4 Weird Causes of Back Pain

Can a cold or flu really cause backaches? Here’s what experts have to say.

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Got Achy Knees? Drinking Milk May Help Arthritis, Study Finds

Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can’t be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says. The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Milk consumption did not show the same benefit for men, however.

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Sore Knees? You May Have This Common Running Injury

It starts with tightness on the outside of your knee and sometimes around your hip.

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This Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

It causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from it.

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3 Yoga Poses for Tired, Achy Feet

Try practicing these moves at the end of a long day after you kick off your heels or heavy boots.

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Glucosamine May Not Help Knee Pain After All

The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints.

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Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller, Zohydro

In the petition sent to the FDA on Wednesday, more than 40 consumer watchdog groups, addiction treatment groups and others noted that the powerful new painkiller Zohydro was approved despite significant resistance from the FDA’s own advisory committee, which voted 11-2 against allowing Zohydro to be sold.

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The 3 Best Back Stretches

Do you suffer from back pain? Try these back stretches from physical therapist Eric Robertson to help keep your muscles spasm-free.

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1 in 7 American Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy

More than 14 percent of American women take powerful narcotic pain medications during pregnancy, according to a large new study. Since these drugs, which may cause addiction, are so often prescribed to pregnant women, the study authors called for more research to determine how safe they are for unborn babies.

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5 Natural Back Pain Remedies That Work

If you’re prone to back pain, you may already be treating it with OTC medications or trying to prevent it by strengthening your core. Consider these pill-free treatments another weapon in your arsenal.

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