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    1. Prescribed Opioids: Overdoses Not Uncommon

      Jan. 19, 2010 -- Overdoses and drug-related deaths are not uncommon among people taking opioid drugs that have been prescribed by a doctor for chronic pain, a new government-funded study finds. The finding suggests an urgent need to more closely monitor patients who are prescribed drugs like OxyCont

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    2. Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids Recall

      Jan. 15, 2010 -- Because of a sickening smell in some containers, 54 million packages of 27 different over-the-counter remedies now are being recalled. Products include various types of child and/or adult Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep. This adds to the 6 mi

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    3. Medical Advances and Breakthroughs

      By Beth Howard From easy knee repair to scar-free surgery, read about some of the latest medical breakthroughs that could change your life. It's not every day, or even every decade, that research leads to a real medical breakthrough — the kind that revolutionizes the treatment of a disease or condit

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    4. Photo of a Loved One Reduces Pain

      Nov. 20, 2009 -- Forget aspirin and ibuprofen. A new pain reliever is decidedly less medical: a photo of a loved one. A new study shows that just looking at a picture of a loved one can help reduce pain. Holding a loved one's hand also helps reduce pain. The study included 25 women, mostly students

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    5. Texting Can Be a Pain in the Neck, Shoulders

      Nov. 12, 2009 -- Texting may be preferred over phone jabbering by many young people, but too much text messaging may increase the risk of neck or shoulder pain, a new study shows. Judith Gold, ScD, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Temple University’s College of Health Professions and Social

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    6. Brief Training in Meditation Eases Pain

      Nov. 11, 2009 -- A mini-course in meditation may be all it takes to assist in pain management. A new study shows as little as an hour of mindfulness training is enough to reduce pain. "We knew already that meditation has significant effects on pain perception in long-term practitioners whose brains

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    7. Placebo Effect May Help Treat Pain

      Oct. 15, 2009 -- The "placebo effect" may help treat pain, German researchers report in Science. When someone experiences the placebo effect, they're responding to an inactive drug or sham procedure that isn't supposed to affect their condition. The placebo effect is often called psychological -- th

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    8. CDC: Alarming Increase in Methadone Deaths

      Sept. 30, 2009 -- Methadone deaths have risen sevenfold in less than a decade, according to a government report that largely blames the increase on the growing use of methadone for pain relief. Used primarily for the management of heroin addiction until the late 1990s, methadone has become one of th

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    9. High Heels Today, Foot Pain Tomorrow

      Sept. 29, 2009 -- Wearing high heels today may hurt just a little, but even bigger foot pain may be in store later on. A new study shows that people who make poor shoe choices early in life by wearing unsupportive footwear like high heels, sandals, and slippers are much more likely to suffer from fo

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    10. Propofol Plus Sedative Killed Michael Jackson

      Aug. 28, 2009 -- Acute intoxication with the anesthetic propofol, coupled with the effect of the sedative drug Ativan, killed pop star Michael Jackson on June 25, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office announced today. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide, according to the news release iss

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