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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. FDA Warns of Rare Acetaminophen Risk

    Aug. 5, 2013 -- Anyone who develops a rash, blister, or some other skin reaction while taking acetaminophen should stop using the drug and seek medical care immediately. The painkiller poses the risk for three rare but potentially fatal skin disorders, the FDA announced. The three serious, bad react

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  9. Marijuana to Treat Pain: A Pill May Outlast a Puff

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- A pill may work as well as a puff when it comes to using marijuana to treat pain, according to a small but carefully controlled new study. Pain relief from pills may last longer, however, and may not leave people feeling as hi

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  10. FDA OK's 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to help curb the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it is approving new labeling for a reformulated version of Oxycontin that its maker claims will be har

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