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Migraine headaches linked to higher risks for heart disease, stroke

Scientists from Soonchunhyang University found that migraine headaches may raise the risks for heart disease and stroke, particularly in women. The research is published in...

This dissolving implantable device could relieve pain without medication

Scientists have developed an implantable pain-relieving device -- a promising alternative to opioids and other addictive analgesics. The device could transform post-surgical pain management. It provides...

These common painkillers may actually cause chronic pain

In a recent study from McGill University, scientists found that using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing...

Almost 90% of people with opioid use disorder not receiving life-saving medication

While the opioid overdose and death epidemic continues to worsen across the United States, medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and extended-release naltrexone are proven...

Dental pain? Use the anti-inflammatories, not the antibiotics

Dental pain can be very serious and sometimes people need urgent pain relief before they can get to a dentist. Scientists from Melbourne Dental School...

Scientists find effective new treatment for chronic back pain

Scientists from UNSW Sydney and elsewhere found people challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on...

How mindfulness could help reduce pain

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison found the changes in pain-related brain activity that follow mindfulness training—pointing a way toward more targeted and precise...

Taking certain opioids while on commonly prescribed antidepressants may increase the risk of overdose

Taking oxycodone at the same time as certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a commonly prescribed class of antidepressant, can increase the risk of...

Scientists find an important cause of chronic gut pain

Scientists from McMaster University and Queen's University found a gut bacterial "super-producer" of histamine that can cause pain flare-ups in some patients with irritable...

Scientists find too much mislabeling of CBD content in over-the-counter products

Scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine tested more than 100 topical cannabidiol (CBD) products available online and at retail stores. They found big evidence of inaccurate...