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  1. Arm Pads Give Relief to Computer Pain

    April 21, 2006 -- Resting your forearms on supportive arm boards or pads may take some of the aches and pains out of working at a computer every day. A new study suggests that providing forearm support can significantly reduce neck and shoulder pain as well as hand, wrist, and forearm pain associate

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  2. Torn Knee Ligament: Can It Be Healed?

    March 24, 2006 -- A torn ACL in the knee can be replaced -- but it can't be healed. A new technique now shows promise to change this. Doctors long ago gave up trying to repair a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). That's because the important knee ligament, essential for running and jumping and k

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  3. Obesity May Up Physical Pain Reaction

    March 1, 2006 -- Obesity may heighten physical reaction to pain, according to a new study. The study shows a greater physical pain reaction in obese people, compared with people who aren't obese, even after brushing up on their coping skills. However, subjective pain perception -- how people conscio

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  4. People in Pain Often Suffer Silently

    Feb. 16, 2006 -- A significant number of people living with chronic pain are silent sufferers who don't tell their doctors they are hurting, new research suggests. More than one in five people living with pain said they did not seek treatment for the problem. Men and adults under 40 were the least l

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  5. Training the Brain to Reduce Pain

    Dec. 12, 2005 -- There may be a high-tech way to teach people to handle chronic pain, scientists report. They're not talking about a sophisticated device that erases pain. Instead, they used medical technology to help patients learn how to handle their own pain. The strategy is in its early days, so

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  6. More Tylenol Overdoses, Liver Failure

    Dec. 1, 2005 -- Taken properly, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe painkiller. But taking too much Tylenol can lead to liver failure. That overdose risk is well-known and noted on Tylenol's label. Now, a new study shows a rise in cases of acute (sudden) liver failure reportedly linked to Tylenol over

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  7. Women May Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men

    Oct. 27, 2005 - Women really are more sensitive than men, a new study suggests. Women's skin -- at least a small section near a nerve in the cheek -- has twice as many nerve fibers as men's skin, report Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MD, of Southern Illinois University and colleagues. That may explain why a nu

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  8. Need Pain Relief? Massage Gets High Marks

    Oct. 26, 2005 -- For the treatment of pain, Americans rate massage as highly as medications, a new survey shows. Conducted by an independent research firm, the annual survey is the ninth commissioned by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). It shows that one in five U.S. adults got a ther

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  9. Aromatherapy May Be Soothing After Surgery

    Oct. 24, 2005 -- Having a breast biopsy can be painful and nerve-wracking. But aromatherapy could improve the experience, according to a study published in the journal Anesthesiology. Researchers at New York University Medical Center gave 50 patients face masks to wear in the recovery room following

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  10. An Upside to Video Game Violence?

    Oct. 5, 2005 -- Video games may distract players from pain, according to a researcher in West Virginia. "Physicians could possibly implement this in their office to aid in distraction during a painful procedure such as injections or dental work," writes Bryan Raudenbush, PhD, associate professor of

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