Medications

Researchers develop new technology to manage cancer pain

As cancer patients become increasingly ill toward the end of their lives, their pain often intensifies and increases in frequency. This is distressing not only to the patient, but also to the patient's caregivers, often a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Adding chiropractic to usual care beneficial for low back pain

(HealthDay)—For active-duty military personnel, the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care is associated with improvements in low back pain intensity and disability, according to a study published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hypnosis transforms treatment for chronic pain

Researchers from UNSW Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, Brazil and the University of Washington, US have identified a new drug-free treatment which combines hypnosis with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Psychological therapies may help older adults with chronic pain

(HealthDay)—For older adults with chronic pain, psychological interventions have small benefits, including reducing pain and catastrophizing beliefs, according to a review published online May 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Medical research

To treat pain, look at more than the 1-10 scale

People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can't always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life. Genetics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Acupressure for menstrual pain—women benefit from self-care app

Can acupressure achieve a sustained reduction in menstrual pain? Is an app-based self-care program particularly attractive to young women? These questions are addressed in a new study by researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin ...

Health

Can exercise help tackle the opioid crisis?

U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for high-intensity drug traffickers to face the death penalty in the United States as part of a new plan to tackle the opioid epidemic.

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