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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 […]

Turmeric supplement more effective than placebo for osteoarthritis knee pain

Written by | 8 Oct 2020

An extract of Curcuma longa (CL), commonly known as turmeric, was found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, […]

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