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The journal of Plants (Basel) reported on a review of neuropathic pain and its potential alleviation due to cannabinoids. This study specifically investigated cannabinoid administration routes other than oral or inhaled. As the research into the treatment of neuropathic pain grows along with its...

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Why/how do NSAIDs do what they do? They are used for their anti-inflammatory effects, but is that all? Research published in Immunity examined an NSAID subset that activates nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2). NRF2 controls some genes that participate in processes including...

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The COVID pandemic hampered in-person healthcare visits for many patients. A study in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation assessed healthcare disruption and telehealth use among 70 persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) and 93 healthy controls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among young...

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In a New England Journal of Medicine online editorial, a professor/hematologist commented on a study about sickle cell disease and gene therapy. The study, which also appeared in NEJM, successfully prevented complications from the disease by adding a gene to a patient’s blood stem cells. “Gene...

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The chronic inflammatory pain condition primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) causes dry mouth and eyes, pain and fatigue, and depression and anxiety. A study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine reports on the health related quality of life (HRQoL) cost for people in the United Kingdom with pSS...

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According to the CDC, OA affects over 32.5 million US adults. Discovery of a new molecular signaling pathway, therefore, could be important. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, presents “the first evidence of a potential functional role of artemin/GFRα3 in chronic OA-pain in mice...

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As colorectal cancer occurrences in people under age 50 increase, researchers have developed a risk prediction model. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, hopes to identify those at risk well before they experience abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, low blood counts...

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How does daily social media use affect physical health? A study published in the journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking reports higher levels of C-reactive protein, an inflammation marker, along with more frequent doctor or health center visits. Blood samples and questionnaires...

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Some think e-cigarettes are safer than the “real” thing. For those who have COVID, however, users of e-cigarettes are more likely to experience symptoms at a higher frequency. About the study published in Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, coauthor David McFadden, MD, a Mayo Clinic...

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What can be done for those with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis? A study published in the journal of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology “used large-scale sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to compare the gut microbiome of mice that were...

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