Some antidepressant drugs do help in some pain conditions, but most are either ineffective or the evidence is inconclusive, despite being used for a range of pain conditions. The evidence, published by The British Medical Journal adds to mounting research that challenges the role of medicines for pain.
The Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 appears to elicit a stronger response in people with immunosuppression than the Pfizer vaccine says research in a leading journal.
Arthritis drugs have hit the headlines as treatment for COVID-19. What does the evidence say so far? Two stages of COVID-19 have been recognised: the initial viral stage and the immune response phase, when we see hyperinflammation associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome.Continue reading
Scientists have found a new way to “put the brakes” on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
The discovery – published in Nature Communications – has the potential to protect the body from unchecked damage caused by inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.Continue reading
Conditions for people living with chronic pain have been exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic but telemedicine may improve the situation, according to research from the University of Bath. Continue reading