MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — “Talk therapy” may help people with fibromyalgia manage their chronic pain — and alter the brain’s pain-processing circuitry along the way, a new study shows. Researchers found that after eight sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), patients with fibromyalgia felt less burdened byContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Children having short-term dental pain from extractions or toothache should not be prescribed opioids but rather manage those aches with over-the-counter ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen, according to new guidelines. The guidelines detailing dental pain management strategies for kids was endorsed by the American DentalContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. opioid abuse epidemic wages on, and overdose deaths continue to rise, yet just 1 in 5 people receives potentially lifesaving medication such as methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone to treat their addiction, a new study finds. “These medications are effective for prescriptionContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Aspirin, naproxen and other common pain medications known as NSAIDs worsen gastrointestinal infections caused by a bacterium known as Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), new research shows. NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are widely used to ease pain and inflammation. In a new study usingContinue Reading