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What can cause shoulder pain?

The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint, making it vulnerable to damage. Common causes of shoulder pain include injuries, general wear and tear, and inflammatory conditions. A person can often tr...

Bridge of nose pain: Causes and how to treat it

There are many possible causes of pain in the bridge of the nose. Most commonly, the pain is due to an injury or sinusitis. Learn about these and other causes as well as possible treatments here.

How much ibuprofen is too much?

Taking too much ibuprofen can cause mild to severe side effects. In rare cases, it can be fatal. Learn more about dosage and safety here.

When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

A wide range of problems and medical conditions can cause severe stomach pain, but not all of them require a visit to the doctor. Learn about the causes of severe stomach pain here.

Diabetes leg pain: Everything you need to know

If someone with diabetes experiences leg pain, it may be a sign of diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy is a serious complication. Learn about the possible treatments and home remedies here.

Fibromyalgia: Is insulin resistance 'the missing link?'

A standard drug for insulin resistance can tackle fibromyalgia-related pain. Could this hallmark of prediabetes offer clues about fibromyalgia?

What can cause a bump on the back of the head?

A bump or lump on the back of the head is often due to an injury. People with severe head injuries or symptoms of concussion should seek immediate medical attention. Other possible causes of a bump on...

What to know about abdominal tenderness

Causes of abdominal tenderness include a variety of gastrointestinal issues, injuries to the area, and organ-related conditions. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Learn more about abdominal ten...

Pain at big toe joint: Everything you need to know

There are many possible causes of pain at the big toe joint, including osteoarthritis, gout, and injuries. This pain can sometimes make it difficult for a person to walk, but most underlying causes ar...

What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?

Many common problems can cause sharp stomach pain that comes and goes, including trapped gas and viruses. Learn about these and other causes in this article.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Using cutting-edge nanotechnology, scientists have designed a test that accurately identified chronic fatigue syndrome in 40 people.

What to know about urethral syndrome

Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn mo...

Just how effective is hypnosis at relieving pain?

Can hypnosis treat pain? A recent meta-analysis combines the findings of 85 studies and concludes that it could be an effective option for pain relief.

Exercises and stretches for hip pain

There are many possible causes of hip pain. However, gently stretching and exercising the hips can often help relieve this pain. In this article, we describe 14 hip exercises that can strengthen the m...

Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain

Using a mouse model, scientists have shown for the first time that anesthetics activate the same group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep.

Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?

Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As a heart attack is a medical emergency, ...

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.

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