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Opioid overuse linked to high risk of cardiac arrest

In a new study, researchers found that opioid overdose victims who suffer cardiac arrest are distinctly different from other cardiac arrest patients. But they may...

Opioids cannot help people with arthritis in the long run

In a new study, researchers found that opioid painkillers may temporarily ease the discomfort of arthritis, but they have no clear long-term benefit. They reviewed...

Watching this may help ease people’s pain

In a new study, researchers found that watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold...

This popular pain drug may hurt your blood sugar levels

Since its approval in 1995, painkiller opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other pain...

Mind-body therapy may reduce pain, decrease opioid use

In a new study, researchers found that certain mind-body therapies can reduce pain, as well as reduce opioid use, among patients treated with prescription...

Opioid dependence treatment saves lives. So why don’t more people use it?

In Australia last year, 1,123 people died from opioids – illicit drugs such as heroin, and pain relievers such as codeine, oxycodone and morphine....

Children with autism have higher prevalence of pain

In a new study, researchers found children with autism have an elevated prevalence of pain compared with children without autism. The research was conducted by...

Should you take CBD for pain relief?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is undergoing a surge in popularity as the hot new supplement, with a promise to treat a variety of conditions...

Exercise may help lower hip fracture risk in women

In a new study, researchers found older women who get light exercise, like a daily walk, may lower their risk of hip fracture. The research...

Moderate alcohol drinking linked to less chronic pain, depression

Many people jokingly refer to their occasional glass of wine after work as medicine. A new study hints at there being some truth to the...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...