Category Archives: Pain News

Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo-Big Dreams Come to Life- Pain News

By Gracie Bagosy-Young Editor’s Note- Saturday August 13, the Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo was held near Chicago. It started three years ago as an idea by chronic pain activist Gracie Bagosy-Young. Here’s how she summarized this year’s event. This annual event was conceived from my irritation with the fact that there were no pain…

Researchers Create “Unprecedented, Weird and Cool” Opioid Painkiller from Scratch- Pain News

By Staff Researchers from U.C. San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg have cooked up a new opioid drug candidate from scratch that they say can block pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of painkillers. Their study was published this week in Nature showing the computational techniques…

Scientists Target Brain Cells to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain- Pain News

By Staff More than one million Americans have neuropathic pain. Wouldn’t it be a good thing if that pain could be reduced or even eliminated? Scientists at Rutgers University think that targeting brain cells that are supposed to provide immunity, but in some cases, do the opposite – the cause chronic pain that can last…

Why Are You Stiff in the Morning? New Discovery May Help Improve Treatment of Painful Inflammatory Diseases- Pain News

By Staff A protein created by the body’s “biological clock” (circadian) that actively represses inflammatory pathways during the night is responsible for that stiffness many feel in the morning, says new research published online in The FASEB Journal. Called CRYPTOCHROME, the protein has proven anti-inflammatory properties in cultured cells, which present potential new opportunities for…

Research Finds Link Between Dry Eyes and Chronic Pain- Pain News

By Tara Heath Dry eye is a medical condition suffered by those whose eyes either don’t produce sufficient tears or they are of poor quality. Without sufficient lubrication for these eyes, they are also not being nourished properly and those afflicted with this condition can have a burning or stinging sensation that’s extremely uncomfortable. Recently,…

DEA Doesn’t Budget on Marijuana Classification but Relents (A little) on Research- Pain News

By Ed Coghlan If the medical benefits of marijuana are going to be approved by the federal government, it won’t happen while Barack Obama is President. The Drug Enforcement Administration declared marijuana will remain a schedule 1 drug that has “no medical use or purpose” and has a high potential for abuse. It keeps marijuana…