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Chronic pain in one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else, says a new study in eLife. Continue reading
People with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome often turn to supplements as a means of taking on symptoms. Continue reading
Experts are developing compounds that could allow the pain-relieving effects of ibuprofen to last longer, they report in Molecular Pharmaceutics. And the approach could also be used to deliver other drugs orally that currently can only be taken intravenously.
Metal-organic frameworks are compounds made of metal ions linked to organic ligands, for drug delivery. Active ingredients can be packed inside the metal organic frameworks. They are porous, and some dissolve in water so are good candidates for drug couriers.
The researchers loaded ibuprofen into metal organic frameworks. The compounds were found to reach the bloodstream (of mice) quickly and lasted for twice as long as ibuprofen salts, which are the active ingredient in liquid gel formulations.
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Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used in the treatment of pain in fibromyalgia, despite being considered not to be effective. Continue reading
Acupuncture appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in people with fibromyalgia, experts reveal in Arthritis Research & Therapy.