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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Revealed: How Placebo Effect Works

    Feb. 19, 2004 -- It's well known among doctors that people can get pain relief from a placebo. Now, they're closer to understanding the phenomenon called the placebo effect. A new study provides evidence that a placebo -- the mere expectation of relief, with no real treatment -- causes physical chan

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  5. Study: Massage May Worsen Chronic Pain

    Jan. 29, 2004 -- Massage is commonly used to treat chronic pain. Although it may help in the short term, its long-term effectiveness is less clear. In fact, a new study shows that chronic pain could get worse after massage treatments, especially if the patient is depressed, writes lead researcher Da

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  6. FDA Warns of OTC Pain Reliever Misuse

    Jan. 23, 2004 -- Mixing over-the-counter pain medications or combining them with cold medicines may be enough to cause serious health problems, such as liver and kidney damage or even death. A new campaign from the FDA aims to educate the public about these dangers and promote the safe use of over-t

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  7. Bush to Get MRI of Knees

    Dec. 17, 2003 -- President Bush will undergo an MRI on both of his knees Thursday while visiting wounded troops at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, according to White House spokesman Scott McClellan. Bush, an avid jogger, has taken to using an elliptical trainer and water jogging b

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  8. Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Pain

    Dec. 10, 2003 -- There is new evidence that small amounts of unprotected sun exposure could be good for you. Earlier studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for several cancers. Now comes word that it may also be a major cause of unexplained muscle and bone pain. In a study i

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  9. Pain Hurts Employees at Work and at Home

    Nov. 11, 2003 (New York) -- Employers may end up paying more for lost productivity caused by employees who work through the pain rather than staying at home due to disability. A new study shows that productive time lost due to common pain conditions such as headaches, back pain, and arthritis costs

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  10. Double Click for Pain Relief

    Oct. 15, 2003 -- For people needing pain medication, there's a needle-free device on the horizon. It's a fancy electronic patch -- and it provides full pain relief when the patient clicks a button. The FDA is currently reviewing this new pain medication device. "This technology could eliminate the n

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