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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds.Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research...

Itch neurons play a role in managing pain

There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things.

Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever

A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.

Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain

Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects.

Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER

Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to...

Is Fibromyalgia Real? Common Misconceptions About the Condition

Some people believe that fibromyalgia isn’t real or only affects women. Learn about these common myths as well as the causes and diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Mixing opioids and alcohol may increase likelihood of dangerous respiratory complication

Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to...

Fibromyalgia Flares: Warning Signs and Treatments

What is a fibromyalgia flare-up and what are the potential flare-up triggers? Learn about the symptoms of fibromyalgia and tips for avoiding flare-ups.

Fibromyalgia and Itching: Causes and Treatment

How does fibromyalgia relate to itching and is itching mentioned in the diagnosis criteria? What may cause the itching and which treatments will help?

How to stop pain from serious burns using epigenetics

The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved.

Misdiagnosed foot, ankle injuries may result in arthritis, chronic pain and disability

Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot and ankle injuries.

Emu Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

What is emu oil, what is it used for, and does it have health benefits? How does emu oil work and are there any side effects, risks, or considerations?

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression

Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.

Study in teens shows that brain responses to rewards are linked to pain sensitivity

Patterns of brain responses to rewards are a significant predictor of pain symptoms - a link that is already present by adolescence - and may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain...

Fibromyalgia in Men: Symptoms and Treatment

As fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men, it may be harder for men to get a diagnosis. What are the symptoms in men and how is it treated?

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...

How Does Fibromyalgia Affect Pregnancy?

Fibromyalgia treatments may involve medical and lifestyle changes, but can they affect a pregnancy? Learn what should be considered when planning a baby.

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