Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Break the pain cycle—relax, sleep and recover

Extreme pain is highly destructive, often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite and mood changes. A novel nerve activity modulator technology addresses the pain and welcome sleep follows.

Medications

Medication assisted treatment is option for opioid use disorder

Of the 20.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2015, two million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin, ...

Medications

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains ...

Pediatrics

Seven easy ways to soothe your child's pain in the hospital

Imagine this: You are having a lovely day at the park, when your sweet boy, only seven years old, falls from the monkey bars and screams loudly. His wrist is swelling quickly and looks deformed. You rush to the local hospital, ...

Medications

Opioids second only to marijuana in illicit drug abuse rates

(HealthDay)—Abuse of prescription opioids is second only to marijuana abuse as the most common illegal drug problem in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ...

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