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  1. Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Low: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during child

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  2. Post-Op Pain Management Improves Over Decade

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American patients who experience serious post-operative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals. How significantly? In 2003, 63 percent of those polled said they

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  3. New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People take the sense of touch for granted -- until it isn't there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four years ago. For months after an accident at work cost him his right hand from the wrist down, the Madison, Ohio

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  4. Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study. "Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferre

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  5. Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are trying to learn more about a condition called sickle cell trait, which can cause sudden death in young athletes. In people with sickle cell trait, intense physical activity, heat and dehydration can caus

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  6. Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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 an

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  7. FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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. Called Targiniq ER and made by Purdue Ph

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  8. Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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. The researchers found the drug

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  9. Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests. Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations a

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  10. Painkiller Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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. Physicians

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