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    1. Drug May Help Kids With Sickle Cell Breathe Easier

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they're given hydroxyurea -- an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests. In a study of 94 young people with sickle cell, researchers fo

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    2. Chronic Pain May Trigger Some Drug Addictions

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain may be a major driver behind the recent surge in addiction to prescription painkillers, a new survey finds. Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse in the United States are among the country's bi

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    3. Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse OTC Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with chronic pain ignore dosing instructions on over-the-counter pain medicines and put themselves at risk for an overdose, a new survey suggests. An overdose of these medicines can result in serious side effec

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    4. Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows. Obesity is a major risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that often leads to joint replacemen

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    5. Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two alternative therapies -- acupuncture and the Alexander technique -- appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports. Both therapies involve educating patients in ways to

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    6. Ex-NFL Star Warns About Risks Posed by Painkillers

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- During his 12 seasons as a fullback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Mike Alstott was known as "The A-Train" -- a punishing runner and blocker and fan favorite. From 1996 to 2007, Alstott racked up an impres

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    7. Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana appears mostly safe for treating chronic pain, at least among people with some experience using the drug, a new study suggests. People who used pot to ease their pain didn't have an increased risk of

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    8. Chronic Pain Linked to ADHD

      Sept. 14, 2015 -- More than a third of people with ongoing "central pain" may also have ADHD, a small study suggests. Central pain stems from damage to the central nervous system -- the brain, brain stem and spinal cord. It differs from ongoing pain from bone or muscle conditions such as arthritis,

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    9. More People Getting Knees Replaced, at Younger Age

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 201

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    10. Knee, Hip Replacements Linked to Heart Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds. The chances of a heart attack were more than eight times gre

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