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Fibromyalgia May Interfere with Brain’s Sensory Pathways

November 6th, 2013
Fibromyalgia May Interfere with Brain's Sensory PathwaysEmerging research suggests that fibromyalgia syndrome interferes with brain signals for reward and punishment leading to hypersensitive pain regions. The hypersensitivity is known as hyperalgesia in fibromyalgia patients. The ...

Prescription Painkillers Can Up Risk of Depression

November 1st, 2013
Prescription Painkillers Can Up Risk of DepressionA new study now suggests long-term or chronic use of opioid painkillers can increase the risk of developing major depression. Investigators from Saint Louis University analyzed medical record data ...

Internet May Fuel New Methods of Child Sexual Abuse

October 30th, 2013
Internet May Fuel New Methods of Child Sexual Abuse A new study suggests that child sexual abuse may be more common than suspected. Authorities know that sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health ...

ERs Touted to Screen Teen Misuse of Prescription Drugs

October 30th, 2013
ERs Touted to Screen Teen Misuse of Prescription DrugsA new study discovers that over 10 percent of teens and young adults treated in the emergency room (for any reason) admit to misusing a prescription painkiller ...

For Some, Trauma May Have Psychological Benefits

October 30th, 2013
For Some, Trauma May Have Psychological Benefits Mental and psychological trauma is traditionally viewed as tragic and unequivocally damaging. A new philosophical view of suffering shows that trauma, however terrible, may have distinct benefits. Researchers at Tel ...

Depression Twice as Likely For Migraine Sufferers

October 18th, 2013
Depression Twice as Likely For Migraine SufferersA new study has found that the prevalence of depression among those who suffer migraine headaches is approximately twice as high as for those without migraines. Researchers at the University ...

Blood Test Predicts Which Bipolar Patients Will Respond to Ketamine

October 14th, 2013
Blood Test Predicts Which Bipolar Patients Will Respond to KetamineTwo-thirds of bipolar patients benefit from ketamine, a drug known for its rapid antidepressant effects. Now researchers can predict which individuals will respond favorably with ...

Triathletes Tolerate Pain Better Than Non-Athletes

October 8th, 2013
Triathletes Tolerate Pain Better Than Non-AthletesTriathletes have to be tough, but very little is known about what gives them their exceptional abilities. Now, a new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University finds that triathletes ...

Celebrex, Simple Ibuprofen May Ease Mild Depression in Arthritis Patients

September 29th, 2013
Celebrex, Simple Ibuprofen May Ease Mild Depression in Arthritis PatientsA new study has found that common anti-inflammatory pain relievers may offer some relief from depression as well as physical pain. Patients with osteoarthritis -- a condition ...

More Narcotic Painkillers Fail to Improve Pain Control

September 17th, 2013
More Narcotic Painkillers Fail to Improve Pain Control A new study finds that despite a decade of extensive prescription opioid use, the identification and treatment of pain has failed to improve. Experts say use ...
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