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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 […]


Nighttime Leg Cramps Peak in Summer, Study Says

February 9, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nighttime leg cramps occur twice as often in summer as in winter, a new study suggests.
The malaria drug quinine is commonly prescribed to treat leg cramps, so researchers looked at quinine prescriptions written for more than 31,000 people in British Columbia, Canada, over six years.
The researchers also analyzed […]


Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study

February 6, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prolonged illness in Americans with Lyme disease is more widespread, serious and costly than previously believed, a new study suggests.
The study authors — from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore — found that Lyme disease has a much greater impact on patients and the health […]



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