‘Swiss cheese bones’ could cause mystery low back pain

The vast majority of low back pain emerges without injury, especially in old age. A new study sheds light on what may be going on.

Rachel Butch-JHU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine joints pain spine

Most people who need anti-overdose drug don’t get it

Naloxone can saves the lives of people who take high-dose opioids, but less than 2% of those who need it actually get it.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine heroin opioids overdose painkillers

Here’s what we really know about CBD’s benefits

Far-reaching medical claims tout the success of CBD at treating everything from acne to Parkinson's. But what's the reality? An expert weighs in.

Johns Hopkins University | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety cannabis medications myths pain

Health is veterans’ biggest challenge in first year home

A survey of almost 10,000 veterans shows that health concerns rank highest among worries for vets transitioning back to civilian life.

Gina DiGravio-Boston | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression jobs pain veterans well-being

Disposal packets make it easier to get rid of leftover painkillers

Many parents keep their own and their children's unused opioids, but a simple take-home pill disposal packet can help reduce risk.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Dec. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health opioids painkillers parents

Depression may slow young people’s recovery after hip surgery

New resarch suggests doctors need to check young patients who have had surgery for depression and anxiety, which can have a negative effect on recovery.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression pain surgery

Hunter-gatherers heated lake gunk to make ochre paint

Ancient artists used ochre, one of Earth's oldest materials, as a red paint, but researchers have only now figured out how they made it.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture archaeology art colors hunter-gatherers paint

Should you use CBD for pain? 5 pieces of advice

CBD supplements are an increasingly popular option for treating pain. Experts offer some tips and context for the lack of scientific evidence.

U. Michigan | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cannabis chronic-pain pain supplements

Pollock paintings avoid a curly physics problem

Jackson Pollock created his masterpieces by pouring paint right onto canvases. New research reveals the careful physics of his technique.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture art paint physics

Why people with cancer go to the emergency room

There are an estimated 15 million people in the United States with active cancer. A look at why they go to the ER suggests ways to improve their care.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer emergency-medicine hospitals nausea pain palliative-care side-effects

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