Have scientists found an answer to chronic pain?

Mechanisms behind neuropathic pain Turning new discoveries into treatments Using computer modeling, researchers have designed a new compound that may help to treat neuropathic pain. In animal trials, it produced immediate, long-lasting therapeutic effects. Neuropathic pain is a common chronic condition with no effective treatment options. Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition wherein people have […]

Two types of blood pressure medications linked to increased variability, higher risk of death

March 13, 2018 Two types of blood pressure medications -; alpha blockers and alpha 2 agonist -; show increased variability in blood pressure measurements between doctor visits, which is associated with an increased risk of death, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. As a result of […]

Flatfoot reconstruction can be viable option for elderly patients, study finds

March 13, 2018 When someone develops adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), they are offered either a reconstruction or foot fusion depending on the severity of the flatfoot and their age. Typically reconstructions are performed in younger patients, while older patients undergo fusions, even though it can limit mobility. Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented […]