March 14, 2018

Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces […]
March 13, 2018

That Motorcycle Helmet Just May Save Your Spine

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A good helmet not only protects your skull if you crash your motorcycle, it can also reduce the risk […]
March 13, 2018

Heart Attack Survival Better When Specialists Are Out of Town

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Believe it or not, new research suggests that people hospitalized for a heart attack are more likely to survive […]
March 7, 2018

Broken, Sprained Necks: These Sports Pose the Most Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While football is frequently blamed for concussions, a new study shows that it’s also the sport in which athletes […]
March 6, 2018

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, […]
March 2, 2018

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — What’s the truth about the herbal drug kratom? Is it a potentially dangerous opioid that needs to be tightly […]
February 27, 2018

Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than […]
February 22, 2018

Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — America is well aware of its opioid epidemic, but there’s a hidden crisis brewing with prescription sedatives such as […]
February 22, 2018

Too Much TV Could Boost Your Odds for a Blood Clot

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hours spent binge-watching that hot new series might feel great, but it’s doing no favors for your blood vessels, […]
February 21, 2018

Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get Relief

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some potentially good news for folks taking opioids for chronic pain: It’s possible to slowly reduce the dosage without […]
February 21, 2018

Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help 'Regular' Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A malaria drug that’s also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more […]
February 20, 2018

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella Illnesses, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from U.S. health officials as an addictive opioid, and now […]
February 16, 2018

Pets Good Medicine for Those Battling Mental Ills

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Can the adoring gaze of a dog or the comforting purr of a cat be helpful to people with […]
February 15, 2018

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what researchers call a first step toward personalized vaccines for a multitude of cancers, a vaccine made from […]
February 14, 2018

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup — in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers […]
February 7, 2018

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday. Nearly all […]