Winter 2015/6

Will French drug trial for FAAH inhibitor – an anxiety/chronic pain drug tighten up  clinical trials?

http://painresearchforum.org/news/63317-will-death-french-drug-trial-lead-tighter-phase-1-rules

Survey finds medical marijuana safe and effective for chronic pain conditions

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/2/26/survey-finds-medical-marijuana-safe-and-effective

New role for chemokines in neuropathic pain

http://painresearchforum.org/news/63616-new-role-chemokine-neuropathic-pain

Researchers uncover a potential cause for autoimmune disease

http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-uncover-potential-autoimmune-disease.html

Antidepressant paroxetine greater efficacy with pregabalin in fibromyalgia patients

http://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2016/02/24/comparative-efficacy-of-newer-antidepressants-in-combination-with-pregabalin-for-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-controlled-randomized-study/

Stem cell treatment for chronic pain

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/after-defeating-chronic-pain-she-s-still-helping-others-improve/article_0746ace1-8a66-5c76-85c3-9948b19fb3d3.html

Exploiting opioid receptor variants for safer analgesics

http://painresearchforum.org/news/64120-exploiting-opioid-receptor-variants-safer-analgesics

Chronic pain remodels brain region for emotion

http://all.privatehealthcarereports.com/chronic-pain-remodels-brain-region-for-emotion/

Rare diseases just not for geneticists anymore

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/859209?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=222157BT

Law enforcement and pain patients

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/2/25/law-enforcement-and-pain-patients

Ocrelizumab benefit in primary progressive MS

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/859222?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=222157BT

Discovering the missing link in neuropathic pain

http://relief.news/discovering-the-missing-link-in-neuropathic-pain/

BELBUCA™ (buprenorphine) buccal film for use in patients with chronic pain offers a medication with lower abuse potential

http://nationalpainreport.com/medication-with-lower-abuse-potential-now-available-8829660.html

Magic headband might help you sleep

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sleep-shepherd-blue_us_56ccb6d6e4b041136f188cde?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000032

Race and financial security play key roles in chronic pain

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/2/23/race-and-economic-insecurity-play-keys-role-in-pain

Muscle and joint pain in hypothyroidism

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/symptomsproblems/a/pain.htm

High biotin dosage may help progressive MS

http://www.hcplive.com/conference-coverage/actrims-2016/high-biotin-dosage-benefits-progressive-ms-patients

Let’s talk about sex and chronic pain!

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/2/21/lets-talk-about-sex-baby-and-chronic-pain

Olanzapine can help as part of a therapeutic regimen

 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/859160?src=wnl_edit_tpal

Homeopathy doesn’t work!

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/homeopathy-therapeutic-dead-end-systematic-review-no-evidence-it-works-a6884356.html

Predictive factors identified for discontinuance of biologics

http://www.healio.com/rheumatology/rheumatoid-arthritis/news/online/%7Bbf1fdf48-6f12-493b-8a41-f5a53d560592%7D/researchers-identify-predictive-factors-for-discontinuance-of-biologics?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rheumatology+news

From bad to worse for chronic pain patients

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/2/20/from-bad-to-worse-for-pain-patients

Research with zebrafish could be used to reduce nerve pain

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/02/18/research-at-bar-harbor-lab-could-be-used-to-reduce-nerve-pain/

The end of chronic pain - podcast

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2016/feb/19/the-end-of-chronic-pain-podcast

 Green tea combats rheumatoid arthritis

http://www.hcplive.com/medical-news/green-tea-combats-rheumatoid-arthritis

Dr S Waxman evaluates pharmacology of Nav1.7 mutations in chronic pain disorders ( Erythromelalgia)

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/collaboration-with-dr-stephen-waxman-of-yale-university-to-evaluate-pharmacology-of-nav17-mutations-in-chronic-pain-disorders-278197381.html

Medications for neuropathic pain

http://iasp.files.cms-plus.com/AM/Images/GYAP/Neuropathic/lancet_pharmacotherapy_neuropathic_pain.pdf

Fasting for 3 days can regenerate the immune system

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10878625/Fasting-for-three-days-can-regenerate-entire-immune-system-study-finds.html

Positive emotions can help fight chronic pain

http://nationalpainreport.com/positive-emotions-can-help-fight-chronic-pain-8827428.html

Benzodiazepine related deaths soar

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cjarlotta/2016/02/18/benzodiazepine-related-overdose-deaths-soar-study-suggests/#2703ce5d4c20

Higher opioid dosage linked to overdose deaths in chronic pain patients

http://www.healio.com/family-medicine/pain-management/news/online/%7B476c7a0f-f85a-4097-972b-2940d313911c%7D/higher-opioid-dosage-linked-to-overdose-deaths-in-patients-with-chronic-pain?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=family+medicine+news

Popular heartburn medication may be linked to dementia

http://www.slashgear.com/popular-heartburn-medicine-may-be-linked-to-dementia-16427260/

Clinical trial in UK for rituximab biosimilar

http://www.healio.com/rheumatology/rheumatoid-arthritis/news/online/%7Be8466de2-1cd9-4276-a941-129a3a10d1e0%7D/clinical-trial-approved-in-uk-for-biosimilar-to-rituximab-for-ra?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rheumatology%20news

Will endomorphine bring relief?

http://www.confrontingchronicpain.com/will-endomorphin-bring-relief/

 Fluoride officially classed as a neurotoxin

http://wakingscience.com/2016/02/fluoride-officially-classified-as-a-neurotoxin-in-worlds-most-prestigious-medical-journal/

Health officials from 17 states and territories and 13 cities are asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to give opioids and benzodiazepines a new black box warning

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/859331?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=222157BT

A small molecule called miR-148a has been identified as a key regulator of immune cells, where higher levels appear to cause autoimmune diseases.

http://lupusnewstoday.com/2016/02/26/tsri-researchers-uncover-potential-target-for-treating-autoimmune-disease/

Spring 2015

Misophonia. Please stop making that noise.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/please-stop-making-that-no...

Distict ME (CFS) stages found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31644618

Alcohol consumption: A treatment for fibromyalgia?

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/820431

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Chemical for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain - See more at: http://www.hcplive.com/journals/internal-medicine-world-report/2015...

Analysis of spider venom reveals seven promising compounds with potential to relieve chronic pain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150304075410.htm?utm_s...

Pursuing elusive diagnoses for rare diseases.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/840440

An alternative to medical marijuana for pain 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150304075336.htm?utm_s...

Hopeful strides towards blood test for fibromyalgia

http://www.fmcpaware.org/second-study-on-blood-test-for-fm.html

Corticosteroid use and lupus

http://www.lupus.org/research-news/entry/corticosteroid-use-and-lupus

Naps may help immunity in sleep deprivation

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/841069?src=wnl_edit_tpal&ua...

Thermal allodynia.Does using the phone make you flare?

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/Day-to-Day-Life/fl/Telephone-Dif...

CFS Is Now Called Systemic-Exertion-Intolerance Disease

http://medvideos.org/video/164/cfs-is-now-called-systemic-exertion-...

Nested Case-Control Study of Selected Systemic Autoimmune Diseases in World Trade Center Rescue/Recovery Workers.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25779102

Spinal cord neurons that control pain and itch

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150319075826.htm?utm_s...

Tanezumab back in the race. Lilly to resume testing pain drug

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/23/us-pfizer-study-eli-lilly...

Axsome Therapeutics Announces FDA Fast Track Designation for AXS-02 for the Treatment of Pain Associated With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/03/05/712700/10123413/en...

DEA issues warning about fentanyl

http://m.anesthesiologynews.com/Article.aspx?ses=ogst&d=Web+Exc...

Researchers investigate antidepressant treatment for pain catastrophizing

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150317092617.htm?utm_s...

Pain diary may slow patients recovery.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150323182550.htm?utm_s...

EM - positive results found with pregabalin and antidepressants.

http://www.jtad.org/2015/1/jtad1591c7.pdf

Pain, Pain, Go Away. Antidepressants and pain management

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2729622/

Diazepam to temazepam: Everyday medicine that could leave you too woozy to drive
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2965657/Diazepam-temazepa...

10 signs you have way to much cortisol

http://wakeup-world.com/2014/01/16/10-signs-you-have-way-too-much-c...

Neuro-Inflammation and Chronic Pain Link Established: Authors Call for Treatment Trials

http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=19852

Spinal cord stimulator raises bar on chronic pain relief

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/841879?src=wnl_edit_tpal&ua...

Opioid Endocrinopathy

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/840537?src=wnl_edit_tpal&ua...

The hygiene hypothesis

http://wakeup-world.com/2015/04/03/being-too-clean-cancer-multiple-...

Mold poisoning: The hidden factor in many chronic illnesses

http://easyhealthoptions.com/mold-poisoning-the-hidden-factor-in-ma...

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Pain: Evidence Still Lacking

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/842261?src=wnl_edit_tpal&ua...

New pain relief delivery method discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150401084331.htm?utm_s...

Scientists Find Way to Turn Off Pain in Mice: Could Lead to New Treatments

http://nationalpainreport.com/scientists-find-way-to-turn-off-pain-...

Intestinal bacteria can be used to classify effects of different diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150331121455.htm?utm_s...

Scientists identify neural mechanism responsible for chronic pain

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/291647.php

Cold therapy freezes wrinkles 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/841988…

Genes and epigenetic processes as prospective
pain targets

http://genomemedicine.com/content/pdf/gm416.pdf

The thermal grill illusion for pain relief

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2015/…/150326130837.htm…

Medications for lupus. Whats right for you ?

http://www.mollysfund.org/…/medications-for-lupus-what-is-…/

Alternative' Cures for Hot Flashes: Worthwhile, or a Waste? 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/822488

Is Fibromyalgia a Mitochondrial Disorder?

http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=19673

Non viral gene therapy in neuropathy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150305110534.htm?utm_s...

Is chronic pain relared to your thyroid health

http://hypothyroidmom.com/is-your-chronic-pain-related-to-your-thyr...

Interesting research on circadian BP variabilty 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/836568…

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