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  1. Medical Marijuana's Legalization and Crime Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Legalization of medical marijuana does not lead to increased crime, and may even be tied to lower rates of offenses such as assault and murder, a new study suggests. The findings challenge claims by opponents that lega

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  2. Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research. One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study resea

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  3. Exercise and Pain Relief

    If you have back or joint pain, there are probably some times when all you want to do is lie in bed all day. It’s tempting, but it might make the problem worse. Doctors used to prescribe bed rest for back pain and other chronic pain conditions, but studies have found that people who exercise and sta

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  4. Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and ot

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  5. Back Pain Dos and Don'ts

    Back pain is the most commonly reported pain condition in America. About 59 million Americans have had a recent episode of back pain, and about 80% of all people will have back pain at some time. Whether you already struggle with back pain or are trying to prevent back trouble, there are dozens of o

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  6. Chronic Pain: OTC or Prescription Medicine?

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from chronic pain, you have more options than ever to treat the pain. Your choices range from simple remedies such as an ice pack or heating pad to more complex treatments like surgery. Somewhere in between these pain management options are med

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  7. Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?

    The skies are clear blue, but your ankle starts flaring up with arthritis pain. Could a storm be looming? You feel it in your bones, but is it just an old wives' tale? Or can joint pain actually predict weather changes? Believe it or not, your weather forecasting might have some validity, thanks to

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  8. Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study. Seven of 9 patients reported a 30 percent to 40 percent decrease in pain a

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  9. What Is Your Knee Telling You?

    Do your knees make noise? There's probably no reason for concern. Popping and cracking sounds usually aren't signs that something's wrong.  “A lot of joints crack and the knees are a really common joint to crack,” says David McAllister, MD, director of the UCLA's Sports Medicine Program. “Most peopl

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  10. Critics Oppose FDA Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

    Feb. 27, 2014 -- A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that’s become a popular drug of abuse. Critics of the FDA's ruling include attorne

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