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Newswise: A new link between migraines, opioid overuse may be key to treating pain

A new link between migraines, opioid overuse may be key to treating pain

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers have discovered that a peptide links together migraine pain and pain induced by opioid overuse.

Channels: All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Neuro, Pain, Substance Abuse,

Released:
20-Nov-2019 12:10 PM EST
Newswise: Tulane team researching ways to end opioid addiction

Tulane team researching ways to end opioid addiction

Tulane University

A Tulane University researcher is part of a nationwide initiative to improve treatment of chronic pain and ultimately achieve long-term recovery from opioid addiction. Michael J. Moore, professor of biomedical engineering in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering, is part of a $945 million National Institutes of Health project called the HEAL Initiative, or Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Substance Abuse,

Released:
19-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST
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Dermatologists Address Responsible Opioid Prescribing Practices in New Guidelines

American Academy of Dermatology

Recommendations suggest that opioids are not routinely needed for pain management after most dermatologic procedures, and minimizing their use helps improve patient care and safety

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Dermatology, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Pitt School of Dental Medicine Establishes Opioid-free Prescribing Guidelines

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines for the vast majority of procedures performed in all of its clinics.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Children's Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Oral Health, Pain, Substance Abuse,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain 
and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Florida Atlantic University

Over eight years of follow-up, those who self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep had a 95 percent increased risk of frailty compared to those who did not report regular use of these drugs. For regular prescription drug use for pain only or for sleep only, the increased risks were 58 percent and 35 percent, respectively.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Seniors, Sleep,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Woman Suffers Severe Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Relief at Danbury Hospital

Woman Suffers Severe Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Relief at Danbury Hospital

Nuvance Health

Katherine (Kathy) Wenning tripped and broke her neck when she was at her weekend home in Washington, Connecticut. Kathy and her husband, Michael, knew she needed emergency care. They weren’t sure where to go because they live in Manhattan, and they’ve never needed urgent medical attention while staying in Washington.

Channels: Neuro, Pain, Surgery,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year study assessing the pain-relieving effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, the chemicals in the cannabis plant.

Channels: Pain, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Improving Trauma Pain Outcomes

Improving Trauma Pain Outcomes

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A 7-year prospective cohort study from the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC), University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania examined the relationship between regional anesthesia (RA) administration and patient-reported pain-related outcomes among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom service members sustaining a combat-related extremity injury.

Channels: All Journal News, Military Health, Nursing, Pain, Trauma, Grant Funded News,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Manual Therapy Providers Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

American Chiropractic Association

More than 160 members of the chiropractic, physical therapy and osteopathic professions forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pain, Patient Safety,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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