Jet lag drug ‘curbs pain’

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

A drug used to ease jet lag could be used to tackle the “dev­as­tat­ing” im­pact of painful side ef­fects from can­cer medicines, re­search sug­gests.

Sci­en­tists found the drug – known as me­la­tonin – ap­peared to pre­vent pain caused by chemo­ther­apy dam­age to nerves, block­ing harm­ful ef­fects on nerve health.

Pro­fes­sor He­len Gal­ley, of Aberdeen Uni­ver­sity, said: “These re­sults are promis­ing, es­pe­cially as me­la­tonin treat­ment is known to be safe in other con­di­tions.”

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