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So what is a pandemic anyway?

April 21 , 2020
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The terms endemic, epidemic and pandemic are used to describe the way diseases (not just infections) affect populations of humans or animals. The terms epidemic and pandemic have a very similar meaning: an epidemic is a rise in the number of new cases of a disease in ...

Pain Matters 74 – OUT NOW

February 25 , 2020
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INSIDE THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY PAIN TEAM Happy New Year from all of us at Pain Matters. In our first magazine of the new decade, we have invited the Chronic Pain Team from NHS Borders in the south of Scotland into the guest-editor’s chair for issue 74. In a jam-packed issue, ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 100: Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Session

February 25 , 2019
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In this 100th edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks to Heather Wallace, creator and driving force behind the Airing Pain radio programmes, who discusses the inspiration that led to the programme and its continued importance for Pain Concern and the chronic pain community. To listen to this ...

New study – Cannabinoids and chronic non-cancer pain conditions

November 05 , 2018
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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 institutes in Sydney, Brisbane and London specialising in ...

Call to participate in research study focusing on effects of long term pain

August 14 , 2018
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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 below https://swanseachhs.eu.qualtrics.com/…/f…/SV_3ObGCl6qUMnAdlb ...

Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

March 14 , 2018
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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 to leave their homes ...

Study finds CBT and pain education interventions improve pain in disadvantaged patients – Article

February 27 , 2018
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https://www.2minutemedicine.com/talk-therapy-modified-for-literacy-level-helps-ease-chronic-pain-for-disadvantaged-populations/ ...

‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

January 24 , 2018
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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, pregabalin and gabapentin (the latter two are also used to ...

Airing Pain 85: Pain in Europe

July 26 , 2016
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Why pain is a matter of life and death, the struggle for diagnosis and challenging misperceptions of palliative care This edition is funded by Grunenthal. Around 20 per cent of Europe’s adult population live with chronic pain and the consequences for individuals and society are devastating. In this edition ...

Airing Pain 84: Cancer pain

July 11 , 2016
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How cancer survivors can manage long term pain and creating a home from home at the hospital This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. More people than ever before survive cancer, but the disease and treatment can have long-lasting effects on health, including chronic pain. In this ...

Airing Pain 83: Arthritis: From self-help to cutting edge research

June 30 , 2016
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Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. Over ten million people in the UK live with arthritis and it is the most common cause of pain. Professor David Walsh ...

Airing Pain 82: Pain, PTSD and perfume

June 15 , 2016
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The emotional and physical impacts of injury and how to cope with them This edition has been funded by the Forces in Mind Trust and the MacRobert Trust. In the third instalment of our Airing Pain miniseries on military veterans living with pain we focus on the relationship between ...

Breaking Barriers: Self-Management Awareness Week 2015!

September 28 , 2015
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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 Self-Management Awareness Week, (28 ...

New information on Spinal Cord Stimulation

June 15 , 2015
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Medical instrument manufacturer Medtronic have developed a new patient information website with detailed guidance for people interested in Spinal Cord Stimulation. Although NICE has approved this treatment for certain pain conditions, very few people in the UK have been fitted with stimulators. It is important that both ...
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