Posted on February 23, 2017
Results of a national survey conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health conclude that up to 70% of opioid prescriptions kept in homes with children are not being safely stored. Safe storage was defined by the survey as...Read More
Posted on February 22, 2017
Researchers at the University of Utah have isolated a compound derived from snail venom that appears to target a pain pathway not associated with opioids. The compound, Rg1A, was tested in rodent models, and was found to...Read More
Posted on February 21, 2017
New research undertaken at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reports that the risk of clinical relapse for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) is higher for those with lower serum vitamin D levels. The work builds on the previously known association between...Read More
Posted on February 20, 2017
A research team with affiliations at a number of universities and funded by a grant from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has reported that a new test of peripheral vision reaction time (PVRT) may permit better diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. Corresponding author Peter Bergold, PhD, professor of...Read More
Posted on February 16, 2017
New research conducted at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia concludes that smoking contributes to higher risk of septic complication for patients who have undergone total hip or knee replacement surgery. These infections frequently result in the need for repeat surgery. Senior author Matthew Austin, MD, commented...Read More
Posted on February 15, 2017
New research led by a medical sociologist from University at Buffalo, New York, concludes that older Americans who are less educated and poorer are much more likely to be impacted by chronic pain than their wealthier, better-educated counterparts. The findings deliver bad news...Read More
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