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Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

A review finds that vitamin D is involved in sleep and pain regulation and proposes that vitamin D supplements and good sleep hygiene may help manage pain.

Listerine foot soak: Does it work?

Learn about the potential benefits of using Listerine mouthwash as a foot soak. Does it actually help with conditions that affect the feet?

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics

Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer and more effective drugs and anaesthetics.

Ankylosing spondylitis: Symptoms and early signs

Ankylosing spondylitis may begin in the spine but what is it, what are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed? What are the causes and complications?

Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Learn about how it affects the body as it progresses.

What does a yellow bruise on the breast mean?

A bruise on the breast may not be cause for concern, but what causes them and when should a doctor be consulted? What other skin changes can occur?

Chronic pain amplifies the brain's reaction to new injuries

Chronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else.

Nine possible complications of ankylosing spondylitis

What is ankylosing spondylitis and what are the associated complications? What are the rarer complications and how might it be treated?

Assay of clotting ability accurately predicts need for transfusion in trauma patients

By combining a conventional laboratory measurement of blood clotting time (known as the International Normalized Ratio or INR) with a new test of blood clot strength, based upon thrombelastography...

Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests

Corticosteroid injections do not ease pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis and may even lead to greater loss of cartilage, new research suggests.

What does a headache behind the ear mean? Signs, causes, and treatments

A headache behind the ear can be caused by a number of things, including dental problems, nerve injury, and infection. Learn more in this article.

Beware of parasites in raw/undercooked fish, warn doctors

An unseen hazard of eating raw or undercooked fish/seafood is on the rise in Western countries, where dishes, such as sushi, are becoming increasingly popular, warn doctors in BMJ Case Reports.

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain - correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls.

Painkillers might not work if you are sleep deprived, study suggests

A new study examines the effects of painkillers and drugs that promote wakefulness on the pain sensitivity of sleep-deprived mice.

Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain and fatigue. Learn more about which essential oils can help manage the physical and mental symptoms.

Liver pain: Symptoms and causes

Pain in the upper abdomen may be caused by the liver and can indicate a serious disease. Learn more about the causes of liver pain in this article.

Proctalgia fugax and anal pain: Causes and treatments

Learn about proctalgia fugax, how it is diagnosed, what treatments are available, and can lifestyle changes help? What are other anorectal pain syndromes?

Ice pick headaches: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

In this article, learn about ice pick headaches and what causes them. Are there similar headache disorders and what is the suggested treatment?

Polyneuropathy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Polyneuropathy is damage to multiple nerves outside of the brain and central nervous system. This can cause pain, discomfort, and mobility difficulties.

Jaw pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Jaw pain and facial pain is a common problem, but what are the causes and symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatments available.

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