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Countering the caregiver placebo effect

How do you know that your pet is benefiting from its pain medication? A new clinical trial design from North Carolina State University researchers could help overcome pet owners' unconscious observation bias ...

Mar 12, 2014
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Opioids now most prescribed class of medications

Two reports by addiction researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse show a drastic shift in prescribing patterns impacting the magnitude of opioid substance abuse ...

Apr 05, 2011
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Surgery without external scars is gaining traction

When Patricia Manrique was told she needed her gallbladder removed she immediately thought about the classroom full of children who rely on her to teach them tap and ballet each day. The Chicago Park District physical instructor ...

Mar 10, 2011
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New perspective diminishes racial bias in pain treatment

Years of research show black patients getting less treatment in the American health care system than their white counterparts, but a new study suggests that a quick dose of empathy helps close racial gaps in pain treatment.

Mar 07, 2011
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Aboriginal Australians at risk of bone, muscle pain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Aboriginal Australians are at risk of increased bone and muscle pain due to their inability to produce sufficient vitamin D, according to a University of Adelaide study published in the Medical Jo ...

Feb 07, 2011
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New study alters long-held beliefs about shingles

For decades, medical wisdom about shingles has been that it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The commonly-held belief is that patients are protected from a recurrence of the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles, after ...

Feb 01, 2011
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Death teaches US doctors lessons in art of living

Farrah Daly is a doctor who helps people die. The 33-year-old neurologist spends most of her days on the road. Her car's GPS is filled with the addresses of people who may have only days to live.

Dec 24, 2010
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