LATEST CSA NEWS

Jerry Brown doesn’t want to give doctors a cut of new tobacco tax money

Doctors have long argued that the money they receive for serving Medi-Cal patients isn’t enough to sustain a practice, leading to a shortage of medical providers willing to treat California’s poorest residents in rural communities and other pockets of the state.

Anesthesia before age 4 may have small effect on academics later

Kids who are exposed to surgical anesthesia before age four tend to have slightly lower school grades at age 16 compared to other kids, but the difference is very small and shouldn’t discourage parents from proceeding with necessary surgeries, researchers say.

Scientists design a drug that relieves pain like an opioid without some dangerous side effects

What if you could design a drug that has all the pain-relieving power of morphine but none of its dangerous or addictive side effects?

Pain doctors: Insurance companies won't cover the alternatives to opioids

Over the past decade, the US has undergone an opioid epidemic. The trend has been decades in the making.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

How Can Diet Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Learn about what foods may help a person with fibromyalgia and which ones they should avoid. What other lifestyle measures might help with symptoms?

Can Marijuana Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

Many people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug.

Key signaling protein associated with addiction controls the actions of oxycodone on pain

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and...

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