What is this pain in the back of my head?
Learn about five causes of pain in the back of the head. We also look at the triggers and treatment options for each of these headache types.
Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis
An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research. The study shows there was no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to control debilitating pain when compared to a placebo (dummy substance).
Why do I have pain in my upper thigh?
Learn about different causes of upper thigh pain, from injuries to nerve problems. We look at the associated symptoms and treatment options.
Experts challenge claims about medical marijuana's impact on teen recreational use and opioid deaths
Two papers published today look at the current evidence of the effects of medical marijuana laws and conclude there is little support that such laws increase recreational marijuana use among adolescents or reduce opioid overdose deaths.
Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain
Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort.
How long will pain last after route canal?
A look at pain after a root canal, a common complaint that can last for some time. Included is detail on when to get help and managing root canal pain.
More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid painkiller
Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant, increasingly is being misused, necessitating prescribers to understand its abuse potential and risk profile, according to a new study.
Ten reasons why cramps happen after your period
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In this article, we look at common causes of cramps that occur after your period ends. We also look at symptoms, and ways to manage period cramps.
What causes pain under my left breast?
Learn about a number of digestive and heart-related causes of pain under the left breast. We also look at the treatment options available for each one.
Shot may help shield against shingles
Two vaccines are available to help prevent shingles, which can affect anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine; both diseases are caused by the same virus, which stays in the body after chickenpox clears.
New guideline warns pain benefits of medical cannabis overstated
A new medical guideline suggests Canada's family physicians should take a sober second thought before prescribing medical cannabis to most patients.
Pilot study in Kenya shows link between chronic pain and glutamate consumption
Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavor enhancer found in Western and non-Western diets worldwide.
Cold open water plunge provides instant pain relief, case reports suggest
A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in a new report.
Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids
A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. After six months, more than 18 percent of patients surveyed had stopped using opioid analgesics or had reduced their dosage.
Could sciatica be causing the pain in your buttocks?
A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor.
Placebo pills prescribed honestly help cancer survivors manage symptoms
Fatigue in cancer survivors is significantly reduced by placebo pill, even when it is known it is a fake pill.
What is this pain in my lower right abdomen?
We look at a number of different causes of pain, ranging in severity, in the lower right abdomen. We also examine when treatment is required.
Effects of tramadol on cognitive, sports performance studied
The first randomized controlled trial of the effects of tramadol on cognitive and sports performance has been completed, explain investigators.
New vaccine technology shows promise as a tool to combat the opioid crisis
An experimental heroin vaccine induced antibodies that prevented the drug from crossing the blood-brain barrier in mice and rats.
Back pain is common in highly active older adults
Many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance.