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Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

December 8, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The narcotic painkiller tramadol (Ultram) seems to be associated with an increased risk of dangerously low blood sugar, Canadian researchers report.
Tramadol is a narcotic drug whose use has increased steadily worldwide.
The new research links taking the drug to around a threefold increased risk of being […]


U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study

December 8, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nine out of 10 primary care doctors in the United States are concerned about prescription drug abuse in their communities, a new study finds.
And, nearly half of the physicians surveyed said they were less likely to prescribe powerful painkillers than they were just a year ago.
Researchers surveyed […]


Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain

November 30, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Age-related wear and tear of the spine is a common cause of back pain, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of back injury and discomfort, an expert says.
“Many people with lower backaches say symptoms disrupt their daily routines; however, everyday habits may be […]


MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort and problems with the implant’s internal magnet when they undergo an MRI scan, a new study finds.
According to background information supplied by the researchers, about 300,000 people worldwide have cochlear implants, devices which provide a sense of sound to people […]


FDA Approves ‘Abuse-Resistant’ Narcotic Painkiller

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that’s designed to help thwart abuse.
Hydrocodone — best known by the brand name Vicodin — is a powerful opioid painkiller that has been tied […]


Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

November 17, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests.
About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a risk factor for severe menstrual pain, the evidence has been inconclusive, […]


Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

November 17, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study.
That risk was even higher among patients who took a blood thinner along with one of these nonsteroidal […]


Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

November 15, 2014

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.
The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy […]


Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

November 14, 2014

Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.


Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

November 11, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Pain and depression before an operation may increase seniors’ risk for delirium after surgery, a new study suggests.
Rates of delirium after surgery are highest among older patients, occurring in up to 51 percent of those aged 65 and older. Previous research has also shown that depression is a […]



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