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September 26, 2020

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Targeting the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers have successfully treated two patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus. Using daratumumab, a monoclonal antibody which targets specific immune cells known as ...

Giant Spider Provides Promise of Pain Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Molecules from the venom of one of the world's largest spiders could help researchers tailor pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome ...

Hydroxychloroquine Ineffective as a Preventive Antiviral Against COVID-19, Study Finds

Researchers have added to the growing body of understanding about how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defense against ...

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Study Suggests

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic ...
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Pain 'Catastrophizing' May Lead to Little Exercise, More Time Sedentary

Chronic pain affects the majority of older adults in the United States, and getting enough exercise plays a key role in pain management. New research suggests that how people think about their pain ...

Most Adults With Lupus or Common Types of Arthritis Have Similar Risks of Getting Admitted to Hospital as Other COVID-19 Patients

Most adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are not at increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 due to medications used to dampen their altered immune system, the cause of their ...

Online Searches for 'Chest Pain' Rise, Emergency Visits for Heart Attack Drop Amid COVID-19

A study of search engine queries addressed the question of whether online searches for chest pain symptoms correlated to reports of fewer people going to the emergency department with acute heart ...

Having a Doctor Who Shares the Same Race May Ease Patient's Angst

When doctors are the same race as their patients, it can sometimes forge a sense of comfort that helps to reduce anxiety and pain, particularly for Black patients, new research ...

Chatbots Delivering Psychotherapy Help Decrease Opioid Use After Surgery

A study showed that patients receiving messages from a chatbot used a third fewer opioids after fracture surgery, and their overall pain level fell, ...

Evidence in Mice That Electroacupuncture Reduces Inflammation Via Specific Neural Pathways

Stimulating the nervous system using small electric current by acupuncture could tamp down systemic inflammation in the body, suggests new research in ...

Health Disparities Among Former NFL Players

Among former NFL players, Black, Hawaiian, and athletes from other racial backgrounds report worse physical, mental health outcomes than white players. The widest health gaps emerged between Black ...

Causes of Higher Risk of Stress Fractures in Female Runners

A pair of new studies identify overlooked physiological factors and lack of knowledge around wellness as contributors to risk of stress fracture in women who ...

New Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis Advances

Injections of a natural 'energy' molecule prompted regrowth of almost half of the cartilage lost with aging in knees, a new study in rodents ...

Brain Waves Can Be Used to Predict Future Pain Sensitivity

Rhythms produced by the brain can reliably be used to predict how sensitive we are to pain, new research ...

Neanderthals May Have Had a Lower Threshold for Pain

Nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is sent to the brain. New research finds that people who inherited the Neanderthal ...

Antibiotics Disrupt Development of the 'Social Brain' in Mice

Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes brain signalling pathways that function in social behavior and pain regulation in mice, a new study has ...

Ibuprofen Does Not Hinder Bone Fracture Healing in Children

Doctors have traditionally avoided prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen to patients with fractures. However, a new study shows ibuprofen is an effective ...

Cannabis Shows Potential for Mitigating Sickle Cell Disease Pain

Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical ...

Dangerous Blood Clots Form in Leg Arteries of COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs, according to a new study. Researchers said COVID-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood supply to the ...

Multidisciplinary Approach More Effective for Gut Disorders

Researchers have conducted a trial involving 144 patients to compare the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary clinic - involving gastroenterologists, dieticians, psychiatrists and physiotherapists - ...

Significantly Less Addictive Opioid May Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis While Easing Pain

A new study reveals that kappa opioids, a significantly less addictive opioid, may preserve cartilage in joints and ease ...

Researchers Propose Novel Approach to Limit Organ Damage for Patients With Severe COVID-19

In a new paper, researchers propose that controlling the local and systemic inflammatory response in COVID-19 may be as important as anti-viral and other ...

Opioid Use and Driving Outcomes Among Older Adults

A new study looks at the relationship between opioid use and driving among older ...

New Class of Safer Analgesics Discovered

Researchers have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage to the liver or ...

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