According to a new report, long term use of opioid for pain can increase the risk of patients developing depression.
An extract of turmeric is more effective than a placebo at reducing pain in those with knee osteoarthritis. Following 12 weeks of exposure to the extract, people reported less pain than those taking a placebo.
New findings could open the doors for the development of treatments for chronic pain.
In a groundbreaking finding, researchers have identified a new sensory organ under the skin that can detect pain as a result of impact or pinpricks. The organ comprises of glial cells with multiple long protrusions which collectively make up the mesh-like organ under the skin.