Steve holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as a medical scientist for 18 years, within both industry and academia, where his research focused on the discovery of new medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve recently stepped away from the lab and into science communications, where he’s helping make medical science information more accessible for everyone.
Low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is comparable to a two-month program of low-impact physical exercise in easing pain, and increasing endurance and function in women with fibromyalgia, a small study suggested. ... Read more
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can ease pain and fatigue, and improve quality of life as an add-on treatment for people with fibromyalgia who do not respond to common pain medications, ... Read more
Enrollment in the RELIEF Phase 3 trial assessing TNX-102 SL (sublingual cyclobenzaprine) as a nighttime treatment for pain and disturbed sleep due to fibromyalgia has been faster than expected, according ... Read more
People with fibromyalgia say the top five symptoms most important for healthcare providers to track are fatigue, physical function, pain intensity, pain interference, and duration of morning joint stiffness, according to ... Read more
Opioid receptors found on the surface of immune cells may be useful biomarkers to diagnose people with fibromyalgia, a study found. The study, “Identification of MOR-Positive B Cell as Possible ... Read more
People with fibromyalgia show reduced metabolic activity and altered electrical activity in the primary motor cortex — the areas of the brain that control voluntary body movements, a study has ... Read more