Researchers have discovered a compound from marine snails that is able to block pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
Researchers have identified a novel, pain sensing network that links the subthalamic nucleus to a pain processing network in mouse models of Parkinson's disease.
Healthy individuals some times misattribute tactile stimulation to the wrong side, and even wrong parts, of their body. This is especially true if the part of the body is crossed, where the left hand is positioned on the right, for example. Findings shed new light on the way in which the brain represents the body.
People given the impression they had control over the music they heard experienced more pain relief than those who felt as though they had no control over their music exposure.
Most cancer patients who used medical cannabis reported a significant improvement in pain measures and a decrease in some other cancer-related symptoms. Additionally, medical cannabis use reduced the consumption of traditional, opioid-based pain killers for those with cancer.
A new study reports lightly stroking an infant, at a speed of 3 centimeters per second, can help to provide pain relief prior to medical procedures.
Researchers have identified a new autoimmune disease that causes muscle pain and weakness. Large-histiocyte-related immune myopathy (LHIM), generates similar results to the condition rhabdomyolysis in blood chemistry samples. LHIM can effectively be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs to help reduce symptoms.