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Itch Neurons Play a Role in Managing Pain

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There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain, such as burning and stinging sensations.

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Obesity, Diet, Inflammation, Mediterranean Diet, pain

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Pain Associated with Obesity

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Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.

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An Alternative to Opioids? Compound From Marine Snail Is Potent Pain Reliever

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A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body.

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shoulder surgery, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, elbow surgery, elbow replacement

Loyola Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

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Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Nickolas Garbis, MD, has been elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

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pain, CIPN, Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis, Endometriosis

Measuring Pain: SLU Scientist Tests Possible Biomarkers

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Saint Louis University pharmacologist Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., will use a $363,000 grant from The Mayday Fund to advance her work to understand pain in order to develop new painkillers, partnering with physicians who treat four debilitating conditions.

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Ergonomics, Tattoo, Public Health, Musculoskeletal, Occupational Safety and Health

Being a Tattoo Artist Is a Pain in the Neck, Study Finds

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Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That’s the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers who support a multibillion-dollar American industry, but who often don’t have access to workers’ compensation if they get injured.

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Low Back Pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractors, American College Of Physicians, low back pain guidelines, pain, Opioids, Nsaids, Back Pain

American Chiropractic Association Applauds New Low Back Pain Guidelines Advocating Non-Drug Treatments First

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) applauds new low back pain treatment guidelines by the American College of Physicians (ACP) that recommend first using non-invasive, non-drug treatments before resorting to drug therapies.

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Ice Fishing as Extreme Sport: Burns, Broken Bones, Concussions Among Injuries Chronicled

Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport – for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, Mayo Clinic surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries they have chronicled seem more like a casualty list from an extreme sport: burns, broken bones, concussions and more. The findings are published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Chiropractic Expert Available to Discuss Updated American College of Physicians Low Back Pain Guidelines

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Radiation Therapy Continues to Be Gold Standard for Palliative Care of Painful Bone Metastases

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently published an updated clinical guideline that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone metastases.







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