Pain

Medications

Rating pain is not just a numbers game

"Is your pain tolerable?" A new study out today from the JAMA Network found that this simple question, used in conjunction with the traditional 0-10 rating scale posed to patients, could help doctors better understand whether ...

Medications

Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain

Increasing chronic pain patients' opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a Veterans Affairs study. Researchers from the Central Arkansas and Minneapolis VA health care systems and three universities ...

Medical research

Disappearing trick: New strategies to treat chronic pain

Pain is a normal part of life, but persistent pain is oppressive to endure. "It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die," said Roman emperor Julius Caesar, "than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience."

Medical research

First treatment for pain using human stem cells a success

Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment. The next step is to perform extensive safety ...

Medications

Treatment of pain is a challenge in Alzheimer's disease

he treatment and management of pain in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be a challenge due to problems in communication and uncommon symptoms of pain. Opioid painkillers are widely prescribed, but not without adverse ...

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