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Painkillers: Part Three

3 years agoNews : The Agitator

The third part of my three-part series on the painkiller debate is now up at Huffington Post. Check the comments for more stories from pain patients who have been unable to find treatment.
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Electrically Stimulating The Brain Produces Strong Opiate-Like Painkiller

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

A patient with chronic, severe facial pain can use electricity on certain areas of the brain to release an opiate-like substance, one of the body's most powerful painkillers. The finding, which was published in the journal Frontiers... Read Post

Doctor and Patient: Poor Pain Control for Cancer Patients

Health : NYT: Health (2 years ago)

Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of cancer patients said they were in pain or receiving pain medications, and roughly a third felt they needed more painkillers to fully treat their symptoms. Why aren't doctors helping more? Read Post

Patients In Minimally Conscious State May Feel Pain And Need Painkilling Treatment - The Lancet Neurology

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

A study of brain activity in brain-damaged patients in a minimally conscious state (MCS) suggests that they could have similar pain perception to healthy people. Thus these patients could need painkilling treatment. Read Post

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