The black mamba snake is one of the deadliest reptiles in the world — but it may just have become a pain patient’s best friend
Some people swear that regular sessions of acupuncture help relieve their back pain and headaches. And now there’s evidence they may be right.
New research on a drug that boosts the pain-relieving effect of opioids, while cutting their addictiveness, hints tantalizingly at non-addictive treatment options for pain patients
Methadone accounts for nearly 1 in 3 prescription painkiller overdose deaths in the U.S., even though only 2% of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are for this drug, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control …
An aspirin a day could keep skin cancer away, according to a new report in the journal Cancer.
Researchers say they’ve figured out what causes brain freeze — the mind-numbingly painful headache you get while eating ice cream or some other cold food.
Mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas — oh my! As warmer days approach, so do the biting bugs, which means plenty of itching and irritation to go around.
Sinus infections are drippy and painful — an all-around headache, quite literally. When symptoms arise, patients often rush to the doctor for a prescription, usually an antibiotic, to put an end to the suffering.
Massage may work as well as drugs like aspirin or Advil in easing pain from intense exercise.
A large new California study finds an unexpectedly clear difference between the genders.
A new, long-term study finds that the pill really does help with painful periods.
A powerful and addictive new painkiller is coming down the pike. Can this be anything but an unmitigated disaster?
The journal Science is retracting a contentious 2009 paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a mouse retrovirus called XMRV.