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Do You Blame a Higher Power When You Get Sick? October 02, 2015

'Negative spiritual beliefs' may lead to worse health, compared to positive beliefs, study suggests

Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second September 21, 2015

Nearly 80 percent of patients chose easing discomfort over greater movement, research shows

Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain August 24, 2015

Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain August 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Health Tip: Soothing a Tension Headache August 18, 2015

Try to deflect stress

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers August 17, 2015

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers August 13, 2015

Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery August 13, 2015

Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported August 12, 2015

Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary July 30, 2015

U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse July 29, 2015

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot July 27, 2015

Foot injury, bruise or deformity are possible causes

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia July 22, 2015

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain July 20, 2015

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain July 17, 2015

Disrupted shuteye can lower tolerance for aches in people with osteoarthritis, researchers say

Health Tip: Floss Teeth With Minimal Pain July 15, 2015

Do it carefully, but not too hard or too soft

Health Tip: Why Muscles Cramp July 15, 2015

Did you remember to stretch?

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed July 15, 2015

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers July 10, 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 July 09, 2015

People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping' July 09, 2015

Using multiple drug stores to fill prescriptions tied to raised risk of overdose death, study finds

Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller? July 07, 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 July 06, 2015

The older you are, the more likely you'll have a sore back

Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain July 02, 2015

Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

Many Doctors Underestimate Risks of Prescription Painkillers: Survey June 26, 2015

Nearly half questioned were misinformed about potential for abuse

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends June 25, 2015

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests June 24, 2015

But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 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 June 17, 2015

Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates June 17, 2015

These are a poor choice, especially for children, doctors say

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Health Tip: Sleeping With Chronic Pain June 02, 2015

Suggestions for a more restful night

Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery May 29, 2015

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

Health Tip: Stretch To Help Plantar Fasciitis May 28, 2015

And avoid putting weight on the painful foot

Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain May 28, 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 May 22, 2015

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds May 19, 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 May 18, 2015

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain May 12, 2015

Tolerance dips based on frequency, severity of sleep disorder, researchers say

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling May 11, 2015

Implanted device treats chronic back pain

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study May 04, 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 April 28, 2015

Giving patients drug that helps ease withdrawal works better than simple referrals, experts say

Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert April 24, 2015

More than 140 cases of the AIDS-causing virus reported in rural Indiana

Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults April 21, 2015

Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study April 20, 2015

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness? April 15, 2015

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems April 14, 2015

Suggestions to help strengthen without straining

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study April 13, 2015

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis April 10, 2015

Injury is a prime trigger