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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Positive Thinking May Offer Pain Relief

      Sept. 6, 2005 -- Doctors who say, "This won't hurt a bit" before a painful prod or poke may be delivering a pre-emptive dose of pain reliever. A new study suggests that low expectations about impending pain can actually lower a person's perception of it. "We found that expectations have a surprising

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    7. Can You Think Pain Away?

      Aug. 23, 2005 -- When pain strikes, expecting relief from a drug may be a big help -- even if that drug has no active ingredients, a new study shows. That quirk -- called the placebo effect -- is well known. It's why medicines are carefully compared to fake drugs, or placebos. Now, researchers have

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    8. Study: 1 in 3 Workers in Pain

      July 15, 2005 -- Nearly one in three workers suffers from pain that affects not only their health but their productivity as well, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed employees of a major Fortune 500 company and found nearly 30% were in pain beyond the normal everyday aches and pains, like

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    9. Deaths Seen With Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch

      July 15, 2005 -- The FDA today has issued a health advisory regarding the safe use of fentanyl skin patches (brand name Duragesic) in response to reports of deaths in patients using this potent narcotic medication for pain management. The FDA is conducting an investigation into the deaths associated

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    10. Palladone Pain Drug Pulled Off the Market

      July 14, 2005 - Purdue Pharma has voluntarily taken its pain-relieving Palladone capsules off the market, the drugmaker says in a news release. The company took the action on July 13 following an FDA request to withdraw Palladone because of safety concerns. The FDA approved Palladone in September 20

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