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    1. Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen, the painkiller best known to Americans as Tylenol, may do more than simply dull pain -- it may also dull happy or sad emotions, new research finds. The new, small study is the first to suggest that acetamin

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    2. Patients May Not Need Pre-Anesthesia Sedative

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered. The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients

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    3. Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The narcotic painkiller tramadol (Ultram) seems to be associated with an increased risk of dangerously low blood sugar, Canadian researchers report. Tramadol is a narcotic drug whose use has increased steadily worldwide.

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    4. FDA Approves Injectable Device for Back, Leg Pain

      Dec. 4, 2014 -- The FDA has approved an injectable microchip nerve-stimulation device for the relief of ongoing back and leg pain. The Stimwave Freedom Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system is expected to be available in the United States next January, the company, Stimwave Technologies Inc., said in

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    5. Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests. The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, and

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    6. 'Text Neck' and Other Tech Troubles

      Nov. 26, 2014 -- Gift-buying season is here, and on top of the wish list for most people is the latest tech gadget or gizmo. But some experts are concerned that more tech may equal more pain for frequent users. For starters, we take on “text neck” -- and yes, according to Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, it’

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    7. Nearly 1 in 5 Plagued by Constant Pain: Survey

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most. The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snaps

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    8. Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

      Oct. 23, 2014 -- More than 11,600 boxes of Assured brand naproxen pain relief tablets distributed to Dollar Tree stores are being recalled because they might actually contain bottles of ibuprofen, a different type of pain drug. The recall by Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. includes boxes labeled

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    9. Post-Op Pain Management Improves Over Decade

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American patients who experience serious post-operative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals. How significantly? In 2003, 63 percent of those polled said they

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    10. Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Low: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during child

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