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August 26, 2004

Arthritis Drug Increases Heart Attack Risk, Daily Drug for Migraines?

Patients taking Vioxx for arthritis had a 50 percent greater chance of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death than individuals using Celebrex.

Many doctors are prescribing daily drugs to prevent migraines from ever starting.

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August 20, 2004

Migraines and Sex Hormones, New Drugs for Fibromyalgia

"A small group of Dutch male-to-female sex-change patients may have helped unravel some of the mystery of migraine headaches."

Drug companies are racing to develop drugs for fibromyalgia, a highly debilitating disease that has confounded doctors and plagued patients for years.

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New Narcotic Prescription Guidelines, Celebrex

Doctors can sometimes be wary about prescribing narcotics to relieve patients' pain due to widespread prescription drug abuse and legal issues doctors have faced in the past. Thanks to new guidelines created by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) along with pain management groups, prescribing much-needed pain relievers to patients with conditions such as cancer and AIDS may become easier.

Doctors have found that Celebrex, a medication often used in the treatment of joint pain and inflammation, may help fight basal cell skin cancers.

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August 11, 2004

Guided Imagery for Pain

Using guided imagery techniques along with pain medications may help children who have surgery feel less pain and anxiety.

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August 09, 2004

Mystery Pain

A study says that mysterious pain, such as lower back pain, may originate in the brain and not the body.

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August 04, 2004

Cold Laser Therapy, Neurostimulators

Some people are having promising pain reduction results with cold laser therapy.

Neurostimulators and better diagnostic tools mark changing attitudes in treatment of pain.

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