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The promising medicinal benefits of cannabis

21 December, 2020

Medicinal cannabis is any cannabis-based product prescribed to relieve the symptoms of a medical condition.

Tool helps manage pain in dementia residents

20 November, 2020

A tech partnership means that carers can now access a tool to help identify, monitor and reduce pain in dementia aged-care residents.

Tarantula venom could hold key to IBS pain relief

29 September, 2020

Molecules from the venom of one of the world's largest spiders could be used to develop pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome.

Pain survey shows decline in patient–GP relationship

27 July, 2020

Australians suffering with chronic pain have reported a worsening in their relationship with their GP and pharmacist over the past two years, according to the National Pain Survey 2020.

Mary's painful experience sparked a CRPS support group

27 July, 2020 by Jane Allman

Injuries sustained in a car accident left Mary in intense pain — she was eventually diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome.

Upcoming National Pain Week reveals the faces of pain

24 July, 2020

This National Pain Week — running from 27 July to 2 August — aims to bust some of the myths and stigma surrounding chronic pain.

SA research shows fentanyl safe for mothers in labour

06 July, 2020

Research from the University of South Australia shows that fentanyl is a safe option for mothers and babies, providing women with more pain relief choices during labour.

Stimulating device now an option for chronic back pain

03 July, 2020

Medical professionals can now access a TGA-approved device to treat patients with chronic back pain, which affects 3.24 million Australians.

Extra-medical opioid use is costing Australia

20 May, 2020

National Drug Research Institute has released the first national update on the cost of opioids in 13 years — it's not a pretty picture.

Medicinal cannabis sublingual wafer launched in Australia

14 May, 2020

The wafer has been designed to provide rapid and more predictable absorption of cannabis, improved bioavailability and the potential for faster therapeutic action.

1 in 5 over 45s in chronic pain, says report

07 May, 2020

An AIHW report explores the latest national data on the proportion of people with chronic pain, as well as its impact, treatment and management.

Ageing in pain

14 November, 2019 by Carol Bennett, CEO, Painaustralia

How do we best respond to the pain experienced by some of the most frail and vulnerable people in our communities?

Codeine misuse reduced by prescription-only changes

11 October, 2019

The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50% reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls and halved codeine sales.

Skin condition prevalence high, awareness low

17 January, 2019

A new Australian prevalence study of hidradenitis suppurativa finds a high number of Australians have the devastating skin condition.

Why do women get more migraines?

10 October, 2018 by Angharad Brewer Gillham*

Estrogen and other sex hormones may be responsible for the higher prevalence of migraine in women.

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