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When Is an Opioid Safe to Take? June 26, 2017

Doctors say it can treat intense pain, but patients should stay on the drug for shortest time possible

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? June 23, 2017

Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids June 21, 2017

Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study June 19, 2017

Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study June 19, 2017

Alternative treatment yielded better results in emergency room patients

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER June 19, 2017

It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market June 09, 2017

Agency says the powerful medication's risk for abuse now outweighs any benefit

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies June 09, 2017

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles June 06, 2017

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety June 06, 2017

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later June 06, 2017

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section June 05, 2017

Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

Health Tip: How to Spot a Sprained Neck June 05, 2017

Learn typical symptoms

Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the U.S. Opioid Crisis? May 31, 2017

Doctors may have been misled by report calling painkiller addiction 'rare'

Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis May 26, 2017

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

Studies Spotlight Diet, Supplements for Knee Pain May 24, 2017

Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis?

New FDA Head Outlines 'Forceful Steps' Against Opioid Crisis May 23, 2017

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more

Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later May 23, 2017

People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll May 22, 2017

Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down May 13, 2017

Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries May 11, 2017

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

Eat This Diet to Lower Your Odds for Painful Gout May 10, 2017

Ditching fats and salt in favor of fruits, veggies and grains keeps the condition at bay, study finds

4 in 10 People Will Suffer Arthritic Hands Over Lifetime May 04, 2017

Obesity appears to raise the risk, researchers note

Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning May 03, 2017

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study April 27, 2017

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket' April 26, 2017

Allowing the wound to heal helps prevent this painful complication, expert says

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care April 21, 2017

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain April 14, 2017

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds April 12, 2017

Some patients face much higher risk of becoming dependent on powerful painkillers

Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain April 12, 2017

Signs you should see your doctor

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome April 10, 2017

In small study, injections rid patients of discomfort for up to 5 months

Rehab Services Lacking in States Hit Hard by Opioids April 07, 2017

More addiction recovery programs needed in the Southeast, researchers say

This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain March 30, 2017

Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say March 29, 2017

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain? March 24, 2017

Data review shows some meds help more than others, but better options still needed

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain March 22, 2017

Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck March 21, 2017

Backaches, headaches and eye strain also go with the job but can be prevented, researchers say

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids March 20, 2017

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations March 17, 2017

Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days March 16, 2017

Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity March 10, 2017

Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation

Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too March 08, 2017

Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain March 01, 2017

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain February 28, 2017

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence? February 22, 2017

One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

Health Tip: Coping With TMJ February 17, 2017

Take it easy on your jaw

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

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