NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Pain Management Class Packs a Punch

A new study suggests a single 2-hour session of a pain management skills class could offer as much benefit as 8 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for patients experiencing chronic low-back pain. Supported by NCCIH and NIDA, the study explored whether a compressed intervention could lead to the same benefits as a longer course of CBT.

Intranasal Covid-19 Vaccine Effective in Animal Studies

A nasal spray of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine protected hamsters and monkeys against serious disease and reduced the amount of virus in the nose. Less virus in the nasal passages could reduce the risk that vaccinated individuals spread the virus.

Developing a New Kind of Temporary Pacemaker

Researchers developed a wirelessly powered temporary pacemaker that breaks down in the body after use. The device can generate enough power to pace a human heart without causing damage or inflammation.

Diet Changes Can Reduce Migraine Headaches

A diet higher in fatty fish helped frequent migraine sufferers reduce the frequency of headaches and intensity of pain compared to participants on a diet higher in vegetable-based fats and oils, according to a new study.

Adolescent Marijuana, Alcohol Use Held Steady During Pandemic

Adolescent marijuana use and binge drinking did not significantly change during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in the U.S. The NIDA-funded research was led by investigators at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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