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Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson’s Pain for Years

March 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with Parkinson’s disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests.
However, three-quarters of the patients developed new pain in muscles and joints eight years after the procedure was performed, the researchers found.
“It is potentially […]


British Scientists Spot Brain’s Pain Center

March 9, 2015

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — British researchers say they’ve identified the area of the brain linked to pain intensity.
The University of Oxford team used a new imaging technique to observe how different levels of pain affected the brains of 17 volunteers. Activity in only one area of the brain — the dorsal posterior […]


What You Should Know About Long-Term Use of Acetaminophen

March 4, 2015

Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.


The Ultrasound Treatment That May Help People With Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

March 2, 2015

An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.


Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

February 27, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.
The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at two and three months into treatment, and then again at six […]


Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study

February 24, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.
The finding could prompt widespread concern, given that these painkillers — known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs […]


Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression

February 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.
The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin. While most people use the medicines to ease […]


Kids Can Get Migraines Too

February 17, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Migraines aren’t just a problem for adults — about 6 percent of children and more than one-quarter of teens aged 15 to 17 have migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF).
“There are many things that can be done if your child suffers from migraine, or if you […]


Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back

February 16, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.
Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors included fatigue and being distracted during an activity. The risk […]


Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back

February 16, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.
Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors included fatigue and being distracted during an activity. The risk […]



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