Do your genes make you feel insecure in love?

There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution genes pain emotions relationships featured social-lives health-and-medicine love

How to work from home without hurting your back

"Anyone who is facing discomfort is at risk for developing a longer-term injury." Here are tips for injury-free working from home.

U. Pittsburgh • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 pain jobs featured health-and-medicine ergonomics

Brain circuitry can create desire for stuff that hurts

The new findings in rats could explain why it isn't always necessary to enjoy the target of an addiction, like cocaine.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: addiction sugar pain brains health-and-medicine cocaine

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

Team maps how brain signals trigger pain

A new discovery of how a potent neuropeptide binds to a brain receptor involved in causing human pain could lead to new painkilling medications.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pain brains health-and-medicine painkillers

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

Antibiotic kills bacteria that causes Lyme disease

A new drug completely kills the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. "This compound is just amazing," says Jayakumar Rajadas.

Tracie White-Stanford • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: antibiotics pain lyme-disease health-and-medicine side-effects

Ibuprofen changes liver metabolism in mice

"Many commonly used drugs such as ibuprofen are being overused and should not be used for certain conditions such as mild pain."

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pain ibuprofen health-and-medicine sexes livers painkillers

‘Pain sensor’ discovery could lead to new painkillers

A decade-long search for the "sensor" responsible for our ability to feel mechanical pain is finally over. The discovery could lead to new drugs.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: neurons pain senses proteins featured health-and-medicine

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