Medical News Today: Chronic Lyme disease: Everything you need to know

Lyme disease comes from a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks, most commonly the deer tick, spread Lyme disease. Doctors usually treat the infection with antibiotics. With treatment, Lyme disease typically clears up quickly for most people. However, some people continue to have symptoms of Lyme …

Medical News Today: ‘Wasabi receptor’ may advance treatments for chronic pain

Scorpion toxin targets the “wasabi receptor,” a specific receptor in nerve cells that helps humans react to wasabi, cigarette smoke, and environmental pollutants. According to new research, the toxin’s unusual mechanism of action means that it could help scientists learn more about chronic pain. New …

Medical News Today: Blocking key protein could treat chronic pain

New research in mice suggests that targeting a particular protein in the spinal cord could form the basis of a new pain relief medication that could relieve chronic pain for thousands of people. Approximately 20% of adults in the U.S. are currently living with chronic …

Medical News Today: Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain

A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were twice as likely to experience the other disorder as well. New research finds a strong association between headaches and lower back pain. Chronic headaches and persistent back pain are both …