Preventing Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms with Taxane Chemotherapy?

Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report the discovery of the mechanism by which some chemotherapy drugs cause peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The knowledge may be useful in the development of...

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Acupuncture for Women With Vulvar Pain--A New Treatment Option?

A new study will attempt to determine the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment option for vulvodynia, a chronic pain condition affecting up to 14 million...

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IVIg vs Placebo: The Search for CRPS Treatment Medications Continues

Despite promising evidence from 2 prior small studies, patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) are no more effectively treated with...

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A Chronic Pain Survey: Homeless Older Adults Living on the Streets

A fresh understanding of the experience of chronic pain in a poorly understood population demographic--homeless older adults--was provided by a study conducted by researchers from...

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Understanding IBD and Treating Crohn's Disease--A New Early Warning?

A research team from SUNY Upstate Medical University in collaboration with Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands has connected a deficiency in a protein from the SHIP1 gene with the presence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The finding could...

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Poison Frogs and the Search for a Painkiller Alternative to Opioids

An unanswered question in the study of poisonous frogs has been why the animals' neurotoxins are not lethal to the frogs themselves. Findings from a recent study...

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