The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously approved a bill in April 2018 designed to address the opioid crisis. The bill called the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 covers much of the same territory as the 138-page report released in November 2017 by a commission appointed by President Donald Trump

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Last week, Rusty Gage and colleagues at the Salk Institute announced that they had successfully transplanted lab-grown blobs of human brain tissue into mice. Gage’s team grew the blobs, known as brain organoids, from human stem cells

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Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain differently. That means that physicians need to evaluate patients on an individual basis and find the best way to treat their pain

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Residents surveyed cite preference for limited-hour programs, but program directors report high levels of dissatisfaction with this approach compared to flexible-hour programs

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In a recent essay in Vogue, Lena Dunham described her decision to have a hysterectomy at age 31 after a decade of unsuccessful attempts to control increasingly excruciating pain from endometriosis. The decision was difficult because it meant that she would never be able to become pregnant, something she had long dreamed of, but also because her health care providers did not take her pain seriously

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Understanding unconsciousness

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The US Supreme Court has reportedly granted a temporary stay of execution to a cancer-stricken death row inmate in the state of Alabama

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One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If that wasn’t effective, the second line of defense has been the big guns

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