ScienceEarly research suggests that monoclonal antibodies—used to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19—may provide non-addictive, long-lasting pain relief from a variety of conditions.Published January 19, 202311 min readAs the pandemic raged, monoclonal antibodies gained sudden prominence when these laboratory-made proteins were found to reduce the risk of hospitalization from COVID in vulnerable and immunocompromised people. Now…

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Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. U.S. Health Care Is Harmful to One’s Health Thank you for publishing this research (“Hundreds of Hospitals Sue Patients or Threaten Their Credit, a KHN Investigation Finds. Does Yours?” Dec. 21)….

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ScienceMany swear by the drug’s ability to ease chronic pain. But experts say the evidence for it is “questionable”—and it may just be the placebo effect.Published January 6, 20237 min readFor David Hao, a chronic pain physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the conversation with a new patient experiencing severe chronic pain generally goes…

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The social environments we grow up in are critical when determining our wellbeing and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have significant impacts on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and chronic pain…

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Pain Management > Pain Management — Nondrug therapies increased markedly in wake of 2016 CDC guidance by John Gever, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today November 7, 2022 One of the CDC’s goals in its notorious 2016 guidance on opioids for chronic noncancer pain appears to have been met, but it wasn’t a reduction in actual opioid…

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  • Olivia Williams

    Olivia Williams is a medical writer with a passion for both photography and pets. With a background in medicine and a keen eye for detail, Jane has a unique perspective on health and wellness that she brings to her writing. Whether she's crafting informative articles for medical journals or capturing stunning images of animals, Jane's work is always thoughtful and engaging. In her free time, you can find her cuddling with her furry friends or snapping photos of nature's beauty.