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Compound for chronic pain treatment without side effects

The brain’s cannabis receptors can be used to help manage chronic pain, in a way that does not trigger the side effects linked with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana.

Opioids prolong chronic pain: Study

Opioids are regularly prescribed to deal with chronic pain. A new study casts some doubt over the effectiveness of this class of drugs and indicates they can sometimes make certain conditions worse.

Cells carry memory of an injury, resulting in chronic pain

London - A new study from King's College in London has opened the door into further research into chronic pain and why it persists, even after the injury that caused the pain is gone.

New treatment for addressing chronic pain

Chronic pain can reach levels where it becomes unbearable for sufferers. A new process, using opioids, attempts to provide continuous relief.

Review: Jennifer Aniston’s 'Oscar snub' for ‘Cake’ may not be unwarranted Special

‘Cake’ contains a marvellous performance by Jennifer Aniston, but being the best part of a film can sometimes be a disservice.

Compound pharmacies possible alternative to addictive medications Special

As the epidemic of prescription drug abuse continues to proliferate, medical professionals continue to search for ways to reduce their reliance on these dangerous and addictive medications — for many, the use of compound drugs has been the answer.

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management.

Study: Medical marijuana can lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths

According to a new study, chronic pain suffers living in states where medical marijuana use has been legalized are less likely to die from prescription opioid overdose.

'Marijuana Moms' say pot helps them be better parents

A group of Beverly Hills moms have taken parenting to a whole new level. The group nicknamed, "Marijuana Moms" say pot smoking helps them be better parents.

It's World AS Day. Raising awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Awareness advocates around the world are in full swing today when it comes to raising awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Today, May 4th, is World AS Day.

Ankylosing Spondylitis gets center stage at the House of Commons

After winning the ballot to choose the adjournment debate Huw Irranca-Davies, MP for Ogmore got personal and shared his story in the hopes to raise awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis at the House of Commons located in the United Kingdom

One in five Europeans suffers from chronic pain

Brussels - Newly compiled health data indicates that one in five Europeans suffers from pain that has been occurring regularly for three months or longer; one in eleven, suffers from pain daily. The research has implications for the planning of health services.

Pizza delivery guy calls cops on medical marijuana patient

Aurora - A Colorado man who ordered pizza for his family after smoking medical marijuana got more than he bargained for when police arrived for a child welfare check after the delivery guy reported he was using the drug with children present in the home.

Chronic pain affects quality of life for most Canadian sufferers

A diagnosis for what causes chronic pain does not mean a treatment plan for many Canadians suffering daily. The Report on Pain released today found many wait up to two years to find out the cause of their pain and treatment is not always available.

Researchers show benefits of medical cannabis for chronic pain

Montreal - For years the use of cannabis as medicine has been debated by governments, doctors and the public. A new study from McGill University shows real evidence that cannabis offers relief for patients with chronic neuropathic pain.

Women’s chronic pain linked to Vitamin D deficiency?

It doesn’t affect men. Hormonal issues are believed to be the reason, but lack of Vitamin D is now believed to have something to do with chronic pain in women. Statistically a direct correlation between vitamin levels has now been established in tests.

New Book Links Nerve Disease, Alzheimer's and Fibromyalgia with Diabetes

Millions of people suffer from the chronic pain and complications of autonomic neuropathy, a degenerative nerve disease. This could all be linked to glucose metabolism.

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Dr. Hsiu-Ling "Lisa" Tseng as the jury verdict is read in court
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Chronic or persistent pain can last long after the initial injury has gone.
Chronic or persistent pain can last long after the initial injury has gone.
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Jennifer Aniston and Adriana Barraza star in 'Cake'
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Jennifer Aniston and Sam Worthington star in 'Cake'
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