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Sometimes new moms receive opioid prescriptions for pain, particularly after a cesarean delivery. They needn't worry, researchers say.

Their newborns are at no greater risk of harm than those whose moms don’t get those prescriptions, according to a large new study in Canada.

The findings, published March 15 in the BMJ, should reassure parents and their doctors, the resea...

An approved CBD oil product will, apparently, not be the solution for patients trying to reduce pain after kidney stone treatment, a randomized clinical trial suggests.

"Urologists and patients alike are interested in finding effective alternatives to pain management after urinary stone treatment," said senior study author

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • March 13, 2023
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  • Acetaminophen, a popular over-the-counter medication for millions struggling with pain and fever, can also be found in prescription painkillers that combine acetaminophen and an opioid into one pill.

    The problem? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long known that high dosages of acetaminophen (Tylenol) can harm the liver. So, in 2011 the FDA set new safety limits on exactly how muc...

    Patients with painful endometriosis can help reclaim their lives by managing flare-ups at home and getting medical care, a specialist in women's health assures.

    Dr. Kristin Riley, chief of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Penn State Health in Hershey, offered information about the condition tha...

    An injection that relieves low back pain by helping damaged spinal discs regenerate appears to have sustained benefits, new clinical trial data show.

    Most patients who received an injection of VIA Disc received back pain relief that lasted at least three years, said lead researcher Dr. D...

    Electrical stimulation from a spinal cord implant can provide long-lasting relief for people with diabetic neuropathy, updated clinical trial results show.

    “Two years after starting with using that stimulator device, they're still having the same quality of improvement as what we first saw,” said lead researcher

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  • March 1, 2023
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  • If you spend hours a day scrolling on your smartphone or tablet, you might get "tech neck."

    “Humans are upright creatures, and our bodies aren’t designed to look down for long periods of time, which puts extra pressure on the cervical spine,” said Dr. Kavita Triv...

    After living with disabling low back pain for nearly 30 years, Dennis Bassett, 64, finally has a new lease on life.

    The Hempstead, N.Y., native injured his back in the 1980s when helping a friend. He tried everything to relieve his back pain, from self-medication, acupuncture, and chiropractor work to steroid injections, physical therapy and exercise.

    “My back only got worse,” r...

    Antidepressants are often prescribed to people suffering from chronic pain, but a new evidence review argues that the science behind these prescriptions is shaky at best.

    These drugs helped people in chronic pain in only a quarter of potential uses tested, and even then the effect ranged from low to moderate, according to a combined analysis of 26 prior reviews.

    "We found that, for ...

    People who have autism feel pain at a higher intensity than others, which is the opposite of what many believe to be true, new research suggests.

    The prevailing belief is that those with autism are indifferent to pain, possibly because of a tendency for self-harm. However, "this assumption is not necessarily true," said

    While anyone can experience breast pain, don't panic: It’s rarely cancer.

    Penn State Health offers some reassurance about what might cause the pain and when it might be time to have a mammogram.

    “We see a lot of patients who come looking for answers that have widespread, cyclical breast pain,” said

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 27, 2023
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  • Could a simple letter prompt doctors to prescribe opioids more safely?

    Yes, claims new research that found reminding doctors to check a prescription database before doling out opioids increased their engagement with the program, having the potential to create more informed prescribing.

    The study enrolled clinicians in Minnesota who prescribed opioids with benzodiazepines or gabapent...

    People who use medical marijuana to treat their chronic pain tend to cut their use of opioids and other painkillers, but the trend may also have a downside, a new survey shows.

    Folks treating chronic pain with cannabis reduced by more than 50%, on average, their use of prescription opioids, other prescription painkillers and even over-the-counter pain medications like aspirin, acetaminoph...

    The Grammy-winning singer Adele told a crowd at her New Year's Eve concert that “really bad sciatica” is causing her to wobble on stage.

    The award-winning singer first talked about her chronic back problems in a 2021 interview with The Face.

    "I slipped my first disk when I was 15 from sneezing," she said. "I was in bed and I sneezed and my fifth one flew out. In Januar...

    Getting around in winter works best if you're taking good care of the feet that take you places.

    Orthopedic specialists at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City say they often see an uptick in avoidable injuries and foot problems during the winter.

    They offered some tips for winterizing your feet.

    First, make sure your winter shoes and boots still fit.

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    As doctors have tried to steer their chronic pain patients away from highly addictive opioids, many have turned to two antiseizure drugs, but a new review finds they are only "modestly effective" at treating pain.

    Gabapentin and pregabalin are being prescribed to manage all types of pain, but clinical trial data shows that the drugs have limited effectiveness, said lead researcher

    Imagine living day-to-day with one hand that feels like it's a baseball mitt, or another that feels like a small clutching claw.

    That's the experience of many stroke survivors who suffer from chronic pain, according to a new study in the journal Brain Sciences.

    Stroke survivors living with chronic pain ...

    As a tripledemic of the flu, COVID and RSV continues to spread across the United States, customers at two major pharmacy chains will now be limited as to how much children's pain relievers and fever-reducing medications they can buy for their sick child.

    Both CVS and Walgreens confirmed the limits Monday, CNN reported, though they've approached it in different ways.

    Walgre...

    Having short, painful headaches for many days or even weeks in a row may signal that you're more likely to have other medical woes, researchers say.

    These "cluster headaches" are extremely painful and can last from 15 minutes to three hours at a time. And people who have them may be more than three times more likely to have other medical conditions, such as heart disease or mental disorde...

    Corticosteroid injections to relieve pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis could actually be setting them back.

    Two new studies have discovered that, despite the temporary relief of symptoms, the injections were associated with continued progression of the disease.

    On the other hand, patients injected with another symptom reliever, hyaluronic acid, saw decreased progression of t...

    Many women experience back pain during pregnancy and a new study review suggests an ancient treatment can help.

    Acupuncture provided significant relief of lower back and pelvic pain, according to an analysis of 10 trials from various parts of the world. The findings were published Nov. 21 in BMJ Open.

    "Acupuncture significantly improved pain, functional status, and quality ...

    Shoveling snow is a strenuous workout that poses risks for people with heart conditions.

    “We have to think of shoveling snow as a pretty significant exertion, like an exercise,” said Dr. Donald Ford, chair of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio. “So if you're go...

    Stress affects gut health and intensifies pain, which — for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — can make traveling to see family during the holiday season excruciating.

    “People living with IBS often say the holidays are especially stressful, above and beyond the typical holiday stress most people report having," said

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 24, 2022
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  • Over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, Aleve or ibuprofen don't do a thing to slow the progression of knee arthritis, and might even make things worse, a new study suggests.

    Knee arthritis patients who regularly took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) wound up with worse knee inflammation and weakened cartilage, compared to a "control" group not taking the medications, <...

    THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 -- U.S. doctors prescribing opioids for pain relief now have a new -- and more nuanced -- set of guidelines from the federal government.

    Issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, the new recommendations incorporate new science developed since the last set of guidelines were released in 2016, at the height of the country's opioid epid...

    Flash radiotherapy, a new technology that uses targeted proton beams, is safe and effective in relieving pain for terminal cancer patients, a new, small study suggests.

    Flash radiotherapy delivers radiation at dose rates more than 300 times higher than those used in conventional radiation...

    New research out of Canada offers some encouraging news amid concerns about the opioid epidemic.

    Doctors are prescribing a lower dose of the painkillers after older adults have surgery, the study found. They are not, however, writing fewer prescriptions for the potentially addictive drugs.

    "While it's good news that the dos...

    Folks who regularly use weed could be in for a rocky road if they ever require major surgery, a new study reports.

    Frequent marijuana users tend to experience more pain as they recover from surgery, and they require more opioid drugs (like morphine) to deal with that pain, the researchers found.

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    A new ultrasound treatment for kidney stones might provide pain-free relief while the patient is awake, researchers say.

    Kidney stones are often excruciatingly painful. In most cases, patients are told to just ride it out, sometimes for weeks, in the hope the stone will ...

    While working on a senior research project as part of her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, Serah Sannoh decided to analyze peer-reviewed studies on diet and menstrual period pain, partly because of her own struggles with the issue.

    What did she find? Sannoh reported in her new study that her research showed foods high in

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 12, 2022
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  • While politicians and health officials seek solutions to an opioid epidemic that kills tens of thousands every year, doctors who prescribe the pain medications are seeking alternatives for their patients.

    Even being young and athletic doesn't protect against a vascular disorder.

    People experiencing arm pain may have something called thoracic outlet syndrome, a disease that o...

    Bariatric surgery aims to help severely obese patients shed significant weight, and now new research shows that many can also look forward to lasting pain relief and mobility.

    Though many patients regain some weight in the first couple of years after bariatric surgery, pain and m...

    Aching joints are common for people over 50, but it's still important to talk to a doctor about it rather than endlessly self-medicating, experts say.

    Now, a new poll from the University of Michigan breaks down

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  • September 13, 2022
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  • An experimental drug that has been shown to treat rashes in people with lupus may also help with lupus-related joint pain.

    Affecting as many as 1.5 million people in the United States, lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system misfires against its own joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vesse...

    Cholesterol-lowering statins are proven lifesavers, but they've also gained a reputation for causing muscle aches and pains in a good number of patients.

    That reputation is undeserved, according to a new large-scale analysis of data from nearly two dozen clinical trials of statins.

    There's a...

    People who use medical marijuana to treat chronic pain may have a slightly heightened risk of heart arrhythmias, a preliminary study suggests.

    Researchers found that among 1.6 million people with chronic pain, those prescribed medical marijuana were 64% more likely to suffer a heart rhythm disturbanc...

    Many opioid abusers cite short-term, legitimate use of an opioid for relief of joint or dental pain as their "gateway" into addiction.

    Now, research done at one New York State clinic finds that dentists can cut their use of opioids down to zero, using other painkillers for patients instead.

    The end...

    Researchers may have found a new way to help ease the pain of knee replacement surgery: infusing morphine directly into the shin bone.

    The findings come from a recent study of 48 patients undergoing

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 18, 2022
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  • Three of the country's largest pharmacy chains will have to pay $650.5 million over the next 15 years to two Ohio counties for their role in the opioid epidemic, a U.S. federal judge has ordered.

    The decision follows a November jury verdict that found CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies continued to ...

    Taking part in certain sports in high school may lead to misuse of prescription stimulants in the years after graduation, a new study finds.

    It reported that high school seniors who play contact sports are 50% more likely to abuse prescription stimulants in their 20s. Seniors who take part in any sport are more likely than those who don't to abuse these drugs, said lead author Philip Veli...

    When people have backaches bad enough to send them to the doctor, prompt physical therapy may be a wise choice, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that when those patients had "early" PT -- within a couple weeks of seeing a doctor -- they were less likely to need other, often pricey, types of medical care.

    Over the next month to year, they were less likely to see a specialist o...

    The United States has an opioid epidemic, but there's one bright spot in the fight against it: Prescriptions for these addictive drugs have declined for patients with private insurance.

    Amid guidelines over the past decade from governments, health systems and insurers aimed at reducing opioid prescriptions, previous studies have pointed to a nationwide drop in prescribing rates.

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    Most people who have had a knee replacement would agree that the procedure brings relief from pain.

    And following a comprehensive rehabilitation plan can make recovery quicker and easier, and improve long-term mobility, according to doctors at Penn Medicine, in Pennsylvania.

    Typic...

    It's long been conventional wisdom that weather makes arthritis pain worse.

    The issue has been studied through the years, with conflicting findings. But three recent studies found weather does have some impact, said Dr. Robert Shmerling, writing for the Harvard Heal...

    For thousands of years, people have used meditation to help diminish their pain -- but how the process works has always seemed rather mysterious.

    Today, advanced brain scan technology has revealed how this ancient practice alters brain function and provides pain relief to its practiti...

    Back and neck pain are often an unfortunate part of aging, but older adults can safely find relief with various medications, a new research review concludes.

    The review of 138 clinical trials breaks down the evidence on medication options for seniors with

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 8, 2022
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  • Poor mental and physical health among older adults may trace back to childhood abuse, a Canadian study suggests.

    The study, published online July 7 in the journal Aging and Health Research, found that people who were physically abused during childhood were twice as likely ...

    If your doctor has told you that you need shoulder surgery and you're worried about complications, a new British study indicates you can relax.

    Only 1.2% of more than 260,000 patients suffered from complications following arthroscopic surgery to repair shoulder injuries, the researchers reported. F...

    Spicy food challenges are all the rage these days, but can munching red hot peppers and sizzling hot sauces harm you?

    One nutrition expert from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio suggests that while it may burn your tongue at the dinner table and trigger some gastrointestinal distress as it travels through your body, it could actually help improve your lifelong health....

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