| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:57 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people with a painful cartilage condition, common pain relievers may have small benefits for depression symptoms as well, a new study hints.
Depression is more than twice as common among people with osteoarthritis, which...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Dear Pharmacist: After years of hiking without many problems, I began experiencing pain near my ankle and heel. My doctor diagnosed Achilles tendinitis and prescribed medicine, which did reduce pain and swelling. Which natural remedies keep this at bay?...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I have pain in the ball of my foot, which my doctor thinks is caused by a Morton's neuroma. How did I get this and what can I do about it?
A. Morton's neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue between the bones at the base of the toes (in the ball of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Q. My potassium level is high, and my physician stopped the medication that has successfully controlled my blood pressure for years, lisinopril. What is the danger from high potassium, and why is lisinopril a problem?
A. Potassium is important for the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:56 AM
As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months.
On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How frequently older women use aspirin and other pain relievers has nothing to do with their chance of developing breast cancer, a large new study suggests.
Previous research has painted a cloudy picture, with some studies...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:50 AM
SAN DIEGO -- No illegal drugs or alcohol were found in Junior Seau's system following his suicide in May, according to a toxicology report released Monday.
The report showed the presence of naproxen and zolpidem in Seau's system. The former Charger had...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flying is a headache for most people, but for some that figure of speech becomes literal, according to researchers.
In 2004, doctors reported the first case of "airplane headache" in the medical literature; three dozen more...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Sitting calmly at a table with detectives, prison inmate Byron Scherf unemotionally describes how he killed Monroe Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl on Jan. 29, 2011.
“I was on top of her on this side here, using my arm to try to choke her with...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Jim Calhoun should be on the sidelines of a basketball court, coaching the University of Connecticut men's team. Instead, he's been on medical leave for a painful arthritic condition.
Calhoun's pain is caused by spinal stenosis, a medical condition that...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:18 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women on birth control pills tend to have less painful menstrual periods than those not on the contraceptives, a new study finds.
Swedish researchers found that of 2,100 women followed from age 19 to 24, those on the...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...