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Peripheral Neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is a devastating, inherited disease, but life with CMT doesn't have to be grim.Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome is a series of neuropathic disorders that affect the nerves of the brain...
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Fibromyalgia Associated With Premature Brain Aging

Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes widespread muscle and joint pain and can be categorized as either a musculoskeletal disease or psychological disorder. The cause of the disease is still unknown, and many researchers...
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Video Games May Play an Important Role in Pain Treatment

Studies show that video games can heighten the threshold for pain, and add treatment possibilities. For many chronic pain sufferers, trauma victims and burn patients, there may now be an excuse to splurge for that...
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Less Painful Days with More Restful Nights

A sleep study shows the effectiveness of a longer night's rest to increase pain tolerance. A good night's rest might be a lot more beneficial than just beauty sleep. A study at the Sleep Disorders...

Text Neck: A Pain That’s Nothing to LOL About

Even if you aren't 15, chances are good that you use your smartphone quite a bit. You may not be texting "LOL" and "where r u" every 90 seconds, but you're probably checking and...

Study: Multiple Sclerosis More Common in Black Women than White Women

A new study disputes the common belief that blacks have a lower risk of developing MS.The incidence of multiple sclerosis is higher in black women than in white women, according to a Kaiser...

Get Up & Move: Avoid Office Aches and Pains

You might want to sit down for this news. But don't. You see, numerous studies show that sitting for six hours or more a day is hazardous to your health. The human body was...

Help for Headaches: A New Migraine Patch & Acupuncture

Migraine medications have come a long way in recent years. But with more than 29.5 million Americans enduring the debilitating headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation, there's still plenty of room for improvement.Thankfully, strides...
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Researchers Discover A New Type of Chemotherapy

Scientists have discovered a new type of chemotherapy that locates a partner's gene and eradicates cancer cells.Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a partner gene, that when zapped, kills cancer cells.When a...
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Report: Smoking Linked To Lower Back Pain

There are many causes of lower back pain, but new studies show that quitting smoking can dramatically decrease the pain.Back pain is a condition that plagues at least 80% of Americans at some point...
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St. Jude’s Electronic Device Effectively Treats Chronic Migraines

A small, implanted device holds the power to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines for many European patientsSt. Jude's Medical has been hard at work trying to get their revolutionary new device approved...
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ReCell Device Repairs Burn Victim’s Skin

Advances in skin regeneration technology allow doctors to use a patient's own skin cells to repair burns, scars, and blemishesIt is no surprise that few Americans have heard of the ReCell device. The FDA...
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Technological Advances in Ankle Replacement Surgery

Hip and knee replacements total over three quarters of a million annually, but until now, ankle surgeries were rarely performed. Replacement techniques have changed dramatically in recent years and have given doctors new ways...
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Innovative Exo-Skeleton Gives Paraplegics A Chance To Walk Again

Paraplegics will soon have the ability to rise out of their wheelchairs and walk among the rest of us.With decades of research finally paying off, scientists have finally created a way for paraplegics to...
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Black Mamba Venom Tied To Pain Relief

Researchers discover that venom from the one of the world's most poisonous snakes could offer pain relief comparable to morphine.The black mamba, considered one of the deadliest snakes on Earth, has a bite that...
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New Electronic Implant Dissolves In Body

Scientists develop a pain-treating, transient electronic implant that dissolves into the body over timeResearchers at the University of Illinois, Tufts University, and Northwestern University have banded together to create a new & innovative piece...
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World’s First Bionic Eye

A woman receives the world's first bionic eye, a technological advancement that could mean "seeing the future" for many blind people.Retina Implant AG was the first to develop this retinal implant.The world of prosthetics...