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Painkillers May Lead To More Headaches, Trapping People In A “Vicious Cycle”
2012-09-19 09:56:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Painful headaches that affect nearly a million people in the UK, and many more millions worldwide, may be partly caused by overuse of common painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The watchdog estimates that one in 50 people who experience headaches are suffering because they overuse their medications. The warning comes as the group,...

Popping Pills For Pain May Harm Your Hearing
2012-09-13 14:00:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are like most Americans, there is a bottle of pain relievers somewhere close by your desk as you read this. Whether to treat a headache, back ache, or sore muscles, at the first sign of pain most of us are popping some sort of analgesic in our mouth. They are the most frequently used medications in the U.S. The problem is, popping that pill might help your pain, but it might hurt your hearing. According to new research...

Tuberculosis Patients Have Speedy Recovery With Antibiotics And Vitamin D
2012-09-04 09:45:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have shown that vitamin D deficiencies can make people gain weight and also worsen lung function in smokers. And other research has shown that vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of respiratory infection in children. Now, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that the “sunshine” vitamin can also aid in a speedy recovery from tuberculosis (TB). According to researchers involved in...

2012-08-30 10:24:03

NIH study also shows that overall stroke risk is down from 10 years ago Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to results of a trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Lacunar strokes occur due to chronic high blood pressure and typically produce small lesions deep within the brain....

2012-08-29 07:55:49

The analysis of data from two Swedish registries was presented by Dr Anders Ulvenstam, and suggests that the reduction is due to improvements in AMI care. Ischemic stroke is a well known, relatively rare but potentially devastating complication following myocardial infarction. It can lead to severe neurological handicap and death for the patient and it is associated with great costs for society. "The risk of ischemic stroke after myocardial infarction has been studied previously, but...


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