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How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain

It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.

Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

A recent study concludes that acetaminophen might reduce our ability to empathize with someone who is having a positive experience.

What can cause morning back pain?

Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as fibromyal...

Causes of a headache after crying

Some people have migraine headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches after crying. This may be due to the physical and emotional response of crying. Learn more here.

What to know about naproxen

Naproxen is a common drug people use to treat pain and swelling. This article provides an overview of naproxen, including how it works, its uses, dosages, and possible risks and side effects.

Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?

An animal study shows that certain nervous system responses to a protein that scientists have long known to play a role in migraine occur only in females.

Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?

New research finds that a 'highly selective inhibitor' of a single protein can relieve stress, diet-induced obesity, and improve mood in mice.

Causes and treatment of finger pain

Finger pain can result from a minor injury and will usually get better with self-care. However, severe, worsening, or recurring pain may indicate a more serious injury or underlying condition. Learn ...

Music may enhance the effect of pain relievers

Can music soothe pain? A new study in mice finds that listening to Mozart alongside taking standard pain medication works better than drugs alone.

Causes and treatment of foot cramp

There are several possible causes of foot cramps, including overexercising, nutrient deficiencies, and dehydration. In this article, we explore the causes of foot cramps and their treatments.

Hematoma: Everything you need to know

A hematoma occurs when blood leaks from a large blood vessel. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of hematomas as well as the different types and when to see a doctor.

What can cause stomach pain when breathing?

Stomach pain when breathing is often due to a problem with the diaphragm or the tissues in the chest cavity. Possible causes include injuries, hiatal hernia, pregnancy, pleurisy, and gastroesophageal ...

What to know about cupping therapy

Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the body and creating suction. Benefits include pain relief and sports recovery. There are also some potential side effects, such as nausea and headaches. Lear...

What causes Achilles tendon pain?

Achilles tendon pain can result from tendonitis or a tear or rupture of the tendon. Problems with the Achilles tendon are more common in people who play sports. They typically occur from excessive us...

Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise,...

CBD for cancer: Everything you need to know

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound in the cannabis plant. It may benefit people with cancer by reducing symptoms of the disease and its treatment. Learn more about the research here.

What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Stomach pain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints. Most often, pain in the upper stomach or abdomen is harmless, though people should know when to see a doctor. Learn more about the causes a...

Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia

Researchers have identified a unique 'molecular signature' that distinguishes fibromyalgia from other related disorders that doctors often confuse it with.

What is an orgasm headache?

Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headach...

Why do my ears itch? Causes and treatments

Itchy ears are a common complaint with a variety of possible causes, including earwax blockages and infections. Learn about these and other causes in this article.

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