SARS-CoV-2 infection can relieve pain

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, relieves pain. That may explain COVID's unrelenting spread—and could lead to new non-opioid pain therapies.

Stacy Pigott-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 pain opioids viruses featured health-and-medicine

Opioids after knee surgery are stronger in some states

The opioid prescription you get after knee surgery depends on where you live. Many are at strength levels linked to a risk of overdose death.

Rae Lynn Mitchell-Texas A&M • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: overdose opioids health-and-medicine medications knees

Opioids during pregnancy may disrupt the placenta

Opioid use during pregnancy can affect the placenta's structure, harming cells key for normal brain development, a study with mice suggests.

Jeff Sossamon-U. Missouri • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Opioids during pregnancy may disrupt the placenta

Opioid use during pregnancy can affect the placenta's structure, harming cells key for normal brain development, a study with mice suggests.

Jeff Sossamon-U. Missouri • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: placenta pregnancy opioids health-and-medicine

Using opioids can cause permanent deafness

Using opioids can cause tinnitus, partial or total loss of hearing acuity, and even permanent deafness, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: hearing deafness opioids sound featured health-and-medicine

First opioids for teens may not up drug abuse risk by much

The risk that young adults who receive an opioid prescription for the first time will develop a substance abuse problem isn't as high as believed.

April Toler-Indiana • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: drugs addiction opioids teens health-and-medicine medications

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

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