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Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER

Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according

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Compound from marine snails is potent pain reliever

Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound in marine snails that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the

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Tiny magnetic drug implant offers new method of delivery

University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. The device, a silicone

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Videogame better than anaesthesia for small surgical interventions

‘Better a videogame than anaesthesia when it comes to reducing patients’ anxiety and pain.’ These are the words pronounced by US physician, José Luis Mosso Vazquez, who, inspired by his

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The poor and less educated suffer more from chronic pain

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much

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The back pain drugs don’t work

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George Institute for Global

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How to stop pain from serious burns

The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with  harmful bruns can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved. Jose

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23 February 2017 – ESRA workshops, Pain Cadaver Information; Austria

Date: 23 February 2017 Venue: Innsbruck, Austria Unique and intimate hands-on learning experience. Lectures, practical sessions and stimulating discussions will be led by leading experts in the field of Pain Management and

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Medasense launches new pain monitoring device

Medasense Biometrics Ltd. announced in January that it has received CE mark approval for its novel Pain Monitoring Device, PMD200™. This new technology is now available to help physicians objectively assess