TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA) are cracking down on the use of opioids for tooth pain. The guidelines say that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) taken alone or alongside acetaminophen should be the first-line treatment for managing short-term dental pain inContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Factors like sleep, energy levels and stress can predict the onset of a migraine headache, a new study finds. Those factors differed from the morning to the afternoon and evening, however. Poor perceived sleep quality, lower-than-usual quality of sleep and lower-than-usual energy levelsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Folks with life-threatening chronic illnesses can receive effective support over the telephone as they manage their condition day by day, a new clinical trial finds. Seriously ill veterans living with lung or heart disease experienced significant improvements in depression, anxiety and quality ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Women are four to five times more likely than men to develop early-onset rheumatoid arthritis, and a few hormonal factors could be why, new research suggests. Entering menopause early (before age 45), taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and having four or more kidsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Two types of mental health treatment are equally effective in treating fibromyalgia patients, Swedish researchers report. They compared traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to what is known as exposure-based CBT. In traditional CBT, patients receive several treatment strategies, such as relaxation, exercise orContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Using a weight-loss medication to help you shed pounds gradually appears to help extend life for people with arthritis of the hips or knees, a new study finds. However, folks with arthritis who dropped pounds very quickly showed no benefit in terms ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Beyond a myriad of other consequences, childhood trauma appears to raise the specter of chronic pain in adulthood, new research shows. Researchers pored over 75 years’ worth of data involving more than 826,000 people. That included information on levels of neglect or physical,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve lost a leg due to injury or disease are often plagued by what’s known as phantom limb pain — discomfort arising in the area, despite the absence of the limb. Now, researchers report that people who wear a prosthetic leg afterContinue Reading