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9 Old-Time Cures Doctors Swear By (and 3 to Skip)

Classic treatments we grew up with are making a comeback, thanks to fresh research confirming their powers. Here's why you should reach (again) for the Pepto,...

Study: Viagra May Relieve Women’s Cramps

The erectile dysfunction medication Viagra may ease cramps for women, according to a new study reported on by the Los Angeles Times. The new research, published...

Why Widows Feel Less Pain

A new study suggests that the widowed do better with chronic pain than married people — or anyone else. When I was widowed suddenly at age 46, it was the...

Medicine: Pain Relief's Founding Father

He uses an aluminum wrist cane to walk across the expansive living room of his Mercer Island, Wash., home. He walks surprisingly quickly, despite the ar thritis...

Medicine: Pain in the Foot

Foot doctors began to be called chiropodists in the 18th century — just why is not certain.* Down the years they have winced as though somebody had stepped on...

Medicine: Pain Is Good

Father and mother were both delighted when the boy complained of severe pain in his right arm, and sometimes in the fingers of his right hand. This was just what...

Medicine: Hypnosis for Cancer Pain

To the lengthening list of conditions in which reputable medical men now believe that hypnosis may be useful, a psychiatrist last week added cancer. Dr. Jacob H...

Medicine: Feeling No Pain

Many dentists have some such specialty as pulling teeth or straightening them. Washington Dentist Raymond Herndon, 36, specializes in jittery patients. More than...

Medicine: Primitive Pain

In the hot & heavy debate over "natural" v. "painless" childbirth, the naturalist school has a pet argument: childbirth among primitive peoples, they contend,...

Medicine: Pain Puzzle

The startling spectacle of the Indian fakir snuggled down on his bed of nails, or the martyr thrusting his hand into the flames, has often been explained by...

Medicine: Shot Without Pain

A painless substitute for the hypodermic needle was reported last week. The revolutionary gadget, called the "hypospray," is a kind of air gun that shoots an...

Medicine: The Most Severe Pain

In another investigation reported last week, the "double-blind" technique proved to be a needless precaution. The superiority of the medicine being tested was so...

Medicine: Pain in the Neck

Chiropractors who will eventually read Dr. Samuel Sunny Hantlig's article in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association are certain to raise a...

Medicine: Pain & Polio

Admitting that they are no closer to finding a cure for polio, a team of Brooklyn doctors last week reported notable success with a treatment which relieves the...