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  1. Vioxx's Fall No Surprise to Some Doctors

    Oct. 21, 2004 - Earlier this month, drug manufacturer Merck stunned the medical world when it announced it would pull the popular painkiller Vioxx off the market. The decision was based on clinical trial results showing that Vioxx doubles a patient's risks of heart attack and stroke. That risk is sm

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  2. Chiropractic Care May Reduce Surgeries, X-rays

    Oct. 12, 2004 -- Chiropractic care cuts health care costs, a new study shows. The study comes from American Specialty Health Plans Inc. of San Diego. The company provides employers with health insurance coverage for complementary medicine, including chiropractic care and acupuncture. The company com

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  3. Pain Is Written on the Face

    Oct. 12, 2004 -- Forget the stoic look. Pain can ruffle anyone's feathers, twisting the face from eyebrows to chin. In fact, facial expressions are a pretty good mirror of how much pain a person says they feel, according to German researchers. Miriam Kunz of Philipps University Marburg in Marburg, G

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  4. Needle-Free Device OK'd for Local Pain Relief

    Aug. 19, 2004 -- The FDA has approved the use of a needle-free, handheld device for administering lidocaine, a local anesthetic. The device's maker, Sontra Medical Corp., says the FDA approved SonoPrep on Aug. 18. Sontra says its product works faster than current methods. Using needles to deliver lo

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  5. Guided Imagery Helps Kids Handle Surgery

    Aug. 10, 2004 - Children who have surgery may feel less pain and anxiety if they use guided imagery techniques along with pain medications. That finding comes from Myra Huth, PhD, RN, assistant vice president of nursing research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Huth and two colleagu

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  6. Tylenol Safety Debated -- Again

    July 23, 2004 -- Is acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- safe enough for over-the-counter sales to continue? Yes, most experts say. But every year, acetaminophen overdose is linked to 458 deaths from acute liver failure. Acetaminophen poisoning is implicated in half of all U.S. liver failures.

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  7. People Still Ignore Pain Reliever Risks

    May 20, 2004 -- More people may be aware of the risks associated with the popular over-the-counter pain relievers, but a new study shows that awareness doesn't necessarily mean action. Researchers found awareness of the safety issues surrounding over-the-counter pain relievers, such as NSAIDs (nonst

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  8. Work-Related Pain Common

    May 6, 2004 -- Fifteen out of 100 workers report widespread pain after a year on the job, a British study shows. The jobs most likely to involve widespread pain: podiatry (foot doctors) and army infantry. Jobs requiring repetitive motion and jobs that require prolonged squatting were most likely to

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  9. Too Many People Ignore Chronic Pain

    May 6, 2004 -- The majority of chronic pain sufferers put off seeing a doctor. Many are in denial about their constant pain. They shrink their lives to fit their condition, a new survey shows. The nationwide random survey, released today by the American Chronic Pain Association, provides a snapshot

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  10. The Truth Behind 'I Feel Your Pain'

    Feb. 20, 2004 -- "I feel your pain" may be more than just a saying. A new study shows that knowing your partner is in pain activates areas in the brain involved in processing pain. But empathy only goes so far. Researchers found that empathizing with the pain of others activated only the subjective

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