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Prescribing guidelines, more research on addiction potential needed for use of opioids to treat children’s pain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A pair of new studies led by University of Alberta pediatricians indicate that parents are more reluctant to have opioids prescribed for their children than doctors are to prescribe them. In a newly published study, the researchers asked 136 pediatric emergency room doctors across Canada whether …

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Study identifies hormone that causes women to experience more pain than men

Observing a fluorescing image that illustrates how a neurohormone, prolactin, affects how pain is felt are the study’s primary authors, Yanxia Chen (seated) and Dr. Aubin Moutal (standing left), surrounded by co-authors Drs. Frank Porreca, Edita Navratilova and Rajesh Khanna. Credit: The University of Arizona Health Sciences, Noelle Haro-Gomez Imagine …

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