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  • Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

  • Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

  • Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

  • Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

  • Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Backaches, headaches and eye strain also go with the job but can be prevented, researchers say

  • Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Backaches, headaches and eye strain also go with the job but can be prevented, researchers say

  • Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Pain reduction aimed at reducing disc inflammation doesn't last, study finds

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids
    (20-Mar-2017)
    But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

  • Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

  • Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

  • Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation

  • Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

  • Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

  • Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

  • Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

  • Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
    (23-Feb-2017)
    But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

  • Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
    (23-Feb-2017)
    But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

  • 'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

  • Health Tip: Coping With TMJ
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Take it easy on your jaw

  • Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

  • Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

  • Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting pain

  • Health Tip: Keep Neck Pain in Check
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Monitor your posture

  • Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting pain

  • Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels, function after 3 to 6 months

  • Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels, function after 3 to 6 months

  • Health Tip: Trouble Flexing a Finger?
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Here's a potential diagnosis

  • Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

  • Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

  • Low Back Pain Common Among Kids
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

  • Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

  • Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Use Ice to Ease Ankle Sprain Pain
    (16-Jan-2017)
    How it should be applied

  • U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

  • Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

  • Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

  • Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

  • Cluster Headaches Can Defy Diagnosis But Respond to Treatment
    (02-Jan-2017)
    Pain is so intense it often wakes people from their sleep, neurologist says

  • Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

  • High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

  • What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

  • How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

  • Teething Tips From Dental Specialists
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

  • New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises
    (05-Dec-2016)
    SelG1 cut episodes by 45 percent over a year in early research

  • U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey
    (05-Dec-2016)
    More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

  • Health Tip: At Risk of a Sprained Ankle?
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Activities that raise your chances

  • Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

  • Opioids No Better Than Ibuprofen for Pain After Car Crash: Study
    (28-Nov-2016)
    But more patients prescribed powerful painkillers were still taking them 6 weeks later

  • A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

  • Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief
    (09-Nov-2016)
    High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

  • New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief
    (09-Nov-2016)
    High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

  • Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help

  • Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help

  • Researchers: We Found Area of Brain That Responds to Placebo
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Finding could lead to development of more personalized pain medication, scientists say

  • Doctors Try Brain-Training to Curb 'Phantom Limb Pain'
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Robotic technology offers insight into the post-amputation phenomenon

  • Long Spaceflight Seems to Weaken Spinal Muscles
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Astronauts-in-training may benefit from core-strengthening exercises, researcher says

  • Many Take Opioids Reluctantly for Back Pain: Survey
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Patients worried about the potentially addictive painkillers; say they only provide limited relief

  • 'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Patients knew they were taking a placebo and still obtained relief, study finds

  • 'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Patients knew they were taking a placebo and still obtained relief, study finds

  • Health Tip: Need Pain Relief?
    (13-Oct-2016)
    OTC meds may be just what the doctor ordered

  • For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Study participants who had sham treatment reported pain relief, too

  • A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Common foot problem can be unsightly, painful and, for some people, dangerous, doctors say

  • Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising
    (06-Oct-2016)
    CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

  • DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers
    (05-Oct-2016)
    These potent prescription drugs are helping to fuel addiction crisis in U.S.

  • Could Prescribed NSAID Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk?
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Study of millions of health records suggests an association, but can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Exercise a Painful Knee
    (20-Sep-2016)
    The right activity can help

  • Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough
    (20-Sep-2016)
    'Mystery shopper' study shows staff at 1 in 10 facilities gave people misinformation on palliative care services

  • Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse?
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research

  • Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey
    (13-Sep-2016)
    More than a third said it improved their drug-taking behavior

  • Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain
    (10-Sep-2016)
    Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

  • Health Tip: Traveling With Arthritis
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Suggestions to ease pain

  • Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Approaches such as acupuncture, massage and tai chi may ease discomfort

  • Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (30-Aug-2016)
    But human studies have yet to be done

  • Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

  • Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use
    (23-Aug-2016)
    3 of 4 who tried the illicit drug had misused prescription painkillers first: study

  • Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

  • Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Findings could lead to better diagnostic tests and treatments, researchers say

  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
    (15-Aug-2016)
    But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

  • Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

  • Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Golfing, swimming and volleyball can be especially hard on your upper back and shoulders

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Toothache
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions to ease the pain

  • Health Tip: If You Have Pain in Your Shins
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Here's what might be causing it

  • New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

  • Health Tip: Ease Arthritis Pain With Warm Water
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Here's how

  • Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Signs that your hip may be affected

  • Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Men and younger people had higher odds of painkiller abuse, study found

  • Health Tip: Easing Bunions
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Change your footwear

  • Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say

  • Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain
    (20-Jul-2016)
    People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

  • Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

  • Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

  • Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

  • Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Doctors should explore alternatives for pain relief, researcher says

  • Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds?
    (06-Jul-2016)
    In states with legal pot, pain prescriptions saw the greatest drop, study found

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Signs you might be prone to it

  • Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Finding supports naloxone prescriptions for patients taking opioids for chronic pain

  • Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists

  • Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Study of disabled workers finds no change in painkiller use, overdoses

  • Health Tip: Keep Bedtime Back Pain at Bay
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Lessen pain for better zzz's

  • Health Tip: Keep Bedtime Back Pain at Bay
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Lessen pain for better zzz's

  • Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

  • Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Study finding based on review of workers' compensation claims

  • Patients Often Prescribed Extra Painkillers, Many Share Them
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Two new U.S. studies shed light on opioid epidemic

  • Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

  • Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions
    (02-Jun-2016)
    But more measures needed to combat addiction to these pain medications, expert says

  • FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction
    (26-May-2016)
    Experts say steady dosing eliminates need to take medication daily to combat heroin, powerful painkillers

  • Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain
    (25-May-2016)
    It may signal a more serious issue

  • Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain
    (25-May-2016)
    It may signal a more serious issue

  • Health Tip: Have Headaches? Speak to Your Doctor
    (24-May-2016)
    Learn as much as possible about your condition

  • Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More
    (24-May-2016)
    Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

  • Giving the 'Green Light' to Migraine Relief
    (17-May-2016)
    Experimental light therapy finds it can ease sensitivity, pain for some patients

  • Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids
    (16-May-2016)
    Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

  • Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'
    (16-May-2016)
    Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say

  • Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey
    (12-May-2016)
    Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

  • Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation
    (05-May-2016)
    Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Achilles Tendinitis
    (04-May-2016)
    Look for these warning signs

  • Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses
    (24-Apr-2016)
    Hardened skin patches often caused by friction, dermatologist says

  • Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

  • Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

  • Health Tip: Is Your Jaw Pain TMJ?
    (12-Apr-2016)
    Learn to recognize signs of the jaw disorder

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows
    (05-Apr-2016)
    More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

  • Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey
    (25-Mar-2016)
    While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month

  • FDA Wants Generic Narcotic Painkillers to Be Abuse-Deterrent
    (24-Mar-2016)
    One more step to combat the epidemic of potent painkiller abuse

  • Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

  • Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

  • FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected

  • Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Use Proper Lifting Technique
    (16-Mar-2016)
    To prevent straining your back

  • CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers
    (15-Mar-2016)
    To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness

  • Health Tip: Can You Tell if a Toe Is Broken?
    (14-Mar-2016)
    You may still be able to walk on it

  • Pennsylvania Study Shows Fatal Drug ODs Soaring
    (10-Mar-2016)
    State had a 14-fold rise in such deaths since 1979, mirroring nationwide trend

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    (09-Mar-2016)
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Health Tip: Considering Shoe Inserts
    (08-Mar-2016)
    How they can help

  • Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain During Sleep
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Sleep position and the mattress matter

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain During Sleep
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Sleep position and the mattress matter

  • For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

  • Nerve Block Technique Might Help Ease Chronic Back Pain
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Small study found half of patients still getting pain relief a year out from treatment

  • 'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

  • 'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Low Back Pain?
    (22-Feb-2016)
    These factors may contribute

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Low Back Pain?
    (22-Feb-2016)
    These factors may contribute

  • Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain
    (22-Feb-2016)
    British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people

  • Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says

  • Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report
    (11-Feb-2016)
    VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

  • Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study
    (11-Feb-2016)
    But treatments to improve strength, balance may guard against injuries, disability, researchers say

  • Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report
    (11-Feb-2016)
    VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

  • Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Make sure shoes fit properly

  • Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

  • Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse Nonprescription Painkillers
    (25-Jan-2016)
    They run risk of stomach bleeds, ulcers, liver damage from meds, doctors say

  • Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for Years
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Symptoms associated with falls, researchers say

  • Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer
    (15-Jan-2016)
    These consultations linked to better and longer quality of life, researchers say

  • Marijuana May Help Treat, Prevent Migraines, Study Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Average number of headaches cut in half, but experts say more research needed

  • Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

  • Exercise Eases Low Back Pain
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Review of studies shows exercise, with or without education, dramatically cuts the risk

  • Exercise Eases Low Back Pain
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Review of studies shows exercise, with or without education, dramatically cuts the risk

  • Exercise to Boost Spine Muscles Can Ease Back Pain, Study Suggests
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Clinical trial review shows motor control exercise helpful for lower back

  • Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

  • Prescriptions Continue for Most Who Survive Painkiller ODs: Study
    (29-Dec-2015)
    Often, prescribing doctors don't even know their patients have overdosed, researchers say

  • Holiday Luggage Can Be Hazardous to Your Back
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Pack lightly and take extra care when lifting, orthopedist group says

  • Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Suggestions that don't involve medication

  • Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

  • Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for Some
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Treatment is effective with no side effects, researcher says

  • Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for Some
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Treatment is effective with no side effects, researcher says

  • Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain
    (30-Nov-2015)
    ER waits are also longer than for whites, study finds

  • Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Two studies test out old and new treatments for the debilitating ailment

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Patients tend to get around better as the pounds drop away, but not everyone will benefit, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Put less pressure on your spine

  • Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term
    (03-Nov-2015)
    'Alexander technique' also helped more than drugs and physical therapy, study found

  • Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers
    (30-Oct-2015)
    America Starts Talking campaign designed to teach consumers how to use potent pain meds wisely

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps?
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Here are common causes

  • Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

  • Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Interviews confirm desire for cheaper, more plentiful substitute

  • Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Researchers document increase in opiate receptors in arthritis patients

  • Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function
    (21-Oct-2015)
    But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

  • Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse
    (21-Oct-2015)
    New initiative involves government, medical groups, media, drug store chains and more

  • Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

  • Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Back Pain at Work
    (13-Oct-2015)
    For starters, sit properly in your chair

  • Early Physical Therapy Not a Cure-All for Low Back Pain: Study
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Discomfort usually subsides just by staying active, experts say

  • Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

  • Early Physical Therapy Not a Cure-All for Low Back Pain: Study
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Discomfort usually subsides just by staying active, experts say

  • Prescription Painkiller Abuse Rate Down, But Many Are Addicted: Study
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Second study finds 80 percent of abusers don't get treatment for their addiction

  • Health Tip: Coping With Sinusitis
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Suggestions to help soothe pain and congestion

  • Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction
    (12-Oct-2015)
    People support more education for doctors and regulations to limit abusive access, survey finds

  • Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

  • Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds
    (07-Oct-2015)
    And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

  • Do You Blame a Higher Power When You Get Sick?
    (02-Oct-2015)
    'Negative spiritual beliefs' may lead to worse health, compared to positive beliefs, study suggests

  • Good Posture: A Stance for Better Health
    (26-Sep-2015)
    Straighten up with these expert tips

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Injury When Lifting
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Stretch back muscles first

  • Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Nearly 80 percent of patients chose easing discomfort over greater movement, research shows

  • Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Nearly 80 percent of patients chose easing discomfort over greater movement, research shows

  • New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents

  • Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

  • Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

  • Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School
    (22-Aug-2015)
    Spending hours hunched over electronic devices is a no-no, expert says

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Tension Headache
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Try to deflect stress

  • 25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain
    (18-Aug-2015)
    And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

  • Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

  • Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury
    (15-Aug-2015)
    Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

  • Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

  • Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

  • Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

  • In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain
    (30-Jul-2015)
    New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

  • Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
    (30-Jul-2015)
    U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

  • Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
    (30-Jul-2015)
    U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

  • U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

  • Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Foot injury, bruise or deformity are possible causes

  • Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

  • Rugby Takes Toll on Spine, Scans Show
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Retired pro athletes have more degenerative symptoms, lesions

  • Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

  • Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Disrupted shuteye can lower tolerance for aches in people with osteoarthritis, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Why Muscles Cramp
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Did you remember to stretch?

  • Health Tip: Floss Teeth With Minimal Pain
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Do it carefully, but not too hard or too soft

  • Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

  • FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers
    (10-Jul-2015)
    NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

  • Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers
    (09-Jul-2015)
    People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

  • Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping'
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Using multiple drug stores to fill prescriptions tied to raised risk of overdose death, study finds

  • Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers
    (09-Jul-2015)
    People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

  • Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?
    (07-Jul-2015)
    People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back Pain
    (06-Jul-2015)
    The older you are, the more likely you'll have a sore back

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back Pain
    (06-Jul-2015)
    The older you are, the more likely you'll have a sore back

  • Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

  • Many Doctors Underestimate Risks of Prescription Painkillers: Survey
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Nearly half questioned were misinformed about potential for abuse

  • Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
    (25-Jun-2015)
    At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

  • Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (24-Jun-2015)
    But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

  • Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (24-Jun-2015)
    But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

  • Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

  • Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

  • Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates
    (17-Jun-2015)
    These are a poor choice, especially for children, doctors say

  • Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Findings support immunization of older adults

  • Health Tip: Sleeping With Chronic Pain
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Suggestions for a more restful night

  • Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery
    (29-May-2015)
    Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

  • Health Tip: Stretch To Help Plantar Fasciitis
    (28-May-2015)
    And avoid putting weight on the painful foot

  • Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain
    (28-May-2015)
    Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet

  • More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
    (22-May-2015)
    Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

  • Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities

  • Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities

  • Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse
    (18-May-2015)
    But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

  • Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain
    (12-May-2015)
    Tolerance dips based on frequency, severity of sleep disorder, researchers say

  • New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
    (12-May-2015)
    In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

  • Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling
    (11-May-2015)
    Implanted device treats chronic back pain

  • Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling
    (11-May-2015)
    Implanted device treats chronic back pain

  • ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study
    (04-May-2015)
    They're dispensing lower number of pills, using meds that carry less overdose risk

  • ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Giving patients drug that helps ease withdrawal works better than simple referrals, experts say

  • Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert
    (24-Apr-2015)
    More than 140 cases of the AIDS-causing virus reported in rural Indiana

  • Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

  • 'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

  • Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?
    (15-Apr-2015)
    In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

  • Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Suggestions to help strengthen without straining

  • Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

  • Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Injury is a prime trigger

  • Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

  • Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

  • Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

  • Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

  • One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
    (01-Apr-2015)
    And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

  • Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Patients with one are more than twice as likely to have the other, study says

  • Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

  • Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

  • Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years
    (23-Mar-2015)
    But new aches develop for many, researchers report

  • Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

  • British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center
    (09-Mar-2015)
    One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

  • Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis
    (02-Mar-2015)
    Most patients found relief from foot pain in short study, but longer trials are needed, experts say

  • Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

  • Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

  • Health Tip: Avoid Overdosing on Pain Medication
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Don't exceed label's recommendation

  • Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study
    (24-Feb-2015)
    If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

  • Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression
    (20-Feb-2015)
    The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found

  • Kids Can Get Migraines Too
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain

  • Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back
    (16-Feb-2015)
    A big culprit: manual labor that involves awkward positions, study says

  • Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back
    (16-Feb-2015)
    A big culprit: manual labor that involves awkward positions, study says

  • Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

  • Nighttime Leg Cramps Peak in Summer, Study Says
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Findings could lead to changes in treatment

  • Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Prolonged illness in infected Americans costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments, researchers find

  • Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
    (05-Feb-2015)
    C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

  • Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts
    (02-Feb-2015)
    It may be a simple muscle sprain

  • Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Study finds significant increase in symptoms, despite efforts to improve end-of-life care

  • Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

  • Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Including pain that worsens

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Discomfort with walking, standing, lying or sitting comes later, study finds

  • Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
    (22-Jan-2015)
    If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

  • U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says
    (14-Jan-2015)
    But some people have switched to heroin

  • Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

  • Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain
    (12-Jan-2015)
    In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

  • Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain
    (12-Jan-2015)
    In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

  • Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

  • Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?
    (30-Dec-2014)
    Study suggests injected drug might ease pain while maintaining mobility, but more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Soothe Sore Muscles
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Rest, massage and stretching can help

  • Health Tip: Take Back Strain Out of Work
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Take frequent breaks

  • U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

  • Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Lose any extra pounds

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Lose any extra pounds

  • Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain
    (30-Nov-2014)
    Healthy habits include good posture

  • Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain
    (30-Nov-2014)
    Healthy habits include good posture

  • FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

  • MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

  • FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

  • Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

  • Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

  • Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Study showed greater improvements in pain, stiffness and function when added to routine care

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat
    (17-Nov-2014)
    People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

  • Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

  • Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

  • Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

  • Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Floridians are likely to undergo fusion, while Iowans get decompression

  • Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

  • For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

  • Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2014)
    More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Follow a healthy lifestyle

  • Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

  • Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

  • Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery

  • Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

  • Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Consider these natural alternatives

  • Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

  • Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Heroin addiction linked to initial use of prescription painkillers, experts say

  • Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

  • Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

  • Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests
    (25-Sep-2014)
    NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

  • U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

  • Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

  • Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
    (10-Sep-2014)
    New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
    (10-Sep-2014)
    New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

  • 'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
    (29-Aug-2014)
    1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

  • Take Steps to Control Bunions
    (29-Aug-2014)
    Ignoring these painful bumps will only make them worse, foot doctor says

  • Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study
    (25-Aug-2014)
    People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

  • Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse

  • U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

  • Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Here are possible causes

  • Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips
    (15-Aug-2014)
    When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

  • Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

  • Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (05-Aug-2014)
    But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

  • Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (05-Aug-2014)
    But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

  • Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Including improper lifting

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Including improper lifting

  • Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends
    (24-Jul-2014)
    The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

  • Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends
    (24-Jul-2014)
    The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

  • FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

  • Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

  • Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer
    (23-Jul-2014)
    But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says

  • Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

  • Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back
    (10-Jul-2014)
    New study discounts notion that wind, rain influence lower back pain

  • Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back
    (10-Jul-2014)
    New study discounts notion that wind, rain influence lower back pain

  • Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Exercise or surgery might be better options for narrowing of the spinal canal, researchers report

  • Many U.S. Vets Suffer Chronic Pain, Take Narcotic Painkillers: Study
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Better pain management techniques needed, researchers say

  • Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Review of two studies finds inconclusive evidence of success

  • Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?
    (12-Jun-2014)
    Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

  • Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Signs the child should see a doctor

  • Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Signs the child should see a doctor

  • New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

  • Use Prescription Painkillers Safely
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

  • Health Tip: Is a Stomachache Serious?
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Signs your child should see a doctor

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Back Pain at Bay
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Work out to strengthen back muscles

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Back Pain at Bay
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Work out to strengthen back muscles

  • Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But women had more discomfort following minor procedures, research shows

  • FDA Approves Generic Version of Painkiller Celebrex
    (30-May-2014)
    Medicine will carry warning alerting users of potential heart risks

  • Today's Heroin Abusers Often Middle-Class Suburbanites: Study
    (28-May-2014)
    Problem often starts after prescription painkiller use, researchers say

  • Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds
    (22-May-2014)
    Use of Xanax along with painkillers such as Oxycontin can be especially deadly, experts note

  • Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds
    (21-May-2014)
    But, other experts say certain people will see a benefit from physical therapy

  • Health Tip: Preventing Heel Pain
    (20-May-2014)
    Make sure shoes fit properly

  • Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

  • Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

  • Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

  • Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold
    (20-Apr-2014)
    Study could explain why some people are more stoic than others, researchers say

  • Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
    (14-Apr-2014)
    People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

  • Getting in Front of Back Pain
    (12-Apr-2014)
    Strong core muscles, good posture can help, expert says

  • Health Tip: What May Trigger Tension Headaches
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Lack of sleep is a strong possibility

  • Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

  • Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Most common complaints: pain, bleeding, dehydration, study finds

  • Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Pain, fatigue may persist up to seven days after surgery, study shows

  • FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Evzio's OK is part of efforts to stem tide of overdoses from abuse of meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

  • FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Back Healthy
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Staying active is a great start

  • More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Despite guidelines against prescribing powerful painkillers for these patients, the trend has grown

  • Health Tip: Massage Your Feet
    (31-Mar-2014)
    And help combat foot pain

  • Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Apply ice if you need it

  • Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

  • Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

  • CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
    (26-Mar-2014)
    But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

  • Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Nearly 10 percent of people are affected, researchers find

  • Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Distraction technique keeps patients' discomfort at bay, study suggests

  • Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Nearly 10 percent of people are affected, researchers find

  • ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Less-powerful drugs often better choice, depending on source of pain, doctors say

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

  • Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain: Study
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Two or three one-hour sessions a week reduced pain, improved functioning

  • Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

  • New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

  • 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Doctors can choose the one they're more familiar with, expert says

  • Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain, Small Study Suggests
    (08-Mar-2014)
    Early research found 7 of 9 patients benefited from treatment with the 'love' hormone

  • Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
    (07-Mar-2014)
    Frequent use of these powerful drugs along with narcotic painkillers may explain more medication deaths

  • Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2014)
    The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say

  • Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds

  • Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds

  • Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller
    (26-Feb-2014)
    One dose of Zohydro could kill a child, say coalition of consumer advocates, addiction specialists

  • Tarantula Venom Has Painkiller Potential: Study
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Spider toxins could be used to develop safe, effective medicines, researchers say

  • Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology
    (25-Feb-2014)
    But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

  • Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds
    (24-Feb-2014)
    40 percent suffered pain three months later, and 10 percent did after two years

  • Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Overuse raises risk for hospitalization, study finds

  • Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

  • Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

  • Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests

  • Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests

  • FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Some studies had suggested naproxen (Aleve) might pose less of a threat than other painkillers

  • FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Studies suggest naproxen (Aleve) may pose less of a threat

  • Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise

  • Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

  • Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

  • Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Only 17 percent of drivers with hurt necks or other body parts had contacted a lawyer within six weeks

  • Health Tip: Deal With Chronic Pain
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Untreated, it can lead to other problems

  • Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

  • Health Tip: Coping With Strep Throat
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Advice to help ease the misery

  • Your Brain Structure May Influence Pain Tolerance
    (20-Jan-2014)
    People with less gray matter suffer more intensely, study contends

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Patients who think they are deficient in the nutrient should consult their doctor first, experts say

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Patients who think they are deficient in the nutrient should consult their doctor first, experts say

  • Health Tip: Is Baby in Pain?
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Excessive crying may be a warning sign

  • FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage from accidental overdoses

  • Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections
    (11-Jan-2014)
    Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

  • Recession Triggered Wave of Health Worries, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Internet searches rose for stress-related conditions such as ulcers and back pain

  • Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Expectation plays important role in response to treatment, expert says

  • Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety
    (06-Jan-2014)
    But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen
    (03-Jan-2014)
    It's found in many pain and cold meds

  • Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

  • Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back
    (01-Jan-2014)
    Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

  • Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back
    (01-Jan-2014)
    Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

  • What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Sure, it's a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills, experts say

  • Yoga More Than a Crutch for NYC Man Who Suffered Devastating Leg Injury
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Ari Steinfeld credits the discipline with his recovery from physical and mental pain

  • Don't Let Migraines Ruin Your Holidays
    (26-Dec-2013)
    Plan ahead, keep meds handy and make time to cuddle, expert says

  • Health Tip: When Sore Muscles Warrant a Call to the Doctor
    (26-Dec-2013)
    If pain lasts longer than a week

  • Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery
    (26-Dec-2013)
    Procedure to repair a torn meniscus worked no better than a fake one to ease lingering pain

  • Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids' Migraine Symptoms
    (24-Dec-2013)
    Those trained to cope with pain report less disability a year later, study finds

  • Luggage-Lifting Tips for Safe Travels
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Pack like a pro to help avoid injury

  • Luggage-Lifting Tips for Safe Travels
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Pack like a pro to help avoid injury

  • First Device to Treat Migraine With Aura Approved
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator emits magnetic pulse that may ease symptoms

  • Health Tip: Help Heal a Heel Spur
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Rest, ice and medication often do the trick

  • Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Shin Splints
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Symptoms usually include shin pain and swelling

  • Doctors' Group Urges Tighter Controls on Prescription Painkillers
    (09-Dec-2013)
    American College of Physicians issues guidelines for preventing these and other drugs from being abused

  • Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?
    (09-Dec-2013)
    In preliminary study of 25 women, those getting the drug reported greater pain relief

  • Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

  • Health Tip: Coping With Neck Pain
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Keep moving as much as possible

  • Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study
    (26-Nov-2013)
    But it's unknown if allergic conditions bring on headache or vice versa, researcher says

  • Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says

  • Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

  • Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Study also tested post-operative learning ability

  • Most Teens Who Misuse Painkillers Aren't After a High, Study Finds
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Researchers call for more monitoring of teenagers prescribed narcotic drugs

  • Even Non-Surgical Hospital Patients Often Get Powerful Narcotics: Study
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Researchers looked at more than 1 million U.S. admissions

  • Adjust the Lights, Hold the Morphine?
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Closer-to-normal lighting in hospital patient rooms linked to less pain in study

  • Always Ask a Vet Before Giving Painkillers to Pets, Expert Says
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Dogs and cats can suffer deadly side effects from common over-the-counter drugs

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

  • Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

  • Brain Scans Show Fibromyalgia Patients Process Pain Differently
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Activity in certain regions suggests why they're less able to prepare for pain or respond to pain relief

  • Brain Scans Show Fibromyalgia Patients Process Pain Differently
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Activity in certain regions suggests why they're less able to prepare for pain or respond to pain relief

  • Health Tip: When Tendinitis Affects Your Feet
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Here are potential causes

  • Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Research compared symptom severity, quality of life in various age groups

  • Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Research compared symptom severity, quality of life in various age groups

  • Lyrica May Ease Pain for Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Study finds drug safe, effective in combination with antidepressants

  • Exercise May Make Life Better for Those With Arthritis
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Meeting national physical activity guidelines could add up to 20 days of good health in one year

  • Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Nor are they linked to medical treatment, researchers say

  • Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Patients lacking social support at higher risk of ongoing pain 2 years after surgery, study found

  • Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road

  • Lyrica May Ease Pain for Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Study finds drug safe, effective in combination with antidepressants

  • Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    (25-Oct-2013)
    DEA urges Americans to dispose of painkillers and other unused meds at sites nationwide

  • FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Large supplies of often-abused drugs such as Vicodin should be harder to obtain, agency says

  • FDA OKs New Hydrocodone Painkiller
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Decision comes one day after agency moved to limit abuse of powerful pain meds

  • Extended-Release Hydrocodone Painkiller Approved
    (25-Oct-2013)
    For daily treatment of chronic pain

  • 'Love Hormone' Might Heighten the Placebo Effect
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study found a sniff of oxytocin spray fooled volunteers more about sham treatments

  • Health Tip: Soothing Pain With Cold Therapy
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Apply it just after an injury

  • Health Tip: Using Heat Therapy
    (18-Oct-2013)
    For starters, don't apply just after an injury

  • Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Adding nerve block seemed to reduce recurrence rate

  • Gene Makeup May Help Explain Amputees' Chronic Pain
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Finding of potential value to thousands of U.S. vets who've lost limbs, study says

  • Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Physicians in recovery also described self-medicating for pain, depression and anxiety

  • Radiation Therapy Overused in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Says
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Just one session is needed for effective pain relief, but many men get 10, according to researcher

  • Health Tip: Can I Take an NSAID?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Not if you have certain allergies

  • After Tonsillectomy, Over-the-Counter Painkillers Suffice, Study Says
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Researchers recommend using Advil, Motrin post-op

  • Health Tip: Signs That You've Sprained a Hip
    (02-Oct-2013)

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Doctors should warn patients their need for pain relief may continue, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don't Feel Your Pain
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Images revealed much different reaction to thoughts of their own pain versus that of others

  • Health Tip: Troubled by an Ingrown Toenail?
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Watch for signs including swelling, redness

  • 10 Percent Weight Loss May Relieve Arthritic Knee Pain
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Biggest improvement seen with diet-exercise combo in 18-month study of older, overweight adults

  • Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain, Study Suggests
    (19-Sep-2013)
    More powerful painkillers prescribed, but they may not work better than safer alternatives

  • Sickle Cell Drug Reduces Symptoms, Health Costs Alike, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    More docs should include hydroxyurea in patients' treatment plans, researchers say

  • Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

  • Obesity May Increase Migraine Odds
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Study found risk of painful headaches rose with body weight, especially in younger women and whites

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Overall risk of problems like spina bifida called low, but experts advise women to discuss prescription opioid use with doctor

  • FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin

  • Health Tip: You May Need Surgery for Low Back Pain
    (04-Sep-2013)
    If other solutions haven't worked and pain interferes with daily activities

  • Health Tip: Easing Muscle Soreness
    (04-Sep-2013)
    A gentle stretch may help

  • Health Tip: You May Need Surgery for Low Back Pain
    (04-Sep-2013)
    If other solutions haven't worked and pain interferes with daily activities

  • Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

  • Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety
    (25-Aug-2013)
    Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

  • Calcium Plus Vitamin D Won't Cure Joint Pain, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Severity of condition did not improve in women who took supplements over 2-year period

  • Abuse of Painkillers Raises Risk of Heroin Use: Study
    (22-Aug-2013)
    People who used prescription drugs illegally were 19 times more likely to move to heroin

  • Health Tip: Are You Taking Opioids as Prescribed?
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Recognize the potential signs of overdose

  • Taking a Bath After a Workout? Hold the Ice, Researchers Say
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Study found that for most people, ice baths cause pain, but no gain, following exercise

  • Severe Low Back Pain May Foretell Future Woes
    (20-Aug-2013)
    It's important to provide relief to patients early on, study says

  • Severe Low Back Pain May Foretell Future Woes
    (20-Aug-2013)
    It's important to provide relief to patients early on, study says

  • Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Although inexpensive and noninvasive, treatment is ineffective, review concludes

  • Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School
    (18-Aug-2013)
    It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

  • Partner's Chronic Pain Can Interfere With Your Sleep
    (15-Aug-2013)
    Study looked at couples in which one member had knee osteoarthritis

  • Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Study looked at young adults a decade later

  • Ultrasound Device Might Be a Mood Booster
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Experimental brain treatment seemed to help chronic pain patients in small study

  • Ultrasound Device Might Be a Mood Booster
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Experimental brain treatment seemed to help chronic pain patients in small study

  • New Clues to Fibromyalgia's Causes
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Condition called small-fiber polyneuropathy may lie behind many cases, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Plantar Fasciitis
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Heel pain is a prime symptom

  • Health Tip: Is Diverticular Disease Causing Problems?
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Learn to identify these potential warning signs

  • FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Cases happen very seldom but can lead to hospitalization or death, new warning label is planned

  • Health Tip: When a Canker Sore Emerges
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Avoid spicy and acidic foods

  • Docs Order Too Many Narcotics, Pricey Scans for Back Pain: Study
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Physical therapy and over-the-counter painkillers usually more appropriate, guidelines say

  • Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of a Sprained Wrist
    (29-Jul-2013)
    They include swelling and pain

  • Docs Order Too Many Narcotics, Pricey Scans for Back Pain: Study
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Physical therapy and over-the-counter painkillers usually more appropriate, guidelines say

  • Music May Ease Pain for Kids During Hospital Procedure
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Young listeners did better when getting IVs, and parents were happier with care, study found

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have a Broken Hip
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Including extreme pain

  • Drug Addicts, Dealers Are 'Doctor Shopping' for Pain Pills
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Fraudulent claims of pain, few checks and balances mean the practice is rife, study authors say

  • Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says
    (01-Jul-2013)
    But side effects of aspirin-like drug warrant further study

  • Acute Migraines More Apt to Turn Chronic With Poor Treatment
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Study compared patients to see who made the jump to frequent headaches within year

  • Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

  • 7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

  • Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak

  • Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study of women identifies important risk factor

  • Obesity May Boost Migraine Odds
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study found risk of painful headaches rose with body weight, especially in younger women and whites

  • MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots
    (18-Jun-2013)
    More cases will continue to surface, study author predicts

  • MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots
    (18-Jun-2013)
    More cases will continue to surface, study author predicts

  • Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Study of older adults doesn't prove that steroids are to blame, but experts advise caution

  • Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

  • Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

  • Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds
    (04-Jun-2013)
    But some patients still may be more sensitive than others

  • Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds
    (04-Jun-2013)
    But some patients still may be more sensitive than others

  • Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

  • Flip-Flops May Put You on Path to Foot Trouble
    (31-May-2013)
    Wearing flimsy footwear for certain activities or too often can lead to problems, expert advises

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Arthritis
    (30-May-2013)
    Regular exercise is critical

  • Health Tip: If You Have Neck Pain
    (29-May-2013)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • Man Relapsed After Treatment for Meningitis Tied to Tainted Injections
    (29-May-2013)
    CDC continues to monitor patients sickened by shots from now-shuttered Mass. pharmacy

  • Most Docs OK With Medical Marijuana: Survey
    (29-May-2013)
    Majority would give a prescription to an advanced cancer patient in pain

  • Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk
    (22-May-2013)
    Hopelessness, disability may play a role in feelings of despair, study finds

  • Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk
    (22-May-2013)
    Hopelessness, disability may play a role in feelings of despair, study finds

  • Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
    (21-May-2013)
    Narcotic pain relievers frequently used by patients with chronic lung condition, study finds

  • Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
    (20-May-2013)
    Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

  • Health Tip: Before You Lift Something Heavy
    (16-May-2013)
    Get help if it's too big to lift by yourself

  • Health Tip: Before You Lift Something Heavy
    (16-May-2013)
    Get help if it's too big to lift by yourself

  • Infections From Tainted Spine Injections Continue to Baffle Investigators
    (16-May-2013)
    Michigan hit hardest; experts can't rule out new, localized infections

  • Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men
    (15-May-2013)
    In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain

  • Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
    (15-May-2013)
    Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

  • Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men
    (15-May-2013)
    In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain

  • Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time
    (14-May-2013)
    In 7-year study, failure rate for pelvic organ prolapse surgery gradually increased

  • Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope
    (13-May-2013)
    Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

  • Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (10-May-2013)
    Moderate physical activity doesn't exacerbate symptoms, researchers find

  • Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
    (10-May-2013)
    Moderate physical activity doesn't exacerbate symptoms, researchers find

  • Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer
    (09-May-2013)
    Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

  • Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

  • Health Tip: Coping With Shoulder Arthritis
    (06-May-2013)
    Rest, soothe and strengthen to treat pain

  • At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows
    (03-May-2013)
    Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

  • Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
    (03-May-2013)
    Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

  • Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds
    (01-May-2013)
    Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Migraines, Researchers Say
    (01-May-2013)
    Link observed in laboratory cells, mice and humans

  • Health Tip: Support Your Back While Sitting
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Use a pillow or rolled towel

  • Health Tip: Support Your Back While Sitting
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Use a pillow or rolled towel

  • Health Tip: Understanding Heel Pain
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Plantar fasciitis is a common cause

  • Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Study shows a pill containing THC lasts longer and may be safer than smoking pot

  • FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Latest formulation is tougher to crush and dissolve, making illicit use more difficult

  • Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed

  • 'Mobility Shoes' May Help Those With Arthritic Knees: Study
    (12-Apr-2013)
    The footwear alters gait and reduces load on the joint, researchers say

  • Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed

  • Severely Injured Vets May Need Ongoing Emotional Care
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Mental health problems still significant after 2 years, study finds

  • For First Time, Pain 'Signature' Spotted on Brain MRIs
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Scientists could distinguish physical from emotional pain, discomfort in study

  • Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

  • Health Tip: Don't Ignore Pain During Exercise
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Listen to your body

  • Health Tip: Ice a Sprained Ankle
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Cool techniques to ease pain and swelling

  • Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Study found the pain is also related to greater disability

  • Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

  • Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Finnish study found fewer sore throats after surgery, less time lost from work or school

  • Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial
    (01-Apr-2013)
    High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death

  • Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines
    (26-Mar-2013)
    MRI study suggests changes occur in areas associated with pain

  • Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

  • Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?
    (21-Mar-2013)
    A dull or burning pain is a key warning sign

  • Patient Wishes Should Guide End-of-Life Care, Researchers Say
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Less pain, lower costs seen when treatment is tailored to meet dying person's goals

  • Brain Changes Could Contribute to Gulf War Illness: Study
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Small study suggests white matter affected in vets who have been diagnosed with syndrome

  • Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain

  • Hands-On Therapy May Spell Relief for Low Back Pain
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Study found osteopath worked better for patients than ultrasound therapy

  • Hands-On Therapy May Spell Relief for Low Back Pain
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Study found osteopath worked better for patients than ultrasound therapy

  • Spine MRIs Often Show Harmless 'Defects,' Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2013)
    After treatment, many people have visible evidence of a herniated disc without any symptoms

  • Spine MRIs Often Show Harmless 'Defects,' Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2013)
    After treatment, many people have visible evidence of a herniated disc without any symptoms

  • Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

  • Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments

  • Combo Treatment Might Beat Epidural to Ease Labor: Study
    (05-Mar-2013)
    But experts say decision for pain relief still lies with woman and her doctor

  • 1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Survey of U.S. dentists finds rates highest among young adults, women

  • Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

  • FDA Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Osphena taken for 12 weeks found safe, effective in reducing discomfort

  • Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Less antibiotic use, added focus on pain control among key points

  • Codeine Risky for Kids After Certain Surgeries, FDA Says
    (21-Feb-2013)
    10 deaths, 3 overdoses reported following removal of tonsils or adenoids

  • Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer

  • Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Manage Bunion Pain
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Wear a non-medicated pad

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Low Back Pain
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Ask your doctor if medication may help

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Low Back Pain
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Ask your doctor if medication may help

  • Heart Attack Patients Do Better if They Had Chest Pain First
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Study found this holds true even with latest cardiac procedures

  • Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease
    (05-Feb-2013)
    The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

  • Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Goal is to teach family, friends what to do when someone has taken too many pills

  • Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Those with depression, PTSD and pain are more at risk, study found

  • When It Comes to Spine Surgery, There Is No 'July Effect': Study
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Arrival of new residents and fellows at hospitals was found to have minimal impact

  • Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain
    (29-Jan-2013)
    When presented with what seemed to be patients in discomfort, physicians' own pain centers reacted

  • Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll
    (26-Jan-2013)
    Only one-third 'very concerned' about misuse of prescribed narcotics by children in their communities

  • FDA Panel Votes for Tougher Curbs on Vicodin, Other Painkillers
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Debate has pitted patients in chronic pain against those fighting drug abuse

  • FDA Panel Weighs Tougher Restrictions on Some Prescription Painkillers
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

  • Health Tip: In Chronic Pain?
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Discuss concerns with your doctor

  • Study Questions Importance of 'Triggers' in Setting Off Migraines
    (23-Jan-2013)
    In research involving patients with migraine with aura, just 1 in 10 reacted to typical triggers

  • Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression
    (23-Jan-2013)
    German study of TMJ patients didn't pin down how body-mind connection works

  • Many Suffer Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery, Study Finds
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Researchers call for better pain management

  • Weight Gain a Risk After Knee Replacement, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Many patients continue to avoid activity that caused pain before the surgery, researcher says

  • Migraine Sufferers Stigmatized Because of Their Condition: Study
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Those around them don't take their attacks seriously, consider them unreliable, expert says

  • Obese Patients May Have Less Success With Back Surgery
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Study looked at treatments for slipped or ruptured disks

  • FDA Urges Studies on Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Agency believes changes would make these powerful drugs harder to abuse

  • Prescription Painkillers Trail Only Marijuana in Abuse Rates, Report Shows
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Rising numbers of people seeking treatment for abuse of these pain drugs, federal officials say

  • Health Tip: Should You Take NSAIDs?
    (09-Jan-2013)
    If you meet any of these criteria, speak to your doctor first

  • Vitamin D Doesn't Improve Knee Arthritis, Study Finds
    (08-Jan-2013)
    No benefit seen in those taking supplements over those given placebo

  • Health Tip: When Varicose Veins Are a Problem
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Signs you should see your doctor

  • 'Love Hormone' May Aid Women's Recovery After Childbirth
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Researchers suggest oxytocin might naturally protect against chronic pain after delivering a baby

  • Health Tip: Coping With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (28-Dec-2012)
    Here are potential nonsurgical treatment options

  • Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Often Missed in Men: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Condition causing pain, fatigue, sleep woes is much more common in women

  • Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Often Missed in Men: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Condition causing pain, fatigue, sleep woes is much more common in women

  • Pain Intensity May Help Differentiate 2 Skin Cancers
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Both squamous cell and basal cell cause itch, but pain more common with squamous, study finds

  • FDA, States Weigh Pharmacy Regulation in Wake of Meningitis Outbreak
    (20-Dec-2012)
    States ask agency to play a greater role in policing specialty pharmacies, protecting patients

  • Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

  • FDA, States Weigh Pharmacy Regulation in Wake of Meningitis Outbreak
    (20-Dec-2012)
    States ask agency to play a greater role in policing specialty pharmacies, protecting patients

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Posture is important during computer use

  • Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study
    (18-Dec-2012)
    British research found no improvement in recovery when 'active management' was used

  • Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort

  • Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort

  • Health Tip: If You've Got Knee Arthritis
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Lose any excess weight, experts urge

  • Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

  • Steroid Injections for Back Pain May Lower Bone Mass
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Study found older women who got shots showed greater bone loss in hips six months later

  • Health Tip: If You Wake With Neck Pain
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Your pillow may be to blame

  • Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain
    (03-Dec-2012)
    10 hours of nightly shut-eye reduced people's sensitivity to painful stimulus, study finds

  • Rats May Also Feel 'Placebo Effect,' Study Suggests
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Animals that expected pain relief got it from an injection of salt water, researchers say

  • Meningitis/Steroid Toll Now 34 Dead
    (20-Nov-2012)
    490 people have been sickened, CDC says

  • Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Teens whose parents suffered such discomfort were at higher risk themselves

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Lawmakers, pharmacy representatives wrangled this week in Congressional hearings

  • Compounding Pharmacists Oppose Greater U.S. Oversight
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Existing rules, basically on state level, are enough, lobbyist says; death toll tied to tainted steroids still at 32

  • Congress to Open Hearings Into Steroid/Meningitis Outbreak
    (14-Nov-2012)
    32 deaths, 438 illnesses linked to contaminated drug, CDC says

  • Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress
    (14-Nov-2012)
    FDA commissioner asks for more authority over specialty pharmacies like one linked to tainted injections

  • Later End-of-Life Discussions May Mean More Aggressive Treatment
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests earlier talks might contribute to care aimed at easing suffering

  • Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says

  • Income May Influence Outcome of Knee Replacement Surgery: Study
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Researchers suggest that low-wage earners may put off surgery longer and then be happier with results

  • Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says

  • Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says

  • Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 32 Dead, 438 Sickened, CDC Says
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Infections still limited to 19 states, with Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

  • Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 31 Dead, 424 Sickened, CDC Says
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

  • Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
    (07-Nov-2012)
    More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

  • Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
    (07-Nov-2012)
    More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

  • Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

  • Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Researchers found aerobic, water exercise reduced pain, boosted function in patients

  • Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 30 Dead, 419 Sickened, CDC Says
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

  • Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Massachusetts also tightens regulation of specialty pharmacies like New England Compounding Center

  • FDA: More Tainted Products at Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Toll on Friday stood at 29 people dead, 404 sickened, officials report

  • Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Chronic headaches linked to poorer school performance in study

  • Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Technical focus on getting pregnant may interfere with pleasure, romance

  • Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

  • Company With Links to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
    (31-Oct-2012)
    FDA finds worrisome conditions at Ameridose plant, which has same owners as New England Compounding Center

  • Crohn's Disease in Children May Start From Bacteria
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Study found highest 'proteobacteria' levels in kids newly diagnosed with condition

  • Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 28 Dead, 363 Sickened
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Cases rise as investigation into compounding pharmacies implicated in the outbreak continues

  • Health Tip: Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pain
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Treating pain may ease other symptoms

  • Second Compounding Pharmacy Shut Down in Massachusetts
    (29-Oct-2012)
    As meningitis outbreak reaches 354 cases, state inspectors cite 'significant' problems at Infusion Resource facility

  • Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Palliative radiation therapy can ease pain, but 64 percent in study thought it could cure their cancer

  • Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Pediatric group recommends ways to better manage distress

  • 'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (27-Oct-2012)
    Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

  • 'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

  • Cases Linked to Fungal Meningitis Now Number 328
    (25-Oct-2012)
    People in 18 states sickened; death toll remains at 24, CDC says

  • Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

  • Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Toll now stands at 24 dead, 317 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

  • Records Show Problems at Steroid Pharmacy as Far Back as '06
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Meningitis outbreak count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened: CDC

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 297 Sickened: CDC
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • Marijuana, Real or Fake, Can Lead to Unusual Gastro Problem
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Case studies of cannabinoid hyperemesis describe bouts of nausea, vomiting, pain

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 284 Sickened: CDC
    (20-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 21 Dead, 271 Sickened: CDC
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • Latest Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 20 Deaths and 257 Infections, CDC Says
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • FDA Agents Visit Mass. Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Deaths rise to 19, infections climb to 247, CDC says

  • Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Knees, shoulders and hips are common targets, and infections can be dangerous, doctors say

  • More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Investigating reports of fungal infections in 2 heart transplant patients

  • More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Fungal meningitis cases jumped to 231 on Tuesday, along with 2 cases of joint infection

  • Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Knees, shoulders and hips are common targets, and infections can be dangerous, doctors say

  • Pain Level After Car Crash Could Depend on Your Genes, Studies Say
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Findings might lead to better treatment for people with less obvious injuries

  • Meningitis Outbreak Tied to 15 Deaths, 205 Cases: CDC
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Illnesses linked to tainted steroid injections have spread to 14 states, agency reports

  • Botox Shows Promise Against Persistent Neck, Shoulder Pain
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Small study found it helped patients for whom typical treatments had failed

  • Language Barrier Blocks Epidural Use in Childbirth: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Efforts needed to inform Spanish-speaking women about their pain relief options, research suggests

  • CDC: Meningitis Infections Now Total 185 in 12 States
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Death toll linked to contaminated steroid injections remains at 14

  • Official: Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak May Have Broken State Law
    (12-Oct-2012)
    More calls for greater oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies

  • Meningitis Toll Now 14 Dead, 170 Sick: CDC
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Company at center of the outbreak had encountered problems with tainted shots before, reports say

  • Meningitis Toll Now 12 Dead, 137 Sick: CDC
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Outbreak has spurred federal legislators to push for more oversight of 'compounding pharmacies'

  • Many Hospitalized Children Experience Severe Pain: Report
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Pain assessment should be integral part of treating kids, researchers say

  • Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis
    (10-Oct-2012)
    MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

  • Up to 13,000 Got Steroid Shots at Center of Meningitis Outbreak: CDC
    (09-Oct-2012)
    It's unclear how many are at risk for infection; death toll rises to 8, with 105 cases reported in nine states

  • Meningitis Toll Now 11 Dead, 119 Sick: CDC
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Up to 13,000 got steroid shots linked to the outbreak, agency says

  • Marijuana Extract May Help Ease Muscle Stiffness in MS: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Pain, spasms and sleep quality also improved in those given drug vs. placebo

  • Death Toll From Meningitis Outbreak Now Stands at 7, CDC Says
    (07-Oct-2012)
    Officials continue to search for patients who received injection of steroid believed contaminated with fungus

  • Number of Meningitis Cases Now Stands at 91, CDC Says
    (07-Oct-2012)
    Search continues for patients who received injection of steroid believed contaminated with fungus

  • Officials Seeking Patients Who May Have Received Contaminated Steroid
    (06-Oct-2012)
    The drug has been linked to rare form of meningitis tied to 5 deaths and at least 47 illnesses in 7 states

  • Meningitis Outbreak Not Over Yet: Experts
    (04-Oct-2012)
    5 dead, at least 30 sickened across U.S. by suspected contamination in steroid used for back pain

  • Gout Management Is Focus of New Guidelines
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Key practices for doctors, patients outlined by American College of Rheumatology

  • New Guidelines for Doctors Treating Low Back Pain
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Evidence-based approach should improve care, experts say

  • New Guidelines for Doctors Treating Low Back Pain
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Evidence-based approach should improve care, experts say

  • Study Ties Common Back Ailment to Faulty Gene
    (28-Sep-2012)
    But it's too soon to expect treatment for lumbar disc deterioration

  • Study Ties Common Back Ailment to Faulty Gene
    (28-Sep-2012)
    But it's too soon to expect treatment for lumbar disc deterioration

  • Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Study supports checking progesterone levels in women with early pain, bleeding

  • Health Tip: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Don't neglect exercise

  • New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Maker-funded studies found reduction in symptoms such as abdominal pain

  • New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Finding refutes earlier paper; cause remains unknown

  • Chronic Pain May Cost U.S. $635 Billion a Year
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Health care expenses, lost productivity included in estimate

  • Pain From Sexual Assault Often Untreated, Study Says
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Only one-third of victims receive medication to ease their discomfort, researchers find

  • Topical Products for Muscle, Joint Pain May Cause Burns: FDA
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Seek medical attention if you experience burning pain or blistering, agency says

  • Soaring U.S. Spinal Care Spending Due to Specialists: Study
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Out-of-hospital medical costs nearly doubled in about a decade

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Be sure to get enough sleep

  • NFL Docs Urge More Caution With Key Pain Med
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Football players' use of ketorolac should be more closely monitored, task force says

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Be sure to get enough sleep

  • More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Ancient technique outperformed 'sham' acupuncture in large review

  • Health Tip: Straining a Hamstring
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Here are some risk factors

  • Common Painkillers Might Boost Odds for 2nd Heart Attack
    (10-Sep-2012)
    NSAIDs include drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen/Aleve, and Celebrex

  • More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Ancient technique outperformed 'sham' acupuncture in large review

  • Health Tip: Packing a Backpack
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Make it as light as possible

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis?
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Heel pain is a prime symptom

  • Health Tip: Living With Fibromyalgia
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Make sure you get enough sleep

  • Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds
    (28-Aug-2012)
    But expert contends few patients really need it

  • Overloaded Backpacks Can Injure Kids: Experts
    (26-Aug-2012)
    Some tips to lighten the load as the school year approaches

  • Health Tip: Defining Fibromyalgia
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Symptoms typically include widespread pain and tender points

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Factors include lifestyle and weight

  • Three Kids Dead From Codeine After Surgery: FDA
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Youngsters who metabolize the pain killer faster than usual are at risk, experts warn

  • Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Specialized treatment may be needed to improve quality of life, researchers suggest

  • Migraines Not Linked to Decline in Thinking Skills
    (10-Aug-2012)
    No difference seen over long term between those with or without the painful headaches

  • Workers Counseled on Back Pain Return to Job Sooner
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Study found reassurance, advice to stay active aided recovery

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Gets Headaches
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Keep a log of symptoms to help doctors isolate a cause

  • Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

  • Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says
    (29-Jul-2012)
    This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

  • Health Tip: When Lugging Luggage
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Here's how to help prevent back pain

  • Health Tip: When Lugging Luggage
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Here's how to help prevent back pain

  • Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

  • Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

  • Teach Prescribers About Dangers of Long-Acting Pain Meds: FDA
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Abuse, misuse, deaths from narcotic painkillers on the rise

  • Many Hospitalized Kids Struggle With Pain
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Study finds nearly 9 out of 10 still suffer, despite treatment advances

  • Health Tip: Have Your Headaches Evaluated
    (03-Jul-2012)
    If they occur several times per month

  • Massage Right After Muscle Injury May Boost Healing
    (03-Jul-2012)
    With quick therapy, there is a 20% to 40% chance of recovery, animal study suggests

  • Methadone for Pain Relief Leading Cause of Fatal Overdoses: CDC
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Drug is complex, overprescribed, CDC director says

  • Health Tip: Signs of a Herniated Disk
    (02-Jul-2012)
    They include pain or weakness on one side of the body

  • Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury
    (02-Jul-2012)
    More activity between certain brain regions seems to be linked to lingering problems, research says

  • Health Tip: Preventing Headaches
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Things you can do to avoid the pain

  • Health Tip: Signs of a Herniated Disk
    (02-Jul-2012)
    They include pain or weakness on one side of the body

  • Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury
    (02-Jul-2012)
    More activity between certain brain regions seems to be linked to lingering problems, research says

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Herniated Disk
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Use proper lifting technique

  • 1 in 10 Fibromyalgia Patients Uses Marijuana to Ease Pain
    (22-Jun-2012)
    They also tend to have poorer mental health, researchers say

  • 1 in 10 Fibromyalgia Patients Uses Marijuana to Ease Pain
    (22-Jun-2012)
    They also tend to have poorer mental health, researchers say

  • Few Migraine Sufferers Referred for Behavioral Treatments
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say relaxation training, other non-drug therapies can help some patients with headaches

  • Headaches Worse With Mild Head Trauma Than More Severe Trauma
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say even seemingly mild head injury should be taken seriously

  • Genes May Influence Reactions to Painkillers
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Identical twins responded similarly when it came to side effects, addiction risk, study found

  • Newly Aggressive Dogs May Be Reacting to Pain
    (16-Jun-2012)
    Study of 12 canines found eight suffered from hip dysplasia

  • Procedure Might Ease Pain of Female Genital Mutilation
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Most victims also able to experience sexual pleasure following the reconstructive surgery

  • Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Reducing inflammation may make a difference, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Work Out in Water
    (05-Jun-2012)
    And help ease pressure on muscles and joints

  • Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

  • Antidepressant Cymbalta Might Ease Chemo-Linked Pain
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Drug could be first effective treatment for tingling, numbness of peripheral neuropathy, study finds

  • Many Americans Taking Too Much Acetaminophen
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Study finds many people take 8 to 12 capsules daily, putting them at risk for liver damage

  • Severely Obese Have More Complications With Spinal Surgery
    (24-May-2012)
    Study found almost doubled risk after spinal fusion

  • Health Tip: Signs That Baby is in Pain
    (24-May-2012)
    Unhappy facial expressions are a common reaction

  • Health Tip: Treating Osteoarthritis
    (24-May-2012)
    Losing extra weight could help

  • Health Tip: What Triggers Your Migraines?
    (23-May-2012)
    Lack of sleep is a common contributor

  • Cell Transplant Tested as Treatment for Nerve Pain in Mice
    (23-May-2012)
    Findings might someday help people living with chronic pain

  • Health Tip: Comforting Baby's Pain
    (21-May-2012)
    Direct contact may distract from the hurt

  • Study Explores Distraction's Role in Pain Relief
    (17-May-2012)
    It found mental focus, bodily reactions work together

  • Looking Away As You Get Needle Does Lower Pain, Study Shows
    (17-May-2012)
    'See no needle' may be good advice, researchers say

  • Athletes Really Do Play Through the Pain
    (17-May-2012)
    Study finds endurance and 'game athletes' have higher tolerance for pain than the rest of us

  • Back Pain Therapy Often Yields Early Benefits: Study
    (14-May-2012)
    Improvements seen at 6 weeks, but then taper off over year, researchers find

  • Back Pain Therapy Often Yields Early Benefits: Study
    (14-May-2012)
    Improvements seen at 6 weeks, but then taper off over year, researchers find

  • Pot Might Help Ease Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
    (14-May-2012)
    Researchers found smoked cannabis relieved muscle stiffness, pain

  • Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus
    (10-May-2012)
    New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

  • Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation
    (09-May-2012)
    Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

  • Health Tip: When Gardening Triggers Back Pain
    (08-May-2012)
    Try warming up first

  • Health Tip: When Gardening Triggers Back Pain
    (08-May-2012)
    Try warming up first

  • Health Tip: What's Causing My Muscle Cramps?
    (08-May-2012)
    Possibly, a lack of conditioning

  • Health Tip: Work on Good Posture
    (07-May-2012)
    Your feet should rest flat on the floor

  • Health Tip: Work on Good Posture
    (07-May-2012)
    Your feet should rest flat on the floor

  • Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study
    (07-May-2012)
    Prevention efforts that begin later are 'too little, too late,' researchers say

  • Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (04-May-2012)
    Researchers suggest weight gain precedes the painful condition

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain
    (02-May-2012)
    Exercise to strengthen lower back muscles

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain
    (02-May-2012)
    Exercise to strengthen lower back muscles

  • Scientists Spot How Cox-2 Painkillers Raise Heart Risks
    (02-May-2012)
    The drugs suppress an enzyme that relaxes blood vessels and guards against clotting, research finds

  • Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    However, no differences seen in tests ordered or hospitalization rates

  • Adjusting Your Attitude About Chronic Pain May Help You Sleep
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Small study found ruminating on face and jaw pain made it worse

  • Fatigue Not a Factor in Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Says
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Lack of sleep did not predict intensity, duration of discomfort with the disorder

  • Fatigue Not a Factor in Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Says
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Lack of sleep did not predict intensity, duration of discomfort with the disorder

  • Health Tip: Stress Fracture of the Foot
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Possible symptoms of this overuse injury

  • Heroin Addicts Have Higher Pain Sensitivity, Even During Treatment
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Those taking methadone continue to have heightened pain responses, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent a Pulled Muscle
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Make sure you stretch before exercise

  • 'Ice Cream Headaches' Might Offer Clues to Migraines
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Cold-induced 'brain freeze' seems linked to expansion of a key brain artery, small study finds

  • Health Tip: Is That Bump a Bunion?
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Look for swelling at the base of the big toe

  • Steroids May Help Some With Sciatica
    (16-Apr-2012)
    But study found they were not significantly better in the long run than Enbrel or anesthetic

  • Steroids May Help Some With Sciatica
    (16-Apr-2012)
    But study found they were not significantly better in the long run than Enbrel or anesthetic

  • Steroids May Help Some With Sciatica
    (16-Apr-2012)
    But study found they were not significantly better in the long run than Enbrel or anesthetic

  • Health Tip: When It's Wise to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Visit your dentist if your teeth hurt

  • Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
    (11-Apr-2012)
    In children with rare gene mutation, post-tonsillectomy death seemed to be due to reaction to pain medicine

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects May Last for Years
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Study finds lingering pain, swelling, fatigue, mobility problems in many women

  • Drug May Prevent Pancreatitis After Digestive Procedure
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Single $2 treatment thwarts serious infection, study says

  • Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble
    (07-Apr-2012)
    Extra weight puts them at risk of scoliosis and low back pain, researchers say

  • Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble
    (07-Apr-2012)
    Extra weight puts them at risk of scoliosis and low back pain, researchers say

  • Taking Multivitamins Won't Prevent Canker Sores, Study Says
    (06-Apr-2012)
    People on daily vitamins had as many episodes of the oral lesions as those who took placebos

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Usually more prominent on the thumb side of the hand

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Patient Sexual History Key to Good Ob-Gyn Care
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Yet doctors often fail to bring up women's sexual concerns, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Heel Problems
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Manage the Pain of a Neck Sprain
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Here are some treatment options

  • Health Tip: Calm a Canker Sore
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Suggestions to help it heal

  • Seniors' Long-Term Use of Strong Painkillers a Concern
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Many patients given narcotics after short-stay surgery become chronic users, study says

  • FDA Panel Recommends Second Chance for New Class of Painkillers
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Trials halted in 2010 after some taking the drugs may have overworked damaged knees, needed surgery

  • Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the neck muscles force the head to move involuntarily

  • People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

  • Narcotic Painkillers Another Threat to Traumatized War Vets: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Those with mental health issues more likely to be prescribed highly addictive meds, research shows

  • Health Tip: At Risk for Muscle Cramps
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Who is most likely to get them

  • Web-Based Therapy May Help Teens With Chronic Fatigue
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Online treatment linked to fewer severe symptoms of syndrome, better school attendance, study finds

  • Mouse Study Shows How Pot Clouds Memory
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Lab study focuses on passive support cells in brain

  • Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Vitamin D3 Might Ease Menstrual Cramps
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Small, early trial suggests supplement can relieve pain, but safety questions remain

  • Health Tip: Hip Arthritis May Not Need Surgery
    (24-Feb-2012)
    If caught in the early stages

  • Migraines May Raise a Woman's Odds of Depression
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Link seen with any history of the debilitating headaches, study says

  • Back Problems May Cut Into Retirement Savings
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Those who retire early because of discomfort save considerably less, researchers find

  • Back Problems May Cut Into Retirement Savings
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Those who retire early because of discomfort save considerably less, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Treating Jaw Pain
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Here are possible remedies

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Bursitis?
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Here are common factors

  • Obesity Appears Linked to Pain
    (10-Feb-2012)
    The more overweight people are, the more likely they are to experience pain, study finds

  • Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to help ease the pain

  • New Therapy Might Help Relieve Painful Foot Condition
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Preliminary study suggests it could work in hard-to-treat cases of plantar fasciitis

  • Obesity Linked to Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (08-Feb-2012)
    As weight increases, so do patient reports of greater pain, poor quality of life, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Coping With Migraines During Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Obesity Linked to Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (08-Feb-2012)
    As weight increases, so do patient reports of greater pain, poor quality of life, researchers say

  • Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say more severe spinal disc degeneration seen in obese patients

  • Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say more severe spinal disc degeneration seen in obese patients

  • Experts Offer Tips on Avoiding iPad-Linked Shoulder, Neck Strain
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Users should not keep tablet computers such as iPad or Xoom on their laps, small study suggests

  • Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to ease pain without medication

  • IV Acetaminophen Linked to More Child Overdoses
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Confusion can arise over measurement guidelines, experts warn

  • Experts Offer Tips on Avoiding iPad-Linked Shoulder, Neck Strain
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Users should not keep tablet computers such as iPad or Xoom on their laps, small study suggests

  • Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

  • Pain Intensity Greater for Women Than Men, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Medical record analysis reveals that pain scores are higher among females for a wide range of diseases

  • Avoid Getting Scorched by 'Hot Yoga'
    (22-Jan-2012)
    High temperature could be dangerous for people with certain medical conditions, expert cautions

  • 'The Pill' Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Many doctors already prescribe oral contraceptives 'off-label' for this purpose, experts note

  • Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

  • Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

  • Health Tip: Is My Neck Pain Serious?
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Signs you should call a doctor

  • Power of Acupuncture to Ease Migraines Questioned in Study
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Precise needle location may be less important than thought, expert says

  • FDA Warns of Painkiller Mix-Up at Nebraska Plant
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Small chance that prescription narcotic painkillers, over-the-counter meds were mingled together

  • Health Tip: House Cleaning With Arthritis
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Performing household chores with less pain

  • Drug Eases Gout Flare-ups in Some Patients: Study
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Starting gout treatment can lead to flare-ups, this drug might help

  • Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Medication appeared least effective treatment in small study

  • Crowding in ER May Delay Pain Relief for Kids
    (30-Dec-2011)
    Busy staff less responsive to needs of individual patients, researcher says

  • Adversity, Trauma May Boost Mental Toughness
    (27-Dec-2011)
    Living through difficulty -- up to a point -- can build resiliency, study shows

  • Mindfulness Training May Help Arthritis Patients Cope
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Small study found those who used it were less tired, stressed

  • Knee Pain Plagues Many Women Over 50
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Overweight, previous injury, arthritis predicted persistent discomfort, researchers found

  • Spouse's Reaction May Affect Pain Management
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Husbands appear more sensitive than wives, study says

  • Spouse's Reaction May Affect Pain Management
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Husbands appear more sensitive than wives, study says

  • Headaches May Plague Many With HIV/AIDS
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Migraines worse in patients with more advanced disease, study finds

  • Study Questions Use of MRI Before Back-Pain Injections
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Routine imaging has little clinical value for certain patients, study says

  • Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Patients in small, preliminary study had pain relief in calves, feet

  • Study Questions Use of MRI Before Back-Pain Injections
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Routine imaging has little clinical value for certain patients, study says

  • More Americans Exercise, but Arthritis Can Get in the Way
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Significant numbers with the joint disease shy away from physical activity, CDC finds

  • Opioids May Be Overused for Chronic Stomach Pain
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Doubling of prescriptions over 10 years is cause for concern, study says

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Psoriatic Arthritis?
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Too Many NSAIDs
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Painkillers' potential side effects include ulcer, stomach bleeding

  • Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Controversial painkiller was pulled from the market in 2004 due to heightened heart attack, stroke risk

  • Painkiller Dependence Before Knee Surgery May Slow Recovery
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Researchers suggest weaning patients off opioids before procedure is performed

  • Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients' Pain
    (17-Nov-2011)
    It remains under-recognized and under-treated, survey finds

  • Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say doctors may fear side-effects in the elderly

  • Profile Drawn of People With Chronic Jaw Pain
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Most are acutely aware of other body sensations, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Sleep problems linked to the painful condition, especially in middle age and beyond, study says

  • Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Sleep problems linked to the painful condition, especially in middle age and beyond, study says

  • Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients
    (14-Nov-2011)
    The trial was small, however, and the researchers were hoping for better results

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Shin Splints?
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Here are common risk factors

  • Timing May Be Key to Successful Back Surgery
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Waiting longer than six months to repair herniated disc may hinder recovery, study says

  • Timing May Be Key to Successful Back Surgery
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Waiting longer than six months to repair herniated disc may hinder recovery, study says

  • More People Landing in the ER After Abusing Muscle Relaxant: Report
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Carisoprodol, when misused or taken with other meds, can have dangerous sedative effects

  • Yoga Gets Women With Back Pain Moving: Study
    (31-Oct-2011)
    But the British research did not show any more easing of discomfort with the technique

  • Health Tip: Ice a Sprained Ankle
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Here's how to do it

  • Yoga Gets Women With Back Pain Moving: Study
    (31-Oct-2011)
    But the British research did not show any more easing of discomfort with the technique

  • Spooky Contacts Can Be a Nightmare for Your Eyes
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Infections, even blindness, may result from nonprescription contact lenses, FDA warns

  • Exparel Approved for Post-Surgery Pain
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Provides relief up to 72 hours

  • Headaches Take Soldiers Away From War
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Medical evacuations because of head pain reduce troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, study finds

  • Spooky Contacts Can Be a Nightmare for Your Eyes
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Infections, even blindness, may result from nonprescription contact lenses, FDA warns

  • Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Weekly sessions led to less discomfort, medication

  • Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Weekly sessions led to less discomfort, medication

  • Health Tip: Health Tip: Managing Pain After Surgery
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Feeling better can help speed recovery

  • Health Tip: When Symptoms Indicate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • 1 in 4 With Psoriasis May Have Undiagnosed Arthritis
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Missed psoriatic arthritis diagnosis leads to treatment delays, more joint damage, experts warn

  • When Others Dislike You, Your Pain Doesn't Matter
    (10-Oct-2011)
    People are more sympathetic to the pain of patients who seem honest or friendly, study shows

  • Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

  • Health Tip: Living With Osteoarthritis
    (29-Sep-2011)
    Exercise can help ease symptoms

  • Health Tip: Managing With Chronic Pain
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Health Tip: Got a Pain in the Neck?
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Possible causes of neck pain

  • Billie Jean King Says Exercise Your Best Shot Against Arthritis
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Try tennis or any activity you love to keep joints moving, she urges in new campaign

  • Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack
    (27-Aug-2011)
    An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

  • Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

  • Extended-release Painkiller Approved
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Nucynta ER sanctioned for chronic pain in adults

  • Realistic Activity Goals Seem to Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

  • New Drug May Relieve Severe, Tough-to-Treat Gout
    (16-Aug-2011)
    The injectable drug pegloticase offers relief to some patients, but carries risk of serious side effects

  • Many Arthritis Patients May Not Be Exercising Enough
    (12-Aug-2011)
    More than half of women, 40% of men were deemed 'couch potatoes' by researchers

  • Toe Deformities Should Be Treated Early: Experts
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Delaying treatment can lead to other problems, such as skin infections, doctor says

  • Bio-Engineered Spinal Discs Appear Successful in Rats
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Made of cells and collagen, these implants might someday help humans with tough to treat back pain

  • Bio-Engineered Spinal Discs Appear Successful in Rats
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Made of cells and collagen, these implants might someday help humans with tough to treat back pain

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

  • Long-Term Opioid Therapy Often Leads to Addiction
    (29-Jul-2011)
    An estimated one-third of chronic pain patients hooked on prescription drugs, study suggests

  • Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study
    (28-Jul-2011)
    More than 8 million adults now have the inflammatory joint disease, perhaps linked to rising obesity rates

  • Blue-Collar Employees With Arthritis Working Past 65: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Painful joint condition presents challenges for aging workforce, researchers say

  • Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find

  • Dolphins' Superior Ability to Heal May Help Humans
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Understanding how they thwart pain, resist infection may advance field of wound treatment, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Pain Relievers Aren't for Everyone
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Who should speak to a doctor before taking them

  • Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study
    (14-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

  • Behavioral Techniques a Better Value for Chronic Migraine Than Meds: Study
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Over time, relaxation training, hypnosis, biofeedback more cost-effective than drugs

  • Study Questions Chiropractic's Impact on Back Pain
    (07-Jul-2011)
    No one type of treatment is better than another, researchers say

  • Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Both relaxation and structural massage worked in the short term, researchers report

  • Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Both relaxation and structural massage worked in the short term, researchers report

  • Painkillers May Raise Risk of Dangerous Heart Flutter
    (05-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDS, cox-2 inhibitors have been associated with other cardiovascular problems, researchers say

  • Lazanda Approved for Cancer Pain
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Painkiller fentanyl produced in nasal spray form

  • Cotton Swabs Help Prevent Surgical Site Infections: Study
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Daily use to probe incision site also reduced patient pain, hospital stay, researchers say

  • Pain Costs U.S. $635 Billion a Year: Report
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Cultural shift needed in approach to prevention, treatment, researchers say

  • Abuse-Resistant Oxycodone Approved
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Oxecta ingredient discourages extra doses

  • Health Tip: Prevent Swimmer's Ear
    (16-Jun-2011)
    Keep ears as dry as possible

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Migraines
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Lifestyle changes can help ease the misery

  • Health Tip: What May Cause Facial Pain
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Problems can range from your teeth to a headache

  • Chronic Pot Smoking Affects Brain Chemistry, Scans Show
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Damage may be reversible if the drug use stops, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Have You Sprained Your Wrist?
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Here are classic symptoms

  • Health Tip: Ease Neck Pain
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Suggestions to help soothe discomfort

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Corns
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Here are suggestions to prevent the calluses

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain in the Car
    (26-May-2011)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain in the Car
    (26-May-2011)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Fibromyalgia
    (24-May-2011)
    Ask your doctor to evaluate any of these warning signs

  • Treating Back Pain May Reverse Its Impact on Brain
    (20-May-2011)
    Abnormalities caused by chronic pain improve when patients get relief, study finds

  • Treating Back Pain May Reverse Its Impact on Brain
    (20-May-2011)
    Abnormalities caused by chronic pain improve when patients get relief, study finds

  • Stretch Before You Pick Up That Rake: Expert
    (19-May-2011)
    A few precautions before summer sports and gardening will help prevent back pain

  • Stretch Before You Pick Up That Rake: Expert
    (19-May-2011)
    A few precautions before summer sports and gardening will help prevent back pain

  • Health Tip: Painkillers May Cause Stomach Problems
    (16-May-2011)
    Suggestions for how to protect yourself while using NSAIDs such as aspirin

  • Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests
    (10-May-2011)
    Taking it most days of the week for years might increase risk, researchers say

  • After Heart Attack, Certain Painkillers May Raise Risk for Recurrence
    (09-May-2011)
    Even a week's worth of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could be hazardous, study finds

  • Many Consumers Don't Know What's in Over-the-Counter Painkillers: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    Lack of knowledge about active ingredients may up the risk of overdose, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have a Herniated Disc
    (02-May-2011)
    Although symptoms vary

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have a Herniated Disc
    (02-May-2011)
    Although symptoms vary

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Lifestyle and exercise habits play a factor

  • Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life
    (28-Apr-2011)
    People with the painful condition are less active and suffer more 'unhealthy days' each month

  • Rising Obesity Rates Add to Arthritis Woes in U.S.
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Urgent need for weight control programs for those with painful joint disorder, CDC says

  • When Docs Own MRIs, Back Pain Scans Increase: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Expert says patients should ask referring physicians if they have a stake in imaging equipment

  • Common Painkillers May Blunt Antidepressants
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin may make Prozac, other SSRIs less effective, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover How Peppermint Soothes Gastric Pain
    (22-Apr-2011)
    It uses a specific anti-pain channel that helps irritable bowel syndrome patients get relief

  • FDA Looks to Crack Down on Misuse of Opioid Painkillers
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Initial push will focus on long-acting versions of drugs such as OxyContin, morphine and methadone

  • Why Someone Else's Gaffe Makes You Cringe
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Vicarious embarrassment, a form of empathy, has its roots in brain, researchers say

  • Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

  • Patients on Higher Doses of Prescription Painkillers More Apt to Overdose
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Rates of accidental ODs have risen greatly over past decade, study authors note

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Injury
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Start with good posture

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Injury
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Start with good posture

  • 'Surgeon Enthusiasm' May Spur Higher Rates of Back Pain Procedures: Study
    (28-Mar-2011)
    The number of these operations varies widely across the U.S, researchers point out

  • Romantic Rejection May Hurt Just Like Physical Pain
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Study finds your brain reacts similarly to both kinds of trauma

  • Health Tip: Rest to Help Heal Shin Splints
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions to ease the pain

  • Depression May Boost Arthritis Pain
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Doctors should assess patient's emotional state when treating knee osteoarthritis, researchers say

  • Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Compared with other traumatic events, traffic accidents most likely to trigger risk, research finds

  • Health Tip: Signs That Headaches Need Attention
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Symptoms that indicate you should visit a doctor

  • Health Tip: What's Causing My Shoulder Pain?
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Here are common causes

  • Health Tip: Evaluate Back Pain in Children
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Often it can signal a more serious condition

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Arthritic Joints
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions to help prevent stiffness and pain

  • Health Tip: Have a Dislocated Joint?
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Here are some potential warning signs

  • Follow-Up Deemed Lacking for People Taking Opioids
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Study urges doctors to more carefully monitor patients on strong painkillers

  • Spider Research May Lead to New Therapies for Humans
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Scientists ID toxin in American funnel web spider venom that could spur advances in treatments

  • Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Joint replacement patients who began therapy within 24 hours were discharged sooner: study

  • Severe Bunions Take Toll on Quality of Life
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Study finds women, older folks most at risk for the painful foot deformity

  • Study Finds Third of Cancer Patients on Opioids Are Confused
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Those taking 400 milligrams or more daily were 75% more likely to suffer cognitive problems

  • Spinal Fusion Surgery May Leave Some Back Pain Patients Worse Off: Study
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Those who got operation were less likely to return to work than those treated in other ways

  • COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
    (22-Feb-2011)
    People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds

  • Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
    (20-Feb-2011)
    Obese patients who lost 57 pounds in 6 months saw significant improvements, study finds

  • Leg Discomfort Might Signal Heart Trouble
    (18-Feb-2011)
    Early detection, treatment of peripheral arterial disease may thwart deadly consequences, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Make Work Less Painful If You Have Arthritis
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Suggestions for easing the discomfort

  • Health Tip: Why Does My Heel Hurt?
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Common reasons for heel pain

  • Placebo Effect May Work in Reverse
    (16-Feb-2011)
    With 'nocebo' effect, pain levels rose as patients' belief in painkiller fell, study found

  • Facial Surgery May Offer Long-Term Migraine Relief for Some
    (11-Feb-2011)
    But it should be used only as a 'last resort,' expert cautions

  • Health Tip: Don't Ignore Ingrown Toenail
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Here are some treatment suggestions

  • Bad Times May Seem Worse If You Expect to Repeat Them
    (10-Feb-2011)
    But recollections are less painful if you think the worst is over, researchers say

  • Many Breakthrough Drugs Come From Publicly Funded Research: Study
    (09-Feb-2011)
    U.S. tax dollars contributing to more major new meds than previously thought, researchers say

  • Warming Injections May Take Out the Sting
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Shots less painful when heated to body temperature, researchers say

  • Health Tip: What Causes Arthritis Pain?
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Here are contributing factors

  • Daily Record-Keeping May Boost Fibromyalgia Care
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Tracking symptoms electronically helps doctors evaluate condition, researchers say

  • Daily Record-Keeping May Boost Fibromyalgia Care
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Tracking symptoms electronically helps doctors evaluate condition, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover Rare Vascular Disease
    (02-Feb-2011)
    DNA analysis identifies ACDC, where calcification occurs in arteries of legs, feet

  • Look-and-Sound-Alike Names Account for Many Painkiller Prescription Errors
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Nurses and pharmacists should review every order, researchers say

  • Most X-Rays, Scans Unnecessary for Acute Low Back Pain
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Expensive tests don't improve outcomes, have potential for harm, says physician group

  • Most X-Rays, Scans Unnecessary for Acute Low Back Pain
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Expensive tests don't improve outcomes, have potential for harm, says physician group

  • Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

  • Docs Rate Almost 1 in 5 Patients as 'Difficult': Study
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Younger, less communicative physicians report more of them

  • Retired NFL Players More Likely to Take Painkillers
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Study found use of opioids four times greater than general population

  • If NFL Linemen Can Bounce Back from Back Surgery, So Can You
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Study found most were able to resume their playing careers

  • Cancer Doctors Urge Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Palliative care options often offered too late, oncologist group says

  • Health Tip: Signs That Shoulder Pain is a Broken Collarbone
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Here are classic symptoms

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Doctors stumbled on effect when treating hypertensive man for stroke-linked pain

  • Pain Patches Making Gains in U.S.
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Advocates say option offers convenience, fewer side effects, more consistent relief

  • Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought
    (20-Jan-2011)
    But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

  • 1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Over 40% offer complementary services, such as massage, to improve end-of-life care, data shows

  • FDA Lowers Amount of Acetaminophen Allowed in Prescription Painkillers
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Agency officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage

  • Certain Painkillers Appear to Boost Odds for Heart Attack
    (12-Jan-2011)
    But absolute risk from NSAIDs is small and doesn't outweigh benefits for many patients, expert says

  • Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

  • Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Opioid drug to be distributed via program to deter misuse

  • Study Links Obesity to Greater Pain, Weakness in Fibromyalgia Patients
    (06-Jan-2011)
    But weight loss may bring some relief, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Healing Heel Pain
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Here's what you can do

  • Study Links Obesity to Greater Pain, Weakness in Fibromyalgia Patients
    (06-Jan-2011)
    But weight loss may bring some relief, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Keep a Headache Diary
    (04-Jan-2011)
    It may help you pinpoint triggers

  • Study Gauges Best Treatments for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Up to 25 percent of men with poorly understood, debilitating syndrome fail to find relief

  • Health Tip: Have Pain in the Back and Leg?
    (03-Jan-2011)
    It may be an inflamed piriformis muscle

  • Health Tip: Have Pain in the Back and Leg?
    (03-Jan-2011)
    It may be an inflamed piriformis muscle

  • Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report More Severe Pain
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Those who quit experienced less discomfort as time went on, study finds

  • Health Tip: Why Do My Joints Hurt?
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Here are possible causes

  • Got a Headache? Your Body May Be Telling You Something
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Chronic or sporadic, head pain offers clues to the state of a person's health, experts say

  • Health Tip: Treating Sesamoiditis
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Rest, comfortable shoes can help control the painful foot condition

  • Hectic Holiday Pace Can Upset Medication Schedule
    (18-Dec-2010)
    Experts offer people with chronic conditions tips for traveling safely

  • Patient Literacy Problems Can Hinder Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Survey found many unfamiliar with common medical terms related to their disease

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Kidney Stones
    (16-Dec-2010)
    A primary warning sign is severe, sudden pain

  • ER Patients Put Faith in CT Scans
    (16-Dec-2010)
    But most underestimate the degree of radiation exposure, study finds

  • Severe Pain Can Trigger Suicide in Hospital ERs
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Caregivers urged to watch for signs in people without psychiatric illness

  • Oxycontin, Other Opioid Painkillers Tied to Higher Health Risks
    (13-Dec-2010)
    But other factors may explain link seen in two studies involving Medicare patients, expert says

  • Zen Meditation Can Help Bring Pain Under Control
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Doesn't eliminate feeling, but reduces thoughts about pain

  • Health Tip: Soothe Shoulder Pain
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Here's how

  • Workers With Low Back Pain Benefit From Integrated Care
    (01-Dec-2010)
    The approach costs less, more productive than usual care, researchers found

  • Health Tip: Conditions That May Trigger Pelvic Pain in Women
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Here's a list of possible causes

  • Workers With Low Back Pain Benefit From Integrated Care
    (01-Dec-2010)
    The approach costs less, more productive than usual care, researchers found

  • Better Outcomes Seen With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Delay of 12 weeks or more after onset of symptoms linked to more joint destruction, study finds

  • Acupuncture Really Does Help Relieve Pain: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Researchers say it affects perception and processing of discomfort

  • Celebrex Shows Potential in Preventing Some Skin Cancers: Study
    (29-Nov-2010)
    But possible links to cardiovascular risk may not make it a long-term strategy, experts say

  • Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Stiffness, fatigue, balance and well-being improved after two months, study finds

  • Painful Knees Often Tied to Pain in Other Joints
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Arthritic discomfort elsewhere may raise intensity of knee woes, researchers say

  • Painful Knees Often Tied to Pain in Other Joints
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Arthritic discomfort elsewhere may raise intensity of knee woes, researchers say

  • FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Main ingredient propoxyphene can cause dangerous irregular heartbeat, agency says

  • Spleen Cells Tied to Damage of Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Study
    (18-Nov-2010)
    If confirmed, findings may change focus of some treatments, researchers say

  • Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope
    (12-Nov-2010)
    Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bracing May Help Osteoarthritis Pain
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Can reduce stress on affected joints

  • Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Son's Fertility, Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2010)
    European research links analgesic use to undescended testicles, but U.S. expert says findings are 'weak'

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have a Torn Rotator Cuff
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Source of an Itch Studied in Mice
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Same nerve cells that cause burn-related pain involved in itchiness, research shows

  • Common Foot Disorders Can Be Inherited, Research Shows
    (08-Nov-2010)
    High-arched feet and bunion deformity of big toe may be passed down over generations

  • Painful Gout on the Rise in U.S.
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Intake of sodas, coffee might affect risk for the arthritic ailment, studies show

  • Cymbalta Approved for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain
    (05-Nov-2010)
    First approved as anti-depressant in 2004

  • Health Tip: NSAIDs Induce Ulcers in Some
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Factors that can increase risk

  • Cymbalta Approved for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain
    (05-Nov-2010)
    First approved as anti-depressant in 2004

  • Ofirmev Sanctioned for Pain and Fever
    (04-Nov-2010)
    First U.S.-approved injected form of acetaminophen

  • Study Casts Doubt on Hospice Admission Criteria for Patients With Dementia
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Desire for comfort care should guide the decision, say experts

  • Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say

  • Almost Half of Elderly Report Pain in Life's Final Months
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Arthritis appears more to blame than other conditions, study reports

  • Health Tip: Prevent Rebound Headaches
    (29-Oct-2010)
    Often caused by overusing certain drugs

  • Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But troubled unions don't provide same benefits, study finds

  • Health Tip: Taking NSAIDs
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Here's what they're often prescribed for

  • Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Soldier-turned-actor J.R. Martinez works with other burn-injured vets to boost awareness

  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Easy steps to reduce your risk of falling

  • Restless Legs Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Linked in Study
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Treating RLS could improve sleep, quality of life, researchers say

  • Yoga May Combat Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Less pain, fatigue, anxiety reported by study participants after 8 weeks, researchers say

  • Romantic Love: Nature's Painkiller?
    (14-Oct-2010)
    In study of lovesick undergrads, it seemed to squelch pain as much as being distracted

  • Yoga May Combat Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Less pain, fatigue, anxiety reported by study participants after 8 weeks, researchers say

  • Chronic Pain Part of Life for Many Americans, Survey Finds
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Experts call this a serious, unaddressed public health issue

  • Non-Prescription 'Fashion' Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Lenses should be fitted by a professional to prevent damage, expert says

  • Cancer Patients' Secondary Symptoms Need Attention: Study
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Many with pain, depression also bothered by fatigue, nausea and dry mouth, experts say

  • Fizzy Drinks Activate Nasal Pain Sensors, Lab Study Finds
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Carbonation provokes same spicy, burning sensation as mustard, researchers say

  • Health Tip: What Causes Corns
    (04-Oct-2010)
    And how they may form

  • 1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Problems such as seizures, dementia are major causes of patients' disability, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Ease Hammertoe Pain
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Novel Drug Eases Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
    (29-Sep-2010)
    But trial of drug was stopped after some patients got worse, researchers say

  • Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

  • Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

  • Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers
    (24-Sep-2010)
    Female vets with disorder plagued by more medical illnesses than male counterparts, study shows

  • Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers
    (24-Sep-2010)
    Female vets with disorder plagued by more medical illnesses than male counterparts, study shows

  • 'Self-Touch' May Reduce Pain, Study Finds
    (24-Sep-2010)
    British researchers' experiment seems to fool the brain

  • Post-Op Pain May Be Due to Immune Reaction: Study
    (24-Sep-2010)
    Nerve inflammation, not surgeon error, may be to blame, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Hemorrhoids
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Ways to help prevent and treat them

  • Dancing in Heels Puts Toes Under Extreme Pressure: Study
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Findings may spur improved designs of high-heeled dance shoes, scientists suggest

  • IV Aspirin Drip Appears to Be Safe, Effective for Migraine
    (20-Sep-2010)
    More commonly used in Europe, but treatment shows potential in small U.S. study

  • Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

  • More Evidence That Glucosamine, Chondroitin Won't Help Ailing Joints
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Data from 10 studies shows no effect, researchers say, and any benefit noted is likely to be placebo

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Patients with myelofibrosis experienced some relief from symptoms, inflammation, ongoing study found

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Lower Back Pain
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to help ease the discomfort

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Lower Back Pain
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to help ease the discomfort

  • Elderly May Benefit From Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Significant pain reduction reported by 96% after operation to repair rotator cuff tears, researchers find

  • Many Heart Patients Place False Hope in Angioplasty
    (08-Sep-2010)
    In non-emergency scenarios, the artery-opening procedure won't prevent heart attack, experts note

  • Emergency Visits for Stomach Pain Rose Over Decade
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Use of medical imaging also increased, U.S. government study found

  • 'Magic Mushroom' Hallucinogen Might Help Cancer Patients
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Study found it eased anxieties, lifted spirits in those with advanced disease

  • Study Identifies Risks for Painkiller Addiction
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Greater odds if you're younger than 65, have a history of drug abuse and depression, and use psychiatric meds

  • Elective Surgery Patients Often Report Poor Recovery
    (01-Sep-2010)
    1 year after procedure, 17% have more pain and 24% have less vitality than before, study finds

  • Overactive Blood Platelets May Play Role in Lupus
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests anti-clotting drug Plavix might help treat disease

  • Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Trial showed modest benefit for patients with neuropathy, but side effects might be problem

  • Health Tip: When Hip Pain Signals Bursitis
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Common symptoms of the condition

  • Long-Term Exercise Can Reduce Vets' Muscle Pain
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Researchers find initial workout increased pain, but stress that regular sessions will reduce it

  • Quality of Pain Counts as Much as Intensity, Researchers Say
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Carpal tunnel syndrome study shows how different pain measurements can impact quality of life

  • Doctors' Religious Beliefs Can Color Their Care of Terminally Ill
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Survey found agnostics, atheists almost twice as likely to make choices that hasten end of life

  • Migraine With Aura Linked to Small Rise in Heart, Stroke Risks
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Experts say individual risk is low, more research is needed

  • More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (23-Aug-2010)
    Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

  • Sham Acupuncture for Knee Arthritis as Effective as the Real Therapy
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Substantial relief found with both sham, traditional Chinese acupuncture, researchers find

  • Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Participants reported less pain, a happier mood and overall better quality of life

  • Osteoarthritis Risk May Be Higher If Knees Point Outward
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Leg alignment seems to play role in distribution of joint stress, research suggests

  • Many With Chronic Pain Get Inadequate Relief, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Black patients likely to be prescribed fewer meds and women get lower doses, research shows

  • Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Participants reported less pain, a happier mood and overall better quality of life

  • Health Tip: Wear a Backpack Properly
    (16-Aug-2010)
    And avoid a back injury

  • Students Warned to Beware of 'Laptop-itis'
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Computer design can lead to injuries in heavy users, but simple steps can minimize risk, expert advises

  • Health Tip: Wear a Backpack Properly
    (16-Aug-2010)
    And avoid a back injury

  • Students Warned to Beware of 'Laptop-itis'
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Computer design can lead to injuries in heavy users, but simple steps can minimize risk, expert advises

  • Proper Training for Marathon Run Takes Time, Experts Say
    (15-Aug-2010)
    Advice includes building up mileage slowly and avoiding overtraining

  • Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Study looked at 13- and 14-year-olds from 50 countries

  • Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

  • Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

  • Health Tip: Eyestrain May Cause Headaches
    (11-Aug-2010)
    What to do if it's suspected

  • Menstrual Cramps May Alter Women's Brains
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Changes in gray matter may contribute to a worse experience of pain in general, study suggests

  • Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture
    (10-Aug-2010)
    But most patients gained pain relief without the need for vertebroplasty, experts note

  • Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture
    (10-Aug-2010)
    But most patients gained pain relief without the need for vertebroplasty, experts note

  • Back-to-School Tips on Backpack Safety
    (07-Aug-2010)
    Four factors keep students from shouldering a too-heavy load

  • Early Steps Can Protect Your Knees, Prevent Later Problems
    (07-Aug-2010)
    Lifestyle changes can help stave off arthritis, surgery, doctor says

  • Breast Abscesses Linked to Smoking, Nipple Piercings
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Other major risk factors include obesity and diabetes, study shows

  • More Clues To Fibromyalgia Pain
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Brain scans show more neural activity between certain brain networks and pain processing region

  • More Clues To Fibromyalgia Pain
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Brain scans show more neural activity between certain brain networks and pain processing region

  • Health Tip: What May Cause Cluster Headaches
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Here are possible risk factors

  • Sciatica Relief May Depend on How Steroid Shots Are Delivered
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Study found injection straight into spinal nerve might be an alternative to surgery

  • Health Tip: What May Trigger Neck Pain
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Some typical causes

  • Sciatica Relief May Depend on How Steroid Shots Are Delivered
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Study found injection straight into spinal nerve might be an alternative to surgery

  • Doing Prescribed Exercises May Help Relieve Arthritis Pain
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Adhering to recommended routine reduced aches, boosted strength, researchers found

  • Brain Structure Changes Found in Irritable Bowel Patients
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Comparison scans between women with and without disorder show differences in gray matter: report

  • Study Explores Links Between Obesity and Chronic Pain
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Finding suggests connection to family history and frame of mind

  • Study Explores Links Between Obesity and Chronic Pain
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Finding suggests connection to family history and frame of mind

  • Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health
    (25-Jul-2010)
    People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find

  • Docs May Be Slow to Diagnose Arthritis of Back, Study Suggests
    (23-Jul-2010)
    As first step, radiofrequency denervation would slash costs, researchers say

  • Docs May Be Slow to Diagnose Arthritis of Back, Study Suggests
    (23-Jul-2010)
    As first step, radiofrequency denervation would slash costs, researchers say

  • FDA Panels Reject Plan to Curb Opioid Painkiller Abuse
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Stumbling block was lack of mandatory training for prescribing doctors, official says

  • Health Tip: Start Migraine Care Immediately
    (22-Jul-2010)
    What to do as soon as symptoms start

  • Major Leaguers Seem Prone to Injuries in First Half of Season
    (19-Jul-2010)
    About three-quarters occur before baseball's All-Star game, research shows

  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery May Help Athletes Get Back to Play
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Minimally invasive procedure lets young people return to competitive-level sports, study found

  • More Americans Abusing Prescription Painkillers
    (15-Jul-2010)
    400 percent increase from 1998 to 2008, federal study finds

  • Intervention May Help Relieve Cancer Patients' Pain, Depression
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Combining high-tech and human interaction yielded psychological, physical benefits, study found

  • Understanding Back Pain May Improve Management, Study Suggests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge appear to influence pain control, study finds

  • Understanding Back Pain May Improve Management, Study Suggests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge appear to influence pain control, study finds

  • Best Option for Rotator Cuff Tear May Vary by Patient
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Benefits found for different treatment methods, with and without surgery, researchers say

  • Glucosamine Ineffective for Lower Back Pain Linked to Arthritis
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Study finds it's no better than placebo in relieving discomfort or boosting quality of life

  • Glucosamine Ineffective for Lower Back Pain Linked to Arthritis
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Study finds it's no better than placebo in relieving discomfort or boosting quality of life

  • New Clues to Herniated Disc Pain
    (30-Jun-2010)
    An immune cell that causes inflammation in autoimmune disorders may play a role in back pain, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Help Tame Chronic Pain
    (30-Jun-2010)
    What you can do

  • New Clues to Herniated Disc Pain
    (30-Jun-2010)
    An immune cell that causes inflammation in autoimmune disorders may play a role in back pain, researchers find

  • Exercise OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Review
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Moderate-intensity aerobics safe, beneficial in those with stable disease, experts say

  • End-of-Life Care Has 'Room for Improvement'
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Researchers urge hospitals to provide more evaluation, communication for dying patients

  • Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study
    (25-Jun-2010)
    Many return from Iraq, Afghanistan with complex conditions, experts say

  • For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden
    (25-Jun-2010)
    Many onlookers downplay the pain of those battling recurrent headaches, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Living With Arthritis Pain
    (24-Jun-2010)
    A positive outlook often helps

  • Treatment Helped Soldiers With Migraine, Insomnia: Study
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Sleep quality improved in those with post-traumatic headache, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Joints Healthy
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Diclofenac plus proton pump inhibitor quadrupled risk of gastrointestinal damage, study found

  • Health Tip: Understanding Achilles Tendonitis
    (17-Jun-2010)
    It affects the body's largest tendon

  • Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Diclofenac plus proton pump inhibitor quadrupled risk of gastrointestinal damage, study found

  • Health Tip: Things That Can Aggravate Arthritis Pain
    (15-Jun-2010)
    And make you feel worse

  • Depression Can Make Pain Worse
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Brain imaging shows healthy people who feel sad find pain more unpleasant, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Show How Meditation Calms Pain
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Years of practice help users avoid anticipating discomfort, research shows

  • Common Pain Relievers Raise Heart Risk for Healthy Folks
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Safety of drugs like Advil and Aleve differ, study finds

  • Teen Headaches Tied to Alcohol, Coffee
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Too little exercise also implicated in study

  • Help for Women Runners With Knee Pain
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Hip-strengthening exercises may relieve discomfort, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Back Surgery
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Here's what you can do at home

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Back Surgery
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Here's what you can do at home

  • Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Needle insertion stimulates production of chemical known to reduce discomfort, scientists say

  • Health Tip: Manage Pregnancy Back Pain
    (28-May-2010)
    Take the strain off your back

  • Health Tip: Manage Pregnancy Back Pain
    (28-May-2010)
    Take the strain off your back

  • Health Tip: Coping With Sciatica Pain
    (27-May-2010)
    Suggestions to help get relief

  • Health Tip: Coping With Sciatica Pain
    (27-May-2010)
    Suggestions to help get relief

  • Health Tip: Coping With Sciatica Pain
    (27-May-2010)
    Suggestions to help get relief

  • Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (20-May-2010)
    A list of typical warning signs

  • Sprix Approved for Moderate-to-Severe Pain
    (17-May-2010)
    A non-narcotic nasal spray

  • Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope
    (13-May-2010)
    Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

  • Acupuncture Delivers Some Pain Relief
    (11-May-2010)
    Modest benefits seen in healthy volunteers, researchers say

  • Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain
    (06-May-2010)
    Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

  • Health Tip: If You Have Fibromyalgia
    (30-Apr-2010)
    You may have these symptoms

  • Local Anesthetic May Relieve PTSD Symptoms
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Military doctors report success with 2 men who had not been helped with drug treatment

  • Gender Differences Show in Risk of Narcotic Abuse
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Male, female patients taking painkillers have different reasons for misuse, researchers find

  • Exercise, Weight Control May Keep Fibromyalgia at Bay
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Study finds link between excess weight and the pain disorder, especially among inactive women

  • Exercise, Weight Control May Keep Fibromyalgia at Bay
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Study finds link between excess weight and the pain disorder, especially among inactive women

  • Scientists Discover Substance That Causes Pain
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Finding could lead to development of non-addictive painkillers, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Managing Shoulder Arthritis
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Suggestions to help control symptoms

  • Scientists Discover Substance That Causes Pain
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Finding could lead to development of non-addictive painkillers, study suggests

  • Botox Injections May Relieve Tennis Elbow Pain
    (26-Apr-2010)
    But some patients suffered side effects, including reduced strength after shots, study finds

  • New Migraine Drug Might Be Safer for Some
    (22-Apr-2010)
    And an old standby might help prevent headache from starting up, report finds

  • New Form of Painkiller May Fight Colon Cancer
    (21-Apr-2010)
    Lab tests suggest that variation of naproxen might nip cancer in the bud, expert says

  • Visual 'Noise' May Overexcite Those With Migraine
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Avoiding things like computer screens might help, researcher says

  • Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report
    (09-Apr-2010)
    IOM panel believes genetic studies may reveal why soldiers from 1991 conflict suffer today

  • Health Tip: If You Have Fibromyalgia
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Here's a list of possible contributing factors

  • Complex Spinal Operations Soar Despite Drawbacks
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Greater hazard, no more benefit, experts say

  • Prescription Drug Abuse Sending More to Hospitals
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Overdoses of painkillers and sedatives up 65 percent in U.S., study finds

  • Sickle Cell Disease Patients Seek Acute Pain Care Repeatedly
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Researchers find frequent returns to hospital for treatment, at higher rates than expected

  • Tougher-to-Abuse Form of OxyContin Approved
    (06-Apr-2010)
    These pills are harder to cut and dissolve, maker says

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have Sciatica
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Including pain that radiates from your back to lower leg

  • Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

  • Many With Arthritis Find Simple Solutions for Relief
    (30-Mar-2010)
    But they would benefit more if they sought advice from doctors, pharmacists, study says

  • Shift Work Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Irregular schedule disrupts biological cycle, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recognizing an Aura
    (25-Mar-2010)
    It may precede a migraine

  • Health Tip: Help Heal Your Ulcer
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Health Tip: Understanding Gout
    (22-Mar-2010)
    What it is, and possible symptoms

  • Rehab Program Gets Back Pain Patients Back to Work Sooner
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Disability cut short with integrated care, research shows

  • Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Typical symptoms not an indicator of more serious disease, study finds

  • Rehab Program Gets Back Pain Patients Back to Work Sooner
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Disability cut short with integrated care, research shows

  • Cancer Articles Tend to Focus on Positive Outcomes
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Newspaper, magazine stories shy away from negative side effects, end-of-life care, review finds

  • Pain Relief Often Delayed for Cancer Patients
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Referrals to palliative care programs come too late, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Having an Epidural
    (12-Mar-2010)
    For some women, there are risks

  • Bad Behavior in Youth Linked to Chronic Pain Later in Life
    (12-Mar-2010)
    Childhood response to stress could lead to lasting problems, researchers say

  • New Hope for Migraine Patients
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Hand-held device for home use may benefit those with aura, researchers say

  • Health Tip: What's Plantar Fasciitis?
    (02-Mar-2010)
    And who's at greater risk

  • Health Tip: Treating a Sinus Headache
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Suggestions that may help ease the pain

  • Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Setting your mind straight can help you deal with physical pain, researchers say

  • Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Meditation appears to build up cortex, MRI scans find

  • Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Setting your mind straight can help you deal with physical pain, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Why You Might Have an Earache
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Here are possible causes

  • Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Study finds that headache frequency affects finances and overall health

  • Oxycontin Abusers Often Rely on 'Leftover' Meds From Friends
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Utah study emphasizes need for unused pills to be tossed out, experts say

  • Migraine Tied to Raised Multiple Sclerosis Risk
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But overall odds are still low and headache sufferers shouldn't worry, researcher says

  • NSAIDs Won't Shield Against Skin Cancer
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Researchers find anti-inflammatories show no effect on squamous cell carcinoma

  • Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

  • Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision
    (11-Feb-2010)
    CT scan lets doctors see any blockage in arteries, study finds

  • Health Tip: Getting Help for Neck Pain
    (09-Feb-2010)
    When you should see a doctor

  • Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more

  • Three-Fourths of Cancer Patients Have Severe Flares of Pain
    (29-Jan-2010)
    American Pain Foundation offers support with new online resources, coping tips

  • 'Mirror Therapy' Appears to Reduce Post-Amputation Pain
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Technique tricks soldiers' brains into believing their limbs are intact, researchers say

  • Alcohol Affects Baby's Pain Regulation
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Exposure in womb caused blunted response to needle prick, researchers say

  • Amputation Affects Sexes Differently
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Women report more anxiety, trouble with daily living, study finds

  • Health Tip: What's Causing My Shoulder Pain?
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Here's a list of common triggers

  • Morphine Sulfate Solution Approved
    (26-Jan-2010)
    For acute and chronic pain

  • Smokers More Prone to Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Use
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Opioid abuse is a risk for patients with back pain, researchers say

  • Smokers More Prone to Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Use
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Opioid abuse is a risk for patients with back pain, researchers say

  • Painless 'Plasma Jets' Instead of Dental Drill?
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Cavities could be repaired with less discomfort, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Muscle Cramps
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Here's what to do

  • Cutting Parkinson's Drug Dose Linked to Withdrawal Effects
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Decreased use of dopamine agonists can lead to difficult symptoms in patients, study finds

  • Therapy May Relieve Breast Cancer Surgery Complication
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Early physical therapy prevented or reduced secondary lymphedema in study patients

  • Abused Kids More Prone to Migraines in Adulthood
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Stress of mistreatment or neglect affects the brain, experts say

  • Sinus Surgery Brings Relief to Many
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Study found 76% of sinusitis sufferers felt better afterwards

  • Nerve Stimulation Device Doesn't Ease Most Back Pain
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Review finds little evidence of relief with technology called TENS

  • Heel Pain Usually Relieved With Stretching Regimen
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to other problems, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Juvenile Arthritis
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Tylenol May Ease Headaches and Heartaches
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Study suggests over-the-counter painkiller relieves psychological pain

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Typical symptoms include pain in the wrist and hand

  • Health Tip: Why Am I Having Abdominal Pain?
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Possible causes for pain in the belly

  • Health Tip: Take Care When Lugging Luggage
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Suggestions to help prevent injury

  • Health Tip: Take Care When Lugging Luggage
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Suggestions to help prevent injury

  • Oxycodone Linked to Rise in Opioid-Related Deaths
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Most cases are due to 'inadvertent toxicity,' Canadian study finds

  • Oxygen Therapy May Relieve Cluster Headache Pain
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Over two-thirds of study patients benefited from high-flow oxygen treatment

  • Makers of Powerful Painkillers Present Safety Plans
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Move a response to pressure from federal regulators to crack down on abuse of opioid medications

  • Rx for Office Pains: Strength Exercises
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Neck, shoulder discomfort eased, function improved after 10-week program, researchers say

  • Taxol Boosts Odds of Chronic Pain
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Breast cancer patients getting the chemo drug may suffer long-term neuropathic discomfort, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing Herniated Disk Pain
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Non-surgical treatment helps 90 percent of patients

  • Pack Right for the Holidays to Avoid the ER
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Luggage that's too big or too heavy can lead to strains or worse

  • Loving Relationships May Help Block Pain
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Simply seeing a loved one's photo helps people endure distress, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing Herniated Disk Pain
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Non-surgical treatment helps 90 percent of patients

  • Pack Right for the Holidays to Avoid the ER
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Luggage that's too big or too heavy can lead to strains or worse

  • Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

  • Health Tip: Determining Migraines in Children
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Is it a migraine, or another type of headache?

  • For Chest Pain in the ER, CT Angiography May Be Best
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Procedure cuts diagnosis time and costs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Bunions
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Here's what you can do

  • Morphine May Help Tumors Spread in Cancer Patients
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Lab study finds that common surgical painkillers help cancer cells thrive

  • Qutenza Approved for Post-Shingles Nerve Pain
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Active ingredient is found in chili peppers

  • Bad Mood May Make Pain Worse
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Emotions and pain are closely connected, researchers find

  • Laser Therapy Seems to Relieve Neck Pain
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Large, double-blind study needed to confirm results of review, American expert says

  • Breast Cancer May Be Gone, But Pain Lingers
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Nearly half of patients have chronic pain, researchers find

  • Asians Seem to Suffer Less During Childbirth
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Length of labor and intensity vary among ethnic groups, study finds

  • Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Two hours per week can improve osteoarthritis symptoms in older patients, study finds

  • Takes a Pro to Make Offices Pain-Free
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Ergonomist's adjustments to desks, chairs reduce eyestrain, poor posture, study finds

  • Takes a Pro to Make Offices Pain-Free
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Ergonomist's adjustments to desks, chairs reduce eyestrain, poor posture, study finds

  • After Tonsillectomy, Short-Term Antibiotics Effective: Study
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Three-day course relieves pain as well as seven-day regimen, researchers find

  • Common Knee Pain May Improve With Therapy
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Supervised exercise had better results than wait-and-see approach, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

  • Video Games Can Play Havoc With Kids' Joints
    (19-Oct-2009)
    The younger the child, the more likely the pain, says research led by an 11-year-old

  • Some People Vulnerable to Persistent Post-Op Pain
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Surgical and patient-specific factors play a role, researchers say

  • Hangovers May Be Tougher for Migraine Sufferers
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Rat study helps pinpoint cause of increased headache pain

  • U.S. Relaxes Opposition to Medical Marijuana
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Prosecutors will no longer go after users or suppliers in states that permit use of the drug

  • Take the Sting Out of Your Child's Flu Shots
    (18-Oct-2009)
    Bubbles and relaxation exercises can help cut the pain, experts say

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Low Back Pain
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Things you can do to ward off a backache

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Low Back Pain
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Things you can do to ward off a backache

  • More MRI Machines May Mean More Back Surgeries
    (14-Oct-2009)
    But many of these procedures will not help patients, researchers warn

  • Health Tip: Manage Pain Without Drugs
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Pain-relieving alternatives to medication

  • More MRI Machines May Mean More Back Surgeries
    (14-Oct-2009)
    But many of these procedures will not help patients, researchers warn

  • Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Audio recordings benefited many children with no underlying disease in study

  • Battered Women's Ills Go Beyond Bruises
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Victims of abuse may get headaches, chest pain, infections and other health woes, study finds

  • Health Tip: Before You Take an NSAID
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Learn about possible adverse effects

  • Long-Term Back Pain Not Inevitable, Study Finds
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Chances of recovering from chronic discomfort are better than previously thought, research shows

  • Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life
    (06-Oct-2009)
    People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

  • Drug Combo May Offer Best Relief for Nerve Pain
    (30-Sep-2009)
    People not helped by one medication feel better with two, study shows

  • Those Stilettos Can Hurt You Years From Now
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Damage from sandals, slippers and high heels contributes to aching feet later on, researchers say

  • Autumn Chores Often Hazardous
    (27-Sep-2009)
    Take precautions to avoid falls, strains and sprains, experts say

  • Bad Economy Really Hurts Some Folks
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Many Americans blame acute aches and pains on the recession, survey finds

  • Bad Economy Really Hurts Some Folks
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Many Americans blame acute aches and pains on the recession, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Runner's Knee
    (22-Sep-2009)
    A dull pain in the front of the knee

  • Health Tip: Could It Be a Torn Rotator Cuff?
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Here are basic warning signs

  • Shockwave Treatment May Not Be Best for Shoulder Pain
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Comparison study finds supervised exercise has better results

  • Health Tip: Signs That Baby Is in Pain
    (15-Sep-2009)
    A brief guide for new parents

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Gallstones
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Here are warning signs

  • Some Parents Aren't Giving Kids Pain Meds Post-Surgery
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Fears of addiction or underestimation of child's discomfort may be to blame, experts say

  • Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Those who did it reported less discomfort, depression after six months

  • Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Those who did it reported less discomfort, depression after six months

  • Moms-to-Be Need Facts on Pain Control
    (04-Sep-2009)
    Public campaign aims to dispel misinformation, educate women

  • Take the Load Off Your Child's Back
    (03-Sep-2009)
    To avoid injuries, watch backpack weight and fit, expert suggests

  • Two Treatments Equally Effective for Chronic Pelvic Pain
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Nerve disruption no better than laparoscopic surgery, study finds

  • New Therapy Spares Organ in Early Esophageal Cancer
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Less invasive procedure shaves off lesions, researchers say

  • Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Scans show that treatment regulates brain's pain centers, researchers say

  • Advice Helps Prevent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Patients benefit from information on how to reduce risk of lymphedema, experts say

  • Sleep Training Helps Ease Insomnia Tied to Arthritis
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and awakenings in study

  • Post-Tonsillectomy Codeine May Pose Dangers
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Pain medication tied to death of small boy after the procedure, report says

  • Ibuprofen Rated Best for Pain of Broken Arms
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Study finds kids don't do as well when given acetaminophen with codeine

  • Treat Mind, Body in RA Patients: Study
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Rheumatoid arthritis pain subsided when depression and inflammation were addressed

  • Surgery for Neck Pain May Also Relieve Headaches
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Operations had added benefit for majority of patients, survey found

  • Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

  • TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (06-Aug-2009)
    If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy works well, study finds

  • Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Injecting cement into spine no better than placebo procedure, study finds

  • Health Tip: Understanding Low Back Pain
    (03-Aug-2009)
    Some common causes

  • Colcrys Approved for Acute Gout, Mediterranean Fever
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Remedy long used to treat these two inflammatory conditions

  • Onsolis Approved for Severe Cancer Pain
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Due to abuse risks, patch will be available under restricted distribution

  • Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds

  • A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Study finds that swearing may increase tolerance to sudden hurts

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation

  • Health Tip: Diagnosing Joint Pain
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Information you should discuss with your doctor

  • FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings for Pain Pills
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Drugs like Darvon, Darvocet have been linked to fatal overdoses

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation

  • Too Much Texting Can Spell Neck, Arm Pain
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Hunching over, using one thumb increases the risk, study shows

  • If 2 Painkillers Are Banned, What Next?
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Other options, available and in the pipeline, could plug a Percocet-Vicodin gap, experts say

  • Health Tip: What's Causing My Neck Pain?
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Some typical triggers

  • FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Also recommends dosing limits for OTC painkillers that contain acetaminophen, like Tylenol or Excedrin, because of link to liver damage.

  • Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed
    (30-Jun-2009)
    It's used more often in spinal fusions, but experts worry about costs and complications

  • Nonsurgical Treatment May Ease Rotator Cuff Injury
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Ultrasound-guided procedure reduced pain and restored mobility in tendinitis patients, study finds

  • New Drug Promising Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Golimumab might help where similar drugs failed, research finds

  • FDA Seizes All Drugs From Generics Maker
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Agency cites poor quality at Michigan plants, warns of potential shortage of one pain reliever

  • Health Tip: Things That Trigger Migraines
    (25-Jun-2009)
    Common causes among women

  • Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients

  • Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients

  • Caldolor Is First Approved Injected Ibuprofen
    (12-Jun-2009)
    For hospital patients who can't take oral drug

  • Health Tip: New Moms, Protect Your Back
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Be careful when bending or lifting

  • Health Tip: New Moms, Protect Your Back
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Be careful when bending or lifting

  • Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain
    (06-Jun-2009)
    Experts offer tips to minimize golf-related injuries

  • 'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Cubital tunnel syndrome results from prolonged flexing of the elbow, experts say

  • When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back
    (30-May-2009)
    Techniques used by professional movers can help reduce risk of serious injury

  • FDA Report Urges Tougher Acetaminophen Warning
    (28-May-2009)
    The risk of overdose, and potential liver damage, is still too high, agency says

  • Tailored Treatments Effective for Depression Due to Pain
    (26-May-2009)
    Drug, counseling combo helps patients manage their symptoms, study finds

  • Health Tip: Be More Comfortable During Childbirth
    (22-May-2009)
    Suggestions to make labor and delivery more tolerable

  • Health Tip: Protecting a New Hip
    (14-May-2009)
    Some "don'ts" after hip replacement surgery

  • Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
    (12-May-2009)
    Study found it worked even when treatment didn't break the skin

  • Health Tip: Triggers for Foot Arthritis
    (08-May-2009)
    What may be responsible for your arthritic symptoms

  • New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain
    (07-May-2009)
    NSAID use for persistent aches needs to be curbed, Geriatrics Society says

  • Health Tip: Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy
    (01-May-2009)
    Suggestions to help reduce the strain

  • Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed

  • FDA Adds New Label Warnings to Over-the-Counter Painkillers
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Acetaminophen, NSAIDs can cause liver or stomach illness in certain situations, officials warn

  • Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Potentially life-threatening condition often goes undetected until rupture

  • Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

  • Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Potentially life-threatening condition often goes undetected until rupture

  • What May Be Causing Your Child's Headaches
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Some potential triggers

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Shin Splints
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Are you at risk?

  • Painkillers May Not Protect Against Dementia
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Contrary to prior research, study finds older people taking NSAIDs more likely to suffer decline

  • Addiction Drug May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
    (17-Apr-2009)
    In small study, naltrexone offered some women relief

  • Addiction Drug May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
    (17-Apr-2009)
    In small study, naltrexone offered some women relief

  • Health Tip: Drive Safely With Arthritis
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Sleep May Be Cause, Not Consequence, of Cancer Issues
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Researchers suggest treating insomnia as a way to address pain

  • Researchers Create Long-Acting Local Anesthetic
    (14-Apr-2009)
    Slow-release injection could ease discomfort in specific areas for days, weeks

  • Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Small study finds acupressure cut symptoms beyond mere placebo effect

  • Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Small study finds painkiller offered relief, but constipation was problem for some

  • FDA Reverses Stance on Removal of Morphine Painkiller
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Appeals from hospice experts mean an unapproved drug, one of 14 given recent warning, will remain on the market, agency says

  • Health Tip: Don't Let Minor Knee Pain Slow You Down
    (09-Apr-2009)
    Help make a sore knee feel better

  • Post-Op Painkillers Tied to Deaths After Spinal Fusion
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Middle-aged men appear most at risk from overdosing following the surgery, study found

  • Post-Op Painkillers Tied to Deaths After Spinal Fusion
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Middle-aged men appear most at risk from overdosing following the surgery, study found

  • FDA Warns Drug Makers to Stop Selling Unapproved Prescription Painkillers
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Action should not affect consumers or lead to shortages, the agency says

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Arthritis in the Thumb
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Here's a list of possible symptoms

  • Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

  • Gulf War Syndrome May Stem From Chemical Exposure
    (24-Mar-2009)
    U.S. researchers find brain function problems in ill veterans

  • Collaborative Care Helps Ease Chronic Pain
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Successful intervention included doctor training, patient education and feedback

  • Health Tip: Coping With Fibromyalgia
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Health Tip: Coping With Fibromyalgia
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Health Tip: Triggers for Canker Sores
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Factors that could increase your risk

  • Fear of Pain Drives Requests for Assisted Death
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Symptom control is key, study says, as Washington becomes 2nd state to legalize procedure

  • Ozone/Oxygen Shot Helps Heal Herniated Disk
    (09-Mar-2009)
    New technique eases pressure on local nerves, researchers say

  • Ozone/Oxygen Shot Helps Heal Herniated Disk
    (09-Mar-2009)
    New technique eases pressure on local nerves, researchers say

  • Bone Cement Eases Pain of Late-Stage Cancers
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Italian researchers report bedridden patients walked 24 hours after treatment

  • Dying Feel Abandoned by Docs in the End
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Continuity of care, closure important for dying, families and docs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Caring for Mouth Sores From Cancer Treatment
    (06-Mar-2009)
    What you can do

  • Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Arthritis
    (04-Mar-2009)
    How to help your child adjust

  • Health Tip: Pain in the Pelvis
    (03-Mar-2009)
    What it may mean

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have an Ear Infection?
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Here's a list of telltale signs

  • Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Technique called kyphoplasty may benefit those with vertebral fractures, study finds

  • Health Tip: Helping a Broken Toe Heal
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Rest your sore foot

  • Chili Pepper Compound Can Bring Pain Relief
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Capsaicin works on nerves to ease joint discomfort, scientists say

  • Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Technique called kyphoplasty may benefit those with vertebral fractures, study finds

  • Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Lab results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease

  • Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Lab results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease

  • Walking Program May Relieve Peripheral Artery Pain
    (21-Feb-2009)
    Distance improved and pain fell for participants, study finds

  • Uloric Approved for Gout
    (16-Feb-2009)
    The first new treatment option in 40 years

  • Health Tip: The Importance of Good Posture
    (11-Feb-2009)
    It can help you feel better

  • Health Tip: The Importance of Good Posture
    (11-Feb-2009)
    It can help you feel better

  • Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

  • Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

  • Painkiller Abuse Increases Among Young Adults
    (09-Feb-2009)
    But adolescent use of prescription pain relievers has dropped, report shows

  • FDA Seeks Better Regulation of Painkillers
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Powerful opioid drugs can pose risks even for patients, agency says

  • Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not

  • Gene Therapy May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (06-Feb-2009)
    2 women who got injections report reduced pain and swelling

  • Health Tip: Caring for a Canker Sore
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Help soothe the sting

  • Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not

  • Therapy, Meds Best for Lumbar Low Back Pain
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Barring complications, surgery can be avoided since most symptoms fade within 6 weeks, experts say

  • Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Few people with neck, back pain are prescribed physical activity, survey finds

  • Therapy, Meds Best for Lumbar Low Back Pain
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Barring complications, surgery can be avoided since most symptoms fade within 6 weeks, experts say

  • Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Few people with neck, back pain are prescribed physical activity, survey finds

  • Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth
    (01-Feb-2009)
    But many doctors insist the supplement is safe and worth a try for arthritis pain

  • A Checklist for Joint Replacement Surgery
    (01-Feb-2009)
    Knowing what to expect before and after procedure aids healing, experts say

  • The Zen Way to Pain Relief
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Meditation technique may help keep discomfort at bay, study finds

  • Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Analysis of recent data shows little difference from placebo

  • Health Tip: Managing Neck Pain
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Keep yourself comfortable

  • Health Tip: Save Your Back at Work
    (22-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to minimize back pain

  • Health Tip: Log Your Headache Pain
    (19-Jan-2009)
    It may help reveal triggers, remedies

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Women Harder
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Study finds more symptoms, greater severity among female patients.

  • Savella Approved for Fibromyalgia
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Expected in pharmacies by March

  • Health Tip: Oh, Those Aching Muscles
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to soothe the soreness

  • Certain Antidepressants Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Tricyclic medications helped with pain, fatigue and depression, study shows

  • Certain Antidepressants Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Tricyclic medications helped with pain, fatigue and depression, study shows

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Back Pain
    (07-Jan-2009)
    What to do when it starts to hurt

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Back Pain
    (07-Jan-2009)
    What to do when it starts to hurt

  • Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (06-Jan-2009)
    Finding means condition could be biologically driven, researchers say

  • Researcher Finds Most Will Inflict Pain on Others If Prodded
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Finding mirrors results of infamous psychological obedience study in 1960s

  • War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says

  • Health Tip: Relief From Carpal Tunnel
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to ease the pain

  • Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
    (31-Dec-2008)
    Manipulation and nutritional counseling helps with connective tissue-related pain

  • Health Tip: Stop a Sore Throat
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Suggestions to help it feel better

  • Tips to Ease an Aching Back
    (25-Dec-2008)
    Holidays or any day, bad mechanics can lead to pain and stiffness

  • Tips to Ease an Aching Back
    (25-Dec-2008)
    Holidays or any day, bad mechanics can lead to pain and stiffness

  • Health Tip: Managing Headaches During Pregnancy
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Suggestions to help relieve the pain

  • Health Tip: Managing Joint Pain
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Health Tip: Sciatica Pain During Pregnancy
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Suggestions that may help

  • 38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
    (10-Dec-2008)
    As do 12% of children, new government survey says

  • Health Tip: Sciatica Pain During Pregnancy
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Suggestions that may help

  • Doctors Issue New Neuropathy Test Guidelines
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Common nerve problem best diagnosed with combination of assessments, researchers say

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

  • New Twist on Treatment of Foot Pain
    (01-Dec-2008)
    'Dry-needling,' steroids effective against plantar fasciitis, researchers say

  • Anesthesia Type Won't Influence Neck Artery Surgery Outcomes
    (26-Nov-2008)
    Study may settle debate on safety of general vs. local delivery

  • Aquarobics May Help Ease Labor
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Women who exercised during pregnancy needed less pain meds, study found

  • Itching Not a Less Intense Form of Pain
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Each are regulated by different molecular mechanisms, scientists show

  • Health Tip: Easing Hemorrhoid Pain
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Health Tip: Exercising With Back Pain
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Proper activity can help prevent a relapse

  • Health Tip: Exercising With Back Pain
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Proper activity can help prevent a relapse

  • Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says

  • Depression Heightens Sensitivity to Pain
    (07-Nov-2008)
    MRI reveals relationship between mental condition and reaction to physical discomfort

  • Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Patients
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Finding offers more evidence that the condition is 'real,' researchers say

  • Study Sheds Light on Painkillers' Heart Risk
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Cox-2 drugs, like Celebrex, less safe than Cox-1 drugs, like naproxen, study says

  • Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Patients
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Finding offers more evidence that the condition is 'real,' researchers say

  • U.S. Hospitals Lag in Patient Satisfaction
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Pain management, discharge instructions not rated high in survey

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, research shows

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Cases have increased since the mid-1990s, study shows

  • Drug Improves Outcomes for Gout Patients
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Study says pegloticase viable treatment for those who've run out of options

  • Smoking, Gender Affect Pain Treatment Effectiveness
    (18-Oct-2008)
    Men who light up show less improvement after therapy, study says

  • Vioxx's Heart Risk Lingered Long After Use Ended
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Some danger may come with other NSAID pain relievers, experts say

  • Vioxx's Heart Risk Lingered Long After Use Ended
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Some danger may come with other NSAID pain relievers, experts say

  • Autumn Sees More Women With Bunion Problems
    (12-Oct-2008)
    Transition from flip-flops, sandals to traditional shoes may be culprit, specialists say

  • NSAIDs Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    (09-Oct-2008)
    Analysis of 38 studies found painkillers showed protective effect

  • Cell Protein Suppresses Pain Better Than Morphine
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Injected into mice, it proved more effective but with fewer side effects, study says

  • Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain
    (07-Oct-2008)
    These brain-damaged individuals show signs of awareness, unlike vegetative state

  • Hospital Fixes Cut Opiate Errors in Kids
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Simple adjustments also save money, since side effects can affect length of stay, study says

  • Form IDs Spinal Patients Likely to Stick With Therapy
    (05-Oct-2008)
    13-item questionnaire predicts who will be more active in post-surgery rehab

  • Gradual Exercise Best After Joint Replacement
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Trying to get back in the game too soon can undo benefits of surgery, study says

  • National Scorecard Ranks Palliative Care Across Country
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Availability varies widely, and South comes out worst, researchers say

  • Resistance Training Boosts Mobility in Knee Arthritis Patients
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Using free weights, isometric exercise tied to overall increase in physical activity levels

  • Three Genes Raise Gout Risk
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Finding could lead to new treatments, experts say

  • Popular Supplements Don't Work Against Arthritis: Study
    (30-Sep-2008)
    But lead researcher says it's too soon to give up on glucosamine

  • Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Taking more active role in their health helps patients stave off decline, study finds

  • Popular Supplements Don't Work Against Arthritis: Study
    (30-Sep-2008)
    But lead researcher says it's too soon to give up on glucosamine

  • Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Nerve cells may help spur inflammation, study shows

  • Health Tip: What Causes Sore Breasts?
    (25-Sep-2008)
    If pain lingers, speak to your doctor

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Knee Brace
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Which type is best for you?

  • Health Tip: Prevent a Pain in the Neck
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Stretch and relax neck muscles

  • Health Tip: Prevent Stomach Pain
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Watching your diet can help

  • Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

  • Health Tip: Massage Arthritis Pain
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Help strained joints and muscles

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Back Pain
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Help prevent it

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Back Pain
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Help prevent it

  • Health Tip: Taking an NSAID
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Who should avoid the pain relievers

  • Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
    (16-Sep-2008)
    It improved mood, pain symptoms more than simple touch, concludes study

  • Majority of College Students Report Backpack-Related Pain
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Shoulders, neck and back most affected, but group says smart loading could cut stress

  • Majority of College Students Report Backpack-Related Pain
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Shoulders, neck and back most affected, but group says smart loading could cut stress

  • Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Could help in treatment of Parkinson's, epilepsy and depression, researchers say

  • 'Abuse-Resistant' Form of OxyContin May Be Near
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Remoxy won't give abusers the quick high they seek, study suggests

  • Music Therapy Improves Well-Being of Very Ill Patients
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Study finds even family members appear to benefit

  • Buyers Spend More With Non-Cash Purchases
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say it's the 'pain of paying' that drives consumer choices

  • Painkillers Lower PSA Test Readings
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Could complicate prostate cancer screening process, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover How Osteoarthritis Destroys Cartilage
    (04-Sep-2008)
    For sufferers of joint disease, finding could lead to preventive treatments, study says

  • Health Tip: When Your Baby Needs Shots
    (01-Sep-2008)
    Make the ordeal less painful

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent a Herniated Disk
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Know some common causes

  • Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Nervous systems of babies of women with certain genotype more affected, study finds

  • Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists
    (17-Aug-2008)
    Orthopedic doctor offers tips on how to choose and use the proper backpack

  • Health Tip: Beating Backpack Pain
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Wear it the right way

  • Post-Surgical Epidural May Boost Survival
    (12-Aug-2008)
    New study supports the safety and effectiveness of the spinal shot

  • Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Migraines
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Suggestions to help prevent them

  • Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Cannabis was well-tolerated, effective when added to existing meds, study finds

  • Health Tip: Pain Reliever Side Effects
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Know potential risks before you take them

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Injury
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Suggestions on how to lift things properly

  • Health Tip: Prevent Back Injury
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Suggestions on how to lift things properly

  • Lidocaine Gel May Ease Mammography Discomfort
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Authors say image quality unaffected, other expert unsure

  • Hip, Knee Replacements Do Ease Symptoms
    (15-Jul-2008)
    People who undergo the surgery are usually happy they did, study finds

  • Global Warming Linked to Heightened Kidney Stone Risk
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study predicts up to 2.2 million additional cases in U.S. by 2050

  • Health Tip: Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Potential treatments

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Headaches
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Keep stress at bay

  • Newborns in Intensive Care Often Exposed to Pain
    (01-Jul-2008)
    May change pain processing in brain, affect development, researcher says

  • Spray Cuts Kids' Pain When Getting IVs
    (30-Jun-2008)
    But it may not be much more effective than placebo, one expert says

  • High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Hormonal effects may be to blame, researchers say

  • Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events
    (27-Jun-2008)
    But Canadian study finds increase in non-serious side effects

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Backpack Injuries
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Learn the warning signs

  • Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Oral cannabis may even cause increased sensitivity in certain conditions, researchers report

  • Health Tip: The Word on Wisdom Teeth
    (23-Jun-2008)
    What to expect after they're removed

  • General Anesthesia Boosts Post-Op Pain
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Study helps confirm what many patients, doctors suspected

  • Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection
    (23-Jun-2008)
    The combo uncovered 80% of early-stage tumors, researchers say

  • Cymbalta Approved for Fibromyalgia
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Affects about 5 million Americans

  • Cymbalta Approved for Fibromyalgia
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Affects about 5 million Americans

  • Beware the 'Blackberry Thumb'
    (15-Jun-2008)
    New repetitive stress injury caused by typing only with thumbs on hand-held devices

  • Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Don't ignore symptoms

  • Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Don't ignore symptoms

  • Health Tip: Recovering From an Injury
    (04-Jun-2008)
    When it's safe to get back in the game

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Computer Strain
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Signs that you may have an injury

  • Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Anti-inflammatory might one day help prevent malignancies, study suggests

  • Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says

  • Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Narcolepsy drug also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy

  • Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
    (23-May-2008)
    Anxiety over disability, discomfort may be driving factor, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Child's Sunburn
    (21-May-2008)
    Help the child feel better

  • Ventilator Relieves Lung Cancer Pain in Final Hours
    (20-May-2008)
    At end of life, it may be better than standard oxygen therapy, study suggests

  • Celebrex, Naproxen Won't Prevent Mental Decline
    (12-May-2008)
    New findings suggest daily use of naproxen might even harm cognitive function

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby in Pain?
    (05-May-2008)
    Here's how to tell

  • Less Money Means More Hurting
    (02-May-2008)
    Survey links chronic pain to income status

  • Napping Habits Tied to Sleep Disorders
    (01-May-2008)
    Older adults battling illnesses more likely to make up lost slumber during day

  • Quick Decompression Aids Spinal Injury Recovery
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Done within 24 hours, the procedure improved neurological outcomes a year later

  • Gastric Bypass May Also Relieve Low Back Pain
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Discomfort appears to decline along with weight, study finds

  • Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Savings of almost $6,000 primarily due to earlier return to work, analysis finds

  • Quick Decompression Aids Spinal Injury Recovery
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Done within 24 hours, the procedure improved neurological outcomes a year later

  • An Alternative to Medicinal Marijuana
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Nerve agents stimulated cannabinoid receptors in mice, offering pain relief without side effects

  • Relistor Helps Ease Painkiller-Related Constipation
    (25-Apr-2008)
    For people who use ongoing opioid therapy

  • Exercise Plays Role in Recovery From Sports Injuries
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Expert says goal is to maintain strength, not gain it, while you mend

  • Exercise Combats Cancer Fatigue
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Review suggests it be included as basic component before and after treatments

  • Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders
    (17-Apr-2008)
    They're twice as likely to have apnea, repeated arousals from slumber, study finds

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Those With Rare Headache Condition
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Though it didn't stop attacks, therapy eased frequency of episodes for SUNCT sufferers

  • Health Tip: Having Neck Pain?
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Some possible causes

  • Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly
    (04-Apr-2008)
    9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

  • Music as Medicine
    (22-Mar-2008)
    Music therapy can help reduce anxiety and improve physical health

  • Deep Sedation Becoming More Common for Dying Patients in Holland
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Study doesn't make clear if practice is being carried out in lieu of euthanasia

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Works for Adults, Children
    (21-Mar-2008)
    But the real test for tocilizumab lies in head-to-head drug trials, expert says

  • Trauma Patients Suffer Even 12 Months After Injury
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Those with joint and extremity damage had chronic pain lasting years

  • Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Vertebroplasty shows benefit in study of those with spinal afflictions

  • Health Tip: Tame Tension Headaches
    (18-Mar-2008)
    How to help prevent and control them

  • Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Vertebroplasty shows benefit in study of those with spinal afflictions

  • Health Tip: When Flat Feet Cause Pain
    (17-Mar-2008)
    See your doctor for treatment

  • Health Tip: A Sprain in the Neck
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Stress Fractures
    (06-Mar-2008)
    Take some precautions

  • Health Tip: Choose the Right Backpack
    (05-Mar-2008)
    Prevent back problems in your child

  • Aromatherapy Falls Short, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2008)
    It didn't heal wounds, relieve pain or boost immune status

  • Health Tip: Safe Snow Shoveling
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Take extra precautions

  • Arcalyst Treats Rare Inflammatory Disorders
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Affecting 300 people in U.S.

  • Health Tip: Muscle Injury?
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Try the RICE method

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Migraine?
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Some common triggers

  • Aquatic Exercises May Ease Fibromyalgia
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Exercise in heated pool brought relief from chronic pain, study found

  • Health Tip: Don't Get Burned by Hot Water
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Some precautions to consider for kids

  • Humira Approved for Children's Arthritis
    (22-Feb-2008)
    In patients four years and older

  • Taking Multiple Pain Relievers May Cause Complications
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Dual use of prescription, over-the-counter drugs raises risk of adverse side effects

  • Surgery Best for Narrowing of Spine
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Study says it beat nonsurgical care for painful condition that often accompanies aging

  • Study Suggests Glucosamine Won't Ease Hip Arthritis
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Research adds to debate on the supplement but doesn't settle it, one expert says

  • Health Tip: Painful Urination
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Here are possible causes

  • Back Pain Spending Up, Relief Down
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Extra dollars aren't buying results, study says

  • Back Pain Spending Up, Relief Down
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Extra dollars aren't buying results, study says

  • Health Tip: Giving Pain Medication to Your Child
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Speak to your doctor first

  • Chronic Pain Harms Brain's Wiring
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Constant firing of neurons could cause permanent damage, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Pain Isn't a Normal Part of Aging
    (07-Feb-2008)
    You don't have to hurt all the time

  • Sugar Water Eases Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Study found it lowered pain scores by more than 78%

  • Health Tip: Preventing Back Injury
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Lifting techniques to help protect the back

  • NSAIDs No Better for Low Back Pain
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Acetaminophen provides comparable relief, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Preventing Back Injury
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Lifting techniques to help protect the back

  • NSAIDs No Better for Low Back Pain
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Acetaminophen provides comparable relief, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Follow Instructions on OTC Pain Relievers
    (22-Jan-2008)
    Signs that you may have taken too much ibuprofen

  • Exercise Program Eases Arthritis
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Even 6 months later, improvements in pain and fatigue still evident, study finds

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Canker Sore
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Here's how to tame the pain

  • Health Tip: If You Have Sinus Problems
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Know what triggers your pain

  • Sickle Cell Patients in More Pain Than Thought
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Many are struggling at home almost every day

  • 5 Problems With Feet That Men Shouldn't Walk Away From
    (13-Jan-2008)
    Ankle sprains and ingrown toenails need a doctor's attention, experts say

  • Strength Training Eases Chronic Neck Pain
    (11-Jan-2008)
    Danish study of women showed effect lasted long after program ended

  • Strength Training Eases Chronic Neck Pain
    (11-Jan-2008)
    Danish study of women showed effect lasted long after program ended

  • Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could improve understanding of irritable bowel syndrome and lead to new treatments

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Growing Pains
    (07-Jan-2008)
    Here's what you can do

  • 46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis
    (04-Jan-2008)
    By 2030, 40% of U.S. adults will have the condition, experts say

  • Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER
    (02-Jan-2008)
    Study finds whites are prescribed opioids more often than blacks, Hispanics

  • Health Tip: Prevent Shin Splints
    (24-Dec-2007)
    Don't change exercise routine too abruptly

  • FDA Renews Warnings on Pain-Relief Patch
    (21-Dec-2007)
    Misuse and misprescribing can lead to overdose, death from fentanyl-laden patches

  • Health Tip: What's Plantar Fasciitis?
    (20-Dec-2007)
    A painful foot condition

  • Massage Eases Pain, Anxiety After Surgery
    (17-Dec-2007)
    It's now standard post-surgical practice at some U.S. hospitals

  • Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Female spine has evolved to better accommodate pregnancy, study says

  • Cancer Patients Hold Fast to Belief That Opioids Mean Death
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Docs need to educate that drugs such as morphine are more than just a last resort

  • Study Probes Source of Knee Arthritis Pain
    (30-Nov-2007)
    It's not based on damage to the knees' cushioning elements, study suggests

  • Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
    (30-Nov-2007)
    Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found

  • NSAID Drug Therapy Fails to Ease Back Pain
    (09-Nov-2007)
    Trial also found no benefit from spinal manipulation

  • Health Tip: When a Stomachache Requires Medical Attention
    (09-Nov-2007)
    When to head for the hospital

  • Drugs Can Ease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (09-Nov-2007)
    3 trials show some success in helping children

  • NSAID Drug Therapy Fails to Ease Back Pain
    (09-Nov-2007)
    Trial also found no benefit from spinal manipulation

  • Gout Drug Shows Promise
    (09-Nov-2007)
    Injected rilonacept effective in easing pain, study finds

  • Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Without such stomach-shielding drugs, patient health has suffered, researchers say

  • Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Without such stomach-shielding drugs, patient health has suffered, researchers say

  • Blocking Potent Oxidant Could Prevent Morphine Tolerance
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Findings in animal tests may lead to new therapies for treating chronic pain

  • Spinal Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Back Pain
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Discovery of the cells might lead to treatments, researchers say

  • Spinal Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Back Pain
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Discovery of the cells might lead to treatments, researchers say

  • Right Dose of Pot Can Ease Pain
    (31-Oct-2007)
    But too much can actually boost discomfort, study finds

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Joints
    (30-Oct-2007)
    And help prevent osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged
    (29-Oct-2007)
    Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Injury From Raking Leaves
    (24-Oct-2007)
    Take these precautions

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Your Toothache
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Things that can cause tooth pain

  • Voltaren Gel Approved for Osteoarthritis
    (22-Oct-2007)
    First topical prescription treatment for the joint disease

  • Shoe Insoles No Rx for Back Pain: Study
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Researcher says they may help some people, but not all

  • Water Workouts Work for Arthritis Patients
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Sessions relieve pain and help improve daily function, researchers say

  • Acupuncture Cuts Need for Post-Op Painkillers
    (17-Oct-2007)
    It also eases nausea linked to these drugs, research shows

  • Anti-Convulsant Aids Knee-Replacement Patients
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Pregabalin reduced pain, increased range of motion, study found

  • Nicotine, Chili Peppers Offer Post-Surgery Pain Relief
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Findings could bring new treatment options for patients, researchers say

  • Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Aspirin, ibuprofen and similar medicines pose big stomach risks, study notes

  • Morphine Painkillers Won't Impair Driving
    (13-Oct-2007)
    Study found no difference in motorists' reaction times

  • Antidepressants Boost GI Bleeding Risk
    (12-Oct-2007)
    And the danger rises if the drugs are used with certain painkillers, study finds

  • Health Tip: Got Low Back Pain?
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Suggestions that may help

  • Health Tip: Got Low Back Pain?
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Suggestions that may help

  • Drug Combo Blocks Pain Without Impairing Movement
    (03-Oct-2007)
    Chili pepper compound plus lidocaine derivative anesthetizes without numbness in rat study

  • Experts Issue Guidelines on Treating Low Back Pain
    (02-Oct-2007)
    One recommendation: MRIs, other scans aren't always helpful

  • Experts Issue Guidelines on Treating Low Back Pain
    (02-Oct-2007)
    One recommendation: MRIs, other scans aren't always helpful

  • Brain 'Switch' Helps Doctors Deal With Patients' Pain
    (28-Sep-2007)
    Area that helps them appreciate another's discomfort shuts down, study finds

  • Caffeine Plus Acetaminophen Toxic for Some
    (26-Sep-2007)
    Rat study suggests liver danger, but doses must be very high

  • Health Tip: Causes of Corns and Calluses
    (25-Sep-2007)
    Some are preventable

  • Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy

  • Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy

  • Don't Ignore Tough or Long-Term Stomach Pain
    (15-Sep-2007)
    It could point to serious underlying health trouble, experts say

  • Coming Soon: Pain-Free Dentistry
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Scientists hard at work on no-drill dental fillings

  • Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

  • Health Tip: Tension Headaches
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Can be triggered by stress

  • Health Tip: Preventing a Bunion
    (05-Sep-2007)
    How to treat your feet

  • Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer
    (05-Sep-2007)
    It could give an early warning and improve treatment success, researchers say

  • Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus
    (05-Sep-2007)
    Discoveries could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, scientists say

  • Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Ropivacaine helped control postoperative pain, cut recovery time, study finds

  • Whiplash May Result in Delayed Jaw Pain
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Trauma patients 5 times more likely to suffer facial dysfunction after a crash

  • Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain
    (29-Aug-2007)
    Some drug-free treatment options

  • Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

  • Back to School Means Backpack Safety
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Help protect kids from stress and strain, experts say

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Sore Throat
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Here are suggestions

  • Study Points to Cause of Vioxx Heart Risk
    (27-Aug-2007)
    The drug ups levels of a protein linked to clotting, researchers say

  • Zingo Offers Pain Relief During Child Injections
    (17-Aug-2007)
    Approved for patients aged 3 to 18

  • Nanotechnology Could Help Ease Soldiers' Pain
    (14-Aug-2007)
    A battlefield 'pen' might deliver drug to injury site, scientists hope

  • Tattoos Can Be Troublesome to Remove
    (22-Jul-2007)
    Experts offer tips on picking more easily erased types, locations

  • Health Tip: Treating an Ingrown Toenail
    (19-Jul-2007)
    Early care can prevent infection

  • Health Tip: After a Muscle Strain
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Ease back into exercise

  • Artificial Disc Approved to Treat Disc Disease in Neck
    (17-Jul-2007)
    A major cause of neck and arm pain

  • Women Slower to Recover From Knee Surgery
    (16-Jul-2007)
    Osteoarthritis may also impede return to function, research shows

  • Arthroscopic Surgery Eases Tough-to-Treat Tennis Elbow
    (15-Jul-2007)
    The condition can come from any repetitive arm movement, experts note

  • Major Study Will Assess Painkiller Detox
    (13-Jul-2007)
    Addiction to opioids such as OxyContin is rampant across U.S., experts say

  • Brain Scans Show How Pain Upsets Concentration
    (05-Jul-2007)
    A key region may control both functions, scientists say

  • Health Tip: Endometriosis and Pregnancy
    (04-Jul-2007)
    Some women can still conceive

  • Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk
    (03-Jul-2007)
    Stress, dietary factors might play a role, researchers say

  • Glucosamine Trials Show Little Benefit Against Arthritis
    (30-Jun-2007)
    Results vary widely between trials, suggesting industry bias, experts say

  • Health Tip: Numbness in Diabetics
    (22-Jun-2007)
    It may be a symptom of nerve damage

  • 1st U.S. Drug Approved for Fibromyalgia
    (21-Jun-2007)
    Millions have the painful condition

  • 'Memory Traces' May Help Spur Chronic Pain
    (21-Jun-2007)
    In study with rats, drug showed potential for easing discomfort

  • 1st U.S. Drug Approved for Fibromyalgia
    (21-Jun-2007)
    Millions have the painful condition

  • Health Tip: Are Joint Supplements For You?
    (14-Jun-2007)
    Some people shouldn't take them

  • Study Rates New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
    (13-Jun-2007)
    Abatacept, rituximab and tocilizumab may offer patients new options, experts say

  • Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments
    (10-Jun-2007)
    The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Root Canal
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Here's what to expect

  • Experimental Drug May Fight Migraine
    (07-Jun-2007)
    MK-0974 could aid patients not helped by other medicines

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Chronic Pain
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Cutting edge therapy appears to work in rats, researchers say

  • Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities
    (31-May-2007)
    Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

  • Back Surgery Can Quickly Relieve Pain
    (30-May-2007)
    But waiting won't hurt your chances of recovery, new research suggests

  • Back Surgery Can Quickly Relieve Pain
    (30-May-2007)
    But waiting won't hurt your chances of recovery, new research suggests

  • Added Treatment Won't Speed Whiplash Recovery
    (25-May-2007)
    Aggressive approach may even slow healing, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Healing Hemorrhoids
    (16-May-2007)
    Suggestions to ease discomfort

  • Health Tip: After Caesarean Section
    (10-May-2007)
    What to expect

  • Teens With Migraines at Greater Risk of Suicide
    (03-May-2007)
    Almost half have at least one psychiatric disorder, study finds

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Whiplash
    (03-May-2007)
    Condition typically stems from a car accident

  • U.S. Arthritis Numbers, Costs Soaring
    (27-Apr-2007)
    One in five adults is now affected, costing $81 billion annually, report finds

  • Ex-Pro Football Players Struggle With Health Problems
    (27-Apr-2007)
    Depression, chronic pain can contribute to alcohol abuse, financial difficulties, study finds

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Osteoarthritis
    (25-Apr-2007)
    In addition to medication, lifestyle changes can help

  • Novel Stent Relieves Acute Heart Pain
    (23-Apr-2007)
    It diverts blood to oxygen-starved heart muscle, researchers say

  • Chondroitin Won't Ease Arthritic Joint Pain: Study
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Doctors should discourage use of the supplement, researchers conclude

  • Health Tip: If You Have an Ulcer
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Avoid certain foods, medications, and smoking

  • Sleepless Nights May Encourage Pain
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Sleep-deprived women had more pain episodes, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Prevent Burns From a Heating Pad
    (04-Apr-2007)
    Don't use on the same injury for more than 20 minutes

  • Ibuprofen May Boost Aspirin Users' Heart Risk
    (04-Apr-2007)
    Study of arthritis patients needs to be confirmed, experts say

  • Two Medications Treat Migraine Better Than One
    (03-Apr-2007)
    Sumatriptan-naproxen combo works faster and longer, study finds

  • Health Tip: Soothing Sensitive Teeth
    (02-Apr-2007)
    A special toothpaste or mouthwash may help

  • Arthritis Pain Processed in Emotion-Linked Brain Area
    (28-Mar-2007)
    Findings may offer a new target for treatment, study suggests

  • Spinal Disc Transplant Shows Promise Against Back Pain
    (23-Mar-2007)
    Chinese team reports good results from small 5-year trial

  • Spinal Disc Transplant Shows Promise Against Back Pain
    (23-Mar-2007)
    Chinese team reports good results from small 5-year trial

  • Biomarkers Could Warn of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (14-Mar-2007)
    They might be used to spot repetitive stress disorders before the pain starts

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Kidney Stones
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Drink plenty of water

  • Stimulating Occipital Nerve Eases Cluster Headaches
    (08-Mar-2007)
    But the pain returns once the experimental therapy is stopped, studies find

  • Mental, Physical Torture Inflict Similar Pain
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Bosnian, Serbian survivors found both equally traumatizing, psychologists say

  • Steroid Shots Provide Little Relief for Low Back Pain
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Panel finds epidurals don't provide long-term benefit beyond 3 months

  • Steroid Shots Provide Little Relief for Low Back Pain
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Panel finds epidurals don't provide long-term benefit beyond 3 months

  • Ibuprofen Best for Kids' Injury Pain
    (05-Mar-2007)
    ER study finds over-the-counter painkiller outperformed codeine, acetaminophen

  • Nearly 80% of Hospitalized Kids Get 'Adult-Only' Drugs
    (05-Mar-2007)
    'Off-label' practice is worrisome because of lack of research into safety and effectiveness

  • Tea Antioxidant Plus Celebrex May Fight Prostate Cancer
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Combo slows tumor growth, animal study shows

  • Heart Experts Issue Guidelines on Use of Celebrex
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Cox-2 painkiller should be last resort because of cardiovascular risk, American Heart Association says

  • Heart Experts Issue Guidelines on Use of Celebrex
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Cox-2 painkiller should be last resort because of cardiovascular risk, American Heart Association says

  • Most Americans Don't Understand Acetaminophen Dangers
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Too much of the painkiller in Tylenol, other meds, can cause liver failure, experts say

  • Smoking, Obesity Risk Factors for Spinal Procedures
    (16-Feb-2007)
    Both problems boosted risks linked to back pain

  • Smoking, Obesity Risk Factors for Spinal Procedures
    (16-Feb-2007)
    Both problems boosted risks linked to back pain

  • Health Tip: Keep Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain at Bay
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Get enough rest, and watch what you eat

  • More Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs
    (15-Feb-2007)
    But marijuana use is down substantially, White House report finds

  • Health Tip: Who Shouldn't Take NSAIDs
    (13-Feb-2007)
    These pain relievers aren't for everyone

  • Marijuana May Ease AIDS Patients' Foot Pain
    (13-Feb-2007)
    The smoked drug lessens a burning numbness that accompanies the illness, study finds

  • Experts Offer Free Back Pain Advice Feb. 15
    (11-Feb-2007)
    Hotline focuses on preventing, easing pain in middle age

  • Experts Offer Free Back Pain Advice Feb. 15
    (11-Feb-2007)
    Hotline focuses on preventing, easing pain in middle age

  • New Score Helps Spot Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Early detection is important to safe, effective treatment, experts say

  • Health Tip: Causes of Cluster Headaches
    (24-Jan-2007)
    They include certain medications, and smoking

  • Taking the Hype Out of Hypnotherapy
    (23-Jan-2007)
    It can ease pain, anxiety and addiction, but beware of false claims

  • Narcotics Offer Only Short-Term Relief of Back Pain
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Researchers also found abuse occurred in 24 percent of cases

  • Smoking May Play Role in Knee Osteoarthritis
    (12-Jan-2007)
    Study suggests men, in particular, face cartilage loss, more severe pain

  • Health Tip: Grinding Your Teeth
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Often, it's prompted by stress

  • Health Tip: If You Have Leg Cramps During Pregnancy
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Here's how to deal with them

  • PTSD Patients Have Diminished Pain Response
    (08-Jan-2007)
    The anxiety disorder may lead to altered processing signals, study finds

  • Chronic Headaches Leave Women Prone to Depression
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Researcher says mental state can influence course of pain management

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Bruise
    (03-Jan-2007)
    Be aware of symptoms that could indicate a more serious condition

  • Psychological Interventions Ease Chronic Low Back Pain
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Hypnosis, biofeedback and relaxation improve quality of life, study finds

  • Psychological Interventions Ease Chronic Low Back Pain
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Hypnosis, biofeedback and relaxation improve quality of life, study finds

  • Evidence Shows Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real: Experts
    (18-Dec-2006)
    And yet many patients still face skepticism from doctors

  • Evidence Shows Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real: Experts
    (18-Dec-2006)
    And yet many patients still face skepticism from doctors

  • Alcohol May Slow Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (18-Dec-2006)
    But results in mice might not apply to humans, scientists say

  • FDA OKs Celebrex for Kids With Arthritis
    (16-Dec-2006)
    Says benefits outweigh potential risks, but Pfizer will have to keep a long-term registry to evaluate safety issues

  • Health Tip: Snow Shoveling Safety
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Here's how to help prevent injury

  • Rare Gene Brings Life Without Pain
    (13-Dec-2006)
    The discovery could lead to new pain medications, experts say

  • Hysteria a Real Neurological Condition: Study
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Brain imaging study suggests unexplained ailments have solid causes

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis More Stubborn in Women
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Remission is much less likely than in male patients, study finds

  • FDA Panel Backs Celebrex for Kids With Arthritis
    (30-Nov-2006)
    Says benefits outweigh potential risks to those with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

  • Shingles Drug Reduces Spinal Cord Injury Pain
    (29-Nov-2006)
    Patients often have few options to ease their discomfort, experts note

  • Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain
    (29-Nov-2006)
    The technique has no side effects, researchers add

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
    (28-Nov-2006)
    Back pain that may radiate down the legs

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
    (28-Nov-2006)
    Back pain that may radiate down the legs

  • Using the Mind to Cure the Body
    (25-Nov-2006)
    Guided imagery helps patients ease their pain, studies say

  • Stretch Away the Pain of Plantar Fasciitis
    (25-Nov-2006)
    New exercise eases heel trouble in three-quarters of cases, developer says

  • Surgery Only Slightly Better for Herniated Disc
    (21-Nov-2006)
    Many patients with sciatic pain improve with other methods, studies find

  • Surgery Only Slightly Better for Herniated Disc
    (21-Nov-2006)
    Many patients with sciatic pain improve with other methods, studies find

  • Surgery Only Slightly Better for Herniated Disc
    (21-Nov-2006)
    Many patients with sciatic pain improve with other methods, studies find

  • Health Tip: Soreness After Radiation Therapy
    (17-Nov-2006)
    How to minimize discomfort

  • Newly Released Data Stirs Naproxen Debate
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Study finds Aleve boosts heart risks, but expert says data is unreliable

  • 10% of Americans Struggle With Chronic Pain
    (15-Nov-2006)
    And one in four adults suffered a daylong bout of pain in past month, report found

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have Kidney Stones
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Pain may be the first symptom

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Canker Sores
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Avoid activities that can trigger or irritate them

  • Potent Painkiller Found in Human Saliva
    (14-Nov-2006)
    More powerful than morphine, it could lead to better pain medicines, researchers say

  • Humira Gets Expanded Approval for Psoriatic Arthritis
    (14-Nov-2006)
    To slow joint damage

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Shingles
    (13-Nov-2006)
    If you've had chicken pox, watch for these signs

  • Merck's Vioxx Replacement Gets Mixed Reviews
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Research released at heart meeting shows no gain over traditional drug

  • Aleve Heart-Healthy Over Short-Term
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Drug curbs clotting to reduce cardiovascular risk, study finds

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Campaign Launched
    (03-Nov-2006)
    U.S. health officials stress disease is real, though treatments remain elusive

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (02-Nov-2006)
    Including pain and numbness of the wrist and hand

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Frostbite
    (01-Nov-2006)
    When to call the doctor

  • Health Tip: Prevent Computer Eye Strain
    (31-Oct-2006)
    Here's how to set up a better workstation

  • Health Tip: What Can Trigger a Migraine
    (30-Oct-2006)
    Learn what to avoid

  • Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis
    (30-Oct-2006)
    They could be effective adjuncts to conventional treatment, studies suggest

  • Genes May Help Some People Bear Pain
    (26-Oct-2006)
    DNA boosts their tolerance, research shows

  • Health Tip: When Braces Cause Discomfort
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Here's what to do

  • Many Kids Will Outgrow Migraines
    (23-Oct-2006)
    More than half no longer suffered these headaches as adults, study found

  • Health Tip: Growing Pains?
    (16-Oct-2006)
    How to comfort your child

  • Proper Bicycle Fit Helps Avoid Pain, Injury
    (14-Oct-2006)
    Improper saddle height, handlebar reach among most common misalignments for riders

  • Arthritis Self-Care May Not Work
    (13-Oct-2006)
    Programs lessen anxiety but not symptoms, study finds

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Lips
    (11-Oct-2006)
    Prevent painful chapping

  • Health Tip: High Heels May Hurt Your Back
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Properly fitted low heels are preferred

  • Obesity Boosts Back Surgery Complication Rate
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Doctors advise the very overweight to shed pounds beforehand

  • Health Tip: High Heels May Hurt Your Back
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Properly fitted low heels are preferred

  • Health Tip: Hear a Pop in Your Knee?
    (09-Oct-2006)
    You may have torn an ACL

  • Health Tip: Potbellies Can Trigger Back Pain
    (06-Oct-2006)
    Puts a strain on the muscles

  • Health Tip: What's Pericarditis?
    (06-Oct-2006)
    An inflammation of the heart's membrane

  • Health Tip: Potbellies Can Trigger Back Pain
    (06-Oct-2006)
    Puts a strain on the muscles

  • Research Yields Family Clues to Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (29-Sep-2006)
    Women with affected brothers may have more severe disease, researchers find

  • Fentora Approved for Cancer Pain
    (26-Sep-2006)
    Oral opioid treats rapid-onset 'breakthrough' pain

  • Health Tip: How Does an Epidural Work?
    (19-Sep-2006)
    A painkiller that's commonly used during childbirth

  • Health Tip: What Causes Bursitis?
    (18-Sep-2006)
    Possible reasons for that pain in your hip

  • Prostate Biopsy Doesn't Have to Be Painful
    (14-Sep-2006)
    Targeted anesthesia can minimize discomfort, research shows

  • Cancer Drug Gleevec May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (14-Sep-2006)
    Mouse study suggests it might fight a range of autoimmune illnesses

  • Vioxx Most Dangerous Cox-2 Drug: Studies
    (12-Sep-2006)
    Its heart-threatening effects emerge early and rise with dosage, research shows

  • Spinal Injections May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (07-Sep-2006)
    Powerful drugs work better delivered this way, rat study shows

  • Health Tip: Broken Toe?
    (05-Sep-2006)
    Here's what to do

  • Health Tip: Do I Heat or Ice My Sprain?
    (04-Sep-2006)
    Both will help it heal

  • Health Tip: Angina Is Chest Pain
    (31-Aug-2006)
    It could be a sign of current or pending heart attack

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Not Raise Cancer Risk
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Study found no increased danger for people taking newer TNF blockers

  • Daily Aspirin Helps Prevent Enlarged Prostate
    (30-Aug-2006)
    Other NSAID painkillers did the same, study found

  • Health Tip: Backpack Safety
    (29-Aug-2006)
    Here's how to prevent injury

  • Health Tip: Backpack Safety
    (29-Aug-2006)
    Here's how to prevent injury

  • School Backpacks Shouldn't Be a Pain
    (27-Aug-2006)
    Here are tips on keeping the strain off kids' backs

  • Health Tip: Do You Have an Ulcer?
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Signs and symptoms to watch for

  • Health Tip: After Tonsillectomy
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Help your child recover

  • Can Naturopathic Remedies Fight Cancer, Hot Flashes?
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Research suggests efficacy, but critics say treatments remain unproven

  • Pain Specialists Put Spotlight on Shingles
    (17-Aug-2006)
    Most Americans know little about this common, painful condition

  • Watching Cartoons Eases Children's Pain
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Kids' TV helps distract youngsters from minor medical procedures, study shows

  • Think 'Light' Going Back to School
    (13-Aug-2006)
    Spine society urges parents, kids to avoid backpack-related injuries

  • Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

  • Joint Flexibility May Offer Insight Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Painful condition affects four in 1,000 adults, researchers say

  • Bone Marrow Lesions May Be Hereditary
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Genetics play key role in severity and occurrence of this painful condition, study finds

  • Timing of Surgery Can Contribute to Complications
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Study found afternoon operations more likely to lead to adverse events

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Flat Feet
    (02-Aug-2006)
    It's usually not something to worry about

  • Health Tip: Pain in the Neck?
    (01-Aug-2006)
    The way you sleep could be a factor

  • Scientists Spot Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch
    (28-Jul-2006)
    Nerve cell finding could lead to better pain relievers, they say

  • Proteins Hold Clues to Chronic Pain
    (26-Jul-2006)
    Patients with ongoing discomfort showed low blood levels of two cytokines, study finds

  • Study Casts Doubt on NSAID Use After Brain Injury
    (26-Jul-2006)
    Injured rats given ibuprofen showed signs of cognitive decline

  • Health Tip: Back Pain?
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Stay active, but don't overdo it

  • Health Tip: Back Pain?
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Stay active, but don't overdo it

  • Opiate Painkiller ODs Now Top Those for Cocaine, Heroin
    (24-Jul-2006)
    Many victims are addicts, not patients prescribed the drugs

  • Treatment Strategy Helps Ease Unexplained Pain
    (21-Jul-2006)
    Drugs, behavior counseling can help, experts say

  • Health Tip: Treating Fibromyalgia
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Combination of lifestyle changes and medication may reduce symptoms

  • Breast-Feeding Eases Baby's Pain During Tests
    (19-Jul-2006)
    It may prove useful during newborn needle-stick blood screens

  • Exercise Eases Chemotherapy Side Effects
    (14-Jul-2006)
    It also boosts daily function, researchers say

  • Twins Study Spots Three Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Finding gives new clues to cause of the painful disease

  • Health Tip: Prevent Ingrown Toenails
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Proper shoes and foot care can protect your feet

  • Health Tip: Considering Acupuncture?
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Here's what to keep in mind

  • Acetaminophen Use Could Trigger Liver Damage
    (05-Jul-2006)
    Even high-normal doses of the painkiller in Tylenol might be harmful, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Preventing Bunions
    (03-Jul-2006)
    Wear comfortable shoes

  • Journal Corrects Vioxx Article to Reflect Short-Term Heart Risk
    (26-Jun-2006)
    Experts call the change overdue, given the accumulated evidence

  • Health Tip: Too Much Caffeine?
    (19-Jun-2006)
    It could be causing your jitters

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Promise
    (19-Jun-2006)
    Abatacept beat placebo in phase III trial

  • Health Tip: Calf Pain Could Signal Cardiovascular Trouble
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Peripheral artery disease often starts in the legs

  • Whistle While You Recuperate
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Music therapy promotes health and healing, experts say

  • Health Tip: When You Have a Cold Sore
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Take an OTC reliever for pain

  • Health Tip: Save Your Feet From Blisters
    (02-Jun-2006)
    Taping the area can prevent them

  • Non-Cox-2 Painkillers May Also Carry Heart Risks
    (02-Jun-2006)
    British study finds hazards with ibuprofen, diclofenac; other experts disagree

  • Health Tip: Medications Can Control Endometriosis Pain
    (01-Jun-2006)
    But the condition has no cure

  • Poorer Kids With Juvenile Arthritis Fare Worse
    (30-May-2006)
    In study, lower family income meant lower quality of life

  • Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems
    (30-May-2006)
    Study finds differences in difficulties with small and large arteries

  • Zostavax Helps Prevent Shingles in Seniors
    (26-May-2006)
    Vaccine prevented 50 percent of cases in people older than 60

  • Combining Mainstream, Alternative Therapies Brings Back Pain Relief
    (25-May-2006)
    The combination appears synergistic, researchers say

  • Biomarkers Could Drive Arthritis Research
    (25-May-2006)
    Newly discovered markers give insights to spondylarthritis, experts say.

  • Combining Mainstream, Alternative Therapies Brings Back Pain Relief
    (25-May-2006)
    The combination appears synergistic, researchers say

  • Statins May Ease Scleroderma
    (25-May-2006)
    Japanese study finds a modest benefit from the drugs

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Corns
    (23-May-2006)
    The right shoes can make all the difference

  • New Guidelines Focus on Preventing Chemo's Side Effects
    (23-May-2006)
    Antiemetic drugs can prevent nausea, vomiting, experts say

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Bee Sting
    (22-May-2006)
    Calm your child first

  • Health Tip: Caring For Your Stitches
    (19-May-2006)
    Keep the area clean, dry and protected

  • Health Tip: Healing From Tendonitis
    (18-May-2006)
    Rest is the best medicine

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Raise Cancer, Infection Risk
    (16-May-2006)
    TNF-blocking medicines are only used in severe cases, researchers note

  • Antiviral Drugs May Fight Shingles Pain
    (10-May-2006)
    Small study shows promise for oral and IV therapy

  • New Remedy Avoids Need for Total Hip Replacement
    (10-May-2006)
    Younger, more active people benefit most, maker says

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Sore Throat
    (05-May-2006)
    An OTC painkiller and gargling with salt water should help

  • Forearm Support May Cut Computer Injuries
    (28-Apr-2006)
    Study finds device reduced upper body pain and disorders

  • Health Tip: Rotator Cuff Tear
    (27-Apr-2006)
    Shoulder pain and reduced mobility are most common symptoms

  • Patients More Open to Treatment Side Effects as Disease Progresses
    (27-Apr-2006)
    Study finds end-of-life outlook on disability, pain changes over time

  • Health Tip: Your Joint Pain May Be Gout
    (26-Apr-2006)
    But diet and medication can help

  • Study Supports Small-Incision Herniated Disc Surgery
    (24-Apr-2006)
    But another expert says it may not be for everyone

  • Health Tip: Treating Menstrual Cramps
    (21-Apr-2006)
    Start preparing before your period starts

  • FDA Opposition to Medical Marijuana Fuels Controversy
    (21-Apr-2006)
    While supporters laud stance, opponents call drug a valuable tool

  • Fatal ODs on Rx Meds a Growing Problem
    (20-Apr-2006)
    Increase in these accidental deaths tops that of illegal drugs, study shows

  • This Spring, Don't Fall
    (14-Apr-2006)
    Cleaning can bring tumbles, sprains, but simple precautions can help

  • Fetus Cannot Feel Pain, Expert Says
    (14-Apr-2006)
    British commentary calls abortion-linked U.S. legislation into question

  • Scientists Suggest Alternative to Cox-2 Drugs
    (13-Apr-2006)
    Stomach-safe pain relief without heart risks might be possible, research shows

  • Whiplash Doesn't Throw Rodeo Cowboys
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Their recovery time is half that of non-riders, study finds

  • Migraines Untreated in Teens
    (05-Apr-2006)
    Most use over-the-counter remedies to battle pain, study finds

  • Health Tip: If You Have an Ankle Sprain
    (04-Apr-2006)
    Call your doctor, and avoid walking on the injury

  • Arthritis Care Falls Short for the Elderly
    (04-Apr-2006)
    A big problem is failure to warn of painkillers' side effects, study says

  • Health Tip: Soothing Your Child's Headache
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Quiet time and medication can help

  • Nexium Reduces Stomach Ulcers in High-Risk Patients
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Finding could benefit those who regularly take painkillers

  • Excedrin Beats Ibuprofen for Headache Pain, Study Says
    (31-Mar-2006)
    2 tablets provided better relief than ibuprofen in head-to-head testing

  • New Technique Treats Pelvic Pain in Men and Women
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Use of foam solution seems to prevent recurrence of disorder, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Reducing Arthritis Pain
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Simple steps to getting you moving again

  • Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery
    (29-Mar-2006)
    The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

  • Health Tip: Oh, My Aching Head
    (20-Mar-2006)
    Help is available for migraine sufferers

  • Health Tip: Heart Attack or Indigestion?
    (20-Mar-2006)
    How to tell the difference

  • Drug Eases Bone Marrow Cancer Burden
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Decitabine boosts quality of life for MDS patients, study finds

  • Arthritis, Fibromyalgia Study Seeks Volunteers
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Home-based disease management will be focus of research

  • Obese People Might Be More Sensitive to Pain
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Physical factors may combine to increase sensitivity, researchers say

  • Cancer Drug Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (01-Mar-2006)
    In cases where other drugs don't work

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Won't Boost Lymphoma Risk
    (27-Feb-2006)
    Instead, study suggests disease-linked inflammation explains patients' heightened risk

  • Methotrexate Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis Second Time Around
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Drug can bring relief even if it failed patients the first time, study finds

  • Katrina Evacuation Caused Rise in Chronic Pain
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Displacement, lack of medications took heavy toll, study finds

  • Schizophrenia Drug Might Curb Addiction
    (22-Feb-2006)
    Trifluoperazine stopped cravings in mice hooked on morphine

  • Drug Helps Fight Functional Dyspepsia
    (22-Feb-2006)
    But more options still needed to fight this common gastro disorder, experts say

  • Acupressure Eases Low Back Pain
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Touch-based treatment outperformed physical therapy in study

  • Acupressure Eases Low Back Pain
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Touch-based treatment outperformed physical therapy in study

  • Morphine Eases Procedure-Linked Pain for Newborns
    (15-Feb-2006)
    Babies exhibited fewer signs of discomfort during needle insertion, study found

  • Health Tip: Tooth Pain May Actually Signal a Heart Attack
    (09-Feb-2006)
    Pain can also radiate from the jaw, abdomen or back

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (30-Jan-2006)
    In laboratory, statin drugs reduced rheumatoid cell proliferation

  • Experts Look at Roots of Chronic Fatigue
    (26-Jan-2006)
    A variety of triggers can lead to the syndrome, they say

  • Science Spots New Cause of Chronic Pain
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Healthy nerves, not damaged ones, may be to blame

  • Spine-Repair Technique Comes With Risks
    (20-Jan-2006)
    Cementing vertebrae raises odds for fracture in adjacent areas, study finds

  • Cognitive Therapy Helps Ease Back Pain
    (20-Jan-2006)
    The technique is as effective as physical therapy, study finds

  • Cognitive Therapy Helps Ease Back Pain
    (20-Jan-2006)
    The technique is as effective as physical therapy, study finds

  • Epidural Won't Lessen Long-Term Shingles Pain
    (19-Jan-2006)
    Steroid injection may only work for short-term relief, study finds

  • Give Shoveling Injuries the Heave-Ho
    (14-Jan-2006)
    Experts offer safety tips for clearing away the white stuff

  • Ginger Could Add Spice to Cancer Care
    (13-Jan-2006)
    Trial results suggest it eases chemo-related nausea

  • Health Tip: Learn What Triggers Your Head Pain
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Keep a headache log

  • When It Comes to Winter Sports, Play It Safe
    (07-Jan-2006)
    Common-sense precautions can head off injuries, experts say

  • A Warning About Magnet Therapy
    (06-Jan-2006)
    It doesn't work, physician and a physicist say; others disagree

  • Health Tip: On the Links this Winter?
    (05-Jan-2006)
    Here's how to reduce your risk of injury

  • Health Tip: Shopping Can Strain Your Back
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Here are suggestions to prevent injury

  • Health Tip: Shopping Can Strain Your Back
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Here are suggestions to prevent injury

  • Mysterious Condition Plagues Gulf War Vets
    (30-Dec-2005)
    Study finds symptoms include fatigue, difficulty thinking, muscle or joint pain

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Approved
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Blocks immune system signal

  • Study Compares Tools to Diagnose Back Trouble
    (26-Dec-2005)
    Older test called the electromyogram may be better than standard MRI

  • Study Compares Tools to Diagnose Back Trouble
    (26-Dec-2005)
    Older test called the electromyogram may be better than standard MRI

  • Emotional Pain of Divorce Lingers Long After Split
    (22-Dec-2005)
    Study finds levels of happiness don't return to what's reported before breakup

  • Yoga Eases Low-Grade Back Pain
    (20-Dec-2005)
    It proved more effective than exercise or self-help book, study finds

  • Yoga Eases Low-Grade Back Pain
    (20-Dec-2005)
    It proved more effective than exercise or self-help book, study finds

  • Major Painkiller Trial to Start
    (14-Dec-2005)
    Experts concerned that trial is funded by maker of one of the drugs to be studied

  • Major Painkiller Trial to Start
    (14-Dec-2005)
    Experts concerned that trial is funded by maker of one of the drugs to be studied

  • Pain Sufferers Use Brain to Find Relief
    (12-Dec-2005)
    They tap into area of brain responsible for processing pain, study finds

  • Vioxx Drama Echoes Earlier Concerns About Missing Data
    (10-Dec-2005)
    Renewed outrage triggered by medical journal's charge that drug maker withheld heart risks

  • Watch Out for Winter Injury
    (03-Dec-2005)
    Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

  • Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Many Fronts
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Experts say a myriad of interventions can help

  • Study Suggests Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Real
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Spinal fluid of CFS patients has distinct proteins, researchers say

  • Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (02-Dec-2005)
    The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

  • Cox-2 Inhibitors Not Safer for Stomach
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Study finds no evidence to back long-held claims

  • Acetaminophen Overdose a Growing Threat
    (01-Dec-2005)
    Too much of the active ingredient in Tylenol can cause liver failure, researchers warn

  • Uterine Fibroid Treatment Shows Promise
    (30-Nov-2005)
    Noninvasive beam destroys growths and offers long-term relief, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep That Cast Intact
    (29-Nov-2005)
    Wet or dirty fingers can prevent injured bones from healing properly

  • Health Tip: After You Have a Tooth Pulled
    (24-Nov-2005)
    Follow these suggestions

  • Doctors Lack Training for End-of-Life Care
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Dying patients pay the price, new study finds

  • Health Tip: Are You a Candidate for Knee Replacement?
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Signs that surgery may be the best option

  • Give Back Strain a Holiday
    (20-Nov-2005)
    Tips on staying injury-free from now till New Year's

  • Give Back Strain a Holiday
    (20-Nov-2005)
    Tips on staying injury-free from now till New Year's

  • Arthritis Drug May Ease Another Joint Disease
    (18-Nov-2005)
    Adalimumab may also fight ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

  • Health Tip: The Pain of a Hammertoe
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Tight shoes can aggravate the condition

  • Genes Could Point to Lupus Severity
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Right now there's no good way of assessing who's most at risk, experts say

  • Drug Could Help Get Gout Out
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Febuxostat fights the painful illness, study found

  • Cold Seasons Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
    (14-Nov-2005)
    New study gives credence to what many patients already believe

  • Supplements Don't Help Mild Arthritis Sufferers: Study
    (14-Nov-2005)
    But glucosamine and chondroitin may help with moderate and severe pain

  • OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack
    (13-Nov-2005)
    The higher the dose of NSAIDs, the greater the risk, study finds

  • Health Tip: Abscesses Stem From Bacterial Infection
    (11-Nov-2005)
    See your dentist promptly to reduce pain

  • New Pain Control System Approved
    (10-Nov-2005)
    Gives patients more control of medication delivery

  • Health Tip: Vulvodynia Is Nothing to Be Embarrassed About
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Get help to ease symptoms

  • Cannabis-based Drug Eases Arthritis Pain
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Promising results from a small, early trial

  • Aspirin May Help Prevent Throat Cancer
    (08-Nov-2005)
    Study finds NSAID painkillers may fight malignancy linked to Barrett's esophagus

  • Health Tip: Stretch Your Back
    (04-Nov-2005)
    It's a great way to avoid injury

  • Health Tip: Stretch Your Back
    (04-Nov-2005)
    It's a great way to avoid injury

  • Health Tip: If You Dislocate Your Shoulder
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Get medical attention immediately

  • Over-the-Counter Painkillers Raise Bleeding Risks
    (01-Nov-2005)
    Especially in combination with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen can trouble stomach, study finds

  • Many NSAID Users Not Protected Against Bleeding
    (26-Oct-2005)
    VA study finds most of those at risk aren't getting meds to protect stomach

  • Simple Tests Predict Post-Op Pain
    (25-Oct-2005)
    Anxiety, sensitivity levels identify patients needing special care, experts say

  • Botulinum Toxin Eases Intense Facial Pain
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Researchers found patients symptom-free after 30 days

  • Health Tip: Understanding Osteomyelitis
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Know its warning signs

  • Pain Affects Black Women More Intensely
    (20-Oct-2005)
    More susceptible to physical impairment, depression than white women, study finds

  • Expert Tips Make Raking Up Safer
    (15-Oct-2005)
    It's a prime cause of back injury

  • Health Tip: Identifying Tonsillitis
    (13-Oct-2005)
    Learn the warning signs

  • Marijuana Compound Spurs Brain Cell Growth
    (13-Oct-2005)
    In rat study, synthetic cannabinoid also boosted rodents' mood

  • Magnetic Insoles Fail to Relieve Foot Pain
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Study finds the devices may only work through 'placebo effect'

  • NSAIDs Lower Odds for Oral Cancer but Boost Heart Disease Risk
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Study with smokers pertains to long-term use only

  • Experts Issue Guidelines to Treat Juvenile Arthritis
    (04-Oct-2005)
    They focus on therapies tailored to individual patients

  • Potential Arthritis Drug Falls Short
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Animal study shows it fails to cut long-term joint pain

  • Staying Fit May Fight Joint Pain
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Elderly runners felt better despite a higher rate of fractures, study found

  • Health Tip: Prevent Sciatica
    (16-Sep-2005)
    Exercise your back muscles, lift heavy items with care

  • Aspirin Might Counter Side Effects of Cox-2 Painkillers
    (13-Sep-2005)
    But researchers add new drugs may need to be developed to achieve same effect

  • Health Tip: Treating Shin Splints
    (12-Sep-2005)
    Stay off your feet for a while

  • Train the Brain to Modulate Pain
    (07-Sep-2005)
    It can be as effective as a shot of morphine, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Reportedly Less Severe
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Study shows declines in pain, disability from previous decades

  • Aromatase Inhibitors Have Downside
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Newest breast cancer drugs can cause joint pain in patients, researcher says

  • Olive Oil Has Painkilling Properties
    (31-Aug-2005)
    Compound in it imitates activity of ibuprofen, researchers say

  • Sulfur-Based Supplement May Fight Arthritis
    (30-Aug-2005)
    In clinical trial, popular MSM lowered knee pain

  • Back-To-School Backpack Basics
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Experts tell parents to teach children proper backpack use

  • Back-To-School Backpack Basics
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Experts tell parents to teach children proper backpack use

  • Acupuncture Effective for Fibromyalgia
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Study finds short-term benefits, indicating need for extended treatment

  • If You Think You'll Feel Better, You Will
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Study links placebo effect to brain's painkillers

  • Researcher Stands by Fetal Pain Findings
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Review suggesting early-stage fetuses don't feel pain has triggered heated debate

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk, But ...
    (23-Aug-2005)
    The finding comes with a warning: it can also cause gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Combo Drug Therapy Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (19-Aug-2005)
    Methotrexate plus adalimumab five times better than methotrexate alone, experts say

  • Health Tip: Tongue Piercing Has Its Risks
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Including risk of infection

  • Health Tip: Preventing Canker Sores
    (15-Aug-2005)
    Avoid abrasive and spicey foods

  • School Backpacks Can Be a Real Pain
    (13-Aug-2005)
    Expert offers tips on sparing kids' spines

  • Health Tip: Learning to Stretch
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Never stretch a cold muscle

  • Health Tip: Keep Good Posture
    (03-Aug-2005)
    It can help prevent back problems

  • Health Tip: Keep Good Posture
    (03-Aug-2005)
    It can help prevent back problems

  • Parkinson's Drug Eases Fibromyalgia Pain
    (29-Jul-2005)
    More than 40% of those who took pramipexole reported 50% drop in pain, study says

  • Parkinson's Drug Eases Fibromyalgia Pain
    (29-Jul-2005)
    More than 40% of those who took pramipexole reported 50% drop in pain, study says

  • Scientists Develop 'In-Body Bone Factory'
    (28-Jul-2005)
    Need fresh bone for repair? Someday, you may grow your own

  • Knee Pain Can Point to Other Pain
    (28-Jul-2005)
    And pain in more than one joint ups risk of depression, researchers say

  • Ibuprofen Before Gum Surgery Raises Bleeding
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Study suggests patients should halt use of the drug before procedure

  • Death a Little Easier on the Rich
    (14-Jul-2005)
    Wealthy suffer less in final months than poor, study finds

  • Scientists Find 'Hangover Gene'
    (14-Jul-2005)
    This mutation is no party, Japanese team say

  • For Many, Work is a Real Pain
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Three out of 10 employees suffer on-the-job discomfort, survey finds

  • For Many, Work is a Real Pain
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Three out of 10 employees suffer on-the-job discomfort, survey finds

  • Celebrex Lung Cancer Trial Resumes
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Researchers believe the controversial drug can help prevent malignancy

  • Celebrex Lung Cancer Trial Resumes
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Researchers believe the controversial drug can help prevent malignancy

  • NSAID Painkillers May Raise Urinary Retention Risk
    (11-Jul-2005)
    But experts disagree about the seriousness of the problem

  • Antibiotic Slows Joint Damage in Knees
    (07-Jul-2005)
    But it did not relieve pain of osteoarthritis, study found

  • Can Ginger Combat Chemo-Induced Nausea?
    (07-Jul-2005)
    Study to include 180 adults with cancer

  • Cream Relieves Children's IV Pain
    (24-JUN-2005)
    The new ointment may improve pediatric hospital care

  • Health Tip: When Your Mouth's on Fire
    (23-JUN-2005)
    Drink a glass of milk

  • Triptan Nasal Spray Eased Migraines in Teens
    (23-JUN-2005)
    Zolmitriptan currently approved for adult use, researchers add

  • Most U.S. Migraine Going Untreated
    (23-JUN-2005)
    Survey finds just 1 in 20 sufferers gets preventive drugs

  • Brain's Marijuana-like Chemicals Postpone Pain
    (22-JUN-2005)
    Manipulating endocannabinoids may bring new, better analgesics

  • Restless Legs Syndrome Often Undiagnosed
    (20-JUN-2005)
    New survey suggests more than 7 percent of people are affected

  • Back Surgery Fails to Live Up to Hype
    (16-JUN-2005)
    In study, surgeons' predictions of pain relief didn't match outcomes

  • Health Tip: Words of Wisdom Teeth
    (15-JUN-2005)
    When extraction may be necessary

  • Placebos Can Bring Emotional Relief, Too
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Brain scan study shows they affect neurological pain centers

  • Undiagnosed Childhood Spinal Arthritis Brings Adult Pain
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Spotting ankylosing spondylitis early may prevent later disability

  • Health Tip: A Pain in the Back
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Some suggestions to help it heal

  • Health Tip: A Pain in the Back
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Some suggestions to help it heal

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients Struggle With Arm Swelling
    (12-JUN-2005)
    The cause is build-up of lymphatic fluid, study finds

  • Obesity's Strain Causing More Back Pain
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Cases of weight-linked spinal trouble are soaring, survey finds

  • Obesity's Strain Causing More Back Pain
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Cases of weight-linked spinal trouble are soaring, survey finds

  • Medical Experts Disagree on Marijuana Ruling
    (07-JUN-2005)
    Debate hinges on whether data backs use of cannabis for pain relief

  • Survey: Much Chronic Pain Goes Untreated
    (03-JUN-2005)
    Hispanics, blacks more likely to go without needed relief, researchers find

  • Daily Painkiller May Slow Spinal Arthritis
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Regular NSAID use seems to treat ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

  • Daily Painkiller May Slow Spinal Arthritis
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Regular NSAID use seems to treat ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen Might Boost Risk of Certain Breast Cancers
    (31-MAY-2005)
    But the researchers add they didn't determine a causal link

  • Cough Medicine Compound May Fight Fibromyalgia
    (29-MAY-2005)
    But it's too early to recommend using dextromethorphan yet, expert warns

  • New Hope Against Chronic Pelvic Disease
    (27-MAY-2005)
    In rats, three proteins appear linked to interstitial cystitis

  • Rehab Equals Surgery for Low Back Pain
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Spinal fusion's small benefit not worth expense, risks, study finds

  • Rehab Equals Surgery for Low Back Pain
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Spinal fusion's small benefit not worth expense, risks, study finds

  • Narcotic Painkillers Work Best on Elderly
    (20-MAY-2005)
    Unlike younger patients, there's little need to increase dose

  • Health Tip: Treating Jumper's Knee
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Answer may lie in strengthening thighs

  • Health Tip: Getting a Headache After Meals?
    (10-MAY-2005)
    It may be the foods you eat

  • Health Tip: Getting Blood Tests
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Suggestions to quell your fears

  • Study: Treat Depression, Chronic Pain Separately
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Brain scans suggest they emerge from distinct areas

  • A Card That Can Ease Mom's Pain
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Physical therapists add something extra to Mother's Day greetings

  • Daily Acetaminophen Use May Harm Lungs
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Study finds increased risk for asthma, COPD

  • Health Tip: Playing Golf with Arthritis
    (02-MAY-2005)
    Ways to prepare for the links

  • Health Tip: Are Corns and Calluses Causing Pain?
    (28-APR-2005)
    Suggestions to prevent them

  • Health Tip: After Immunizing Your Child
    (25-APR-2005)
    How to give comfort at home

  • Health Tip: What to Eat If You Have Arthritis
    (25-APR-2005)
    Guidelines for a healthy diet

  • Health Tip: Preventing Knee Pain
    (21-APR-2005)
    Try these suggestions

  • Second Oral Treatment For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Works
    (20-APR-2005)
    Leflunomide, used in adult joint disease, is also effective for kids

  • Deep Brain Technique Eases Chronic Pain
    (18-APR-2005)
    Long-term success of 80 percent against tough-to-treat back trouble, study finds

  • Weight, Smoking Affect Back Pain Surgery Success
    (18-APR-2005)
    Patients in injury-linked litigation also had poorer outcomes, study finds

  • Deep Brain Technique Eases Chronic Pain
    (18-APR-2005)
    Long-term success of 80 percent against tough-to-treat back trouble, study finds

  • Weight, Smoking Affect Back Pain Surgery Success
    (18-APR-2005)
    Patients in injury-linked litigation also had poorer outcomes, study finds

  • 'Slow' Physical Therapy Fights Tough Back Pain
    (15-APR-2005)
    Long-known method proves effective in new trial

  • 'Slow' Physical Therapy Fights Tough Back Pain
    (15-APR-2005)
    Long-known method proves effective in new trial

  • Botox May Quiet Chronic Daily Headache
    (15-APR-2005)
    Nearly two-thirds of patients got relief, study found

  • Two-Drug Combo May Best Replace Bextra, Vioxx
    (15-APR-2005)
    Non-cox-2 painkiller plus an acid-reducer is safer and cheaper, study finds

  • Ibuprofen May Protect Against Parkinson's
    (14-APR-2005)
    Regular use of the painkiller linked to lowered risk, study finds

  • U.S. Executions by Lethal Injection May Not Be Humane
    (14-APR-2005)
    Study found prisoners may not have gotten enough anesthesia in some cases

  • Tamoxifen Eases Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    (14-APR-2005)
    Adding the drug cut down on breast enlargement and breast pain

  • Prescription Drug Prices Soaring Above Inflation
    (12-APR-2005)
    Last year's 7.1 percent rise is largest over the past 5 years, AARP says

  • Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal
    (08-APR-2005)
    Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

  • Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal
    (08-APR-2005)
    Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

  • Pfizer Withdraws Bextra From Market
    (07-APR-2005)
    Move follows FDA concerns about drug's health risks

  • Kids Follow Parents in Using Alternative Therapies
    (05-APR-2005)
    Boys less likely to use these treatments than girls, study finds

  • New Options Offer Relief from Cancer-Related Bone Pain
    (01-APR-2005)
    Freezing or heating tumors kills the cancer and the pain

  • Two-Drug Combo Lessens Chronic Nerve Pain
    (30-MAR-2005)
    Treatment involves lower doses, which decrease side effects, too

  • New Drug Treats Endometriosis Pain
    (30-MAR-2005)
    Condition affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age

  • Lidocaine Patch Found Effective for Knee Pain
    (30-MAR-2005)
    Researchers say it may provide a useful alternative to Celebrex

  • Health Tip: Backpack Injuries
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Is your child at risk?

  • Beating Cancer May Not Mean Beating Stress
    (24-MAR-2005)
    For some, emotional and physical effects linger for years, study finds

  • Virtual Reality Victorious Against Pain
    (18-MAR-2005)
    It's easing the discomfort of dentistry, burns, even cancer care

  • Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy-Related Pain
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Strengthening exercises can also help, study finds

  • Journal Commentary Labels FDA 'Timid and Toothless'
    (16-MAR-2005)
    New England Journal of Medicine article claims agency too tied to industry

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Back
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Start with good posture

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Back
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Start with good posture

  • Health Tip: Back and Leg Pain?
    (07-MAR-2005)
    It may be muscular

  • Oily Fish Fosters Healthy Blood Fat
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Scientists believe they've found a link between fish and good health

  • Health Tip: Back and Leg Pain?
    (07-MAR-2005)
    It may be muscular

  • Health Tip: Kids Get Headaches, Too
    (04-MAR-2005)
    Suggestions to prevent migraines

  • Virtual Reality Lets Children Escape Pain
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Taking a break from reality eases burn treatment, study finds

  • Health Tip: Massage Therapy Can Work
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Pain relief may be fingertips away

  • Common Procedures Do Help Injured Knees
    (28-FEB-2005)
    Studies found cartilage repairs restored function, eased pain

  • Almost Lost in FDA Hearings, Naproxen Gets Thumbs-Up
    (28-FEB-2005)
    Experts testify that original study saying pain drug could hike heart risk was faulty

  • Migraine Pain Might Signal Deeper Problems
    (26-FEB-2005)
    Mini-strokes could be triggered in some users, researchers argue

  • Health Tip: After Hip Replacement
    (25-FEB-2005)
    Some tips to ease recovery

  • Health Tip: Kids with Arthritis
    (24-FEB-2005)
    Do your bone work!

  • Palliative Care Comes Too Late for Many
    (24-FEB-2005)
    Nearly half of surviving cancer relatives wish hospice care had started earlier

  • Short-Term Celebrex Safe Against Cirrhosis
    (23-FEB-2005)
    One expert advised caution for longer-term use, however

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Kidney Stones
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Drink plenty of water, watch diet

  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Here are some simple suggestions

  • Short-Term Celebrex Safe Against Cirrhosis
    (23-FEB-2005)
    One expert advised caution for longer-term use, however

  • Early Epidurals Don't Increase C-section Risk
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Study also found shorter labor after earlier painkilling injection

  • Many Overrate Pre-Surgery Back Pain
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Poor recall means spinal surgeries might not be as effective as thought

  • Health Tip: Rhinitis + Sinusitis = Misery
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Some ways to find relief

  • Many Overrate Pre-Surgery Back Pain
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Poor recall means spinal surgeries might not be as effective as thought

  • Health Tip: Treating Knee Pain
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Find relief at home

  • Fibromylgia Doesn't Mean Inactivity, Study Finds
    (08-FEB-2005)
    Most patients moved around as much as healthy controls

  • Study: Mammograms Painless for Most Women
    (04-FEB-2005)
    Finding challenges common assumptions about breast exam

  • New Clues for Sciatica Pain Relief
    (31-JAN-2005)
    Pinched nerve, not damaged disc, underlies some sciatica

  • New Clues for Sciatica Pain Relief
    (31-JAN-2005)
    Pinched nerve, not damaged disc, underlies some sciatica

  • With Age Comes Pain Tolerance
    (28-JAN-2005)
    Older adults cope with it better than younger adults, study finds

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Facial Pain
    (24-JAN-2005)
    Correct diagnosis is essential to proper treatment

  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Is Preferred Method: Study
    (24-JAN-2005)
    It results in better recovery times than abdominal procedure

  • Cox-2 Drugs Overprescribed for Years, Study Says
    (21-JAN-2005)
    MDs prescribed the painkillers to patients with a low risk of intestinal problems, report concludes

  • Health Tip: When Headaches Are More Than a Pain
    (11-JAN-2005)
    Signs that you should call your doctor

  • Sinus Surgery Safe for Elderly
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Endoscopic procedure relieves pain, pressure of sinusitis in seniors

  • Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures
    (03-JAN-2005)
    Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say

  • Fibromyalgia: New Insights Into a Misunderstood Ailment
    (01-JAN-2005)
    Health experts recommend sleep, nutrition goals for sufferers

  • Surgery Helps Relieve Migraines
    (30-DEC-2004)
    Removing key muscles cut severity of attacks in 92 percent of patients

  • FDA Orders Broad Spectrum Review of Painkiller Drugs
    (24-DEC-2004)
    Agency says it will look at studies of COX-2 and COX-1 inhibitors

  • Health Tip: Clogged Sinuses
    (23-DEC-2004)
    Nasal sprays, over time, can make them worse

  • Canadian Study to Look at Safety of Medical Marijuana
    (21-DEC-2004)
    Researchers will track adverse events in patients with hard-to-treat pain

  • Acupuncture Eases Knee, Neck Pain, Studies Find
    (21-DEC-2004)
    New U.S. research also points to some benefits from spinal manipulation for back pain

  • Aleve Tied to Heart Problems
    (21-DEC-2004)
    U.S. suspends trial using painkiller to prevent Alzheimer's

  • Patients Urged to Follow Painkiller Labels
    (21-DEC-2004)
    U.S. to look at all NSAIDs in clinical trials

  • U.S. Halts Use of Celebrex in Cancer Trial
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Will review heart safety of all cox-2 inhibitors

  • Pine Tree Bark May Fight Arthritis Pain
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Folk remedy shows anti-inflammatory properties in lab tests

  • U.S. Halts Use of Celebrex in Cancer Trial
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Will review heart safety of all cox-2 inhibitors

  • Heart Risk Spikes After Stopping Painkillers
    (13-DEC-2004)
    More infarctions seen in first month after discontinuing NSAIDs

  • Shovel Snow Safely
    (11-DEC-2004)
    Experts list precautions you can take before you tackle this winter chore

  • Inflammation Sends SOS to Body Defenses
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Researchers find the brain summons stem cells for help

  • Celebrex Could Help Fight Breast Cancer
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Arthritis drug appears to regulate cell's use of estrogen, small study finds

  • Black Workers Compensated Less for Back Injuries
    (09-DEC-2004)
    Total settlements about half of what whites receive

  • Black Workers Compensated Less for Back Injuries
    (09-DEC-2004)
    Total settlements about half of what whites receive

  • Gel Eases Pain for Babies Getting Shots
    (06-DEC-2004)
    Anesthetic applied just before jab isn't available in U.S.

  • Shopping-Related Injuries a Real Pain
    (26-NOV-2004)
    Check out these safety tips before checking out holiday purchases

  • Safety of Entire Family of Painkillers Questioned
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Experts still see a key role for cox-2 inhibitors

  • Debate Over Popular Arthritis Supplement Heating Up
    (24-NOV-2004)
    New research finds glucosamine doesn't help, others argue it works, and all await results of U.S. trial

  • Study Finds Safe Pain Relief for Most Veterans
    (23-NOV-2004)
    For cancer patients, modest, stable use of morphine-like drugs

  • Chronic Back Pain Shrinks Brain
    (22-NOV-2004)
    It can reduce gray matter by 11 percent in one year, researchers say

  • Chronic Back Pain Shrinks Brain
    (22-NOV-2004)
    It can reduce gray matter by 11 percent in one year, researchers say

  • Generic NSAID Causes Fewer Complications
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Etodolac also costs less than Naproxen, researchers say

  • High Stress Levels Double Risk of Painful Periods
    (18-NOV-2004)
    Study confirms what doctors, women have long suspected

  • Cell's 'Pain Switch' a Target for New Drugs
    (17-NOV-2004)
    In mice, changes in a nerve cell receptor eased discomfort

  • One Shot Eases Pain After Surgery
    (29-OCT-2004)
    Morphine sulfate drug effective following major operation

  • 'Anesthesia Awareness': When Patients Wake Up During Surgery
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Experts disagree on how best to prevent the problem

  • Artificial Spinal Disc Approved
    (27-OCT-2004)
    To help ease lower back pain

  • Artificial Spinal Disc Approved
    (27-OCT-2004)
    To help ease lower back pain

  • Health Tip: Canker Sores
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Stress can up your risk, some experts say

  • Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

  • Health Tip: Handling Burns
    (21-OCT-2004)
    What to do in an emergency

  • Barometer Tied to Arthritis Flare-ups
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Changes in pressure, temperature biggest culprits, study says

  • Health Tip: What a Heel!
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Why the back of your foot hurts

  • Anti-inflammatory Creams Ease Arthritis in Knee
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Safer alternative when pills cause side effects, study finds

  • Botox Eases Pain of Breast Reconstruction
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Injecting wrinkle treatment into pectoral muscles reduces discomfort, study finds

  • Health Tip: Understanding Gout
    (04-OCT-2004)
    It may be preventable

  • New Opioid Painkiller Approved
    (01-OCT-2004)
    Labeling warns of potential for abuse

  • Rake Without Ache
    (25-SEP-2004)
    Experts offer some safety tips on how to avoid pain or injury

  • To Beat Back Pain, Get Moving
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Physical therapy no more effective than staying active, study finds

  • To Beat Back Pain, Get Moving
    (24-SEP-2004)
    Physical therapy no more effective than staying active, study finds

  • Advance Reported in Nonaddictive Painkiller
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Researchers create plant that doesn't produce morphine

  • Human Cells Make Morphine
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Whether body can use it to treat pain still unknown, researchers say

  • Work Out That Joint Pain
    (19-SEP-2004)
    Advice on when to stop exercising

  • Most Tonsillectomies Aren't Worth It
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Study finds 'watchful waiting' just as effective

  • New Antidepressant Aids Fibromyalgia Sufferers
    (09-SEP-2004)
    Duloxetine helped women but not men, study finds

  • Antidepressant Approved for Diabetes Pain
    (07-SEP-2004)
    5 Milllion Americans May Benefit

  • Kids Have Alternative to Dental Anesthesia
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Sedation method avoids risk, and children feel no pain

  • Health Tip: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Suggestions for relief

  • Beating Backpack Back Pain
    (29-AUG-2004)
    Experts offer safety tips for kids returning to school

  • New Painkiller Produces Fewer Side Effects
    (20-AUG-2004)
    But some doctors don't see it as a breakthrough

  • Back Pain Shows Gender Gap
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Men and women report different causes of muscle spasms along spine

  • Health Tip: Concussions
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Know the early warning signs

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Hot Water Burns
    (18-AUG-2004)
    Some precautions to consider for kids

  • Health Tip: Suffering Sciatica
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Pain radiates from your lower back down your leg

  • Health Tip: Suffering Sciatica
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Pain radiates from your lower back down your leg

  • Health Tip: Managing Cluster Headaches
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Stick to your normal sleep pattern

  • Painless Heart Attacks Pose Extra Risk
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Doctors don't always diagnose those who don't report chest pain correctly

  • Balancing That Backpack
    (07-AUG-2004)
    Show kids how to use them properly before they head off to school

  • Women More Prone to Back Pain
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Study also finds susceptibility to carpal tunnel syndronme

  • Lyme Test Overused; Insistent Patients Cited
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Study: Many with vague symptoms demand them inappropriately

  • Health Tip: Natural Help for Arthritis Pain
    (26-JUL-2004)
    For some, alternative remedies do the trick

  • Menstrual Migraines Hit Hard
    (26-JUL-2004)
    But research shows taking triptans before period starts can help prevent attacks

  • New Hope for Women Struggling With PMS
    (24-JUL-2004)
    Treatments, lifestyle changes can make the monthly symptoms more bearable, experts say

  • Health Tip: Don't Depend on Antacids
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Overuse can lead to health problems

  • Marijuana Extract Eases Pain From MS
    (20-JUL-2004)
    Dronabinol lowers intensity, increases quality of life

  • Easing the Pain of Tonsillectomies
    (18-JUL-2004)
    New radiofrequency technique spares kids long recovery times

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-JUL-2004)
    Dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms

  • Right Diet Might Guard Against Endometriosis
    (15-JUL-2004)
    Fruits, vegetables seem to lower risk of painful condition, study suggests

  • Your Bike Should Be A Good Fit
    (14-JUL-2004)
    Otherwise you'll pedal your way to injury, experts say

  • Health Tip: Teething Troubles
    (08-JUL-2004)
    How to soothe your tot's gums

  • Health Tip: After a Tonsillectomy
    (07-JUL-2004)
    What you can expect