Medications

Alternative, non-opioid treatments for chronic pain

An estimated 2 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioids—powerful doctor-prescribed medications for chronic or severe pain. The drugs are commonly prescribed to treat gastrointestinal pain caused by ...

Medications

Fixing pain management could help us solve the opioid crisis

Australia is facing a critical public health issue of poorly managed pain. The combination of poor health outcomes, inappropriate prescribing for pain and non-prescription use of opioids has resulted in opioid-related deaths ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Individualized diets for irritable bowel syndrome better than placebo

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who follow individualized diets based on food sensitivity testing experience fewer symptoms, say Yale researchers. Their study is among the first to provide scientific evidence for this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Optimized treatment relieves pain in chronic pancreatitis

(HealthDay)—For most patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), optimized medical and interventional treatment is associated with significant pain relief, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

Health

For young adults, sleep problems predict later pain problems

For at least some groups of "emerging adults," sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, suggests a study in Pain, the official publication of the International Association for ...

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