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Researchers discover new pathway that opens door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers discover new pathway that opens door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Metabolon Inc. Research Triangle Park have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer or failure, and likely other liver diseases. [More]
Depression drug can alleviate joint pain in postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer

Depression drug can alleviate joint pain in postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer

A drug typically used to treat depression and anxiety can significantly reduce joint pain in postmenopausal women being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to new SWOG research to be presented Friday at a special plenary presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [More]
Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds

Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds

We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation and soreness, and that's just the price you pay for cardiovascular health. You know; no pain, no gain. [More]
Researchers track severely brain injured woman to reveal biological process of recovery

Researchers track severely brain injured woman to reveal biological process of recovery

A severely brain injured woman, who recovered the ability to communicate using her left eye, restored connections and function of the areas of her brain responsible for producing expressive language and responding to human speech, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. [More]
Sneezing elicits blinking response to protect the body from germs, says allergist

Sneezing elicits blinking response to protect the body from germs, says allergist

The changing weather brings about many things: holiday excitement, a different wardrobe and—perhaps most annoyingly—cold and flu season. [More]
Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended - and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts. [More]
Music can be effective medicine to promote healing and wellness

Music can be effective medicine to promote healing and wellness

Music may not seem as potent as a pill, but in many cases, it's just what the doctor ordered. [More]
Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

A new study by a pair of Geisinger Health System physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, it can actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death. [More]
PinnacleHealth’s initiative helps reduce opioid prescriptions in primary care setting

PinnacleHealth’s initiative helps reduce opioid prescriptions in primary care setting

PinnacleHealth Medical Group, a network of more than 200 primary care providers and specialists, singled out opioid abuse epidemic and initiated a formal opioid reduction program in 2014. [More]
Researchers developing opioid vaccines to help prevent overdose fatalities

Researchers developing opioid vaccines to help prevent overdose fatalities

In 2014, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in the U.S. jumped to its highest level on record. The spike brought national attention to the epidemic and the awareness that new interventions are needed. [More]
Changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain could cause whiplash symptoms

Changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain could cause whiplash symptoms

Study reveals changes in the regions of the brain connected to pain and posture processing. [More]
Researchers report supportive care for cancer patients remains insufficient

Researchers report supportive care for cancer patients remains insufficient

Pain relief and other forms of supportive care for cancer patients are insufficient, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Study examines link between employment status and nonmedical use of prescription opioids

Study examines link between employment status and nonmedical use of prescription opioids

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that employment status is a factor in nonmedical use of prescription opioids and prescription stimulants. [More]
Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). [More]
Medical skin glue could be simple, cost-effective way to reduce intravenous drip failure

Medical skin glue could be simple, cost-effective way to reduce intravenous drip failure

Aussie researchers have found a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world - placing drips or intravenous (IV) lines - safer, less painful and potentially more cost effective. [More]
Researchers develop new microfluidic device to study brain inflammation

Researchers develop new microfluidic device to study brain inflammation

The blood-brain barrier is a network of specialized cells that surrounds the arteries and veins within the brain. It forms a unique gateway that both provides brain cells with the nutrients they require and protects them from potentially harmful compounds. [More]
ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

Responding to the news of falls in uptake of the shingles vaccination, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has urged a change to its eligibility guidelines. [More]
New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. [More]
Non-invasive and drug-free PEMF therapy can help improve detrimental effects of Arthritis

Non-invasive and drug-free PEMF therapy can help improve detrimental effects of Arthritis

Arthritis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint, is suspected to affect a mammoth 10 million people in the UK alone. [More]
NewMed brings self-healing PEMF therapy to the UK

NewMed brings self-healing PEMF therapy to the UK

PEMF therapy, an idea harnessed by NASA, uses the earth’s magnetic waves in a concentrated manner to assist the healing process and relieve people of their pain. [More]
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