- When a patient sparks a fire during her surgery after passing gas, skeptics wonder what else could have caused the accident.
- Lots of presidents are known for their achievements, massive failures, and deaths. For some, however, the chronic medical conditions they battled through their lives show another side to their stories.
- Mice can communicate through odor that they are feeling sensitive to pain, causing other mice nearby to feel the same way.
- Research shows that almost 75 percent of patients who are given opiate medication after a major injury do not face long-term dependence.
- When you have a headache, you have a choice between acetaminophen or ibuprofen, but which one works better?
- In the generations before ibuprofen and z-packs, our ancestors found ways to treat and prevent illness, some of which are still around today.
- Beyond lavender: Aromatherapy with essential oils can help with your skin, anxiety, pain and more.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new report recommending that children stay away from a commonly used opioid found in both pain and cough medication.
- These popular and widely prescribed medications can lead to an unexpected overdose, even if they're taken in the right doses.
- Non-drug treatments including yoga, acupuncture and massage are effective in treating common chronic pain conditions such as back pain.
- A new kind of non-addictive painkiller works in monkeys, providing hope that a safer opioid could someday be a reality.
- Prescription painkiller addiction puts post-surgery patients at risk.
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Psychological factors such as social support, hypnotic suggestion, excitement, or distraction can significantly modulate pain's intensity or unpleasantness.