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France will restrict auto use in Paris beginning Monday in an effort to reduce dangerous pollution levels in the country's capital.
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Pictured: The snail with venom Five Times more powerful than morphine
The substances, which could potentially be stronger than morphine, could one day lead to the development of a drug to treat chronic nerve pain, they said.
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Scientists use venom of cone snails to create painkillers that could be more powerful than morphine
'Democracy is dead': 'Fanatical' missing airliner pilot pictured wearing political slogan T-shirt as officials reveal flight MH370 could have been on the ground when last satellite signal was sent Is missing Malaysian jet the world's first CYBER HIJACK? Chilling new theory claims hackers could use a mobile phone to take over the controls British ... (more)
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Advance Toward Developing an Oral Pain Reliever Derived From Debilitating Snail Venom
DALLAS, March 16, 2014 - Scientists reported today they have created at least five new experimental substances - based on a tiny protein found in cone snail venom - that could someday lead to the development of safe and effective oral medications for treatment of chronic nerve pain.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Only the Assembly Has the Power
After the meeting I was approached by a woman who thanked me working for the Vets, and with tears in her eyes she proceeded to tell me her story.
Managing chronic pain in cats
Some pain medicines will never be effectual or even safe because cats are rather unique creations.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Woman, 54, left housebound after slipping on Dog Mess
Slip: Lorraine Card, 54, was left housebound, suffered horrific bruising and pulled every muscle in her leg after she slipped in dog mess on a pavement A woman was left housebound, suffered horrific bruising and pulled every muscle and ligament in her leg after she slipped in dog mess on a pavement.
Egalet To Host Conference Call And Webcast To Discuss Fourth Quarter...
Interested parties may listen to the call via a live audio webcast which may be accessed by visiting Egalet's website .
'Culture' of drug sharing at Riverside
The Care Inspectorate's first two reports, seen by The Southern, investigated complaints made last year by a relative of a female resident, concerning her end-of-life care, and the use of a scheduled drug, Oramorph: a morphine sulphate painkiller.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Lau tells of battle with pain
Doctors used almost 100 staples to stitch up former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to after he was brutally hacked last month.
Psychosocial and Pharmacological Management of Pain in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease
Aimee K. Hildenbrand, BS; Elizabeth G. Nicholls, MIT; Brian P. Daly, PhD; Meghan L. Marsac, PhD; Reem Tarazi, PhD, ABPP-CN; Raybagkar Deepti, MD, MS For children with sickle cell disease , pain is associated with significant current and future morbidity and mortality.
This is your brain on weed
In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.
Heroin Facts: Effects, Addiction & Treatment
Heroin is an opiate drug that's derived from morphine, which is itself obtained from the opium poppy plant .
Tue Mar 11, 2014
What is fentanyl? Painkiller's potency fuels lethality, allure when mixed with heroin
Since a rash of overdoses on the city's West Side last week left two dead, investigators have been working to track down the source of a deadly heroin concoction laced with the super-strength pain killer fentanyl.
Prescriptions for opioids stabilizing after fivefold increase in ten-year span
Death rates from opioids have been soaring in the U.S. since the 1990s. To support the appropriate use of these controlled substances and inform public health interventions to prevent drug abuse, most states have implemented a prescription drug monitoring program .
Medical pot and 'the entourage effect'
After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around the same time, the active component of marijuana was still unknown.
Battle of the Buffys
There's a special circle in the Hells of Hollywood where even films like Live Free or Die Hard or My Super Ex-Girlfriend dare not enter.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Study identifies new drug target for chronic, touch-evoked pain
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition that is resistant to conventional pain medication.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Indianapolis Business News
Palmer MacKie, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Health Integrative Pain Program, Eskenazi Health Dr. Palmer MacKie sees his focus on helping patients manage their pain responsibly as an apology of sorts.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Deb Anderson-Berardo: Prescription drugs is where problem starts
Heroin. It gets our attention. Especially when someone dies. It conjures up fear and disgust and seems so far away from us and our busy lives.