Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the autumn or summer to suffer from postnatal depression, suggests a US study being presented at a conference.
Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases, such as arthritis, suggest Brazilian researchers.
Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to Belgian researchers.
Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found.
A multi-million pound “revolutionary” research project has been launched to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain at a university in Sheffield.
A toolkit has been launched to help fill a dearth of information for primary care clinicians on tackling chronic opioid use associated with non-cancer pain.
The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, a US trial has found, suggesting it may be an alternative treatment strategy.
Surgery to repair spinal fractures is no more effective for pain relief than a sham procedure in older patients with osteoporosis, according to researchers in the Netherlands and the US.
First time mothers with an epidural who lie down in the later stages of labour are more likely to have a normal birth than those who remain upright, according to UK researchers.
Only around half of healthcare professionals who support dying people at home say staffing levels are sufficient to meet their pain management needs, according to new research.