Health

New GSA resources lay foundation for relieving seniors' pain

The pain suffered by older adults is the shared focus of the two newest entries in The Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) From Publication to Practice series. Together they address both pain management and new labeling ...

Surgery

Anatomic features not tied to pain in rotator cuff tears

(HealthDay)—Anatomic features associated with the severity of atraumatic rotator cuff tears are not associated with pain level, according to a study published in the May 21 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Cancer

Nerve growth factors elevated in pancreatic cancer model

Severe pain is a major symptom of pancreatic cancer. The results of a new study show that four different factors involved in the growth and maintenance of nerves are elevated in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer. This is ...

Medications

Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort

A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers—he'd been addicted once before and panicked ...

Health

Pain from sexual assault often untreated, study says

(HealthDay)—Although most victims of sexual assault experience severe pain after their attack, fewer than one-third receive medication to ease their discomfort, according to a new study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

ER docs can treat pediatric pain without a needle

Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine, a drug more typically used for sedation, according to the results of the first randomized, controlled trial comparing ...

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