What are the treatment options for BPH?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.
Researchers prevent, reverse renal injury by inhibiting immune-regulating molecule
Scientists overturn conventional wisdom about kidney disease.
Improved immunity against reinfections
Researchers have discovered a connection between the body's memory cells and a unique protein in the body called purinergic receptor P2RX7, influencing the body's long-term immune system.
Following pitch count guidelines may help young baseball players prevent injuries
Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries. Season statistics of players were compared relative to pitch count limits.
Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain
A 4-year prospective cohort study finds that cannabis may not be very effective for treating chronic pain that is not cancer-related.
You may be partly conscious under general anesthesia
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Under anesthesia, do we completely lose consciousness, or does part of it persist but in a different form? New research investigates.
Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender
Health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of opioid addiction and overdose deaths must better incorporate an understanding of how women fit into this epidemic.
Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells
Researchers have found that inhibiting a receptor on immune cells called macrophages may help relieve pain in some patients, particularly those with chronic neuropathic pain, such as those with conditions such as diabetic neuropathy.
Study reveals privacy issues in smartphone headache apps
Many commercial smartphone apps have been developed to help people track their headache pain. New research finds that such apps often share information with third parties, posing privacy risks.
Older patients with knee pain may benefit from allograft transplant technique
Knee pain in active patients over 40 is often difficult to treat but according to researchers.
Limited shoulder function is leading factor for rotator cuff surgery, research shows
For patients with rotator cuff tears, improving shoulder function is the most important reason for moving forward with surgical repair. Researchers also found that through arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR), these patients consistently saw significant functional improvements and relief from pain.
How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle relaxants. Learn how to treat and prevent future lower back spasms.
What are Heberden's nodes?
Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we look at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for Heberden's nodes. We also discuss treatment and when to see a doctor.
Treating Alzheimer's with aspirin
A low-dose aspirin regimen may represent a new avenue for reducing Alzheimer's disease pathology, according to new research in a mouse model. The study identifies a new role for one of the most widely used medications in the world.
What causes chest pain and vomiting?
There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor.
Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help.
Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for low back pain and can cause harm, despite increased prescribing
Anticonvulsant drugs are increasingly being used to treat low back pain, but a new study finds they are ineffective and can have adverse effects.
Mindfulness helps injured athletes improve pain tolerance and awareness
A new study of injured athletes found they can benefit from using mindfulness as part of the sport rehabilitation process to improve their pain tolerance and awareness.
Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping opioid treatment
Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, researchers have found.
What causes bellybutton pain during pregnancy?
Bellybutton or navel pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy and has a variety of potential causes. Possible reasons for experiencing bellybutton pain include skin stretching, pressure from the growing uterus, and umbilical hernias. In this article, learn how to get relief and when to see a doctor.