TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Could a simple letter prompt doctors to prescribe opioids more safely? Yes, claims new research that found reminding doctors to check a prescription database before doling out opioids increased their engagement with the program, having the potential to create more informed prescribing. The
THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The Grammy-winning singer Adele told a crowd at her New Year’s Eve concert that “really bad sciatica” is causing her to wobble on stage. The award-winning singer first talked about her chronic back problems in a 2021 interview with The Face. “I slipped
TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Getting around in winter works best if you’re taking good care of the feet that take you places. Orthopedic specialists at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City say they often see an uptick in avoidable injuries and foot problems
FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As doctors have tried to steer their chronic pain patients away from highly addictive opioids, many have turned to two antiseizure drugs, but a new review finds they are only “modestly effective” at treating pain. Gabapentin and pregabalin are being prescribed to manage
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Imagine living day-to-day with one hand that feels like it’s a baseball mitt, or another that feels like a small clutching claw. That’s the experience of many stroke survivors who suffer from chronic pain, according to a new study in the journal Brain
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As a tripledemic of the flu, COVID and RSV continues to spread across the United States, customers at two major pharmacy chains will now be limited as to how much children’s pain relievers and fever-reducing medications they can buy for their sick child.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Corticosteroid injections to relieve pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis could actually be setting them back. Two new studies have discovered that, despite the temporary relief of symptoms, the injections were associated with continued progression of the disease. On the other hand, patients
THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many women experience back pain during pregnancy and a new study review suggests an ancient treatment can help. Acupuncture provided significant relief of lower back and pelvic pain, according to an analysis of 10 trials from various parts of the world. The findings
THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Shoveling snow is a strenuous workout that poses risks for people with heart conditions. “We have to think of shoveling snow as a pretty significant exertion, like an exercise,” said Dr. Donald Ford, chair of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio.
THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Stress affects gut health and intensifies pain, which — for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — can make traveling to see family during the holiday season excruciating. “People living with IBS often say the holidays are especially stressful, above and beyond the
TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, Aleve or ibuprofen don’t do a thing to slow the progression of knee arthritis, and might even make things worse, a new study suggests. Knee arthritis patients who regularly took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) wound up with worse