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Heart Hormones Protection, Psychotic Disorders, Self Regulation, and More in the Obesity News Source

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pain, Millenials, Baby Boomer, Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiologists, Opioids, Lifestyle

Millennials Prefer Healthy Habits, Less Likely to Choose Opioids to Manage Pain

Known for spending their work weeks hunched over their laptops and their weekends taking spin classes or playing video games, Millennials are prone to experiencing pain. However, a recent survey by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) reports that this generation is more likely to manage their pain in a natural way, without using opioids. Additional findings from the survey are in the news release below.

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Neuropathy, Breast Cancer, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Uc Davis, Chemotherapy, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Understudied Consequences of Peripheral Neuropathy after Chemotherapy

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In two papers published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute researchers from UC Davis, UCLA and other institutions have found that peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, and tingling in hands and/or feet, can bother early-stage breast cancer patients years after completing chemotherapy. In addition, a systematic literature review found only a handful of studies that tracked long-term peripheral neuropathy, leaving little data for patients and clinicians to make informed decisions.

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osteoarthitis, Drug Discovery, Osteoclasts, peripheral sensitization, central sensitization, drug repurposing, mechanisms of OA pain, Personalized Medicine

New Therapeutic Targets for Osteoarthritis Pain

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An exploration of the latest understanding of the complex mechanisms behind OA pain offers new possibilities and potential treatment targets for osteoarthritis (OA) pain. New areas of research discussed include the use of combination therapies and the development of biomarkers to target effective pain treatment.

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Given the Choice, Zebrafish Willingly Dose Themselves with Opioids

Researchers at University of Utah Health devised a system that allowed zebrafish to self-administer doses of hydrocodone, an opioid commonly prescribed to people for pain, to study drug dependency.

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To Reduce Postoperative Pain, Consider Sleep — and Caffeine

A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.

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Migraine, Headache, Disparities, disparities in healthcare, Neuro, Neurology, Opioids, opioid prescribing

Study: Opioids Overused in Migraine Treatment, Regardless of Race

African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, researchers report a different finding that affects everyone: opioid overuse.

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UAMS, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences, Bradley Martin, Dr. Bradley Martin, UAMS College of Pharmacy, The Journal Of Pain, Anuj Shah, Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy, logn-term opioid use, Opioids, opioid abuse

Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers.

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Choosing Wisely , Chiropractic, Patients, Tests, Procedures, Heat Therapy, Cold Therapy, Active treatment, lumbar support, Low Back Pain, Imaging, xray, Ultrasound

American Chiropractic Association Releases Choosing Wisely® List of Tests, Procedures to Question

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care.

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Questions You Should Ask Your Chiropractor: Expert Available

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