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Naloxone Distribution and Training Initiative Credited with Saving Opioid Abuse Victims

Confirmation of the effectiveness of naloxone availability in forestalling opioid overdose deaths, a crowdfunded study at University of Alabama, Birmingham reports successfully preventing nine fatalities among its study population. Karen Cropsey, PhD, associate professor in the UAB Department of Psychiatry, commented, "That's nine lives saved, and nine people who...

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Groundbreaking Findings for Better Crohn's Disease Treatment

In what are described as groundbreaking findings, a research team led by members from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified new factors associated with the development of Crohn's disease. The discoveries could enable...

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Prevention of ACL Injury?

Results of research conducted at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggest that testosterone levels may play a role in the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to the knee. In a study on rats, the researchers found that male rats with normal testosterone levels had stronger ACLs than did castrated rats who no longer produced the hormone. The findings may explain why women...

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Medical Marijuana in the UK? Not Happening Fast Enough for Those in Pain

In the United Kingdom, some members of parliament, calling themselves The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform, want legalized access to medical marijuana, calling it a matter of "compassion and human rights." Citing the evidence that cannabis can help relieve chronic pain, anxiety, and...

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Two Biomarkers Identified That Contribute to Spine Osteoarthritis

Researchers from the Krembil Research Institute at Toronto Western Hospital report the identification of 2 tissue biomarkers that...

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Senescent Cells and OA Therapy: Research on Mice Finds Evidence of a Causal Link

Mayo Clinic researchers report the discovery of a causal link between senescent cells and osteoarthritis in a recent study of mice. Previous research had noted an association between the presence of senescent cells that accumulate with age and contribute to...

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Back Pain Sufferers and Patients on Opioid Therapy at Elevated Risk for Illicit Drug Use

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota concludes that people suffering from chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely than nonsufferers to be users of illicit drugs including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. The association may affect...

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Study Identifies High-Risk Football Player Behaviors, Suggests Guidelines for Safety

A study on football concussion at the high school level conducted by a University of Georgia researcher reports that players sustain more severe head impacts from player-to-player hits than from other kinds of hits. Impact severity was further exacerbated by...

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Findings May Advance Treatment for Facet Joint Osteoarthritis

Researchers from the Krembil Research Institute at Toronto Western Hospital report the identification of 2 tissue biomarkers that cause inflammation, cartilage destruction, and collagen depletion contributing to spine osteoarthritis. At present, there is no known cure for osteoarthritis, which is characterized by a...

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Findings Point to Need for Gender Consideration in Future Clinical Marijuana Pain Relief Research

Men may experience a greater degree of pain relief from smoking marijuana than women, according to results from new research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center (CMUC). No differences were noted between men and women in the level of intoxication felt from smoking cannabis...

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