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Hardly anyone lies voluntarily on a bed of nails or runs 40 kilometers without stopping. Fakirs and marathon runners can put the pain out of their minds.
 
The traditional Chinese form of exercise known as tai chi can help reduce pain and physical impairment in people who have knee arthritis, researchers said on Saturday.
 
Johnson & Johnson and Schering-Plough Corp.'s experimental inflammatory disease drug improved joint and skin symptoms in people with arthritis, who told researchers they also felt and functioned better with the medicine.
 
Chronic diseases such as back pain and arthritis are forcing many older Australians out of work and costing the economy US$10 billion dollars a year, a study released Sunday said.
 
Women in particular are bothered when red clusters of small veins appear near the surface of the skin on their thighs or in the hollow of their knees.
 
Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time.
 
Newborns who breastfeed while doctors obtain a blood sample from a heel experience much less discomfort than babies given sugar water during this routine newborn procedure, new research shows.
 
Headaches associated with air travel appear to be a "huge and painful problem," Israeli researchers report.
 
Custom-fit insoles may help ease foot pain caused by high arches, rheumatoid arthritis and certain other conditions, a research review suggests.
 
Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to have abnormal body fat distribution, especially those with a normal weight, compared with men with RA or women without the disease.
 
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