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A partner's touch relieves pain, study shows

A new study suggests that a lover's touch helps to alleviate pain and keep romantic partners' heartbeats and respiration patterns synchronized.

Tailbone pain: Causes, diagnosis, and relief

Pain in the coccyx, or tailbone, can appear for a number of reasons, including injury, childbirth, and degeneration. Learn more in this article.

Nine effective home remedies for earache

In this article, we look at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the pain and discomfort.

Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity

New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice.

Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment

Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed?

Yellow jacket stings: What to do

Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.

Better pain management needed in emergency rooms

The effectiveness of acupuncture for treating acute back or ankle pain in the emergency department is comparable with that of pharmacotherapy, but neither treatment, either alone or in combination...

Women who focus negatively, magnify chronic pain, more likely to be taking prescribed opioids

Female chronic pain sufferers who catastrophize, a psychological condition in which pain is exaggerated or irrationally focused on, not only report greater pain intensity, but are more likely to be...

Yoga just as good as physical therapy for low back pain

A new trial establishes that yoga is "statistically as effective" as physical therapy for treating chronic low back pain.

Adult-onset Still's disease: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

In this article, learn about the rare disorder, adult-onset Still's disease. What are the causes, the different treatments available, and the outlook?

Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures

Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls...

Drug allergies: What you need to know

While many drugs cause side effects, some medications can cause an allergic reaction. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment in this article.

Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, commonly affects people with diabetes, causing pain and loss of feeling. In this article, learn how it can be controlled.

Six sciatica stretches for pain relief

Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain.

Opioids following cesarean delivery may be over-prescribed

Pilot study shows that with shared decision-making, patients opt for half the number of pill.Cesarean delivery is the most common inpatient surgical procedure in the United States, with 1.

Jaw exercises for TMJ pain

What is the temporomandibular joint and what may the causes of pain be? Learn about the exercises that can manage TMJ pain and how it may be prevented.

Ulcerative colitis: Defining and treating pain

What is the cause of ulcerative colitis pain and how is it diagnosed? Learn about how frequent the pain may be and how to control the pain.

A new approach to combatting anxiety states, pain and inflammation

Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) play an important role in the brain and immune system.

Chronic pain linked to increased risk of dementia in study of older adults

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that...

Extensor tendonitis: Causes, recovery, and prevention

In this article learn about extensor tendons and what causes extensor tendonitis. What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed and treated?

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