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Article ID: 699151

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Scientists discovered why some drugs activate serotonin receptor 5-HT2B to cause serious heart problems while other very similar drugs don’t. This research, led by UNC School of Medicine scientists, provides drug developers with insights that should help them create safer more effective drugs.

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17-Aug-2018 11:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699206

Helping surgical patients taper off opioids safely and successfully

University Health Network (UHN)

A unique pain program is helping complex surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively, while offering alternative ways to cope with their pain and improve how they function.

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20-Aug-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698824

Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate Awardees Named

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

ASRA's fourth exam candidates have been certified.

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10-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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    7-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698539

Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth: Study shows link to long-term use in teens and young adults

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Getting wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions that many receive could set them on a path to long-term opioid use, a new study finds. Young people who filled an opioid prescription were nearly 2.7 times as likely as peers to still be filling opioid prescriptions months later.

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3-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698467

How Do You Assess Pain in Children Who Can’t Express Themselves? New Research Identifies Priorities in Identifying Pain in Nonverbal Children with Medical Complexity

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Pain is a frequent problem for children with complex medical conditions – but many of them are unable to communicate their pain verbally. For these children, nurses face a challenging task in assessing and determining the cause of pain, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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2-Aug-2018 10:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698442

National Chiropractic Health Month 2018 to Promote Benefits of Movement: ‘Move 4 Life’

American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and its members will encourage the public to move more – to “Move 4 Life” – during National Chiropractic Health Month 2018 (NCHM) this October.

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1-Aug-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698264

Scientist’s $1.8 Million NIH Grant Will Focus Research on Chronic Pain, Addiction

Florida Atlantic University

A neuroscientist from FAU has been conducting ground-breaking work on the basic mechanisms and the biochemical basis of chronic pain and drug addiction that have opened new avenues of research and identified novel drug targets to address both of these widespread disorders.

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31-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    30-Jul-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697918

Opioids and Older Adults: Poll Finds Support for Prescribing Limits, and Need for Better Counseling and Disposal Options

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but a new poll shows many didn’t get enough counseling about the risks that come with them, how to reduce use, when to switch to a non-opioid, or what to do with leftovers. Nearly three-quarters support limits on how many opioids a doctor can prescribe at once.

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    29-Jul-2018 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697860

Expanding the Boundaries of Genomic Detection, Cancer Therapies, Population Health, and Pain Treatment at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

At the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—the premier global conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine—trailblazers in the field will share the pioneering research and technology paving the way for better clinical testing and patient care. From July 29–August 2 in Chicago, the meeting will feature more than 200 talks on a broad range of timely healthcare topics.

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26-Jul-2018 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697816

New Study Shows L-Glutamine Decreases Sickle Cell Pain Crises, Hospitalizations

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland clinical researchers, in conjunction with other sickle cell centers and scientists at Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., have demonstrated that therapy with L-Glutamine reduced the frequency of pain episodes in both pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The results of the 48-week, phase 3 clinical trial are published in the July 19, 2018, issue of New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

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26-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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