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  • 30 Mar 2017 12:39 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    The Pain Test

    Doctors have no idea how much their patients are suffering. That's about to change.

    by Susannah Locke on October 15, 2014

    Ally Niemiec could have lost a kidney because doctors didn't believe she was in pain. It was last fall, and one of at least a dozen times that her rare kidney disease had sent her to the emergency room. She recognized the pain. She knew something was wrong.

    But when she turned up in an Atlanta emergency room that Saturday afternoon, vomiting and doubled over, no one believed her. They looked at her pain medication records and decided she had a drug abuse problem.

  • 27 Mar 2017 10:20 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Shingles vaccine cuts chronic pain by more than 50%


    The researchers found that the vaccine seems most effective against severe cases of shingles requiring hospitalisation and against chronic pain.

  • 27 Mar 2017 10:18 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Chronic Pain
     Sufferers Finding Relief In Aquatic Therapy

    CBS Minnesota / WCCO

    Through simple exercises, the water resistance and warmth helps treat chronic pain, as well as depression and anxiety that can often be linked to pain ...

  • 25 Mar 2017 1:52 PM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Chronic pain
     and depression are linked by brain gene changes

    New Scientist

    People who have chronic pain are more likely to experience mood disorders, but it’s not clear how this happens. Now a study in mice has found that chronic pain can induce genetic changes in brain regions that are linked to depression and anxiety, a finding that may lead to new treatments for pain.

  • 20 Mar 2017 9:33 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Physical Activity May Be a Drug-Free Elixir for Chronic Pain


    Staying physically active improves pain modulation and reduces the risk of older adults developing chronic pain, according to new research by Kelly Staying physically active improves pain modulation and reduces the risk of older adults developing chronic pain, according to new research by Kelly Naugle and colleagues at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

  • 17 Mar 2017 8:03 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

     15 Rules to Live by For Optimal Health

    Healthy living is the essence of the day if you want to make fewer visits to the doctors and cut down on medical bills. The extensive long hours at the work, unrestricted diet and constant stress take a toll on the lives of many people. So we have complied as little as 15 rules which one should abide by to achieve and maintain an optimal health.

  • 15 Mar 2017 1:59 PM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Purdue Newsroom

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue researchers have discovered a compound that could lead to the treatment of chronic pain without the need for ...

    Specialized compound could lead to chronic pain relief without the use of opioids Medical Xpress

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  • 15 Mar 2017 1:57 PM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Pain News Network

    If you've ever felt that you and your doctor are not on the same page when it comes to treating your chronic pain, you're not alone. A small study ...

  • 13 Mar 2017 9:20 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Pain News Network

    Below is a list of 9 things that are not helpful to hear when you are in the midst of debilitating chronic pain (and 11 things that are). Fair warning, the ...

  • 13 Mar 2017 9:19 AM | Richard Divine (Administrator)

    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

    My mother passed last summer. That was about six months after her doctor decided to take her away from pain medication for chronic pain. The doctor ...

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