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Researchers reveal life-saving treatment for nation’s opioid disorder epidemic

Expanding access to a treatment that combines medication and counseling for opioid addiction may generate significant cost savings while also saving many lives, according...

More heart infections and strokes in the U.S. linked to opioid epidemic

In a new study, researchers found that the ongoing U.S. opioid epidemic may have led to an increase in the number of strokes due...

How to get rid of headaches? Three tips from a neuroscientist

Everyone experiences headaches. From dull throbbing dehydration headaches to incapacitating migraines, a sore head is an extremely common complaint. This is perhaps especially true at the...

Many people are buying illegal opioids on the dark web

In a new study from the University of Texas, researchers found that illegal drug sales on the dark web are common, hard to detect...

Cannabis-based medicine may not treat chronic pain effectively, study finds

In a new review study, researchers examined the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids when used to treat pain, including chronic pain in children and...

Medicinal cannabis to manage chronic pain? We don’t have evidence it works

As a pain specialist, I often have patients asking me whether they should try medicinal cannabis. There’s a common perception it can be an...

Non-surgical treatment can quickly reduce arthritis knee pain

In a new study, researchers found a non-surgical treatment for arthritis in the knee is safe and effective in providing immediate and long-term pain...

Electricity could help speed wound healing

In a new study, researchers found that electric stimulation may be able to help blood vessels carry white blood cells and oxygen to wounds,...

7 common causes of hip pain you need to know

Hip pain is all too common, with everyone from recent college graduates to grandparents at risk. But why you are suffering can be difficult to...

Lower dose of this depression drug can effectively reduce pain

In a new study, researchers found that reducing the standard dose of IV-administered ketamine in half is as effective as the larger, standard dose...