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Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity, according

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Novel electric impulses relieve the pain

Chronic pain can be reduced by stimulating the vagus nerve in the ear with electrodes. In a microanatomic study, the human ear has now been analysed on a micrometer scale.

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Mainstay Medical obtains US approval for ReActiv8

Mainstay Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for ReActiv8, its implantable neurostimulation system to treat intractable chronic low back pain. The FDA approval grants Mainstay the

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Interventions for pain: Finding connections at the surface

New work by a team of Thomas Jefferson University researchers reveals new activity above the surface, in brain-cell receptors that govern learning and chronic pain. In the study, the authors

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Pain treatment using human stem cells a success

Stem cell therapy shown to relieve extreme pain in mice is now moving towards human trials.   Human stem cells and “pain-killing neurons” have successfully relieved chronic pain in mice.

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A more accurate way to gauge pain in mice, yielding potential to help chronic pain patients

For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behaviour to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University–Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues

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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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US scientists demonstrate that electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain

US scientists demonstrate that electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain Abuse of prescription opioid medicines used to treat chronic pain has reached