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    1. New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection of stem cells can reduce pain and inflammation. The idea is experimental: Extract stem cells from a patie

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    2. Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says. Rates of addiction to powerful painkillers su

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    3. Sprained Ankle May Have Longer-Term Health Effects

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans have suffered through an ankle break or sprain, but new research suggests these injuries might have a larger effect on health. The study, based on a survey of thousands of adults, found that people with inj

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    4. Experts Warn of Dangerous New Synthetic Drugs

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The recent overdose death of rock legend Prince has brought renewed focus on the dangers posed by synthetic opioids -- laboratory-created narcotics tweaked by chemists to produce potentially lethal highs while skirting

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    5. Opioids Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications. Patients who had just been pre

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    6. Patients Often Prescribed, Share Extra Painkillers

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half the patients prescribed opioid painkillers in a recent U.S. study received more than they needed. And many shared the drugs or failed to store them securely, a new survey indicates. The study of more than 1,000

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    7. Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Carpal Tunnel: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the study, electroacupuncture he

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    8. Does Your Knee Injury Need Surgery?

      Maybe it was a high school sports injury that you never got around to treating. Or maybe it was that spill you took skiing last winter that still gives you problems today. Whatever its cause and however long ago it happened, a knee injury can affect how well you move. Fortunately, you can usually tr

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    9. Why Does Acupuncture Work?

      For millions of people who live with pain, acupuncture is no longer an exotic curiosity. It's now widely accepted among the medical community. And it's pretty popular with patients as well. A recent survey found almost 3.5 million Americans said they'd had acupuncture in the previous year. "In our c

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    10. Drug May Help Kids With Sickle Cell Breathe Easier

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they're given hydroxyurea -- an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests. In a study of 94 young people with sickle cell, researchers fo

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