New study – Cannabinoids and chronic non-cancer pain conditions

Cannabis and Chronic Pain by John Finch The journal Pain recently published an important study on the use of cannabis, and medicines based on cannabis (cannabinoids), for chronic pain conditions (chronic pain in cancer patients was specifically excluded). Researchers were from institu
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Call to participate in research study focusing on effects of long term pain

Are you living with chronic pain? Swansea University are conducting a research study to assess people’s understanding and experiences of long term medication for chronic pain. If you live in Swansea, Bridgend, or Neath Port Talbot and would like to get involved, please click the link
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Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

Airing Pain’s centenary! In this landmark edition Paul Evans explores the origins of Airing Pain with founder Heather Wallace, and visits one of Pain Concern’s informative pain education sessions.   In 2010, Airing Pain was conceived as a way for those with chronic pain, unable t
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‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pre
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Airing Pain Programme 85: Pain in Europe

Why pain is a matter of life and death, the struggle for diagnosis and challenging misperceptions of palliative care.
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Airing Pain Programme 84: Cancer pain

How cancer survivors can manage long term pain and creating a home from home at the hospital.
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Airing Pain Programme 83: Arthritis: from self-help to cutting edge research

Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints.
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Breaking Barriers: Self-Management Awareness Week 2015!

New award-winning research reveals self-management as a key route to improvement for people with chronic pain! Pain Concern has just released a new and unique study offering hope to the one-in-five people affected by and living with persistent pain in Scotland. Launched as part of Sel
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