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Social media may reduce depression in older people in pain

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social...

Ketamine may replace opioids to treat pain effectively

Intravenous, low-dose ketamine (LDK) is as effective as intravenous morphine in the control of acute pain in adults in the emergency department (ED). That is...

Common diabetes drug metformin could treat chronic pain

Scientists have been seeking an effective treatment for one type of chronic pain called neuropathic pain. Now they believe a ubiquitous, generic diabetes medication might...

This common painkiller could cause liver failure

Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United...

Common myths about lower back pain everyone should know

Lower back pain is the greatest source of global disability. It is ahead of nearly 300 other conditions, leading to huge levels of health care...

Migraine can be treated without medicine

By slightly changing the body's own molecules using a small inhaler, certain migraine patients can either cut down on medication or do without it...

Common painkillers have serious side effects and could harm the heart

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are commonly used as inflammation blockers worldwide. However, recent clinical data show these painkillers can have serious side effects that...

Managing chronic pain: Moving beyond opioids

Most people experience some kind of pain during their lives. Pain serves an important purpose: it warns the body when it’s in danger. Think of...

Opioid overdoses strongly linked to depression

The link between mental health disorders and substance abuse is well-documented. Nearly one in 12 adults in the U.S is depressed, and opioid-related deaths...

This common painkiller cannot ease chronic pain after injury

A common painkiller isn’t effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury—but shows promise in relieving pain that may...