Tag Archives: pain

Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain but increases car crashes and drug overdoses, study suggests

Legal marijuana reduced ER visits for chronic pain in Colorado – but it drove up car crash hospitalizations by 10% and drug overdoses by 5%, study finds Marijuana is now legal for medical use in the majority of US states, and for recreational use in 10 states  Before the drug was legal, there was little… Read More »

Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Following on from a series of similar studies, researchers are once again investigating whether acetaminophen can influence our psychology. This time, the focus is on positive empathy. Could acetaminophen reduce our ability to demonstrate empathy? Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs globally. It offers quick relief from mild pain and is readily… Read More »

What can cause morning back pain?

Waking up with lower back pain can often indicate a problem with a person’s sleeping posture, mattress, or pillows. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition. Waking up with lower back pain can make for a slow start to a person’s day. Determining the cause of the pain can… Read More »