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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019 — With the latest gene-editing techniques, it could be possible, although challenging, to make a tomato produce capsaicinoids (the compounds that make peppers spicy), researchers argue. Their objective ... read more

Impact of Diet Intervention on Autoimmunity in Mice

Dec. 20, 2018 — Could a change in diet be beneficial to people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus? Researchers have revealed how a dietary intervention can help prevent the development of this autoimmune disease ... read more

Targeted Treatment Slows Progression of Rare Connective Tissue Tumor

Dec. 19, 2018 — A drug called sorafenib stopped progression of desmoid tumors for 80 percent of patients taking the drug over a two-year period as part of a phase 3 ... read more

Early Postpartum Opioids Linked With Persistent Usage

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications ... read more

Gently Stroking Babies Before Medical Procedures May Reduce Pain Processing

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain ... read more

Early Physical Therapy Can Reduce Risk, Amount of Long-Term Opioid Use, Study Finds

Dec. 14, 2018 — Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids in the subsequent ... read more

Cannabis-Based Drug in Combination With Other Anti-Spasticity

Dec. 13, 2018 — Oral spray containing two compounds derived from the cannabis plant reduced spasticity compared with placebo in patients already taking anti-spasticity ... read more

Vaccine Could Help Address the Opioid Epidemic

Dec. 13, 2018 — Synthetic psychoactive drugs have become a serious public health threat in recent years. This is particularly true of the fentanyls, a large family of synthetic opioids, which can be up to 10,000 ... read more

Researchers Developing Nonopioid Drug for Chronic Pain

Dec. 12, 2018 — Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of ... read more

Women Having a Heart Attack Wait Longer Than Men to Get Help

Dec. 11, 2018 — Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get ... read more

Statins Have Low Risk of Side Effects

Dec. 10, 2018 — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a low risk of side effects. The benefits of statin therapy for most people outweigh the ... read more

Essential Oils from Garlic and Other Herbs Kill 'Persister' Lyme Disease Bacteria

Dec. 3, 2018 — Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a new ... read more

Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

Nov. 29, 2018 — Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a new ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — The consumption of extract of Annona muricata L. leaves in pharmaceutical form and in the correct dosage can reduce the chronic pain, anxiety and depression that accompany this ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — A minimally invasive procedure in which pulses of energy from a probe are applied directly to nerve roots near the spine is safe and effective in people with acute lower back pain that has not ... read more

Some Research May Be Encouraging Ineffective Prescriptions, Says New Study

Nov. 26, 2018 — A new paper suggests that some clinical trials may promote the use of ineffective and costly treatments. That's the opposite of what clinical trials are aimed at, namely preventing ineffective ... read more

From the Ashes of a Failed Pain Drug, a New Therapeutic Path Emerges

Nov. 16, 2018 — A surprising discovery about a failed pain drug -- and specifically, the pathway it targets, BH4 -- could have implications for autoimmunity and cancer. Neuroscientists report that BH4 also functions ... read more

Severe Eczema May Best Be Treated by Allergy Shots

Nov. 16, 2018 — A medically-challenging case found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old ... read more

Pain Can Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Nov. 13, 2018 — A new brain imaging study of 34 people found that when people expect to feel intense pain, they do, even if they aren't subjected to painful stimuli. Surprisingly, these false expectations can ... read more

Soy Formula Feeding During Infancy Associated With Severe Menstrual Pain in Adulthood

Nov. 9, 2018 — New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to ... read more

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