Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weight loss among obese tied to improvements in chronic pain

(HealthDay)—For obese individuals with chronic pain, a weight loss intervention is associated with improvements in the spatial distribution of pain and comorbid somatic symptoms, according to a study published in the December ...

Neuroscience

Does an exploding brain network cause chronic pain?

A new study finds that patients with fibromyalgia have brain networks primed for rapid, global responses to minor changes. This abnormal hypersensitivity, called explosive synchronization (ES), can be seen in other network ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Patients use about half of opioids prescribed after hysterectomy

(HealthDay)—Gynecologists prescribe about twice the amount of opioids than patients use after hysterectomy for benign, nonobstetric indications, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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