Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Fibromyalgia: All-Body Pain
Among the multitude of chronic pain disorders is a condition called fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia have to deal with a variety of physical issues. But that's not all: the disorder also affects mood.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
New Dietary MS Therapy
The dietary supplement glucosamine is popular for helping aching, arthritic joints. A new supplement looks like it could suppress the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis (MS).
New Spoils of War
The life of a soldier is one of serving their country and sacrificing more than anyone may know. A recent study shows the Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects 25 percent of those serving in Desert Storm, appears to be related to their place of deployment and other tangible factors.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Tysabri
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to evaluate the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy ( PML ), a rare but serious brain infection, associated with use of Tysabri ( natalizumab ) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn's disease.
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.