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While previous research has shown that our brains release pain-killing opioids when the body experiences physical harm, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has revealed that this system is also activated by social pain.
New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers.
Chronic use of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery continues after surgery.
In a group of patients who took chronic opioids for noncancer pain and who underwent bariatric surgery, there was greater chronic use of opioids after surgery compared with before, findings that suggest the need for proactive management of chronic pain in these patients after surgery.
On October 1, 2013 a national coalition of advocate organizations called the Fed Up! Coalition will hold a major rally to call for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response