Knights of the Pain Table

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Pain and Itch Signals Travel Through Separate Pathways in the Nervous System

| July 22, 2011

Pain and Itch Signals In the July, 2011 issue of Scientific American, Anna Kuchment interviews Zhou-Feng Chen, the Director of the Center for the Study of Itch at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. Apparently approximately 17% of adults may suffer from chronic itch. At the Washington University School of Medicine […]

Canada to Fund Clinical Trials for MS Liberation Therapy CCSVI

| June 30, 2011

Liberation Treatment Clinical Trials in Canada   The Canadian government has announced that is will fund clinical trials into the multiple sclerosis treatment, known as the "liberation therapy". Developed by Dr. Paolo Zamboni, the liberation treatment is based on the theory that chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) reduces blood flow and allows iron deposits to […]

Spinal Fluid Proteins are Markers for Lyme Disease & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

| May 9, 2011

Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   New research conducted by a team led by Steven E. Schutzer, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, and Richard D. Smith, Ph.D., of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory involves using spinal fluid proteins as markers for disease. It has been […]

The Knight’s Journal – Medical News Chronic Pain, Topamax and Painful Memories

| May 1, 2011

The Knight’s Journal – Medical News Chronic Pain, Topamax and Painful Memories The Knight’s Journal E Medieval Messenger from the Dark Times   Chronic Pain Receives Record Award from Court of Appeal For those who suffer with chronic pain, they understand how difficult it is to prove the degree of pain in court since pain […]

New Tiny Pneumatic Drill (Crosser) to Open Blocked Arteries by Vibration

| April 19, 2011

Untitled Document Blocked Arteries Helped by the Crosser Blockages in arteries are a cause of great concern. When an artery becomes totally obstructed it is called a "Chronic Total Occlusion". They can be found in patients with heart disease triggering chest pain and angina. Or they can occur in the legs and in some cases […]

Malfunctioning Circadian Clock May Cause Some Diseases and Disorders

| March 31, 2011

Untitled Document Our Circadian Clock and New Research The term "circadian" comes from the Latin ‘circa’, meaning "around", and ‘diem’, meaning "day". A circadian rhythm is an endogenous (self-sustained) driven 24-hour cycle in biochemical, physiological or behavioural processes. It is adjusted to the environment by external cues, such as daylight. A great deal of research […]

Women Respond More Intensely to Pain- Study Shows Using MRI Brain Scans

| March 19, 2011

Untitled Document Brain Scans Show Pain Intensity Professor Qasim Aziz, of the Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology, Queen Mary University of London, led a research team in studying the brain activity and reactions of both men and women in the anticipation and processing of pain. The participants of the study were subjected to a medical test […]