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Novartis drug gives pain relief in gouty arthritis

Novartis AG's gout treatment hopeful gives patients better pain relief and significantly cuts the risk of new attacks, two...

Finger length linked to men's risk of knee injury

"Manly" hands might signal an increased risk of suffering a knee injury, if a new study is correct. The study, of more than...

Bayer starts selling quick-release aspirin

German drugmaker Bayer has released a souped-up version of Bayer aspirin that the company says relieves pain twice as fast...

Heart scans tied to 'evidence-free' treatment: study

When symptom-free people have heart scans to look for clogged arteries, they can end up with overtreatment and side effects,...

Even a few pain pills may be unsafe in heart disease

Some anti-inflammatory painkillers are known to increase heart risks, and new findings from more than 83,000 people suggest...

Aspirin, other meds linked to stomach bleeding risks

People taking low doses of aspirin to protect their heart may be at risk for stomach bleeding, and those taking both aspirin...

Ibuprofen users show lower Parkinson's disease risk

People who regularly use ibuprofen to ease their aches and pains may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those...

Study questions benefit of home knee electrotherapy

A therapy that delivers low-intensity electrical stimulation to arthritic knee joints may not be an effective way to ease...

U.S. pharmacist mistake puts a pregnancy at risk

A pharmacist in the United States mistakenly sold a pregnant woman a powerful anti-cancer drug that may cause birth defects...

Hand splints may ease arthritis pain

Hand splints to steady achy joints may ease the pain for people who suffer from degenerative arthritis, the most common joint...

Flat feet tied to knee pain in older adults

Older adults with "flat feet" may be more likely than those with higher arches to have chronic knee pain, a new study suggests....

Scientists find inflammation immune cell switch

Scientists have found a protein that acts as a "master switch" to determine whether certain white blood cells will boost...

Analysis shows heart, stroke risk of pain drugs

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac as well as branded pain drugs from Pfizer Inc, Merck & Co Inc and Novartis...

Which painkillers are safest for the elderly?

A type of pain medicine long believed to be relatively safe for older adults appears to come with more risks than other,...

Vioxx harmful even after patients stopped taking it

Merck's withdrawn painkiller Vioxx may have continued to cause blood clots and perhaps deaths even after patients dropped...

Study finds daily aspirin cuts many cancer risks

Taking low doses of aspirin can reduce the risk of many kinds of cancer, scientists said on Tuesday, and the evidence is...

Arthritis drug less effective for obese patients

Obese adults with rheumatoid arthritis may be less likely than thinner people to respond to some of the newer medications...

Omega-3's linked to a lower risk of gum disease

People who consume a good amount of omega-3's -- the fatty acids predominantly found in oily fish -- may have a lower risk...

Aspirin may boost prostate cancer treatment: study

Cheap, easy-to-take aspirin tablets may help men being treated for prostate cancer live longer, U.S. researchers reported...

Low-dose aspirin lowers colon cancer risk: study

Low doses of aspirin taken to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes can also lower the risk of colon cancer, British...

Sleep problems common in arthritis patients

Arthritis can substantially worsen the quality of a person's sleep, particularly when pain isn't well controlled or patients...

One fifth of Americans have arthritis, survey shows

More than 22 percent of Americans have arthritis, with a million new cases being diagnosed every year, according to a new...

In early trials, drug fights inflammatory diseases

An experimental new antibody drug has proved safe and effective in treating three diseases involving inflammation - scaly...

Statins may delay prostate problems in older men

Taking statins for high cholesterol appears to significantly delay the development of an enlarged prostate, a common condition...

Popular joint supplements do not work, study finds

Two supplements taken by millions of people around the world for joint pain do not work and should not be paid for by health...

Statins linked to lower rheumatoid arthritis risk

Israeli scientists have found a significant link between taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor or Crestor...

Heart procedure misunderstood, overused: doctors

Patients who sign up for common procedures to clean out blocked arteries in the heart often believe they are cutting their...

Drug cuts stroke risk by half vs aspirin: study

An experimental drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer reduces the risk of stroke by more than half compared with aspirin,...

Vitamin D tied to cancer, autoimmune disease genes

Scientists have found that vitamin D influences more than 200 genes, including ones related to cancer and autoimmune diseases...

US FDA panel rejects Jazz drug for fibromyalgia

A U.S. advisory panel on Friday rejected a Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc medicine to treat the pain disorder fibromyalgia amid...

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