Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients
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Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Biologics—the pricey drugs transforming medicine
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In a factory just outside San Francisco, there's an upright stainless steel vat the size of a small car, and it's got something swirling inside.
Opinion: How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in Trump states
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President Trump spoke at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on July 24, joining a long list of presidents who have spoken to the huge meeting of Boy Scouts, troop leaders and volunteers. The visit was not surprising, ...
More Australians dying of accidental overdose of pharmaceutical opioids
Jul 24, 2017
In a reversal of the heroin epidemic of the late 90s and early 2000s, older Australians aged 35 to 54 are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose, a new report reveals.
Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer
Jul 22, 2017
More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers presenting their work ...
Reduction of opioid dose may improve pain, quality of life
Jul 20, 2017
(HealthDay)—Reductions in opioid dosing might improve pain and function, as well as boost quality of life, according to a report published online July 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Study suggests ending opioid epidemic will take years
Jul 20, 2017
The question of how to stem the nation's opioid epidemic now has a major detailed response. A new study chaired by University of Virginia School of Law Professor Richard Bonnie provides extensive recommendations for curbing ...
Strategy to battle opioid epidemic encourages multilevel approach
Jul 19, 2017
Years of coordinated efforts will be required to contain and reverse the harmful societal effects of the country's ongoing prescription and illicit opioid epidemic, according to a new report from the National Academies of ...
Study looks at physicians who prescribe methadone
Jul 19, 2017
A small number of physicians prescribe the majority of the drugs used to treat people in Ontario who are battling opioid addictions, a new study has found.
Easing opioid dose may improve pain and quality of life
Jul 18, 2017
(HealthDay)—Sometimes less really is more. New research suggests that when it comes to long-term use of opioid painkillers, cutting back on the dose of the drugs might improve pain and function, as well as boost quality ...