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Researchers block morphine's itchy side effect

Itching is one of the most prevalent side effects of powerful, pain-killing drugs like morphine, oxycodone and other opioids. The opiate-associated itch is so common that even women who get epidurals for labor pain often ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Acetaminophen Alone Works Well for Postpartum Pain

For many mothers of newborns, lingering pain from the delivery can interfere with their first days with their infant. A recent review examined whether over-the-counter medications containing acetaminophen - Tylenol for example ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Medications
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Personality traits contribute to 'placebo effect'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McGill University have found for the first time that novelty seeking personality types enjoy a stronger “placebo response,” or pain relief caused by the administration of a sham treatment, ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Neuroscience
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