Opioids are no better than a placebo for back pain: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Researchers in Australia have found that for low back pain sufferers in their mid-40s, opioids don’t mitigate pain any better than a placebo. Among the study’s participants, the placebo gave slightly more positive results in helping manage pain.Close to 350 participants –... Read More.

Five malaria cases reported in US, health officials say

(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Five people caught malaria locally in the U.S. for the first time since 2003, according to health officials.Four people in Sarasota County, Florida, and one person in Cameron County, Texas, reported cases of the mosquito-borne illness, state officials said. Cameron County... Read More.