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 manageContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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, patientsContinue Reading

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 findingsContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

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 worseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 — U.S. doctors prescribing opioids for pain relief now have a new — and more nuanced — set of guidelines from the federal government. Issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, the new recommendations incorporate new science developed since the lastContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Flash radiotherapy, a new technology that uses targeted proton beams, is safe and effective in relieving pain for terminal cancer patients, a new, small study suggests. Flash radiotherapy delivers radiation at dose rates more than 300 times higher than those used in conventionalContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — New research out of Canada offers some encouraging news amid concerns about the opioid epidemic. Doctors are prescribing a lower dose of the painkillers after older adults have surgery, the study found. They are not, however, writing fewer prescriptions for the potentially addictiveContinue Reading