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  1. 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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  2. End-of-Life Pain Common, Study Finds

    Nov. 1, 2010 -- One quarter of all elderly people experience pain during the last two years of their life, and the percentage of people with pain increases to about 50% in the last four months of life. Arthritis was the No.1 predictor of pain, according to the study, which appears in the Annals of I

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  3. Tylenol Recalled ... Again

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Johnson & Johnson has recalled a Tylenol product because of a musty odor, the sixth in a string of product recall announcements dating back to November 2009. The odor is thought to be caused by a chemical -- 2,4,6-tribromoanisole or TBA -- leached into product packaging by wooden st

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  4. Anxiety Plays Role in Pain After Surgery

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Having the form of a gene associated with low sensitivity to pain may not automatically protect people from developing chronic pain after surgery, a new study suggests. "Even if you have the form of this gene that is thought to protect, it didn't protect from this kind of chronic pa

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  5. Romantic Love Affects Your Brain Like a Drug

    Oct. 13, 2010 -- The euphoric “high” that accompanies the passion-filled, early days of romantic love is a common pop music theme, but is it just a metaphor or is love really like a drug? When researchers examined the question, they found that intense feelings of romantic love affect the brain in th

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  6. Exercise Injuries to Your Arm

    Accidents are just that -- accidents. Anyone can fall onto an outstretched arm during a soccer skirmish or daredevil skateboarding maneuver and fracture the wrist. But sports and exercise injuries to the elbows, wrists and fingers often stem from overuse, faulty technique, or poor conditioning. That

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  7. Exercise Injuries Below the Belt

    Some long-distance runners constantly feel pain in their feet when they exercise. Soccer players might hear a loud pop in their knee, followed by swelling and joint instability. Still other athletes wonder why they always have nagging aches in their hip. Over and over again, sports medicine doctors

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  8. Ginger May Soothe Aching Muscles

    Sept. 20, 2010 -- Ginger's soothing properties may not be limited to the stomach. A new study shows that ginger may also be an effective pain reliever for sore muscles. Ginger has been a favorite remedy of Chinese medicine for centuries and is often used to treat nausea and upset stomach. However, r

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  9. Marijuana Relieves Chronic Pain, Research Shows

    Aug. 30, 2010 -- Three puffs a day of cannabis, better known as marijuana, helps people with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery feel less pain and sleep better, a Canadian team has found. ''It's been known anecdotally," says researcher Mark Ware, MD, assistant professor of anesthesia and fa

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  10. FDA Panel Supports Cymbalta for Chronic Pain

    Aug. 19, 2010 -- An FDA advisory panel today gave a closely divided vote of support to drugmaker Eli Lilly's application to increase the number of approved uses for one of its best-selling drugs, the antidepressant Cymbalta (duloxetine). If the FDA follows the panel's advice, which it is not require

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