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May 3, 2021

Hypnotherapy Reduces Postoperative Opioid Use Hypnotherapy Reduces Postoperative Opioid Use

Hypnotherapy may be an effective way to reduce opioid use in postsurgical settings, new research shows. In a study of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), […]
April 30, 2021

At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), performed at home but supervised remotely, is feasible and effective in managing osteoarthritis (OA) pain in older adults, new research shows. In […]
April 30, 2021

Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy

A novel, once-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate is safe and effective for treating both subjective and objective symptoms of narcolepsy, new research suggests. Top-line results from […]
April 30, 2021

CBD’s Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations CBD’s Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations

The pain-relieving effects of cannabidiol (CBD) may be linked to its influence on affective processes, new research shows. In a pilot study, investigators from the University […]
April 29, 2021

AHA Guidance on Blood Clots Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine AHA Guidance on Blood Clots Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine

A newly released report is offering guidance concerning rare conditions associated with COVID-19 as well as vaccines against the virus. The report was released today by […]
April 29, 2021

Some MS Treatments May Heighten COVID Risk Some MS Treatments May Heighten COVID Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When it comes to SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), […]
April 28, 2021

Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Rehab Effective After Stroke Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Rehab Effective After Stroke

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) paired with intensive rehabilitation for moderate to severe arm weakness months or even years after stroke may lead to a greater improvement […]
April 28, 2021

Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to COVID ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to COVID ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Covid survivors are at risk from a separate epidemic of opioid addiction, […]
April 26, 2021

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury? A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of this […]
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