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Can turmeric help treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may ...

Rheumatoid factor: What to know

Rheumatoid factor is an immune system protein. Doctors can measure its levels using a blood test to help diagnose autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we explain the test, norm...

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain sea creatures.

Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Low doses of naltrexone are a recent, popular treatment for MS symptoms. In this article, we look at the research, action, and side effects of naltrexone for MS.

What causes lower back and hip pain?

In this article, we look at common causes of lower back and hip pain. We also discuss ways to relieve pain and when to see a doctor.

What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

Pain around the ribs is a common complaint during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the possible causes of rib pain during pregnancy and provide tips for relieving pain.

How do you know if you have a sprained ankle?

Signs of a sprained ankle include pain and swelling. Doctors grade sprains depending on severity. Causes include falling and overuse. Learn more about the signs of a sprained ankle here.

What to know about neuralgia

Neuralgia is a condition that causes shooting and burning pain in the nerves. There are many types of neuralgia. Treatment options include medications and surgery. Learn more about neuralgia here.

What to know about muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy can occur due to poor nutrition, age, and genetics. Symptoms vary, and treatment may include physical therapy, functional electric stimulation, or surgery. Learn more about muscle atrophy here.

What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Most females experience at least some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This article explores the symptoms, causes, and treatments of PMS. We also discuss when to see a doctor about symptoms.

What are the side effects of tramadol?

Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. Some side effects are more common than others. This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol.

What causes back pain on the lower right side?

Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or re...

What can cause a sore eyelid?

Causes of sore eyelids can include styes, chalazia, injuries, infections, and problems with contact lenses. Although sore eyelids often get better on their own, a person should see a doctor if they ex...

Knee pain from squatting: What to do

Squatting properly does not usually cause knee pain. However, if a person squats incorrectly or has a knee injury or knee condition, they may experience pain. Here, learn more about the causes of knee...

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?

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