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A new article in the Los Angeles Times’ Booster Shots blog reports researchers “have succeeded in using functional magnetic resonance imaging to tease apart the brain’s consistent response to physical pain from its very similar response to emotional pain.” The study differentiated...
Painful chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is currently not treatable, prompting a new study in The Journal of the American Medical Association “to determine the effect of duloxetine, 60 mg daily, on average pain severity.” Patients were randomly assigned to receive duloxetine followed by placebo or placebo...
A new study in Radiology assesses whether there is a correlation between migraines and cortical abnormalities. “Compared with control subjects, patients with migraine showed reduced cortical thickness and surface area in regions subserving pain processing (P < .01) … Cortical thickness and surface...