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Pain Doc: We've Got to Stop Paralyzing Patients
Chicago-based pain specialist Scott Glaser, MD, is on a crusade. He wants his colleagues to stop using an injection technique that paralyzed his own patient.
Opioid analgesics are often prescribed to patients who suffer from chronic lower back pain; however, a new report suggests that these medications are less effective in a subset of these patients.
Study results indicate that low-field magnetic stimulation synchronized to an individual's alpha frequency—dubbed "synchronized transcranial magnetic stimulation"—appears to be safe, effective, and well tolerated for treating major depressive disorder when properly administered.
Study results suggest that brain inflammation resulting from chronic nerve pain appears to alter activity in brain regions that regulate mood and motivation. The findings indicate, for the first time, a direct biophysical relationship between long-term pain and the co-morbid anxiety, depression, and substance abuse observed in more than 50% of patients with chronic nerve pain.
After the mysterious deaths of 3 German variegated squirrel breeders, researchers have identified a deadly new virus that can be transmitted from variegated squirrels to humans.

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