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Treating pain with magnetic fields

New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.

Is a subcutaneous injection painful?

A subcutaneous injection is an injection into the fatty tissue. There is a range of types, and people use them in the treatment of diabetes and other conditions. Some people needing injections frequen...

Tendon repair: What to expect

Doctors perform tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. In this arti...

Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes

Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristi...

Ovarian torsion: Everything you need to know

Ovarian torsion is when an ovary twists around its own ligaments. This can cause severe pain, nausea, and abdominal tenderness. People should seek urgent medical care for ovarian torsion, as the ovary...

What are the side effects of an IUD?

An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device that doctors place inside the uterus as a form of birth control. Many people experience IUD side effects, especially in the first few weeks to months ...

What is the best diet for osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis has no cure, but it is possible to reduce its symptoms by making dietary changes. People can eat foods that reduce inflammation and boost the immune system, such as broccoli, oily fish,...

Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer's

New studies conclude that individuals with Alzheimer's are more sensitive to opioids. Researchers call for a review of how pain medication is given.

Home remedies for fast back pain relief

Back pain is a widespread but potentially debilitating problem. Fortunately, there are a variety of home remedies to relieve back pain quickly and help prevent it in the future. In this article, learn...

What are the early signs of oral cancer?

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the front of the tongue, the lips, the gums, or inside the cheeks. Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Cause...

Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?

The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable positio...

What is acetaminophen-hydrocodone?

Acetaminophen-hydrocodone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. It’s a combination drug that contains an opioid (hydrocodone). It’s available as a generic dru...

Ketamine could help reduce opioid use in the ER

Because of the opioid epidemic, researchers are testing the viability of alternatives, one of which is ketamine. A new study assesses its use in the ER.

Ketamine for Parkinson's? Clinical trial in the works

The most common drug for treating Parkinson's disease can have potentially disabling side effects. Researchers believe these could be relieved by ketamine.

How to care for yourself after an abortion

A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to d...

Chronic pain: New compound may replace opioids

Researchers have designed a drug that may soon be a safe, effective alternative to opioids for treating moderate-to-severe chronic pain.

What are the treatment options for BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally...

Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain

A 4-year prospective cohort study finds that cannabis may not be very effective for treating chronic pain that is not cancer-related.

You may be partly conscious under general anesthesia

Under anesthesia, do we completely lose consciousness, or does part of it persist but in a different form? New research investigates.

How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?

Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of c...

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