It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas—All the Time

But, honestly, will the weight gain stop after the holidays? They are not over yet. Orthodox Christmas is coming up—January 07, I believe. Super Bowl comes up after that.

A Celebrity and an Unusual Condition

We should let Justin Beiber be diagnosed, and not judged on whether a shy bladder has played a role in his behavior by those qualified to make such conclusions.

Sixteen, Going on HPV 16

HPV, oral sex, oral cancer, anal cancer, other cancer, fingers, sex toys, oh my.

Bright Lights, Big City, and Fibromyalgia

It is always interesting to find ways to improve sleep, which is known to have a positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms, but also many other aspects of one’s life.

Light Therapy for Chronic Pain

In the meantime, open the shades, put your head right into that sunny morning, and wait for your body’s opioids to kick in.

Your Mother's Fatty Diet

The specter of XXL shopping sprees, clogged arteries, and a heart attack while running to catch a bus always seemed to pop into my visual field when staring at the dessert bar.

Curing Erectile Dysfunction, Killing Children?

Over the last few years, its most popular use has been to treat erectile dysfunction in men and low libido in women, despite the lack of robust clinical data supporting such use.

Popsicles—Not Pills

There may be other applications, for other types of chronic pain, in the not-too-distant future.

Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain

Now, when did you hear that rumor about the next clearance sale at Lemonlulu?

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

At the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) once again was discussed as a non-drug option for the treatment of chronic pain.

Marijuana: The Newest Invasive Species

As if cell phones and one-more-Corona were not enough to keep those of us who do value our lives off the highways, now we all must contend with a large population driving stoned.

Swimming: The Key to Extending the Life Span in Autism?

They may wander toward a body of water, perhaps drawn to the calming effect, touching it and then wading into pools, ponds, or rivers. And some will never wade out.

Of Spring, Sex, and Somatic Symptom Disorder

Something just as crippling as an infection, also transmitted sexually.

No Walking Away from the Pain of Depression

Despite the impact of depressive symptoms on the experience of OA knee pain, the condition is not recognized by adequate numbers of rheumatologists and orthopedists.

Well, You Might As Well Eat That Donut

In the real world, the findings suggest, even a woman’s smart dietary choices may not be enough to neutralize the harm done by a day filled with stress.

Internet Pain Relief

Let’s hear it for the laying on of the latest operating system.

Treatment for Fibromyalgia: Nice Work When It Works

The commercials tell us it works. The studies say it works. And now the analyzers of the studies agree. If only it worked for everyone.

Treating Lyme Disease: Mouse as Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Many readers have expressed their concerns regarding the negative impact that infection with Lyme disease has had on their lives.

Sex Without Urinary Tract Infection: Keeping It Clean

A study challenges the idea that cranberry juice prevents or cures UTIs.

Picking a Winner

These new research results should be of interest to those who suffer from chronic joint pain.

Like Kryptonite for Kratom

The American Kratom Association (aka, AKA) raised $400,000 from its newly motivated membership—its usual intake being $80,000 a year—to fund an army of lobbyists and keep kratom.

Complement This

If conventional therapies don’t work, and complementary therapies cease to complement anything, then maybe, just maybe, we start to face failure.

Kratom:The Legal High That Treats Chronic Pain and Addiction

A motley crew consisting of haggard-looking scientists in their white coats and millennials with runny noses, patiently standing in the queue at the local GNC.

A Cue In on Coenzyme Q10

A prominent reduction in generalized pain, fatigue, and morning tiredness, as well as an important reduction in the pain visual scale and a reduction in tender points.

The Pill's Role in the Pain of the Pain-Pleasure Principle

What is consistent is that many women suffer, in many ways, when they assume the burden of contraception in a relationship.

The Chronic Pain of Contraception

It is of concern that adolescents in this research seemed more vulnerable to this risk than women 20 to 34 years old; this is a population often more at risk.

When Blaming the Messenger Pays Off

The authors of the paper conclude that these findings underscore the importance of the mind-body relationship and have important clinical implications.

Dammed if You Do, Damned if You Don't

When actor Michael Douglas announced that he suffered from HPV-related throat cancer in 2013, he alerted the world that HPV poses a threat to both women and men.

When Sharing Is Not Such a Good Idea

If only someone could take back the real Original Sin: the lack of common sense.

Do Vitamins Cause Autism?

Most striking were the 21 mothers who had “excess” levels of both vitamins. In this group, 10 had children who were diagnosed with autism. In other words, almost one-half.