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2011-09-08 10:12:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — If you have pain that just won´t go away, don´t give up hope. The mystery may be solved thanks to a recent study. Dr. Andrew Moore and his colleagues at the Oxford Pain Research Unit at Oxford University, have evaluated the effect of commonly used painkillers at expected doses to discover what works and what doesn´t. Acute pain occurs when tissue is damaged by an injury or as a result of surgery. The pain felt after surgery happens because...

2011-09-07 12:15:48

A Cochrane Review of data relating to about 45,000 patients involved in approximately 350 individual studies has provided an evaluation of the effect you can expect to get if you take commonly used painkillers at specific doses. The review also identifies pain killers for which there is only poor or no reliable evidence. This review will help doctors and patients to make evidence informed decisions of which pain killers to use, and is published in the latest edition of The Cochrane Library....

Latest Postherpetic neuralgia Reference Libraries

2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.