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2013-07-09 21:26:51

Metal complex arrests elusive messenger “Pain begone!” In order to send out this signal, the human body produces tiny messenger molecules that dock to certain receptors. Using traditional biochemical methods, this interaction between the messengers, so-called enkephalins, and opioid receptors is very difficult to study. An interdisciplinary team of biochemists and inorganic chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has now succeeded in...

2013-07-05 23:02:16

Harvard-trained, board certified Pain Management Expert Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP discusses the epidemic of women overdosing on pain killers. Washington, District of Columbia (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 A July 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control on women dying from prescription painkiller overdoses are shocking. However, not really surprising to medical professionals who see these powerful drugs, called opioids, abused everyday. Even so, when reading that the death rate for...

2013-07-02 23:21:56

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Day 3, Friday, September 6, of the 2013 conference will be designated Opioid Safety Day. A highlight of the Day will be “PROP vs PROMPT: A Clinical Debate on Long-Term Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Noncancer Pain." Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Day 3, Friday, September 6, of the 2013 conference...

2013-06-26 20:39:32

Patients in moderate to severe pain in emergency rooms across the U.S. are less likely to receive opioid pain medications if they are black, Hispanic, poor, or have less education, compared to more affluent patients, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study took place against the backdrop of a national epidemic of narcotics abuse, combined with a need to satisfy patients’ legitimate complaints of pain....

2013-06-19 23:26:23

On June 3, 2013, the International Adhesions Society (IAS) presented recommendations to the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), advocating for efforts to address gender disparity in access to pain relief and for expedited FDA approval of opioid alternatives, such as physical therapy, psychotherapy, and new pain relieving medical devices. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 At a meeting on June 3, 2013 of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), a...

2013-06-18 09:48:37

A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction, according to an animal study. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Opioids are pain-killing drugs, derived from the opium plant, which block signals of pain between nerves in the body. They are manufactured in prescription medications like morphine and codeine, and also are found in some illegal drugs, like heroin. Both legal and...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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