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13/12/2018 - Pregnancy pain relief guidance published
Women who need pain relief during pregnancy and while breast-feeding should rely on paracetamol so far as possible, new guidance says today. More

02/11/2018 - Provisional guidance restricts medicinal cannabis use
Medicinal cannabis became legal for prescription in the UK yesterday – but clinicians have been given strict provisional guidelines on its use. More

12/09/2018 - England split by pain divide
England suffers a clear North-South geographical split in rates of chronic pain, according to an analysis published today. More

23/07/2018 - Botulinum based drug to “revolutionise” pain relief
A drug that combines botulinum and opioids could “revolutionise” pain management, according to its UK developers. More

23/07/2018 - Call for complex regional pain syndrome care improvements
Health services should improve the care and diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome, physicians say today. More

19/07/2018 - Call to improve kidney stone care
The UK NHS should offer non-invasive treatments for kidney stones faster to help relieve severe pain, according to new guidelines. More

26/06/2018 - Be honest about persistent musculoskeletal pain 'cure'
Doctors must be more honest with patients about persistent musculoskeletal pain with no obvious cause - because it cannot be cured, according to two experts today. More

16/05/2018 - New guidance on pain conditions
Education is critical in pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis, according to new European guidance. More

22/03/2018 - Back pain over-treated - experts
Too many patients get the wrong care – and are over-treated – for low back pain, experts say today. More

13/02/2018 - Could cold water plunge provide pain relief?
Plunging into cold water could offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy following surgery, it is suggested today. More

13/02/2018 - Warning over growing opioid use
An “inexorable” rise in the use of opioids for pain relief may be linked to rising death rates from the drugs, researchers warn today. More

07/02/2018 - Researchers unveil new pain relief hope
A study of the immune system has revealed a “totally novel” mechanism for pain relief, according to Spanish researchers. 1 comments More

01/02/2018 - Benefits of extended palliative care measured
Cancer patients who receive extended palliative care spend less time in hospital in their last weeks than others, according to an analysis published today. More

03/11/2017 - Placebo effect of heart stents revealed
The placebo effect on people who have stents inserted for stable angina may be more significant than previously realised, according to a new analysis. More

13/10/2017 - English hospices praised
Hospices in England are providing the best care of any sector in the country, inspectors say today ahead of a global campaign to improve palliative care. More

30/08/2017 - Gene link to statin pain
People who complain of myalgia caused by statins may be suffering from a genetic problem, British researchers report today. More

02/08/2017 - Painkillers may hide arthritis
Researchers are investigating the possibility that long-term use of painkillers may sometime obscure underlying inflammatory arthritis. More

27/07/2017 - Knee op pain relief study published
Periarticular infiltration appears to be a superior method of pain control during knee arthroplasty compared with femoral nerve block, according to one of the last projects of a leading orthopaedic surgeon. More

19/12/2016 - Prognosis test revealed for patients with advanced cancer
A blood test developed in Japan could help establish how long patients with very advanced cancer have to live, a European conference has heard. More

03/11/2016 - Brain "tuning" could relieve pain
It may be possible to "tune" the brain to dampen the effects of pain, according to British researchers. More

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