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  1. Carpal Tunnel? Blame Genes Not Overuse

    Feb. 16, 2007 -- Long hours surfing the Internet or typing won't wreck your wrists, a new study shows. Carpal tunnel syndrome, long associated with overuse of the hands and wrists when surfing the Internet or typing, is linked more to genetics than repetitive use, according to the study. It was pres

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  2. Exercise Won't Up Knee Arthritis Risk

    Jan. 31, 2007 -- Moderate exercise doesn't increase the risk of developing arthritis in the knees of older adults, even if they are overweight, according to a new study that evaluated more than 1,200 people. "There really was no difference between those who exercised and those who didn't in terms of

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  3. Common Pain Drugs to Get New Warnings

    Dec. 19, 2006 -- Over-the-counter pain relievers used by hundreds of millions of Americans will carry stricter safety warnings under regulations proposed Tuesday by the FDA. Labels would warn of the potential for severe liver damage with the use of acetaminophen, the pain reliever contained in Tylen

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  4. Rare Gene Mutation May Block Pain

    Dec. 13, 2006 -- Scientists have discovered rare gene mutations that may block pain. The mutations, found in the SCN9A gene, were spotted in six children in Pakistan who reportedly had never felt pain. The discovery may lead to development of new pain drugs, write the researchers, who include C. Geo

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  5. FDA: Don't Use Quinine for Leg Cramps

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- The FDA is telling people not to use the malaria drug quinine for leg cramps, citing potentially deadly side effects. The FDA issued the advice today and ordered all unapproved drugs containing quinine off the market within 60 days. Qualaquin, the only FDA-approved quinine drug, can

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  6. Massage May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

    Dec. 11, 2006 -- Knees hurt? Massage may cut the pain and improve function if you have knee osteoarthritis , a new study shows. Massage therapy "seems to be a viable option" as an addition to other treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee, write the researchers. Osteoarthritis, the most common type

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  7. Clue to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Found

    Nov. 16, 2006 -- A microscopic look at carpal tunnel syndrome may have uncovered the cause of the painful condition. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage through the bones and ligaments of the wrist. It protects a main nerve leading to the hand and the tendons that bend the fingers. In carpal tunne

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  8. Millions of Americans in Pain

    Nov. 15, 2006 -- Each month, one in four American adults suffers pain for at least 24 hours. That pain lasts for a year in nearly three-fifths of those over 65 and in 37% of those aged 20 to 44. These numbers are why the CDC has made pain the focus of this year's annual report card on U.S. health. T

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  9. Botox May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

    Nov. 14, 2006 (Washington, D.C.) -- Botox shots may do more than get rid of wrinkles. A new study shows Botox may decrease the pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and potentially prevent or forestall the need for knee replacement surgery. The preliminary research was presented at the 2006 annual meetin

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  10. Magnets Fail to Cut Surgery Pain

    Oct. 18, 2006 -- Magnets failed to provide pain relief after surgery for patients in a new study. The study was based on 165 patients who had had surgery at a hospital in Colombia. Researchers found that patients who had a magnetic device placed over their surgical wound fared no better than those w

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