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Parent attitudes about using CBD in children

Written by | 22 Feb 2022

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound naturally found in marijuana and hemp, have been used in recent years to help adults manage medical issues like chronic pain […]

Fat injection appears to reduce pain in plantar fascitis

Written by | 27 Jan 2022

Injection of a patient’s fat into the sole of the foot appears to offer relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis, researchers from a pilot study reported on […]

Long-term pain after knee surgery reduced

Written by | 26 Jan 2022

One hundred thousand knee replacement surgeries are carried out in the UK every year. Most of these operations take place to treat pain related to osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, each […]

Cannabidiol and why we need to take it seriously

Written by | 6 Jan 2022

There is a growing body of evidence for the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) in a number of health conditions. To find out more, IMI spoke to Moyra Cosgrove, […]

Pain and anxiety impact breathing on a cellular level

Written by | 31 Dec 2021

Salk scientists discover that a neural circuit coordinates breathing with negative emotions. You’re startled by a threatening sound, and your breath quickens; you smash your elbow and pant […]

Same-day discharge for hip and knee replacement surgery is safe and feasible in high-risk patients, study suggests

Written by | 4 Nov 2021

Same-day discharge after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) is safe in some patients classified as “high risk” – with no increase in complications or other […]

Pain monitoring helps assess the effectiveness of opioid-sparing approaches during surgery

Written by | 17 Oct 2021

A new study has shown that effective opioid-sparing anaesthesia with dexmedetomidine can be guided with NOL pain monitoring technology (Medasense, Israel). The study showed that the NOL monitor […]

Consuming a diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches, study finds

Written by | 26 Jul 2021

This study of 182 adults with frequent migraines expanded on the team’s previous work on the impact of linoleic acid and chronic pain. Linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated […]

Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression

Written by | 21 Jul 2021

Washington University School of Medicine A single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide — otherwise known as laughing gas — significantly […]

Antidepressant therapy not significantly effective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Written by | 21 Jan 2021

Antidepressants do not appear to provide significant back or osteoarthritis pain relief, even though they are widely prescribed for such purposes, researchers reported on Jan. 20, 2021 in The […]

Methotrexate effective for pain and inflammation in knee osteoarthritis

Written by | 5 Dec 2020

Researchers report that methotrexate is an effective treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who have pain and inflammation. The findings were presented on Nov. 2, 2020 at […]

Cannabis appears to reduce pain in sickle cell disease

Written by | 11 Oct 2020

Cannabis could become a potentially effective treatment for pain associated with sickle cell disease, researchers reported on July 17, 2020 in Hematology. Cannabis could become a potentially effective treatment […]

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