Tag: "painkillers" at medical news
Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
...aceutical companies have been developing prototype painkillers
toblock the action of substance P and neurokinin A on receptors located on thesurfaces of pain-transmitting nerve cells. The recent rodent studies by Basbaumand others are defining and refining scientific understanding of the rolesplayed by these an...
Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's
... variety ofailments, including arthritis. Existing painkillers
likeibuprofen and aspirin inhibit both cox-2 and cox-1, a closelyrelated enzyme. For years physicians believed that knocking outcox-1 helped patients feel better, but now most doctors believethat cox-2 is the real pain-causing culprit in many illness...
St. Paul researcher receives national award
...used to treat opioid and cocaine addictions, or as painkillers
with a lower risk of dependency. And Portoghese has been editor of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry for 28 years. Alfred Burger, the professor emeritus in chemistry at the University of Virginia for whom the award is named, characterizes Portoghese...
New discovery may revolutionize treatment for pain related to surgery, illness and injury
... advance in pain medicine that promises to deliver painkillers
directly to the affected area of the body, in smal...rves as a means of safely delivering high doses of painkillers
to achieve a therapeutic effect. They announced their research findings at the Society for Neuroscie...
Choose your painkillers with care
...for the World Cup. But if he'd been taking certain painkillers
things might have been very different. Some drugs ...m at the University of New Jersey gave these newer painkillers
to rats their broken bones didn't fully heal. Both drugs, rofecoxib (sold as Vioxx) and celecoxib (C...
Health recommendations from study on aspirin and lung cancer are premature
...he women responded to questions about their use of painkillers
as part of an ongoing, long-term study called the NYU Women's Health Study (WHS). The WHS began in the late 1980s and was originally designed to evaluate the effects of hormones and diet on breast cancer and was later expanded to other cancers. ...
Vitamins C and E support breathing following an operation
...s are a side effect of the necessary sedatives and painkillers
which recovering patients receive. The researchers from Leiden discovered that the medicines enhance each other's undesirable side effects. In searching for the mechanism behind the breathing problems, it transpired that the administration of vitamin...
UK researchers develop novel treatment for fibroids
.... None required readmission. All were given simple painkillers
to take home and none required additional analgesia. Three needed antibiotics for urinary tract infections and two had minor skin burns, but these did not need additional treatment. Dr Gedroyc said that eight of the women who had complained of heavy ...
Morphine-like painkiller appears to be less addictive
...ough researchers have developed many narcotic-type painkillers
that rival morphine in strength, few have had the ...represents one of the most promising morphine-like painkillers
to date in terms of avoiding its side effects, particularly addiction," says Robin Polt, Ph.D., a pr...
For those who take painkillers regularly, a heartburn pill a day may keep ulcers away
... should give hope to any patient who needs to take painkillers
regularly. "With these data, and results from other studies, we can say that we have a way to prevent ulcers and other gastrointestinal effects, in long-term NSAID users," he says. "There doesn't have to be a tradeoff between one kind of pain and ano...
Northwestern receives $10 million for cancer prevention trials
...nd spread. Aspirin and some other over-the-counter painkillers
block production of COX, and some have been shown to prevent certain cancers. Other drugs and substances to be studied include statins, which, in addition to lowering cholesterol, have been shown to affect cell growth and may prevent cancer; polyphen...
Heavy drinkers use narcotics to relieve back pain, despite possible interactions, UMHS study finds
...esident at the University of Chicago. In addition, painkillers
that combine acetaminophen and narcotics, such as Vicodin, could cause severe liver damage when mixed with alcohol. The study, published in the December issue of Disability and Rehabilitation, is the first to look at the relationship between alco...
Health care treatment differs by race
... "considerably less likely" than whites to receive painkillers
at hospitals and in emergency rooms throughout the... study contends, would be less likely to prescribe painkillers
to African-Americans and Hispanics. The study argues that the health care system, in effect, is usin...
DepoDur found to be innovative option for postoperative pain relief
...ewer chronic pain problems, and end up using fewer painkillers
overall than those who avoid pain medication. The current methods for treating moderate-to-severe postoperative pain include intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA), epidural morphine sulfate infusions, and intramuscular opioid injections. ...
Selling smaller packs of painkillers slashes suicide risk
Selling paracetamol and other painkillers
in smaller pack sizes has slashed rates of suicide and damage to the liver from paracetamol poisoning, concludes a study on bmj.com this week. Suicides from overdoses of paracetamol or aspirin dropped nearly a quarter in the three years following n...
Magnetic bracelets reduce the pain of osteoarthritis
...seem to be needed. Although factors such as use of painkillers
and patients' beliefs about the type of bracelet they were testing did not affect the results, the authors cannot be certain whether their findings are due to a specific effect of magnets or a placebo effect. But, whatever the mechanism, the benefit ...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
...eveloped from taking ibuprofen, naproxen and other painkillers
known as non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. But over the next four years, it turned out that Vioxx was adopted way beyond that market niche: millions of people who had little risk of gastrointestinal bleeding ended up get...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
...uch pain in their joints and are receiving so many painkillers
that they either don't feel the chest pain in the same way as those without rheumatoid arthritis or don't appreciate its importance," she says. Previous research has shown rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of early death than others a...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
...d then compared it to the amount of pain felt when painkillers
were used alone. To measure the intensity of the p... The average pain score when the children received painkillers
alone was 4.1/10. It decreased to 1.3/10 when the children had played a game and been given painkill...