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Tanezumab safe and effective in the treatment of chronic lower-back pain, study finds

Tanezumab safe and effective in the treatment of chronic lower-back pain, study finds

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June 19 (UPI) -- Tanezumab appears to reduce chronic back pain, according to a study published Friday in the journal Pain. The drug is a monoclonal antibody and doesn't have the same potentially serious side effects of other drugs used in chronic back pain, including opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, researchers said. Advertisement "This demonstration of efficacy is a major breakthrough in the global search to develop non-opioid treatments for chronic pain," study co-author Dr. John Markman, said in a statement. "There were also improvements in function linked to the reduction in pain severity," said Markman, director of the Translational Pain Research Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Some 13 percent of all adults aged 20 to 69 years in t...
Special footwear might reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis, study finds

Special footwear might reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis, study finds

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May 12 (UPI) -- Specially designed shoes can help reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis, a study published Tuesday in JAMA has found. Using biomechanical footwear -- specially designed shoes with a novel sole -- the researchers were able to reduce the pain experienced by those with osteoarthritis, or OA, of the knee by more than 60 percent. "These findings provide strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of a new treatment for knee osteoarthritis," co-author David Felson, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, said in a press release. Knee OA affects approximately 275 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization -- most of them older adults. Often called wear-and-tear arthritis, OA causes cartilage, the natural cus...
Baker Le Pain Quotidien on brink of administration

Baker Le Pain Quotidien on brink of administration

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The bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien is close to collapse as it races to find a buyer for its UK operations, putting 500 more high street jobs at risk.Sky News has learnt that the Belgian-owned company could appoint administrators as soon as this week. An emergency sale process for the business, which trades from 26 sites in Britain, has set a deadline of Wednesday for offers. Image: Carluccio's is among competitors to have called in administrators during the pandemic crisis Alvarez & Marsal, the professional services firm, is overseeing the auction and is likely to be appointed as administrator unless a solvent sale is concluded in the coming days, insiders said on Monday.One potential bidder said a pre-pack administration was the ...
THC level in most legal pot products higher than needed for pain relief

THC level in most legal pot products higher than needed for pain relief

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March 26 (UPI) -- Most legal marijuana products may be too strong for pain relief, according to a study published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE. Despite research showing the benefits of marijuana for pain management, the analysis suggests that more than 90 percent of legal products offered in medical dispensaries because they contain higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, than is needed for treatment. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that causes intoxication. "We know that high-potency products should not have a place in the medical realm because of the high risk of developing cannabis-use disorders, which are related to exposure to high THC-content products," the study's lead author, Dr. Alfonso Edgar Romero-Sandoval, associate professor of anesthesiology at...
Smokers past and present ‘live in more pain’

Smokers past and present ‘live in more pain’

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People who smoke, and even those who have given up, report living in more pain than those who have never picked up the habit, a report suggests.The findings are based on an analysis of data from more than 220,000 people conducted by UCL.The researchers say the reason why is unknown, but could include smoking causing permanent changes in the body. The anti-smoking campaign group Ash said the findings should not come as a surprise given the dangers of smoking.Scientists were analysing data from a set of online experiments in the BBC Lab UK Study, in which people took part between 2009 and 2013.They were sorted into three categories: never smoked daily used to smoke daily or currently smoke daily They were asked how much pain they lived in and this was c...