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January 21, 2014
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Data suggest new class of drug may be potent against genital herpes

A new drug, called pritelivir, may offer a new treatment option for patients with genital herpes, a new industry-sponsored – study led by University of Washington researchers has found. The study appears in this week’s issue of the New England … Continue reading

November 3, 2013
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Grasshopper Mice Are Numb to the Pain of the Bark Scorpion Sting

AUSTIN, Texas — The painful, potentially deadly stings of bark scorpions are nothing more than a slight nuisance to grasshopper mice, which voraciously kill and consume their prey with ease. When stung, the mice briefly lick their paws and move … Continue reading

January 14, 2013
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Helping Patients Navigate New Cancer Drugs

As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new Michigan State University study underscores the challenges patients face in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic. Chemotherapy pills can target specific … Continue reading

November 6, 2012
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New Mobile App Helps Migraine Sufferers Track and Analyze Pain

ANN ARBOR — A new iPhone app developed at the University of Michigan lets migraine or facial pain patients easily track and record their pain, which in turn helps the treating clinician develop a pain management plan. Dr. Alexandre DaSilva, … Continue reading

January 21, 2012
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Good Intentions Ease Pain, Add to Pleasure: UMD Study

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A nurse’s tender loving care really does ease the pain of a medical procedure, and grandma’s cookies really do taste better, if we perceive them to be made with love – suggests newly published research by … Continue reading

June 8, 2011
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Crossing Your Arms Relieves Pain

Crossing your arms reduces the intensity of pain you feel when receiving a painful stimulus on the hand, according to research by scientists at UCL. Published in the current issue of the journal PAIN, the research shows that crossing your … Continue reading

January 16, 2011
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Switch off Enzyme to Control Chronic Pain, say U of T Researchers

*New drug shows promise for treating chronic pain* A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has developed a new drug targeted at parts of the brain and spinal cord associated with pain perception, which may more effectively control … Continue reading

December 11, 2010
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What Zen Meditators Don’t Think About Won’t Hurt Them

Zen meditation has many health benefits, including a reduced sensitivity to pain. According to new research from the Université de Montréal, meditators do feel pain but they simply don’t dwell on it as much. These findings, published in the month’s … Continue reading