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Good Placebo Responders for Treating Chronic Back Pain

Researchers from Northwestern University report that they have identified psychological and physiological characteristics that are associated with greater responsiveness to...

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CDC Refines the Data on Adults with Chronic Pain

A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers updated data on the estimated...

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Fibromyalgia: Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

New research on patients with fibromyalgia finds that engagement with online acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) when undertaken in conjunction with treatment...

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Soaking Up Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Working with mouse models, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, report that they have developed neutrophil "nanosponges" that can arrest the progression of...

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Treating Sciatica With Cannabis: Radicular Pain Relief from THC Oil

Findings from a recent study suggest that medical marijuana may be effective for the treatment of radicular pain, by reducing connections between different brain regions that...

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Treating Rheumatic Diseases

Last week, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released an assessment of the state of rheumatic disease care in the US, with individual evaluations for all 50 states and...

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The New Molecule for Pain Management

The search for a new molecule in the face of the opioid crisis may have taken a major step forward with the recent discovery of a chemical compound, AT-121, that provides...

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Naloxone: What is the Best Way to Deliver?

New research led by a team from Binghamton University, State University at New York, concludes that single-step nasal spray delivery of naloxone is the easiest and most...

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An Alternative to Opioids: The Trend to Ketamine in Critical Care

A Drug Update column appearing in the summer 2018 edition of AACN Advanced Critical Care reports that while ketamine is still viewed as a nontraditional choice, it is increasingly being...

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Alleles, Variants, Response: Gene Linked to Chronic Pain Intensity

In 2013, a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine reported an association between variants in the gene FKBP5 and chronic pain following trauma such as...

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