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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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Spider venom key to pain relief without side-effects

Molecules in tarantula venom could be used as an alternative to opioid pain killers for people seeking chronic pain relief. University of Queensland researchers have designed a novel tarantula venom

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Largest study of its kind of women in labour backs nitrous oxide use

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that the use of nitrous oxide (N2O)

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Two new studies examine opioid use in US

The American Urology Association has highlighted two new abstracts that demonstrate how the use of opioids continues to be a major issue facing patients in the US. Patient-Reported Pain Outcomes

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Codeine misuse in Australia reduced by prescription-only changes

The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50 per cent reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls and halved codeine sales, finds new research led

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Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief

Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief Cognitive-based approaches found to reduce pain, such as hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction and even the placebo response, have been shown to work through this system.

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Text messaging reduces need for pain relief during minor surgery

Text messaging reduces need for pain relief during minor surgery Patients who text messaged a stranger just before minor surgeries required less supplemental pain relief than patients receiving standard therapy

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Painkillers before oral surgery fail to ensure relief

Painkillers before oral surgery fail to ensure relief Giving drugs before surgery to reduce postoperative pain is nothing new. With today’s widespread misuse of prescription drugs for post-operative pain, using

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Adenosine receptor holds key to pain relief

New research into the adenosine receptor has uncovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain, suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.

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Adenosine receptor holds key to pain relief

New research into the adenosine receptor has uncovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain, suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.