Light Switch on to Treat Chronic Pain

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Chronic bladder pain affects millions with abdominal discomfort that increases as their bladder fills, causing excessive urinary urgency and frequency. Neuroscientists used optogenetics in experiments with mice to switch on and off the neurons that signal bladder pain.

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18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693039

New Drugs Using the Body’s Natural “Marijuana” Could Help Treat Pain, Cancer

Stony Brook Medicine

A new technology developed by Stony Brook University researchers affiliated with the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB & DD) that has identified Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) as drug targets of the body’s endocannabinoid system is licensed to Artelo Biosciences, Inc.

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Article ID: 692974

Direct Electrical Current Used to Preferentially Inhibit Pain-Transmitting Neurons

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using computer models and laboratory rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that “direct electrical current” can be delivered to nerves preferentially, blocking pain signals while leaving other sensations undisturbed.

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Article ID: 692847

When Others Fail, New Migraine Treatment May Work

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent migraine with other treatments may find relief with a drug called erenumab, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Article ID: 692982

Study: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen More Effective Than Opioids in Treating Dental Pain

Case Western Reserve University

Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain than opioids, according to new research conducted with the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

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New Clues Point to Relief for Chronic Itching

Washington University in St. Louis

Studying mice, researchers have found that a drug called nalfurafine hydrochloride (Remitch) can deliver itch relief by targeting particular opioid receptors on neurons in the spinal cord. The new study suggests that the drug may be effective against many types of chronic itching that don’t respond to conventional drugs such as antihistamines.

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