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  1. Antidepressant Plus NSAIDs May Up Brain Bleed Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking both an antidepressant and a painkiller such as ibuprofen or naproxen may increase risk of a brain hemorrhage, a new study suggests. Korean researchers found that of more than 4 million people prescribed a first-time

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  2. Who's At Risk Of Narcotic Painkiller Addiction?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study looks at which patients prescribed a short course of narcotic painkillers may be most prone to long-term abuse. The study finds -- perhaps not surprisingly -- that people with prior histories of drug abuse, or cur

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  3. Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Few U.S. adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researche

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. '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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  10. 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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