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What to know about urethral syndrome

What to know about urethral syndrome

Urethral syndrome describes a group of symptoms that occur when the urethra becomes irritated. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. In this article, we discuss what urethral syndrome is along with its risk factors and symptoms. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. What […]

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Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust

Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust

A couple of months ago, while I was getting ready for work one morning, I experienced a sudden, sharp pain in my lower back. It was excruciating, and I could barely move. It’s essential for all of us to have access to online health information we can trust. In the days to follow, I discovered […]

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Exercises and stretches for hip pain

Exercises and stretches for hip pain

There are many possible causes of hip pain, ranging from muscle strains and injuries to arthritis and inflammatory disorders. However, gently exercising the hips can often help relieve pain and restore mobility. In this article, we describe 14 exercises that can help strengthen the hips, improve joint mobility, and relieve hip pain. Considerations before starting […]

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Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

A torn rotator cuff is a common injury that affects a person’s ability to lift and rotate their arm. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an estimated 2 million people in the United States will visit a doctor for a rotator cuff problem each year. The rotator cuff is four muscles connected by […]

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What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

Pain in the palm of the hand can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Causes can include injuries, infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. In this article, we describe some possible causes of pain in the palm of the hand, along with other symptoms and […]

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Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Following on from a series of similar studies, researchers are once again investigating whether acetaminophen can influence our psychology. This time, the focus is on positive empathy. Could acetaminophen reduce our ability to demonstrate empathy? Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs globally. It offers quick relief from mild pain and is readily […]

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What can cause morning back pain?

What can cause morning back pain?

Waking up with lower back pain can often indicate a problem with a person’s sleeping posture, mattress, or pillows. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition. Waking up with lower back pain can make for a slow start to a person’s day. Determining the cause of the pain can […]

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Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to fatal overdoses in which the drug was a contributing factor. In seven of those […]