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Smoked Cannabis Reduces Some Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

A clinical study of 30 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has shown that smoked cannabis may be an effective treatment for spasticity – a common and disabling symptom of this neurological disease. The placebo-controlled trial also resulted in reduced perception of pain, although participants […]

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Combined Weight Loss And Exercise Best Approach To Improve Mobility And Reduce Pain In Those With Knee Osteoarthritis

According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, weight loss combined with exercise reduces pain and improves mobility in people with knee osteoarthritis. Study lead author, Stephen P. Messier, PHD, at Wake Forest University comments, “Long-term intensive diet and moderate exercise can improve mobility and reduce […]

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Chronic Pain In Adolescents Is Associated With Suicidal Ideation

Chronic pain in adolescents is a risk factor for suicide ideation, according to new research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by American Pain Society. Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University and Lehman College in New York analyzed data from the 9,970 person National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. They examined […]

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Yoga And Stretching Exercises Beneficial For Chronic Low Back Pain

Yoga classes were found to be more effective than a self-care book for patients with chronic low back pain at reducing symptoms and improving function, but they were not more effective than stretching classes, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Internal Medicine. The research was carried out by Karen J. […]

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Cigarette Smoking Linked To Heightened Chronic Pain

Smokers are much more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain than non-smokers, according to a new study reported in the Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society. Researchers from the University of Kentucky School of Public Health surveyed more than 6000 women participating in the Kentucky Women’s Health Registry, which regularly […]

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Yoga Boosts Stress-Busting Hormone And Reduces Pain

A new study by York University researchers finds that practicing yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia. The study is the first to look at the effects of yoga on cortisol levels in women with fibromyalgia. The condition, which predominantly affects women, is characterized by chronic pain and […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Treat Unexplained Symptoms Of Pain, Weakness, And Fatigue

A new type of therapy may help people with symptoms such as pain, weakness, or dizziness that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, according to a study published in the July 27, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These symptoms, which can also include fatigue, tingling, and […]

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