Pain Management

Virtual reality could help reduce leg muscle pain during cycling

In a new study, researchers found high-intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality. The research was conducted by a team from the...

Common herb for treating opioid addiction and pain may harm your health

Kratom is an herbal supplement derived from a plant that grows throughout Southeast Asia. The active chemicals in the plant act on opioid receptors in...

Scientists find key to beating opioid addiction

In a new study, researchers found although fighting opioid addiction is tough, it is possible to recover from the disease. They found people who are...

Does migraine leave your head spinning? Here is a treatment

There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache...

Researchers develop a promising new ‘Trojan horse’ treatment for multiple sclerosis

We often take our immune and nervous systems for granted. We assume that our immune system will protect us from diseases and when pathogens invade...

10 things you should know about knee replacement surgery

When cartilage inside the knee joint starts to break down, a person may begin to experience pain. “If you were to look inside a healthy...

8 tips anyone can use to avoid a nasty fall

The No. 1 cause of traumatic injury and death in the state of Virginia might surprise you. It's falling down. With September being National Falling Awareness...

Many Americans with diseases use marijuana for relief

In a new study, researchers found nearly 50% of Americans who use marijuana use the substance help them cope with an illness, rather than...

Long-term opioid use link to low testosterone, but very few men tested

Long-term opioid use previously has been linked with low testosterone in men. But what has been unclear is how many men taking opioids had been...

Many people with migraines needlessly endure agonizing pain

In a new study, researchers found many people with migraine are needlessly enduring days of agony because they don't know how to prevent migraines. Once...

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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...