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People with widespread pain more likely to develop insomnia

Older adults with pain for morethan a day are more likely to report trouble sleeping yearslater, according to a new study....

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

Fears of opioid abuse andaddiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer fromgetting enough pain medicine, researchers...

Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

The number of deaths from drugoverdoses in New York City has steadily risen since 2010, inpart because of an apparent resurgence...

Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid paysdoctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiariesare more likely to be screened...

Prescription painkiller deaths fall in medical marijuana states

Researchers aren't sure why, butin the 23 U.S. states where medical marijuana has beenlegalized, deaths from opioid overdoses...

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammogramsproduce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosedwith breast cancer years later,...

Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

Brazilian ticks that carry RockyMountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in aslittle as 10 minutes if they...

U.S. to tighten restrictions on common opioid painkillers

The U.S. government is tighteningrestrictions on hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller contained inVicodin and other addictive...

Knee replacement may go poorly for people who think life isn't fair

People who tend to blame othersfor their suffering and think setbacks in their lives areirreparable tend to report more pain...

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

The number of foreigners traveling toSwitzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-yearperiod, a study published...

Older people perform better in the morning, study finds

Older adults are better able toignore distractions and to perform demanding cognitive tasks inthe morning, a new study suggests....

Childhood growth hormone treatment tied to stroke risk

Children who receive growthhormone to treat short stature or hormone deficiency may be atan increased risk of strokes caused...

Many meds taken by seniors can raise risk of falls

Half of the 20 most commonlyprescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the riskof falls, according to new research....

Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Blood vessel tears that lead tostrokes may be associated with - but not necessarily caused by -treatments involving neck...

Regardless of location, concussions serious: study

Concussions in high schoolfootball players are equally serious no matter where on the headthe hit occurred, according to...

Philips, Accenture test brain-controlled system for ALS patients

The Netherlands' Royal Philips andIT consultancy Accenture are developing software to help peoplewith neurodegenerative diseases...

Injections and physical therapy equal for treating shoulder pain

Physical therapy and steroidinjections work equally well for shoulder pain, according to anew study. Researchers compared...

Legal complication clouds medical marijuana rollout in Florida

Prospective medical marijuanagrowers in Florida are struggling to figure out a legal way toobtain starter cannabis plants...

U.S. Justice Department wants workers to carry heroin antidote

U.S. law enforcement agents who dealwith heroin addicts may begin carrying the drug naloxone toreverse overdoses, the Justice...

Express Scripts plans to narrow specialty drugs list further

Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S.pharmacy benefit manager, expects to exclude more expensivespecialty drugs from...

Navigators can help guide breast cancer patients through care

Patient navigators may be ableto help steer women with breast cancer through what can be adaunting treatment process, a new...

More in New York, New Jersey infected with chikungunya: CDC

Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful,mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through theCaribbean in recent months,...

Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll

Support for legalizing medicalmarijuana in Florida is holding steady at 88 percent despiteweeks of vigorous campaigning by...

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

Paracetamol, a painkiller universallyrecommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does notspeed recovery or reduce...

Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

A German court ruled on Tuesday that somepeople suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivatetheir own cannabis...

India to probe corruption in healthcare after TV sting

India has ordered an investigationinto doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacksfor referring patients for...

U.S. Medicare program scales back hospice drugs restrictions

The Obama administration on Fridaybacked down on restrictions of private insurance coverage forhospice drugs under Medicare,...

Weather not tied to back pain: study

Back pain is no more likely tostrike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to anew study from Australia. Temperature,...

Early ACL surgery has benefits for young athletes

Young athletes who put offsurgery after tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) maybe more likely to sustain a second...

More than half of rugby tournament players lost time from injuries

Nearly 55 percent of rugbyplayers were sidelined by injuries during a 2012 internationaltournament, according to a new report....

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