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Painkillers kill your emotions and numb your mind, study suggests

4/28/2015 - The active ingredient in Tylenol might numb people's emotional reactions, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and published in the journal Psychological Science. "People who took acetaminophen didn't feel the same highs or lows as did the people who took placebos,"...

America consumes 80 percent of all prescription painkillers sold globally

9/12/2014 - Many Americans would argue that the U.S. is the greatest nation on Earth, a beacon of freedom and hope for the rest of the world to emulate. But when it comes to mental and physical quality of life here in the States, America appears to rank near the bottom, as evidenced by the nation's massive and...

Prescription drugs: A nation's killer

4/1/2014 - In a nation that seems to thrive on popping pills for a range of different health woes, it really should come as no surprise that deaths due to the overdosing of prescription drugs are on the rise in the United States, and will likely to continue to be so. Though there is a definite need for a number...

Avoid common painkillers and cold remedies that destroy your liver and more

1/2/2014 - Do you know what over-the-counter pharmaceuticals Tylenol, Excedrin, NyQuil, Theraflu and prescription painkillers Vicoden and Percocet have in common? They all contain an ingredient that has forced almost 80,000 ER (emergency room) visits, 26,000 hospitalizations and around 500 deaths annually. That...

Painkillers cause severe headaches

9/25/2012 - Taking a painkiller for that bad back or those bum knees? That could explain why you might be having so many headaches as well, according to new research from the United Kingdom. According to doctors, up to one million people in the UK have "completely preventable" headaches that can be quite severe...

Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined

9/24/2012 - According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined. "An...

War veterans prone to drug addiction often prescribed risky painkillers

3/30/2012 - As if some returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan didn't have enough problems already, many of them are now being prescribed risky painkillers that can have profoundly negative effects, especially for those with pre-existing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical ailments. According...

Pasteurized milk found to contain painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones

7/25/2011 - A single glass of pasteurized milk can contain a toxic chemical cocktail of 20 painkillers, antibiotics, and growth hormones, new research has shown. Using a highly sensitive test, scientists found drug-related chemicals used to treat human illness not only in cow milk, but in goat and human breast...

Study suggests common painkillers inhibit effectiveness of antidepressants, but do antidepressants work at all?

4/28/2011 - A new report put forth by researchers from The Rockefeller University (RU) in New York City suggests that combining selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft, with popular over-the-counter painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen, can effectively weaken or negate the alleged...

Abuse of prescription painkillers now an escalating epidemic of addiction

11/2/2010 - Abuse of prescription painkillers continues to rise, according to a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "We urgently need to take action," CDC Director Thomas Frieden said. "These prescription...

Drug factories flush painkillers down the drain, contaminating streams

10/26/2010 - A study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has exposed drug factories as major sources of pharmaceutical pollution, revealing drug concentrations in the wastewater downstream of these factories more than a thousand times higher than those found in other wastewater. "The...

Everyday Painkillers Become Addictive After Just Three Days of Use

12/31/2009 - Over-the-counter painkillers that are widely popular in the United Kingdom can become addictive with as little as three days of use, the country's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned. "We are really pleased that the MHRA are now sitting up and taking notice," said...

Painkillers found to cause hypertension

4/3/2007 - The three most commonly used medicines in the United States - the painkillers acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin - were found to increase the risk of high blood pressure in middle-aged men in a new study published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine." Jump directly to: conventional view | alternative...

Prescription painkillers now more common than heroin as street drugs

11/27/2006 - Hard recreation drugs are being passed up many drug abusers in favor of prescription narcotics like morphine and OxyContin, according to a new study across seven Canadian cities. A recent research report states that heroin continues to be the number-one illegal drug across cities such as Vancouver...

Common painkillers linked to heart attack and stroke, research finds

10/25/2006 - Britain's Commission on Human Medicines is warning UK doctors that daily high doses of common painkillers such as ibuprofen may increase patients' risk of stroke and heart attack. The British Medical Journal published research in June warning that prescription-strength daily doses of the painkillers...

Arthritis creams merely mask symptoms and offer no long-term relief, study shows

8/3/2004 - New research published in the British Medical Journal is showing that arthritis creams used topically offer only temporary relief that fades within 2 weeks. This is the conclusion from a trial involving nearly 2000 patients, and it indicates that arthritis creams are basically useless. All they do is...

Long-term use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) found to cause kidney damage, says new study

7/27/2004 - New research shows that long-term use of acetaminophen -- sold under the brand name Tylenol -- harms kidneys. This research was conducted on 1,700 women, and spanned 11 years. Overall, it showed that 10% of the women experienced a decline in their kidney function, indicating that their kidneys were...

Aspirin and painkiller drugs cause widespread stomach ulcers

11/19/2003 3:28:37 PM - A reported 40,000 people die each year from the use of over-the-counter painkillers like aspirin. This statistic goes largely unreported, of course, since it's not something the pharmaceutical industry wants people to know about. Think about it: each year, almost as many Americans die from OTC painkillers...

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