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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...

2013-06-14 23:19:29

On June 4, 2013, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, an organization advocating for about 12 million Americans with a painful chronic bladder condition, led a group, including the International Adhesions Society, many of whose members suffer from bladder pain, to Capitol Hill to advocate for continued funding of research, education and awareness programs conducted within NIH, CDC and the Department of Defense. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The International Adhesions Society (IAS)...

2013-06-13 09:58:47

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that an emotion-related brain region called the central amygdala–whose activity promotes feelings of malaise and unhappiness–plays a major role in sustaining cocaine addiction. In experiments with rats, the TSRI researchers found signs that cocaine-induced changes in this brain system contribute to anxiety-like behavior and other unpleasant symptoms of drug withdrawal–symptoms that typically drive an...

Erectile Dysfunction Linked To Painkillers
2013-05-15 14:21:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling a little droopy lately? A new study suggests that it may be due to the prescription painkillers you've been taking. According to a new study published in the journal Spine, regularly taking prescription painkillers is associated with a higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). The team looked at 11,000 men with back pain, examining their health records to find out if taking prescription painkillers was linked to...


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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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