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Fashion Ergonomics for Today’s Fashionista

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To Improve Chronic Pain, Get More Sleep (Coffee Helps Too)

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New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s Hospital shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief by getting more sleep, or, short of that, taking medications to promote wakefulness such as caffeine. Both approaches performed better than standard analgesics in a rigorous study in mice, described in the May 8, 2017 issue of Nature Medicine.

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How One Drug Could Affect Pain, Memory and Nicotine Addiction

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Texas A&M researchers are working to develop drugs to enhance the function of these receptors in the brain, which could have three very different applications: easing pain, slowing the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s and making it easier for people to stop smoking.

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Lower Back Pain, Neurosurgery, Reseach

Study on Disc Degeneration Could Revolutionize Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating back pain, and may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally invasive treatments.

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American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Pittsburgh, May 17-20

The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, will host its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting May 17-20 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. APS is the leading multidisciplinary professional society in the United States dedicated to advancing pain-related research, education, treatment and team-oriented professional practice.

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Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans’ Opioid Use Similar to That of Civilians

A new study by RTI International and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, published in Pain suggests that opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general U.S. population.

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Anesthesiology, Surgery, Opioids, Methadone, Pain Medicine, Postoperative Pain

Methadone May Reduce Need for Opioids After Surgery

Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology.

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Dry Socket: A Common—and Painful—Complication of Wisdom Teeth Surgery

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Having wisdom teeth surgery can be a real pain, but if your healing regimen goes awry, you can find yourself in a world of hurt. An expert from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry explains this uncomfortable complication and how to avoid it.

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total joint arthroplasty, Joint Replacement, Metal sensitization, pain

Women More Sensitized Than Men to Metal Used in Joint Replacement

Why are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals contained in joint implants might be a contributing factor, suggests a study in the April 19 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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