States with Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Overdoses

States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit — fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.

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Knee Surgery May Not Help All People With Meniscus Damage

Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus — the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.

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3 Moves to Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps

A few yoga poses can alleviate the pain of cramps—and help avoid packing on a few period pounds.

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The Life-Threatening Leg Pain You Should Never Ignore

Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns suddenly passed away at age 35, allegedly from a blood clot that formed in his ankle.

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FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

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.

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Acetaminophen May Not Help Back Pain After All

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.

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

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

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5 Yoga Poses to Prevent Back Pain

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension in the muscles of your upper and lower back. Try these 5 poses.

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Are Docs in Your State Handing Out Too Many Rx Painkillers?

Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.

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FDA Approves Generic Version of Painkiller Celebrex

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to the first generic version of the powerful pain reliever Celebrex (celecoxib).

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