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  1. How Acupuncture May Alter Perception of Pain

    Nov. 30, 2010 (Chicago) -- Acupuncture works directly on the brain to alter the way we process and perceive pain, preliminary research suggests. The 18-person study suggests that the ancient Chinese practice relieves pain, says study leader Nina Theysohn, MD, of the University Hospital in Essen, Ger

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  2. Is Running Through Pain a Good Idea?

    Nov. 29, 2010 (Chicago) -- Contrary to what’s been taught, you can run through pain. So say researchers who used a 45-ton mobile MRI unit to follow runners for two months along a 2,800-mile course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an ultra-long-distance race. "The

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  3. Darvon, Darvocet Banned

    Nov. 19, 2010 -- The FDA has at last banned Darvon, Darvocet, and other brand/generic drugs containing propoxyphene -- a safety-plagued painkiller from the 1950s. New proof of heart side effects, in studies of healthy people taking normal doses of the drug, prompted the FDA to act. An estimated 10 m

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  4. FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

    Nov. 5, 2010 – A drug used to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and diabetic neuropathy has been approved by the FDA for a new use -- to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including pain caused by osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. The drug is sold under the brand name Cymbalta (dulox

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  5. End-of-Life Pain Common, Study Finds

    Nov. 1, 2010 -- One quarter of all elderly people experience pain during the last two years of their life, and the percentage of people with pain increases to about 50% in the last four months of life. Arthritis was the No.1 predictor of pain, according to the study, which appears in the Annals of I

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  6. Tylenol Recalled ... Again

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Johnson & Johnson has recalled a Tylenol product because of a musty odor, the sixth in a string of product recall announcements dating back to November 2009. The odor is thought to be caused by a chemical -- 2,4,6-tribromoanisole or TBA -- leached into product packaging by wooden st

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  7. Anxiety Plays Role in Pain After Surgery

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- Having the form of a gene associated with low sensitivity to pain may not automatically protect people from developing chronic pain after surgery, a new study suggests. "Even if you have the form of this gene that is thought to protect, it didn't protect from this kind of chronic pa

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  8. Romantic Love Affects Your Brain Like a Drug

    Oct. 13, 2010 -- The euphoric “high” that accompanies the passion-filled, early days of romantic love is a common pop music theme, but is it just a metaphor or is love really like a drug? When researchers examined the question, they found that intense feelings of romantic love affect the brain in th

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  9. Ginger May Soothe Aching Muscles

    Sept. 20, 2010 -- Ginger's soothing properties may not be limited to the stomach. A new study shows that ginger may also be an effective pain reliever for sore muscles. Ginger has been a favorite remedy of Chinese medicine for centuries and is often used to treat nausea and upset stomach. However, r

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  10. Marijuana Relieves Chronic Pain, Research Shows

    Aug. 30, 2010 -- Three puffs a day of cannabis, better known as marijuana, helps people with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery feel less pain and sleep better, a Canadian team has found. ''It's been known anecdotally," says researcher Mark Ware, MD, assistant professor of anesthesia and fa

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