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Study Finds the Frequency of Alpha Brain Waves Could Be Used to Assess a Person's Predisposition to Pain

The frequency of alpha brain waves can be used as a measure of an individual's vulnerability to developing and experiencing pain, researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK and University of Maryland in the US...
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Mayo Study Shows Easy-to-Use, Noninvasive Stimulation Device can Help Prevent Migraine Attacks

Source: Mayo Clinic A new study published in Cephalalgia in March shows single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new way to prevent migraine attacks. Full story...
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Cancer Patients’ Pain Eased by Simple Bedside Chart

Source: University of Edinburgh, U.K. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh worked with doctors to develop the Edinburgh Pain Assessment and management Tool (EPAT) – a pen and paper chart which medical staff use to ...
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Low-Cost Tool for Compliance and Treatment-Tracking of Low Back Pain Patients

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Palmitoylation of δ-Catenin Promotes Kinesin-Mediated Membrane Trafficking of Nav1.6 in Sensory Neurons to Promote Neuropathic Pain

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Oxycodone Use Shifts in Australia After Tamper-Resistant Versions Introduced

Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal After the introduction of tamper-resistant oxycodone in Australia, dispensing rates for higher-strength formulations decreased for people younger than 65 years, but there was ...
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In Laboratory, SLU Scientist Turns Off Chemo Pain

Source: St. Louis University In a recent paper published in the journal Pain , Saint Louis University researchers describe their success in an animal model in turning off the excruciating pain that often accompanies a co...
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Postoperative subQ Pain Control for Spinal Fusion Surgery

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Comorbidity Between Pain and Mental Illness – Evidence of a Bidirectional Relationship

Source: European Journal of Pain Abstract: Background: Pain from various locations in the body and mental illness are common and the comorbidity between the two is well known although the temporal relationship remains to...
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Encoding of Self-Referential Pain Catastrophizing in Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Fibromyalgia

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