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Potential drug for treating chronic pain with few side effects

Okayama – Researchers at Okayama University describe in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the effect of clodronate on the regulation of adenosine triphosphate release and its potential as a drug for the treatment of chronic pain.  The compound has few side effects and may also be effective for treating other medical conditions including diabetes. Typical drugs for treating chronic ...

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Jurors in Martin Shkreli case will begin deliberations Monday

Jurors in the Martin Shkreli securities fraud case will begin their deliberations Monday. The seven-woman, five-man jury, plus five alternate jurors, finished listening to more than 90 typed pages of legal instructions from Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn, New York, federal court late Friday afternoon. Matsumoto then asked the panel if they wanted to start considering the charges against Shkreli ...

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Senate blocks 'skinny' Obamacare repeal bill in dramatic late-night vote

The Senate blocked the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare in a dramatic floor vote early Friday morning, yet again stalling — for now — the key campaign goal that eludes the GOP six months into the Trump administration. Three GOP defections — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Ari… Health Care

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Re-training the brain in pain

Psychologists are working on ways to reduce the brain’s sensitivity to pain, with the aim of improving pain management techniques. Dr Melissa Day from The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology is comparing three different non-drug treatments as she seeks to examine how to change the way the brain processes low back pain. The goal is to achieve optimal function and an increased ...

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'Skinny' Obamacare repeal may leave 16 million more uninsured, CBO estimates

A version of the Obamacare repeal plan the Senate could pass this week may leave 16 million more Americans uninsured over a decade, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate requested by Senate Democrats. Democrats on two key Senate committees asked for the score based on reported features of a “skinny” Affordable Care Act repeal. Here are those provisions, according ...

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