Posts Tagged ‘Research’

  • Stanford Researchers Seek Pain Patients for Survey

    People with chronic pain face many challenges, including greater problems with physical health, higher risks of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, and increased rates of job disability. Traditional research on chronic pain has, perhaps understandably, focused on…

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  • Researchers Create ‘Pain in a Dish’

    Harvard scientists have achieved a breakthrough in pain research by converting mouse and human skin cells into pain sensing neurons that respond to acute and inflammatory pain. The so-called “pain in a dish” may help advance the understanding of pain,…

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  • When Pain Can Be a Relief

    It’s been said that pain can lead to pleasure. While there’s no empirical proof to support that bromide, a new study suggests that when something causes less pain than expected, it’s possible for it to feel pleasant.  Researchers in Norway…

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  • Scientists Designing New Drug to Treat Chronic Pain

    British researchers are developing a new drug that could finally give relief to millions of chronic pain sufferers. Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Royal Liverpool University Hospital say they have made significant progress in identifying new compounds that…

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  • Migraines May Hurt Your Head But Not Your Brain

    Pain from migraine headaches can get so bad it may seem like it even hurts to think. But the effect is temporary and does not lead to long term cognitive decline, according to a new study published in the British…

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  • Music Can Help Manage Pain

    If you cringe at the thought of visiting your dentist, you might want to take along an iPod next time to soothe your fears. A new study published in the Journal of Pain found that music can be effective in…

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  • Brighter outlook seen for US restaurant industry

    Restaurant Industry Outlook Gained Strength in March when its Current Situation Index topped 100 for the first time in 43 months. Restaurant operators continue to boost plans for capital expenditures in 2011.

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  • Secret ‘switch’ that heals damaged nerve cells

    Medical scientists have discovered special molecules in the body which can turn on or turn off growth and repair in damaged nerve cells, so they can now encourage healing of some spinal injuries where nothing could be done before.

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