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    1. Mike

      Cherries Lowers Gout Attack Risk by 35 Percent

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      A new study found that patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period showed a 35% lower risk of gout attacks compared to those who did not eat the fruit. It is estimated that 8.3 million adults in the U.S. suffer with gout, an inflammatory arthritis triggered by...
    2. Jacob

      Could These Rats Hold A key to Pain Releif?

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      Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to how these rodents have adapted to this environment. The study was published online this week on PLOS ONE. In the...
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      Mind Tricks May Help Arthritis Pain

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      In another illustration of mind over matter, a researcher at Nottingham University, England found that simply creating an optical illusion for arthritic pain sufferers can ease the pain. For the illusion to work, patients place their hand inside a box containing a camera, which then projects the image in realtime...
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      Take a Look at Yourself Reduce Pain

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      Simply looking at your body reduces pain say researchers from the University College London and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, In an interesting result, researchers found that viewing your hand reduces the pain experienced when a hot object touches the skin. This is alternative medicine at its most basic and...
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      Research Finds Medical Cannabis Helps Treat Chronic Pain

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      A groundbreaking study from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University provides evidence that cannabis may offer relief to patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain (pain associated with nerve injury) . The study is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “This is the first trial to be conducted...
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      Massage Good for Low Back Pain Says Research

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      Research confirms what just about anybody who ha had a good massage knows, it helps ith back pain. Yet not all forms of massage have been scientifically proven to help against low back pain. Back pain often affects the lower back and can be a big physical and psychological burden....
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      Hypnosis Helps Control Pain from Breast Cancer

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      Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering experienced by women being treated for breast cancer, according to a study by a University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor. The study, a randomized trial, measured pain and suffering, frequency of pain and degree of constant pain among 124 women...
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      Outrageous Perversion — ‘Pain Free’ Animal Cruelty

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      More animals than ever suffer from injuries and stress on factory farms. Veal calves and gestating sows are so confined as to suffer painful bone and joint problems. The unnatural high-grain diets provided in feedlots cause severe gastric distress in many animals. And faulty or improperly used stun guns cause...
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      Acupuncture Can Mean Relief to Youth with Chronic Illnesses

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      To help pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering acupuncture therapy. The lack of options for pain management in children has been reported as one of the most difficult aspects of providing care to pediatric patients. Research indicates that up to 70 percent...
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      Research:Slow Breathing and Positive Attitude Can Reduce Pain

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      Certain chronic pain sufferers also receive benefit Research performed at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has shown that controlled breathing at a slowed rate can significantly reduce feelings of pain. Chronic pain sufferers, specifically fribromyalgia (FM) patients, also reported less pain while breathing slowly,...
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      Abused Children More Likely to Suffer Migraine and Pain Disorders as Adults

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      A new study suggests that  physical or emotion abused kids have a greater likelihood of  migraines and other chronic pain conditions as adults, a new study find Researchers from the American Headache Society’s Women’s Issues Section Research Consortium found that incidence of childhood maltreatment, especially emotional abuse and neglect, are...
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      How Chili Peppers Unravel Pain Mechanisms

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      Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, generally is viewed as an irritant that produces a burning sensation when applied to a sensitive area of the body, such as the cornea. Paradoxically, the same compound is a natural pain reliever. Capsaicin creams are natural pain-relieving folk medicines, commonly found over...
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      Medical Acupuncture Used By the US Air Force

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      Medical acupuncture, is being used increasingly for pain control. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Niemtzowi is at the forefront of these efforts in the military. According to Dr. Niemtzow, a technique he developed has been so successful that the Air Force will...
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      Research Shows Alternatives Non-drug Therapy Effective for Pain

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      More than 30 years ago the United States began embracing the theory, clinical practice and research of ancient Asian medical practices including non-contact therapeutic touch (NCTT). Now, according to a study at the University of Missouri, researchers discovered that 73 percent of patients receiving NCTT experienced a significant reduction in...
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      Zen Meditation Alleviates Pain

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      Zen meditation – a centuries-old practice that can provide mental, physical and emotional balance – may reduce pain according to Université de Montréal researchers. A new study in Psychosomatic Medicine reports that Zen meditators have lower pain sensitivity both in and out of a meditative state compared to non-meditators. Joshua...
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