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Pain and pain management is a complex area of medicine. There are numerous treatment options from medication and therapies to mind-body techniques. Pain can be treated with over-the-counter medicine if it is a milder form, or stronger medications such as

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Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study suggests half of opioids prescribed to dental surgery patients go unused, creating a surplus that may contribute to the opioid epidemic.

Sleep is key to curing chronic pain

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

I won't be able to cope with my pain if I don't sleep well' - research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and...

Tension Headaches: Treatment, Causes, and Symptoms

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Tension headaches, often described as a pressing or tightening pain of mild to moderate intensity, are the most common type of headache.

Positive data presented demonstrating erenumab significantly reduces monthly migraine days in patients with chronic migraine

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Amgen has announced detailed global Phase 2 results showing erenumab demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in monthly migraine days compared with placebo in patients with chronic...

10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.

New paper provides insights for music therapy in surgical area

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

UH Seidman Cancer Center music therapists and nurse anesthetist share experience from two-year study finding music reduces anxiety, pain for biopsy patients.

Study of euthanasia trends in Belgium has lessons for other countries

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study on euthanasia trends in Belgium, which shows an increase in reported cases since legislation was introduced, provides lessons for countries that have legalized assisted dying.

NIH review finds nondrug approaches effective for treatment of common pain conditions

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Data from a review of U.S.-based clinical trials published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches - such as yoga, tai chi, and...

Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions.

Childbirth pain linked to risk of postpartum depression

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Women who experience pain for longer than 4 weeks after childbirth may be more likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests.

iPads as effective as sedatives for children before operations

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong (Aug. 28 - Sept.

Opioid receptors outside the brain targeted in rats; new direction for painkillers

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Opioid abuse is a growing public health crisis, affecting up to 36 million people worldwide.

Vertebroplasty helps reduce acute pain among patients with spinal fractures

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study published in...

Marijuana a better pain reliever for men than women

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Compared with men who smoked marijuana, women did not experience a significant reduction in pain sensitivity, a new study reveals.

Heel Pain: Exercises to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Learn about stretches and exercises that can help with plantar fasciitis, as well as other treatments.

New opioid as effective as morphine, without the side effects

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a drug candidate that is as effective as morphine for relieving pain, but without the harmful side effects of opioids.

Chronic pain more common in partners of depressed individuals

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Chronic pain and depression are both common and mysterious conditions. New research looks at the mix of environmental and genetic factors behind them.

Low risk of developing persistent opioid use after major surgery

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Hance A. Clarke, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.

What is a Charley Horse? Muscle Cramps Explained

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about charley horse, another name for muscle cramp. This article looks at the causes of these cramps that often affect the calf, foot, and toes.

Teamwork, communication training recommended to ensure surgical safety

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Each member of the surgical team should be empowered to speak up and take responsibility for patient care.

Neck Pain: What Does It Mean?

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the causes of neck pain, including a list of symptoms and advice on when to see a doctor. This article also looks at whiplash.

Prescription drug abuse in Europe is a bigger problem than previously thought

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

International collaborations across the EU are needed to monitor prescription drug abuse, identify its scope and develop targeted interventions, according to the first comparative study of...

Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between...

What Does Wrist Pain Mean?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

There are many different causes of wrist pain. This article looks at these along with the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of wrist pain.

Research highlights breast pain in horse-riders

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Thousands of women could be experiencing breast pain while horse-riding, according to a new study.