Chronic Pain

The strange pain that can overcome kids, especially high-achieving teenage girls

Chronic Pain - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:16

US mum Angie Friesen didn't think much of it when her teenager daughter, Annelise, told her she'd hit her elbow on a desk at school. It wasn't until about a week later, when Annelise complained of pain from her elbow down to her hand, that the mother of four took her daughter to the family doctor for an X-ray.

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Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

Chronic Pain - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:54

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at McGill University. Because many therapeutic options, such as opioids, for patients with chronic pain carry the risk of addiction and undesirable side effects, this breakthrough offers promising lines of research into chronic pain treatment, says Luda Diatchenko, professor at McGill's Faculty of Dentistry and co-lead author of the new study The scientists discovered that EGFR blockers, routinely given to lung cancer patients to inhibit tumour growth, were as potent analgesics as morphine in mouse models of inflammatory and chronic pain.

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Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Corium International, Inc. (CORI) to Hold

Chronic Pain - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:43

According to Zacks, "Corium International, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products that leverage advanced technologies in transdermal and transmucosal delivery systems.

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Strange pain stalking high-achieving teenage girls

Chronic Pain - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:20

Angie Friesen didn't think much of it when her sixth-grade daughter, Annelise, told her she'd hit her elbow on a desk at school. It wasn't until about a week later, when Annelise complained of pain from her elbow down to her hand, that the mother of four took her daughter to the family doctor for an X-ray.

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Put down that painkiller, pick up a yoga mat: VA study finds yoga...

Chronic Pain - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:17

San Diego veterans were able to reduce debilitating back pain with twice-a-week yoga and -- in the middle of an overdose crisis -- the number on addictive painkillers dropped from 20% to 8%. San Diego veterans were able to reduce debilitating back pain with twice-a-week yoga and -- in the middle of an overdose crisis -- the number on addictive painkillers dropped from 20% to 8%.

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