Media

Media releases issued by ANZCA and the Faculty of Pain Medicine concerning pain. 
 
2017  

May 13

Ten more human senses may hold key to better patient outcomes

May 13

False hope driving claims medicinal cannabis is ‘magic pill’ for chronic pain relief

May 12

Searching for a solution to severe, distressing period pain Friday

May 12

New pain management education resource for health professionals launched

March 16

Exercise best for back pain in pregnancy: expert

March 3

Pain medicine story wins $5000 ANZCA Media Award

January 24

Persistent pain can affect half having major surgery: Global Year Against Pain After Surgery

 
2016  
December 21 Pain experts welcome new codine restrictions
September 16 Surgery for lower back pain can cripple, patients warned
September 16 New psychotherapy helps people deal with chronic pain
September 16 Buddhist-style 'acceptance' helps PTSD symptoms, research finds
September 15
Using human suffering to push for cannabis is 'irresponsible'
September 15 Cannabis trials a danger to children and teens, expert warns
July 29 Sharing prescription opioids with others is risky, patients warned
June 3 'Painkiller' drugs linked to Prince's death do not work on chronic pain
May 4 Two new leaders for ANZCA and FPM
May 4 Spread of cancer may be prevented by good pain relief and use of morphine
May 3 Does ketamine prevent chronic pain after surgery?
April 29 Pain is the hidden side of the obesity epidemic
April 29 New techniques help prevent chronic pain after surgery
2015  
December 7 When noise and even breeze can cause unbearable pain
December 3 Are opiod prescriptions making pain worse for the elderly
October 4 Managing expectations about chronic pain cure
October 3 Competitors risk serious injury using anti-inflammatories
October 3 ACC looking beyond direct cost of injury
October 2 Pain medicine specialists welcome proposed codeine ban
August 27 Access to anaesthesia and pain relief a human right, health experts say
August 18 Children who have their tonsils out suffer significant pain
July 15 Respected former AHPRA executive to be ANZCA's new CEO
July 1 The whole patient in pain: specialists take new approach
May 3 Round the bend? How old is too old to drive?
May 1 Pain specialists call for codeine ban
April 29 The changing face of anaesthesia and pain medicine
April 22 Top pain specialists urge caution on “medicinal cannabis”
April 8 Winner of 2015 ANZCA Media Award announced
2014  
September 7 Mental illness complicates chronic pain treatment, conference hears
September 5 Childhood and family conditions carry risk of chronic pain in adults, new findings from a twin family study reveal
July 24 Protecting patients from chronic pain – how anaesthetists can help
July 3 Getting back to basics: easing pain with paracetamol in the emergency ward
May 7 Controlling pain key to healing war wounds
May 4 Chronic pain after surgery - who is at risk and how can it be prevented?
March 4 Virginia McMillan wins 2013 ANZCA Media Award for pain story
2013  
November 28 Lessons for human pain in animal suffering
November 25 The pain of "endometriosis" a mystery to women who suffer
October 27 Childhood pain not make-believe, expert says
October 24 Women’s chronic pain “more complex and more severe”
September 13 New ways take the guesswork out of pain relief in surgery, conference hears
August 20 Improving chronic pain in children and adults; $A5000 Media Award
August 9 Chronic pain major cause of health loss
May 3 Mind over morphine - how placebos can help cheating in sport
May 2 I hear your pain: the art of communication in human suffering
February 25 College and Interplast help world's poor manage pain better
February 14 Christine Jackman wins 2012 ANZCA Media Award for pain story
2012  
November 2 Recognition of pain medicine as a specialty in New Zealand
October 26 Medical experts seek consensus on opioid prescribing
October 25 Millions to benefit from Australian first pain management solution
October 15 Pelvic Pain: the last of the modern taboos
September 30 Urine and drug screening proposed for chronic pain patients
September 27 Children with chronic pain miss out on services
August 27 Do redheads feel more pain?
July 31 SBS Insight program on Accidental Addicts
July 26 Better pain focus at hospital helps cut stays by nearly five days
July 18 ABC 7:30 report - Australia faces silent epidemic of chronic pain
June 15 Old drugs offer new uses for pain relief
May 16 Perth anaesthetist and pain expert new ANZCA president
May 14 Oxytocin: the love hormone's new role in pain relief
May 12 Post-operative nausea and vomiting: is there a genetic link?
May 11 Hypnosis in pain management
May 10 Revolutionary pain service leads the way on pain relief
May 8 More than 1300 anaesthetists to attend key meeting in Perth
February 17 Chronic pain patients warned on drug withdrawal
February 15 Fewer deaths and overdoses to result from opioid tracking
January 18 Health professionals urged to have greater empathy for patients
2011  
December 24 Professor Robert Helme discusses headaches and migraines on Melbourne’s ABC 774
October 27 Causes of pain: physical or psychological?
October 17 Pain specialists tackle $1.2 billion a year migraine headache
October 17 Global Year Against Headache highlights costly migraine problem (NZ)
June 2 New online training program to tackle pain
May 12 East meets west at pain medicine meeting
2010  
October 18 Pain experts pushing to teach young doctors more about pain
October 8 “The story doctor” to speak at pain meeting
October 8 Moves to educate GPs in pain management discussed
September 27 Prescription opioids must not be dismissed: pain specialists
June 11 Boost for Queensland pain sufferers
April 30 Faculty of Pain Medicine - Refresher Course Day
March 11 Summit calls for Government action on pain
March 11 Pain sufferers wait an average six months to see specialist: study
March 4 Too many children suffering unnecessary pain
Februrary 11 Cancer patients should not live or die in pain: experts
2009  
December 10 Most vulnerable being denied rights, say pain experts
October 18 World-first National Pain Strategy launched
October 16 Leading pain specialists gather for Melbourne meeting
2008  
May 2 Breaking pain barriers: Communicating issues in cancer pain
May 15 The power of suggestion: How small words can have a big impact on patients’ experiences
May 15 Anaesthetists at forefront of uncovering scientific fraudsters 
May 15 New Zealand patient safety expert calls for stronger collaboration in hospitals to protect patients
May 14 “Culture of blame’’ prompts action to combat stalking and harassment of public figures 
May 14 Anaesthetists at forefront of uncovering scientific fraudsters 
May 14 New Zealand patient safety expert calls for stronger collaboration in hospitals to protect patients
May 13 Ten more human senses may hold key to better patient outcomes
May 13 False hope driving claims medicinal cannabis is ‘magic pill’ for chronic pain relief
May 13

Study explores benefits of fit and healthy doctors on their patients

May 12 Searching for a solution to severe, distressing period pain Friday
May 12 New pain management education resource for health professionals launched
May 11 Anaesthetists learn to ‘’think big’’ and explore the elephants in the room
March 20 Obese and elderly should quiz doctors about surgery: anaesthetists
March 16 Exercise best for back pain in pregnancy: expert
March 3 Pain medicine story wins $5000 ANZCA Media Award
February 7 College of anesthetists celebrates its 25th anniversary today
January 25 Helping patients take control: hoping for the best, planning for the rest
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