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  1. Anesthesia Risk Rises in Afternoon

    Aug. 3, 2006 - Morning may be the safest starting time for surgery, according to a new study. Researchers found patients anesthetized for surgery in the afternoon were much more likely to develop anesthesia-related complications than those whose surgeries began in the morning. "This is one of the fi

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  2. Chronic Pain On/Off Switch Found

    July 27, 2006 -- A molecular switch turns off chronic pain, Columbia University researchers report. The switch is an enzyme called protein kinase G or PKG. When PKG gets stuck in the "on" position, nerve cells keep sending pain signals -- long after the injury that originally caused the pain has hea

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  3. U.S. Rx Painkiller Deaths Up

    July 24, 2006 -- Accidental deaths from prescription painkillers have risen in recent years in the U.S., show no signs of slowing down, and may be largely due to painkiller abuse. The CDC's Leonard Paulozzi, MD, MPH, and colleagues, report the news in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety's online "E

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  4. Chronic Pain: Integrative Treatments

    For decades, Mary Sienkiewicz, now 42, could barely get out of bed in the morning because of the severe lower back pain that radiated down her legs. This past summer, however, she was able to Rollerblade through her hometown of Schererville, Ind. Sienkiewicz's pain, which she describes as a "deep ac

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  5. Music May Ease Chronic Pain

    May 26, 2006 -- People dealing with chronic pain may get some relief by listening to music for an hour a day, new research shows. A study in June's Journal of Advanced Nursing shows that adults with chronic pain reported less pain, depression depression, and disability and felt more empowered after

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  6. Music May Help Soothe Surgery Pain

    April 21, 2006 -- After surgery, patients may feel less pain and need less pain medicine if they listen to music, according to a new research review. The review appears in The Cochrane Library. It shows that patients who listened to music after surgery tended to report less pain intensity and requir

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  7. Arm Pads Give Relief to Computer Pain

    April 21, 2006 -- Resting your forearms on supportive arm boards or pads may take some of the aches and pains out of working at a computer every day. A new study suggests that providing forearm support can significantly reduce neck and shoulder pain as well as hand, wrist, and forearm pain associate

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  8. Torn Knee Ligament: Can It Be Healed?

    March 24, 2006 -- A torn ACL in the knee can be replaced -- but it can't be healed. A new technique now shows promise to change this. Doctors long ago gave up trying to repair a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). That's because the important knee ligament, essential for running and jumping and k

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  9. Obesity May Up Physical Pain Reaction

    March 1, 2006 -- Obesity may heighten physical reaction to pain, according to a new study. The study shows a greater physical pain reaction in obese people, compared with people who aren't obese, even after brushing up on their coping skills. However, subjective pain perception -- how people conscio

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  10. People in Pain Often Suffer Silently

    Feb. 16, 2006 -- A significant number of people living with chronic pain are silent sufferers who don't tell their doctors they are hurting, new research suggests. More than one in five people living with pain said they did not seek treatment for the problem. Men and adults under 40 were the least l

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