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Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin) #8 on the Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs List

2015-10-27 08:53
Acetaminophen, Tylenol, Panadol, Excedrin

Acetaminophen is marketed as an effective painkiller that is safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, which are associated with more complaints of stomach discomfort or bleeding. However, because acetaminophen and products containing that drug are available over-the-counter, a common misconception is that they are not dangerous. For some people, even going slightly over the recommended amount can cause acute liver failure or kidney failure - conditions that can have deadly consequences.

Unfortunately, this hit all too close to home. In 2012, a good friend of mine went to the doctor for what he thought was back strain. He was prescribed Tylenol 3.

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How To Curb the Chronic Pain Epidemic With Exponential Technology

2015-10-02 16:31
Dr. Anita Gupta on Chronic Pain Treatment

As a physician anesthesiologist and pharmacist, it can be challenging to treat patients living with a chronic pain diagnosis. For most people, pain is temporary and can resolve quickly. But for more than 100 million Americans, there is no end to pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and oftentimes varies from being broad or focused, dull or sharp, distracting or excruciating.

So many factors increase the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain, especially if you are older or female. In general, women report having more pain than men.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome a physical illness, not psychological

2015-02-28 15:06
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have found an immune system signature that is present in people who have been newly diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), providing "robust evidence" that the disease has a biological basis.

Led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the researchers looked at the immune systems of 298 patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and 348 people without the disease

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Zohydro: Potent painkiller stirs debate over abuse vs. pain relief

2014-04-07 13:43
Powerful new painkiller creates controversy due to abuse potential.

When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.

At the center of the controversy is a new class of drugs that includes Zohydro, which was approved by the

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10 habits that may be causing your neck and shoulder pain

2014-04-05 17:07
While driving make sure your hands are resting towards the bottom of the wheel.

The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one. Read on to see how to recognize what you may be doing wrong and how to improve get back on track.

The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one.

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Will animal toxins hold the key for pain relief?

2014-04-02 21:01
Toxins may hold the key for pain relief.

Pharmaceutical companies are always researching to find the new and improved pain medication. Often times it is within nature where they look for answers. Perhaps the next great break through will come from a little frog from Equador, a sea snail from the Pacific or a deadly spider from Australia.

It is not so farfetched of an idea to look at nature for pain relief.

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Zohydro Painkiller Could Lead to Heroin Addiction

2014-03-31 11:20
Zohydro Painkiller

According to Dr. Oz there’s a new painkiller called Zohydro that is so addictive that it has been found to drive patients to heroin addiction.

“Today, a big change in the medical community that has me scared—I’m talking about a new prescription painkiller so addictive that dealers are already giving it street names.

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Opioid prescribing for adult emergency room visits is increasing

2014-03-17 01:40
Prescription drugs

There has been an increasing awareness of the dangers of abusing prescribed drugs such as opioids.

The fears surrounding overdoses of prescribed drugs shocked people worldwide when Michael Jackson suddenly died from a drug overdose given to him by his own personal physician in 2009.

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This treatment for painful joints may offer alternative to invasive surgery

2014-03-15 23:35
Rooster Comb omjections may be an alternative to knee replacements.

Rooster comb injections could become a great alternative to costly and invasive knee replacements.

What do painful joints and rooster combs have in common? More than you might realize with rooster comb injections on the rise.

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Abdominal pain in active adults can be caused by this one common condition

2014-03-13 20:42

It is estimated that 75% of Americans are dehydrated. For a country that has ample access to water, it seems difficult to understand. Yet, because of our busy lifestyles it is easy to forget one of our basic needs, which is remaining adequately hydrated. It is an epidemic which effects young and old alike.

The elderly are at risk for dehydration due to their reduced ability to perceive thirst. Athletes however, are also at risk due to multifaceted reasons.

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