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More older people die from opioid overdose, study finds

In a new study from Northwestern Medicine, researchers found analyzed 20 years of fatal opioid overdose data in adults 55 and older. Between 1999 and 2019, opioid-related overdose...

Vitamin D could reduce migraine headaches, study finds

In a new study from the Chongqing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, researchers found vitamin D supplementation could reduce headache attacks per month and...

Water exercise can reduce pain, disability from chronic low back pain

In a new study from Shanghai University of Sport, researchers found aquatic exercise leads to greater pain relief in people with chronic low back...

How to heal or prevent diabetic neuropathy naturally

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body. Diabetic...

Don’t use opioids for painful diabetic neuropathy, scientists warn

In a new study from the University of Michigan, researchers found the most common prescription taken for painful nerve damage in diabetes is likely...

When should you go to hospital for a headache? A doctor explains how to...

I waited for hours in emergency last night with this dreadful headache, but eventually gave up and left. Should I have kept waiting at...

How to retrain the brain to treat chronic back pain

More than 25 million people in the U.S. live with chronic pain. This is pain that lasts for more than three months. The most...

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

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

Sleep loss can increase your pain

When we’re in pain, we have a hard time sleeping. But how does poor sleep affect pain? In a recent study, scientists at the University...

What you need to know about chest pain

Chest discomfort associated with a heart attack or heart event may often be felt beyond the chest, with many people reporting pain in their shoulders, arms,...