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Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief
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Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief

All pain relievers are not created equal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be better for headaches while Advil (ibuprofen) may work better for muscle pain and inflammation.

When It's More Than Just a Bad Headache
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When It's More Than Just a Bad Headache

Does chronic migraine—15 or more headache days a month—keep you from doing the things you love? Find out what you can do about it.

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment
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Chronic Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

Get help for chronic or even acute pelvic pain

Prince Died From Opioid Overdose
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Prince Died From Opioid Overdose

Music superstar Prince's April 21 death was caused by a self-administered dose of the potent prescription painkiller fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate similar to, but more potent than, morphine. It's typically given to patients to treat severe pain, or to manage pain after surgery. It's also sometimes prescribed to those with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to opioid painkillers, according to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Does 'Cupping' Really Help Olympic Athletes?
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Does 'Cupping' Really Help Olympic Athletes?

Olympic athletes like swimmer Michael Phelps have red circles from trying an ancient Chinese practice called cupping, said to boost blood flow and rejuvenate muscles.

Make It a Habit: 5 Tips for a Pain-Free You
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Make It a Habit: 5 Tips for a Pain-Free You

These 5 simple, healthy habits can help relieve chronic pain. Give yourself 21 days to adopt these healthy lifestyle habits.

Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs
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Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs

Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs

Men Get More Pain Relief From Marijuana Than Women
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Men Get More Pain Relief From Marijuana Than Women

Smoking marijuana provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.

Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
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Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn

Codeine is unsafe for children and should no longer be given to them, a new report from a leading pediatricians' group warns.

Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?
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Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?

Some everyday habits can cause muscle pain or even injury, so watch how you sleep, sit, walk and lift, and consider massage to alleviate pain.

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials
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Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Preliminary research in monkeys suggests that a new medication might be able to provide pain relief similar to opioid drugs such as OxyContin, but without the same potential for addiction or serious side effects.