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FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

July 25, 2014

A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be a Sign of Skin Cancer

July 24, 2014

Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.


Acetaminophen May Not Help Back Pain After All

July 24, 2014

Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen — best known as Tylenol — does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.


Could ‘Phone Care’ Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?

July 15, 2014

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study.
Pain is a major health problem in the United States and costs the country more than $600 billion each year in lost productivity and health care.
For this study, published in the July 16 [...]


Why You Can’t Blame the Weather for Your Back Pain

July 10, 2014

The notion that lower back pain flares up during certain kinds of weather may be all in your head, a new study suggests.


Many U.S. Vets Suffer Chronic Pain, Take Narcotic Painkillers: Study

June 30, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. soldiers returning home are caught in the grip of chronic pain, with a substantial number of them relying on addictive narcotic painkillers to help them cope, a new study finds.
About 44 percent of the members of an Army infantry brigade [...]


Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

June 27, 2014

Migraine surgery is increasingly touted as a potential “cure” for the debilitating headaches, but researchers say the evidence just isn’t there to support those claims.


Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

June 16, 2014

Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.


New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers

June 9, 2014

MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new drug holds promise as a safe and effective treatment for constipation caused by prescription narcotic painkillers, new research states.
Constipation is a common side effect experienced by patients taking these powerful medications for chronic pain. When laxatives failed to provide relief, two phase 3 trials found the [...]


Use Prescription Painkillers Safely

June 6, 2014

FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Powerful prescription painkillers known as opioids are often involved in accidental overdoses, so experts offer tips on how to take these highly addictive medications safely.
“Prescription painkiller misuse is a growing epidemic. However, most people who abuse these drugs are struggling with an addiction they never intended to have,” [...]



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