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Ohio Study IDs Those at Highest Risk for Opioid Addiction

Ohio Study IDs Those at Highest Risk for Opioid Addiction

A research team, led by the University of Cincinnati, looked at Ohio Health Department records from 2010 to 2017 to help identify the populations at greatest risk of opioid overdose....
Why Americans Are Dying from Despair

Why Americans Are Dying from Despair

Atul Gawande on the unfairness of our economy, which, two economists argue, can be measured not only in dollars but in deaths.
Opioids for Pain After Tooth Pulled May Not Be Needed

Opioids for Pain After Tooth Pulled May Not Be Needed

A new study finds that the use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether. For the study, researchers at the...
I wear heels almost every day, and these are the 3 products I use to prevent high heel pain

I wear heels almost every day, and these are the 3 products I use to prevent high heel pain

As a fashion editor, what I wear during the workweek greatly depends on what meetings I have, what events I attend, and of course, the weather. While my clothing tends to change the most often, the
Doctors finally diagnosed my endometriosis and PCOS—after I lost weight

Doctors finally diagnosed my endometriosis and PCOS—after I lost weight

Too many of us have stories about struggling to access the care we need. Often, health care obstacles are directly tied to medicine’s gender bias, as well as stigmas relating to our race, ethnicity,
Evidence Gap Stymies Research into Global Opioid Overuse

Evidence Gap Stymies Research into Global Opioid Overuse

New research finds that while the use of opioids for non-chronic pain is widespread, information on the dose and duration of opioids in cases outside the United States is insufficient....
Brief Introduction to Mindfulness Helps People Deal With Physical Pain and Negative Emotions

Brief Introduction to Mindfulness Helps People Deal With Physical Pain and Negative Emotions

Even a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, according to a new study. The effect of mindfulness was so pronounced, in fact, that...
Watch Researchers Giggle While They Electrocute a Lifelike Robot Child

Watch Researchers Giggle While They Electrocute a Lifelike Robot Child

It seems we’ve learned absolutely nothing from cautionary tales like the Terminator films, because researchers in Japan have upgraded a robot that looks like a human child with the ability to feel the
How to Ergonomically Optimize Your Desk to Avoid Aches and Pains

How to Ergonomically Optimize Your Desk to Avoid Aches and Pains

You’re probably sitting wrong. Or, at the very least, you could be sitting better. In the video above, ergonomics consultant and occupational therapist Ellen Kolber showed me how I could improve my
Even Brief Mediation Can Help People Deal With Pain Better, Study Finds

Even Brief Mediation Can Help People Deal With Pain Better, Study Finds

A little dose of mindfulness might ease your perception of pain and unpleasant emotions, a small new study suggests. People who practiced a brief thought exercise before touching something hot or
Brain Inflammation Found in Veterans With Gulf War Illness

Brain Inflammation Found in Veterans With Gulf War Illness

In a new study, researchers detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI). GWI is a chronic, multi-symptom condition affecting about 30% of
Study IDs Blood Biomarker of Early-Stage Depression

Study IDs Blood Biomarker of Early-Stage Depression

A new Japanese study may have identified a blood biomarker for people at risk for major depressive disorder (MDD). The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports. Inflammation has...
Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Some people are unhappy at work, and some people merely look unhappy. Which are you?
Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Some people are unhappy at work, and some people merely look unhappy. Which are you?
Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Some people are unhappy at work, and some people merely look unhappy. Which are you?
Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain

Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain

Painful periods are common around the world but, with treatment, should not cause a teenager to miss school, sports or social outings.

For what ails Super Bowl athletes? Former NFL player talks up a new long-lasting knee treatment

Former NFL athlete Solomon Wilcots put his star power to work for a promising drug for knee pain.

WholyMe, which makes natural products for chronic pain, closes seed round

WholyMe, a London startup that makes and markets “natural relief” products to manage chronic pain, has closed a £500,000 seed round from investors Financière Saint James, V1 Capital, Guibor and
Facial Paralysis Takes Emotional Toll, Especially When Acquired Later in Life

Facial Paralysis Takes Emotional Toll, Especially When Acquired Later in Life

Individuals with facial paralysis are more likely to experience depression and anxiety compared to the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather than at birth,
Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

New research finds that in the months after separating from military service, most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social relationships. The Veterans Affairs...