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Gillian Wright health: ‘The pain was unbearable’ EastEnders star’s past condition

Gillian Wright, 59, who plays Jean Slater on the BBC’s EastEnders, shocked fans when she opened up about a terrifying illness which almost left her for dead. Gillian’s character has been dealing with her own health problems on screen lately after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. But in 2016, the actress revealed she’d been… Read More »

More opioids, more pain: Fueling the fire

For more than a century, clinicians have noticed a paradoxical phenomenon: certain patients who are taking opioids (which are supposed to numb pain) become more sensitive to pain than those who are not taking opioids. The earliest observation of this phenomenon can be traced back to the British physician Sir Clifford Allbutt, who, in 1870,… Read More »

Epidural stuck in young mom’s back during childbirth, leaving her in ‘agonizing pain’ for days

An 18-year-old Florida mother is currently recovering from a medical incident that left her in “agonizing pain” after an epidural was left stuck in her back for four days before it was eventually removed. Doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., were unable to remove the epidural from Selena Gray’s back after she gave… Read More »