When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.
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For the first time researchers from University of Copenhagen have isolated a protein that drives inflammation and makes healthy cells misbehave. Targeting the TL1A protein could offer better treatment options for diseases like IBD, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
University of Nottingham researchers have found a potential new treatment for painful and debilitating osteoarthritis from cannabis type drugs. The scientists found cannabinoid receptors in human spinal cord tissue for the first time. The molecule they isolated is known as JWH133.
Gout is characterized by severe attacks of pain that comes on sudden. It causes tenderness and pain in the joints, often in the joint of the big toe. It is considered a complex type of arthritis and affects more than 8 million Americans. Fortunately, gout is treatable using home remedies and complimentary healing practices.
Once known as the disease of the rich, gout can attack all socio-economical groups. For the 8.3 million Americans suffering from this disorder it is not a trivial matter. There are lifestyle and dietary changes that may help. Left untreated the build-up of uric acid over time can cause permanent damage to the joint.
Guided imagery is a type of relaxation that uses your imagination to create calming and soothing images in your mind. By tapping into your inner feelings and strengths, it allows you to align your emotional, spiritual and physical bodies.
The role of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of heart disease is already well established. But did you know it is helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis? Research shows that the knowledge in regards to the benefits from essential fatty acids is growing.