Nerve-blocking antibody relieves chronic low back pain

New research indicates tanezumab could offer relief for chronic lower back pain.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: antibodies opioids health-and-medicine medications chronic-pain

Compound offers complete pain relief in mice

A new compound that offers targeted treatment provided complete pain relief when tested in mice, researchers report.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: pain opioids health-and-medicine nerves

Doctors should ask this pain question

One simple question could help doctors decide if pain treatments, including opioid medications, are actually necessary, research shows.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pain physicians opioids communication health-and-medicine

Extra money helps folks with opioid addiction stay sober longer

Poverty may boost the risk of relapse for people recovering from opioid addiction. A little money can help them stay sober—and get and keep a job, too.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: addiction opioids money motivation health-and-medicine relapse

People with chronic pain need support during COVID-19

During COVID-19, some people with chronic pain and/or addiction won't have access to support programs. An expert offers tips on coping through the crisis.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: addiction covid-19 opioids health-and-medicine medications chronic-pain

Opioids don’t make a difference after having a tooth pulled

Opioids after having a tooth pulled don't ease pain any more than over-the-counter medications do. In fact, some patients on opioids reported worse pain.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teeth pain opioids health-and-medicine

Experts: Screen all adults for hepatitis C

“Hepatitis C affects millions of people across the country. We recommend screening all adults regardless of their risk..."

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: opioids viruses hepatitis health-and-medicine

More than 99K opioid deaths in U.S. may have gone unreported

Almost 72% of unclassified drug overdoses between 1999-2016 involved prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl. That's more than 99,000 additional deaths.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: overdose opioids united-states health-and-medicine deaths

‘Levitating proteins’ could offer early warning for disease

Using magnetic levitation to split up different proteins in blood plasma could be a way to diagnose opioids or even cancer.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology multiple-sclerosis opioids blood proteins magnetism health-and-medicine medical-tests

Care for opioid use disorder is scarce in these states

Opioid addiction treatment is scarce in states with Medicaid work requirements and those states have more opioid overdose deaths, researchers find.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: addiction medicaid insurance opioids health-and-medicine

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