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29 Jul
Loneliness Raises Opioid Dangers in Seniors: Study

Loneliness Raises Opioid Dangers in Seniors: Study

Illustrating a heartbreaking cycle, new research finds that lonely seniors are much more likely to take opioid painkillers, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and other medications.

This puts them at increased risk for drug dependency, attention problems, falls, accidents and...

16 Jun
What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more pain-relieving options than ever.

In an analysis of over 100 published studies, researchers found that several drug classes showed good evidence they ease the pain of a migraine-in-progress.

10 May
Ibuprofen, Similar Painkillers Won't Raise Risks for COVID Patients

Ibuprofen, Similar Painkillers Won't Raise Risks for COVID Patients

Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen doesn't make COVID-19 worse or more deadly, a new study finds.

When the pandemic began, doctors debated if NSAIDs increased the severity of COVID-19, but this study reports that the use of NSAIDs is s...

07 May
Are You Taking a Med That's Raising Your Blood Pressure?

Are You Taking a Med That's Raising Your Blood Pressure?

Nearly one in five Americans with high blood pressure use medications that can cause blood pressure to spike, a preliminary study shows.

The researchers said the findings are concerning, given how many people have difficulty controlling their high blood pressure.

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18 Feb
Should You Take a Painkiller Before Your COVID Vaccine?

Should You Take a Painkiller Before Your COVID Vaccine?

You finally managed to score an appointment to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus and you're a little nervous about side effects, so taking a painkiller right before you get your shot seems like a smart idea.

Not so fast, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

20 Oct
1 in 3 Americans With Arthritis Say Pain, Symptoms Persist

1 in 3 Americans With Arthritis Say Pain, Symptoms Persist

About 30 million U.S. adults live with osteoarthritis and the pain and stiffness it causes, a new survey finds.

And nearly one-third of these people said their symptoms are not well-managed, according to the Arthritis Foundation survey of almost 2,000 adults. In oste...

16 Oct
FDA Warns of Dangers of Common Painkillers During Pregnancy

FDA Warns of Dangers of Common Painkillers During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant and you think popping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for your aches and pains is safe, think again.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that taking these widely used painkillers -- which include Advil, Motrin, Al...

17 Aug
Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids

Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids

People with common muscle and joint injuries should skip opioids and instead reach for over-the-counter pain relievers, new treatment guidelines suggest.

The recommendations, from the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Medicine (AAFP), cove...

13 Mar
After Tooth Pull, Opioids Don't Relieve Pain Better Than Other Meds: Study

After Tooth Pull, Opioids Don't Relieve Pain Better Than Other Meds: Study

Opioids are no better than other meds at quelling the pain of a pulled tooth, a new study finds, suggesting it may be possible to significantly reduce their use in dentistry.

University of Michigan researchers asked more than 325 people who had teeth pulled to rate t...

11 Nov
Opioids Won't Help Arthritis Patients Long-Term: Study

Opioids Won't Help Arthritis Patients Long-Term: Study

Opioid painkillers may temporarily ease the discomfort of arthritis, but they have no clear lasting benefit, a research review finds.

In an analysis of 23 clinical trials, researchers found that, on average, opioid medications were somewha...

07 Oct
What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?

What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?

With so much attention focused on the dangers of opioid painkillers, it's easy to forget that even "safe" over-the-counter products carry some dangers.

If you don't think twice about reaching for a pill to relieve aches and pains, especially medicines called nonster...

03 Oct
Prescription Opioids Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kidney Patients

Prescription Opioids Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kidney Patients

If you have chronic kidney disease, taking opioids for pain may increase your odds of hospitalization or early death, a new study suggests.

The risks were particularly elevated at the highest opioid doses, the researchers said.

"We found that receipt of pre...

23 Sep
Can Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?

Can Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin may improve survival odds for patients battling head/neck and lung cancer, two new studies suggest.

The first reviewed data on 460 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) or early stage ...