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What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?
There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Spinal stenosis: Everything you need to know
Spinal stenosis occurs when compression in the spine causes pain, numbness, and weakness, usually in the legs. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping
Methods of helping knee pain when sleeping include trying a new sleep position, using hot or cold packs, and losing weight. Learn more about treating knee pain when sleeping here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a hot back?
Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Endometriosis discovery paves way for non-hormonal treatment
A new study reveals that macrophages release a growth factor that promotes the generation and activation of nerve cells to cause endometriosis pain. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bleeding nipples
Bleeding nipples may occur as a result of breastfeeding, skin irritation, allergies, and infections. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about the causes of bleeding nipples here. (Medical News Today)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which is also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA, is an autoimmune disease that affects children. Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and outlook here. (Medical News Today)

Back pain when bending: What to know
Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips, and how to prevent it. (Medical News Today)

Can treadmill exercise relieve period pain?
In what may seem like counterintuitive findings, a new study suggests that running on a treadmill could ease period pain and improve the quality of life. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions
New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals. (Medical News Today)

11 ways to treat back pain without surgery
Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and exercises. (Medical News Today)

Are abortions painful?
Abortions are generally very safe but may cause some pain, cramping, or other side effects. Every woman’s experience is different and the level of pain depends on the type of abortion. Here, we discuss whether abortions hurt and how to manage any discomfort. (Medical News Today)

Stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
Stem cell therapy may help reduce inflammation and build up healthy cells in the body. Scientists are now investigating whether it may benefit autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Serotonin deficiency could explain 'imaginary' somatic condition
New research suggests that a genetic mutation affecting serotonin levels could be the cause of otherwise medically unexplained pain symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a ruptured eardrum
Symptoms of a ruptured eardrum include ringing, hearing loss, and loss of balance. Causes include trauma to the ear and ear infection. A ruptured eardrum will often heal on its own. Learn more about ruptured eardrums here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a chronic sore throat?
Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pulmonary tuberculosis
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long course of antibiotics. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is chemotherapy effective for rheumatoid arthritis?
Chemotherapy drugs, such as methotrexate, are one of the first-line treatments for people with rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs can help relieve symptoms and prevent further joint damage. However, they can cause a number of side effects, and doctors will closely monitor people on these drugs. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can turmeric help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid factor: What to know
Rheumatoid factor is an immune system protein. Doctors can measure its levels using a blood test to help diagnose autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we explain the test, normal rheumatoid factor ranges, and what the results mean. (Medical News Today)

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis
In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain sea creatures. (Medical News Today)

Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?
Low doses of naltrexone are a recent, popular treatment for MS symptoms. In this article, we look at the research, action, and side effects of naltrexone for MS. (Medical News Today)

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