- Oxfam America claims the poultry industry is denying workers bathroom breaks, which leads to health concerns.
- A new study may have disproved a long-standing hypothesis on where pain originates in the brain, putting us back to square one with figuring out pain's roots.
- Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive procedure, is an effective treatment for fibroids: study.
- Long-term treatment with antibiotics didn't lead to better results for patients with chronic Lyme disease compared to a placebo: study.
- The FDA now requires a new boxed warning on opioid drugs to indicate risk of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death.
- We are witnessing widespread abuse of legal, prescribed drugs that, while structurally similar to illicit opioids such as heroin, are used for sound medical practices. So how did we get here?
- In an effort to reduce opioid overdoses and abuse, the CDC released voluntary guidelines on Tuesday instructing primary care doctors to prescribe non-opioids for chronic pain.
- Overdose mortality rates in Pennsylvania are significantly higher than national averages, with young white women contributing to the high number of deaths.
- Hydrogen peroxide makes wounds fizz and bubble, which is a sign you shouldn't be using it.
- Venom extracted from the Peruvian green velvet tarantula could one day replace addictive opioid painkillers.
- Here’s when you should use an ice pack or a heat pack to treat different forms of pain or injuries.
- Drugs used to treat mood disorders and reduce anxiety may also work in lowering chronic pain.
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.