Latest Morphine Stories

Advisory Panel Wants FDA To Place Tighter Controls On Hydrocodone
2013-01-26 09:17:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A panel of medical experts is advising the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to tighten restrictions on painkillers that contain the substance hydrocodone — a move intended to make it more difficult to prescribe and, ideally, help to curb abuse of the addictive substance. According to Reuters, the panel voted 19-10 in favor of reclassifying all medications containing less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone, which include...

2013-01-09 05:01:01

Sovereign Health of California has seen a drastic increase in number of patients seeking treatment for heroin addiction. Sovereign Health is committed to combating the spread of hepatitis C by treating heroin addiction through their innovative opiate addiction treatment plan and newly added technology enhanced aftercare monitoring program (T.E.A.M.). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Heroin is the most common name for an illegal and often more potent form of morphine, a drug used to...

Morphine Can Increase Pain In Some Patients, But Why?
2013-01-07 04:53:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While morphine is typically used by doctors to relieve pain, it can inexplicably have the opposite effect on some patients. Now, a team of researchers is close to pinpointing the biological causes of the phenomenon known as morphine-induced pain hypersensitivity. Researchers from Université Laval in Quebec City, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, and the Institut universitaire en santé...

Chronic Pain Sufferers May Benefit From Electric Brain Stimulation
2013-01-03 04:53:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of Michigan used electricity on certain regions in the brain of a patient with chronic, severe facial pain to release an opiate-like substance that's considered one of the body´s most powerful painkillers. The findings, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, expanded on a previous study with Harvard University and the City University of New York, in which scientists delivered electricity...

More Sleep, Less Painkillers
2012-12-02 09:47:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online People who find themselves relying on painkillers to ease their discomfort might be better off just trying to catch a few extra hours of sleep, according to a new study published in the December issue of the journal Sleep. According to The Telegraph, research conducted by experts at the Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University discovered that getting 10 hours of sleep per night is more effective at reducing pain...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.