FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 -- Women with a history of domestic abuse are more likely to develop chronic conditions that cause pain and fatigue, a new study says.
British researchers examined medical records of more than 18,500 women who had suffered domestic abuse between 1995 and 2017 and more than 74,000 who had not been abused, to compare rates of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Fibromyalgia causes widespread body pain, while CFS causes extreme tiredness and other symptoms.
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- How much pain you feel when blood samples are taken could depend on how nice the person wielding the needle is, new research suggests.
Patients were 390% more likely to say their pain was well-controlled when the person taking their blood was courteous, according to a study presented recently at the Anesthesiology annual meeting, in Orlando.
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 -- Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain.
The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used marijuana to treat their head pain.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Patients' pain management wasn't compromised after Vermont implemented new rules that aimed to reduce the use of opioid painkillers after surgery, a new study shows.
The new rules, introduced in July 2017, require doctors to explain to patients the risks and benefits of opioids (such as OxyContin), outline non-opioid painkiller alternatives, and educate them on the safe disposal of unused opioids.