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  1. Positive Thinking May Make Drugs Work Better

    Feb. 16, 2011 -- When it comes to taking medicine, you may get what you expect. A new study has found that your expectations can affect how well pain medications work. Being optimistic may boost their effectiveness in blocking pain, while being pessimistic may lower their effectiveness. Unlike earli

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  2. Knee Replacement Patients Thrive, Study Says

    Feb. 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- Knee replacement patients tend to remain active 20 years after their surgery, despite some age-related declines, according to a new survey of 128 patients. "If you have a good knee replacement and are blessed with good health, you have an excellent chance of walking as m

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  3. Warming Anesthetics Reduces Pain of Injections

    Feb. 10, 2011 -- Warming local anesthetics may reduce the pain experienced during injections, a new study finds. “Warming an injection is a cost-free step that emergency physicians can take to reduce pain from a shot,” study author Anna Taddio, MD, of the University of Toronto, says in a news releas

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  4. Tylenol Products Recalled

    Jan. 18, 2011 -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which makes Tylenol pain relief drugs, says it is recalling a number of lots of its Tylenol products as well as some lots of Sinutab, Benadryl, and Sudafed PE because the medications were made at a plant where production was suspended in April 2010. McNei

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  5. FDA Warns of Acetaminophen in Prescription Pain Drugs

    Jan. 13, 2011 - The FDA is warning about the dangers of acetaminophen in popular prescription pain drugs, but did it go far enough? Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is found in a wide range of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. At normal doses, when not taken with alcohol, acet

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  6. Surgery Riskier for Redheads? Evidence Slim

    Dec. 9, 2010 -- Redheads may feel pain more sharply, but the facts don't support their reputation for excessive bleeding during or after surgery. That's the conclusion of four Welsh surgeons who searched the medical and anecdotal literature for evidence to support the belief that surgery poses extra

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  7. How Acupuncture May Alter Perception of Pain

    Nov. 30, 2010 (Chicago) -- Acupuncture works directly on the brain to alter the way we process and perceive pain, preliminary research suggests. The 18-person study suggests that the ancient Chinese practice relieves pain, says study leader Nina Theysohn, MD, of the University Hospital in Essen, Ger

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  8. Is Running Through Pain a Good Idea?

    Nov. 29, 2010 (Chicago) -- Contrary to what’s been taught, you can run through pain. So say researchers who used a 45-ton mobile MRI unit to follow runners for two months along a 2,800-mile course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an ultra-long-distance race. "The

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  9. Darvon, Darvocet Banned

    Nov. 19, 2010 -- The FDA has at last banned Darvon, Darvocet, and other brand/generic drugs containing propoxyphene -- a safety-plagued painkiller from the 1950s. New proof of heart side effects, in studies of healthy people taking normal doses of the drug, prompted the FDA to act. An estimated 10 m

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  10. FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

    Nov. 5, 2010 – A drug used to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and diabetic neuropathy has been approved by the FDA for a new use -- to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including pain caused by osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. The drug is sold under the brand name Cymbalta (dulox

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