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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pain, an underestimated and neglected symptom

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pain, an underestimated and neglected symptomAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pain is often an underestimated and neglected symptom. ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, which is characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons, muscle wasting, and respiratory dysfunction. Secondary symptoms, such as pain, can arise, …

New alternative to morphine may be safer, less addictive

New alternative to morphine may be safer, less addictiveA new drug shows to be a safer alternative to morphine and less addictive. The study was conducted on rats where researchers compared variants of the neurochemical endomorphin to traditional morphine. Effectiveness and side effects were measured in each variant.…

Study finds acute psychological stress reduces body’s ability to withstand pain


acute psychological stress reduces body's ability to withstand painLiving with pain can really impact your life and psychological stress has been found to play a role in the amount of pain you feel and experience. When you’re in pain, normal everyday activities can seem impossible, and over-the-counter pain-relievers …

Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) causes, symptoms, spleen pain and treatment


Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) causes, symptoms, spleen pain and treatmentAn enlarged spleen – also known as splenomegaly – can lead to spleen pain and anemia. The spleen is part of the lymph system and works with the drainage network in order to prevent illness and keep us healthy. The …

Cluster headaches pain and comparison with migraine headaches


Cluster headaches pain and comparisonCluster headaches and migraines both cause pain, but they are two different conditions. A cluster headache is a headache that occurs several times in a day, and is short in length and very painful. Cluster headaches may only affect one …