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    1. Sedative, Tranquilizer Poisonings on the Rise

      April 6, 2010 -- More people are landing in the hospital because of poisoning from prescription tranquilizers, sedatives, and opioids, a new study finds. Hospitalizations for such poisonings increased 65% between 1999 and 2006. That’s double the increase in hospitalizations for poisoning by other dr

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    2. Words Really Do Hurt

      April 2, 2010 -- Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can hurt you too, according to new research. A new study suggests merely saying, "This may hurt a bit," before receiving a shot may be enough to trigger a pain response in the brain long before any actual pain is felt. Researchers fo

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    3. Brief Meditation Training Brings Pain Relief

      March 17, 2010 -- Meditation increases pain tolerance, but you don't have to devote your life to the practice to derive benefits, new research shows. Even very brief training in mindfulness meditation had a positive impact on pain perception in the study, conducted by researchers from the University

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    4. Patients Happy With Knee Replacement

      March 12, 2010 -- As they reach their 60s and beyond, baby boomers are increasingly opting for surgery to replace their worn-out knees. More than half a million total knee replacement procedures are performed annually in the U.S., and this number is projected to climb to around 3 million per year ov

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    5. Medical Marijuana Has Merit, Research Shows

      Feb. 18, 2010 -- Marijuana can be a promising treatment for some specific, pain-related medical conditions, according to California researchers who presented an update of their findings Wednesday to the California Legislature and also released them to the public. ''I think the evidence is getting be

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    6. Prescribed Opioids: Overdoses Not Uncommon

      Jan. 19, 2010 -- Overdoses and drug-related deaths are not uncommon among people taking opioid drugs that have been prescribed by a doctor for chronic pain, a new government-funded study finds. The finding suggests an urgent need to more closely monitor patients who are prescribed drugs like OxyCont

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    7. Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids Recall

      Jan. 15, 2010 -- Because of a sickening smell in some containers, 54 million packages of 27 different over-the-counter remedies now are being recalled. Products include various types of child and/or adult Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep. This adds to the 6 mi

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    8. Photo of a Loved One Reduces Pain

      Nov. 20, 2009 -- Forget aspirin and ibuprofen. A new pain reliever is decidedly less medical: a photo of a loved one. A new study shows that just looking at a picture of a loved one can help reduce pain. Holding a loved one's hand also helps reduce pain. The study included 25 women, mostly students

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    9. 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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    10. 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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