Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds.Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research...
There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things.
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects.
Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to...
Some people believe that fibromyalgia isn’t real or only affects women. Learn about these common myths as well as the causes and diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to...
What is a fibromyalgia flare-up and what are the potential flare-up triggers?
Learn about the symptoms of fibromyalgia and tips for avoiding flare-ups.
How does fibromyalgia relate to itching and is itching mentioned in the diagnosis criteria? What may cause the itching and which treatments will help?
The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved.
Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot and ankle injuries.
What is emu oil, what is it used for, and does it have health benefits? How does emu oil work and are there any side effects, risks, or considerations?
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.
Patterns of brain responses to rewards are a significant predictor of pain symptoms - a link that is already present by adolescence - and may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain...
As fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men, it may be harder for men to get a diagnosis. What are the symptoms in men and how is it treated?
Learn about what foods may help a person with fibromyalgia and which ones they should avoid. What other lifestyle measures might help with symptoms?
Many people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug.
RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and...
Fibromyalgia treatments may involve medical and lifestyle changes, but can they affect a pregnancy? Learn what should be considered when planning a baby.