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Risk of opioid overdose appears higher in older Americans

Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains a nationwide threat. While public awareness and efforts to stop addiction and overdoses...

This method can treat pain, depression and anxiety effectively

With the growing prevalence of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other symptom-based conditions, doctors are increasingly considering how to augment the care they can...

Common painkiller for headaches can harm blood pressure

A recent study published in Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology showed that acetaminophen, a common painkiller for headaches could make blood pressure drop largely. Researchers...

People with opioid use disorder die at a rate similar to heart attacks

In a new study from Oregon Health & Science University, researchers found patients with opioid use disorder died at a rate comparable to those...

Healthy diet could reduce severity of migraine headache

In a new study from Istanbul Medipol University, researchers found a high-quality diet is linked to lower migraine severity and frequency. They examined the correlation...

These sleep drugs may increase death risk when used with opioids

In a recent study published in PLOS Medicine, researchers examined more the 400,000 Medicare patients taking medications for insomnia. They found that the risk of...

Scientists make weak recommendation for medical cannabis for chronic pain

In a new paper, a panel of international experts makes a weak recommendation for a trial of non-inhaled medical cannabis or cannabinoids (chemicals found...

Why cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause muscle pain

The use of statin drugs to lower cholesterol, and ultimately reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, has become widespread. Previous studies suggest that nearly half...

What you need to know about headache pain

Most of us get headaches from time to time. Some are mild. Others cause throbbing pain. They can last for minutes or days. There...

This pain medication may increase your hip fracture risk

In a recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, scientists found that the use of pain medication tramadol was linked to...