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REFILE-Physical therapy may not help whiplash pain

Whiplash injuries can be enduring and painful, but new research finds that counseling on how to manage the disorder - along...

Complications common for adults after tonsillectomy

Adults have a high rate of complications after getting their tonsils removed, so plan for adequate recuperation after the...

Some Oregon cities say no to pot dispensaries for now

Over 20 Oregon cities and counties are moving to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries ahead of a May deadline,...

Zogenix files lawsuit against Massachusetts over painkiller ban

Zogenix Inc said it sought a restraining order against an order by Massachusetts officials blocking sales of its FDA-approved...

U.S. federal judge sentences Florida pill mill doctors

A federal judge on Friday sentenced a South Florida doctor to more than six years in prison on a money-laundering conviction...

CORRECTED-Massachusetts bans sale of FDA-approved Zogenix painkiller

Officials in Massachusetts have blocked sales of Zogenix's controversial but U.S.-approved painkiller Zohydro, prompting...

Massachusetts declares heroin emergency, looks to anti-overdose drug

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday declared a public health emergency over rising heroin and opioid addiction...

Chemo for terminal cancer patients linked to aggressive care

Terminally ill cancer patients who received chemotherapy in the last months of life were more likely to die in an intensive...

High school athletes often playing with concussions

More than half of high school athletes with concussions play despite their symptoms, and often their coaches aren't aware...

U.S. FDA chief defends approval of Zogenix's 'unique' pain drug Zohydro

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Thursday defended the agency's approval of Zogenix Inc's...

Blood test offers swifter, safer diagnosis of sport brain injury

Swedish researchers say they have devised a blood test that could better diagnose sports-related brain injuries and prevent...

U.S. drug regulator approves headband device to prevent migraines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating device to prevent migraines that is...

No clear winner for neck pain treatment: study

Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a...

'High use' pain killer addicts get fix from doctors, dealers -study

Most Americans who abuse prescription pain killers get them free from friends or family, but a new study released on Monday...

Tick test for persistent Lyme disease tried in humans

A small experiment to see whether uninfected ticks could "diagnose" a lingering Lyme infection in people produced modest...

Spine surgery patients mostly unaware of costs, compensation

Orthopedic surgery patients go in and out of the operating room "blind" to the cost of their procedures, researchers say,...

Groups urge FDA to halt launch of Zohydro pain drug

A coalition of addiction experts, physicians and others is urging U.S. health officials to reverse course and block the launch...

Prenatal acetaminophen exposure linked to ADHD risk

Children born to women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may be at increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity...

Ivory Coast's hospitalized president "doing well" - government

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara is recovering well after an operation in a French hospital this month and should...

Poor sleep linked to widespread pain

Regularly feeling tired and worn out after a night's sleep was the strongest predictor of also developing widespread pain...

Extra weight may add to elderly fall risk

For Australians over age 65 included in a new study, being obese raised the risk of experiencing a fall by 31 percent. "Falls...

U.S. to let banks do business with licensed pot shops

The Obama administration made it easier on Friday for banks to do business with licensed marijuana companies with less fear...

Value of ice water soak for sore muscles still unclear

The pain of a short soak in ice water is supposed to cure the longer-lasting discomfort of sore muscles, but researchers...

Weather may truly affect arthritis pain

For people with osteoarthritis of the hip, pain levels tracked with the weather over the course of a small two-year study,...

Two dozen charged in $500 mln New York pain-pill scheme

Twenty-five people, including doctors, were charged with involvement in a massive scheme that flooded New York City's black...

Epidurals may make labor longer than originally thought: study

While a shot to relieve labor pains is known to increase the time it takes for women to deliver babies, a new study says...

All alcohol, even wine, raises risk of gout flare-ups: study

Bad news for gout sufferers who enjoy drinking the fruit of the vine - new research finds that all types of alcohol, even...

Georgia bill would seek limited access to medical marijuana strain

Georgia state representative Allen Peake introduced a bill on Tuesday that would legalize a non-psychoactive strain of marijuana...

Medical marijuana to be sold in Connecticut by summer -governor

Medical marijuana will go on sale in Connecticut by summer 2014, dispensed throughout the state by four vendors, Governor...

Florida Democrats may get buzz from medical marijuana

A November ballot measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Florida could have a decidedly political side effect....

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