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Opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years in the U.S.

Opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years in the U.S.

A new study has shown that opioid-related deaths in the U.S. have jumped fourfold in the past 20 years. In addition, the epidemic has shifted...
Smokers have a higher risk of low back pain

Smokers have a higher risk of low back pain

A new study has found that smokers are at high risk for low back pain. The finding shows they also have higher rates of healthcare...
New effective way to treat opioid addiction

New effective way to treat opioid addiction

A new study has found that monthly buprenorphine injection is effective for treating opioid use disorders. It shows the long-acting buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR is effective in...

When you should seek help for your neck or back pain

After extended periods of research and computer work, you may be no stranger to neck and back pain. The daily wear and tear of graduate...

Back pain? A physiotherapist may offer the most effective treatment, if you can afford...

Back pain is a common and costly health problem. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a "call to action" recently published in...

Common painkiller could improve survival in head and neck cancer

Regular use of a common type of medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, significantly improves survival for a third or more patients with head...

New blood test for pain may help fight opioid crisis

A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid...

Common antidepressants could make painkillers less effective

People who take the most common form of antidepressants get less pain relief from hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, report researchers. The finding could help combat...

Common painkiller may boost the risk of heart and kidney failure

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. However, prolonged use raises the risk of heart and...

Common painkiller is less effective in people taking depression drugs

In a new study, researchers found patients taking the most common form of antidepressant who are given the most widely prescribed opioid experience less...

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In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

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With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

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High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...