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What causes a heavy feeling in the chest?

What causes a heavy feeling in the chest?

Feeling heaviness in the chest can result from various mental and physical health conditions. People often associate a heavy feeling in the chest with heart problems, but this discomfort can be a sign of anxiety or depression. A feeling of heaviness is one way that a person may describe chest pain or discomfort. Other sensations […]

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FDA Fell Short in Preventing Fentanyl Abuse Crisis, Report Claims

FDA Fell Short in Preventing Fentanyl Abuse Crisis, Report Claims

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drug makers and federal regulators dropped the ball in tracking the use of a potentially deadly fast-acting form of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, putting thousands of patients at risk of a fatal overdose, a new study claims. Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl […]

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Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds

Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows. The conclusion stems from an exhaustive review of several hundred thousand joint replacements in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. […]

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Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

A broken jaw refers to a fracture of the jawbone or mandible, whereas a dislocated jaw is where the lower part of the jaw moves out of position. Both injuries have a variety of causes, including facial trauma. Stretching the jaw too much, such as when yawning or biting, can also cause dislocation. Both of […]

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Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Optimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don’t need to be a vet to benefit from a positive attitude, the research suggests. Among nearly […]

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Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and deadly disorder that causes blood clotting. Latest Chronic Pain News “Patients with aTTP endure hours of treatment with daily plasma exchange, which requires […]

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Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite their wide use, commercial pain creams and gels don’t do much for chronic pain, a new report claims. In fact, the government-funded study, ordered by U.S. Congress, found these creams/gels were no better than placebos, researchers said. “Our study of nearly 400 pain […]

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Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Easing chronic pain is the main reason Americans use medical marijuana, a new study finds. “We wanted to understand the reasons why people are using cannabis medically, and whether those reasons for use are evidence-based,” said lead author Kevin Boehnke. He’s an investigator at […]

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What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

The back is prone to injury because it works hard to keep the body in an upright position and support the basic daily movements. When back pain occurs alongside shortness of breath, causing difficult or painful breathing, some people may worry that the cause is more serious. In most cases, back pain and shortness of […]