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Chronic pain can begin with an injury or a problem such as a bulging disk in the spine. It can be associated with complex syndromes such as fibromyalgia. Or you may experience it as headaches, back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or a myriad of other localized symptoms.

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  • Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn. These over-the-counter painkillers — called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — include such [...]

  • Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke and heart failure and can shorten life. Previous studies [...]

  • FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs

    The first prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows. The complication rates are much higher than those reported in previous research, according to the authors of the study in the April issue of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. Of those with complications, 10 [...]

  • FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People suffering a potentially fatal narcotic overdose now can receive lifesaving treatment from folks around them, using a new device just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Evzio is a hand-held auto injector that delivers a single dose of the drug naloxone into the [...]

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