Playing style linked to NBA knee injuries
Basketball players who weave through defense to shoot the basket face a higher risk of tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), but after repair return to the same level of play.
Electrolyte supplements don’t prevent illness
Researchers found that supplements did not appear to protect endurance athletes from illness caused by electrolyte imbalances. They also found that hot temperatures are a risk factor.
Microbial loss, ulcerative colitis linked
Bacteria normally inhabiting healthy people’s intestines — and the anti-inflammatory metabolites these bacteria produce — are depleted in ulcerative colitis patients, a Stanford study shows.
Grants to study pain, opioids awarded
Five researchers were awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health to study opioid misuse and pain treatment.
Choice-based C-section pain management
The Stanford-led research tested an approach that allowed women to choose the level of pain management they wanted during a cesarean section.
Popular opioids fail patients on SSRIs
Patients taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not respond well to hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, Stanford researchers report.
Bundle of cells produces pain aversion
Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.
Physical therapy for reducing opioid use
Physical therapy within three months of a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis reduced patients’ risk of long-term opioid use by about 10 percent, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and Duke.
Dental opioids and youth addiction
In teenagers and young adults, receiving opioids from dental providers is linked with elevated risk for continued opioid use and abuse, a Stanford study has found.
Mystery of headaches, nausea
By the time she was 24, Rachel Hale was on her fourth diagnosis and had been on headache medication for years. Then she met with Ian Carroll, MD, a headache and orofacial pain specialist at Stanford.
Heroin discharges surpass opioid discharges
The findings of a new Stanford-led study suggest that illicit drugs are beginning to replace prescription opioids as the source of the national drug epidemic.
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