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  1. Snake Venom Painkillers?

    Oct. 3, 2012 -- Snake venom painkillers may sound like a hard sell, but a new study suggests it may be the next big thing in pain relievers. Researchers say certain compounds isolated from the venom of the deadly black mamba snake are actually potent painkillers. In the study, these compounds produc

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  2. Acupuncture Pain Relief Is Real, Researchers Say

    Sept. 10, 2012 -- About 3 million Americans visit acupuncturists each year, most of them for the relief of chronic pain. Now a new study shows the relief they get may be modest -- but real. The study is a review of previous acupuncture studies that compared the ancient Chinese practice to standard p

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  3. Massage May Help Sore Muscles Recover

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- There may be more to love about massage than just the "ahhhhh." A new study shows that kneading muscles after hard exercise decreases inflammation and helps your muscles recover. The study hints that massage after exercise may help relieve soreness, and may also help muscles become f

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  4. Does Obesity Cause Pain?

    Jan. 30, 2012 -- A large new study shows that obesity and pain often go hand in hand. That appears to be true even if an obese person is otherwise healthy. Researchers say that begs some questions: Can extra pounds cause pain? If so, how does fat make us hurt? A slew of chronic conditions that cause

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  5. Bufferin, Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X Recalled

    Jan. 9, 2012 -- Bufferin, Excedrin, Gas-X, and NoDoz products have been recalled because they may be mixed with one another, contain broken tablets, or contain prescription painkillers. Drugmaker Novartis is voluntarily recalling 1,645 lots of the four products. All four of the recalled products --

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  6. Neck Pain Treatments Put to the Test

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Spinal manipulation and at-home exercises may be better at relieving neck pain than relying on drugs. But the best neck pain treatment may depend on the person. A new study shows that spinal manipulation therapy from a chiropractor or home exercises provided by a therapist offered be

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  7. Study: Music Can Ease Pain

    Dec. 27, 2011 -- Losing yourself in music really may help take the sting out of a root canal or other painful medical procedure -- especially if you are feeling anxious about it. In a new study, 143 people listened to music while they received a painful shock in their fingertip. Participants were as

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  8. FDA Warns Consumers About ShoulderFlex Massager

    Dec. 21, 2011 -- The FDA has issued a new warning to consumers against the use of a massage device called the ShoulderFlex Massager, which was recalled earlier this year after it was blamed for causing at least one death. According to the FDA, the distributor, King International, has gone out of bus

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  9. Long-Term Painkiller Use Linked to Kidney Cancer

    Sept. 12, 2011 -- Long-term, regular use of non-aspirin anti-inflammatory painkillers raises the likelihood of developing kidney cancer by more than 50%, a study shows. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests men and women who take such drugs are equally at risk. Some sma

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  10. New Dosing Labels for Extra Strength Tylenol

    July 28, 2011 -- The maximum dose of Extra Strength Tylenol brand acetaminophen will soon be six, not eight pills a day. Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced the voluntary dosage reduction today. Labels will carry new dosing instructions this fall. The company says it will cut th

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