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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Propofol Linked to Michael Jackson's Death

    Aug. 24, 2009 -- ''Lethal levels" of the anesthetic propofol (Diprivan) killed Michael Jackson, according to news reports, which cited information from a search warrant affidavit unsealed in Houston. The court documents said the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reached that conclusion after an au

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  8. Go Ahead and Curse! It May Ease Your Pain

    July 13, 2009 -- It has long been a cliche: the woman in childbirth screaming curse words at her husband. Now, there's scientific research that may explain why people in pain often use offensive language. The cursing may actually lessen the perception of pain. That is the finding of a new study publ

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  9. Overdose Warning for Pain Drug Propoxyphene

    July 7, 2009 -- The FDA today ordered new warnings about overdose risk for the pain medication propoxyphene, which is sold generically and under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet. The FDA is requiring the "black box" warning -- the FDA's sternest warning -- on drugs containing propoxyphene to emph

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  10. FDA May Restrict Acetaminophen

    July 1, 2009 -- The FDA should put new restrictions on acetaminophen, an advisory committee recommended Tuesday, saying the move would protect people from the potential toxicity that can cause liver failure and even death. The FDA does not have to follow its advisory committees’ recommendations, but

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