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The lamprey is an eel-like creature in which researchers have found a protein called parapinopsin. This discovery was part of the research used to determine how brain neurons work, and may be controlled. The parapinopsin inhibited neurons, and turned off brain circuits. A similar system could be...

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Data from 13 interdisciplinary pain centers was gathered for the Danish Clinical Pain Registry. The registry, called PainData, is internet based, and “established to improve the understanding and treatment of high-impact chronic pain. The primary aim of this paper is to describe socio-demographics...

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Earlier this year, it was reported in Cephalalgia that migraine pain could be reduced through the use of intranasal dry air, which cooled nasal passages. The study looked at headache, nausea, sound and photosensitivity. A small study of 51 patients demonstrated a significantly larger lowering of...

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The Journal of Pain Research published an article in which researchers conducted phone interviews with chronic pain patients, clinicians, and clinic staff. In an effort to understand barriers to long-term opioid therapy, the researchers questioned 15 patients, 7 primary care clinicians, and 3 office...

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A trial highlighted in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology looks at the analgesic effects of cannabidiol. While people may take CBD for pain relief, “no experimental pain research has tested the analgesic effects” in humans. Researchers experimentally tested CBD’s effects on...

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The Journal of Pain Research published an article entitled, Bibliometric Analysis of Research Articles on Pain in the Elderly Published from 2000 to 2019. In it, over 2100 articles were included, the largest number of them from the United States. "This work provides researchers with an in-depth...

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Although women have some conditions at much higher rates than men, and experience more adverse effects than men, and may need smaller dosages than men, they are frequently lumped in the same category as men. An article discussed on the site The Hill points out that “Despite the inclusion of women...

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Diabetic foot ulcers may lead to amputation and even death. A study of the potential benefits of stem cell treatment on diabetic ulcers, in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, “demonstrates the possibility of a novel cell injection therapy that can alleviate pain and infection, accelerate...

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Imagine a headache more painful than childbirth or kidney stones, that can last for hours at a time, for days at a time, for up to 3 months, that causes sufferers to commit suicide 3x more than the average rate. That is the cluster headache. Over 300,000 Americans endure cluster headaches. While...

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A narrative review of minocycline—a 2nd-generation, semi-synthetic tetracycline used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties—was performed by researchers evaluating its effectiveness in lessening neuropathic pain. Results were published in the Journal of Pain Research. A...

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