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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....

Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patricksigned a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, aftertainted drugs produced...

Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients

A California college townknown for its liberal activism has voted to make medicinalmarijuana dispensaries give away free...

Former NYC hospital exec charged with $5.6 mln painkiller theft

A former pharmacy executive at a majorNew York City hospital was arrested on Tuesday and charged withstealing $5.6 million...

Washington state issues retail pot licenses

Washington state took the final step inlegalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday when officialsbegan issuing retail...

New York governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Governor Andrew Cuomo said onMonday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd stateto allow medical marijuana, calling...

Overweight osteoarthritis patients have more pain: study

Overweight and obese people witharthritis in their knees tend to report more pain than slimmerpeople with the chronic joint...

Study finds little benefit, some harm from steroid shots for back pain

Steroid injections widely usedto treat back pain offer little or no real benefit, according toa new study of 400 patients....

Bone marrow transplant safe, effective for adult sickle cell patients: study

Bone marrow transplants, whichhave already been used to cure sickle cell disease in children,may also hold promise for adults,...

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