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  1. Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and ot

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  2. Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study. Seven of 9 patients reported a 30 percent to 40 percent decrease in pain a

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  3. Critics Oppose FDA Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

    Feb. 27, 2014 -- A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that’s become a popular drug of abuse. Critics of the FDA's ruling include attorne

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  4. 'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds. This technique, called a stellate ganglion block, is a common treatme

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  5. FDA Panel: No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The science isn't convincing enough to say that naproxen -- the key pain reliever in Aleve -- is safer for the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), U.S. health advisers

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  6. Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Improvements in knee pain following a common orthopedic procedure appear to be largely due to the placebo effect, a new Finnish study suggests. The research, which was published Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of Med

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  7. FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Painkillers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab that contain the powerful narcotic hydrocodone. The change will cut in half the number of ref

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  8. Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Prescriptions for powerful opioid painkiller drugs have skyrocketed in the United States, but identification and treatment of pain has not improved, according to a new study. "There is an epidemic of prescription opioid addic

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  9. Steroid Shots a Temporary Fix for Carpal Tunnel?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid shots can temporarily relieve the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but three-quarters of patients who are initially helped by these injections will eventually require surgery, new Swedish research says. Abo

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  10. Tylenol to Come With New Warning

    Aug. 30, 2013 -- Caps on bottles of the popular pain reliever Tylenol that are sold in the United States will soon come with warnings alerting consumers to the potential for liver failure and even death, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The warning will state that Tylenol's active ingredient

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