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Children die due to poisoning by strong painkillers

More kids ending up in emergency rooms due to pain killer poisoning: Study.

30 Dec 2019 11:35 AM

Opioids have more side effects than benefits on humans

Studies reveal that strong opioids offer worse pain relief benefits, no quality of life benefit.

11 Nov 2019 9:38 AM

Regular painkiller counter-productive

Almost 30 per cent of chronic headache are now due to analgesic overuse.

26 Dec 2018 1:23 AM

Painkillers during pregnancy linked to early puberty in girls

Researchers examined the correlation between intake of the analgesic paracetamol during pregnancy and a child's pubertal development.

25 Oct 2018 5:33 PM

Lower back pain? Go for early physical therapy

Currently, patients with low-back pain are given painkillers, X rays and, in some cases, told to rest.

23 May 2018 5:34 PM


Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Methadone is the oldest and most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction.

24 Apr 2018 2:11 PM

Dementia patients likely to take unnecessary medicines: study

These medications are typically recommended for short term use but are commonly used long term by people with dementia.

22 Apr 2018 2:19 PM

Here's why painkillers can be harmful for pregnant women

As of now, guidelines say that, if necessary, paracetamol should be used at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time.

16 Apr 2018 11:16 AM

Cause and effect: the US opioid crisis explained

Find out how the opioid crisis is different from crack or heroin.

08 Apr 2018 1:04 PM

Here are times when your headache could be deadly

According to experts, any more than two headaches for three weeks is a cause for concern.

31 Jan 2018 10:56 AM


Acupressure app may help ease menstrual cramp pain

Women with menstrual pain already practice self-management, an app for acupressure can be easily added.

09 Dec 2017 1:53 PM

Common painkillers may double obesity risk, says study

Medications commonly used to treat pain, like gabapentinoids such as gabapentin, pregabilin and opiates, double risk of obesity.

07 Dec 2017 4:15 PM

Indian workers in Middle-east serve sentences for unwitting possession of illegal drugs

Indian migrant workers in Gulf states put in long hours in the searing heat and then pop painkillers to keep going.

14 Nov 2017 12:37 PM

Commonly available pain pills can be used as alternative to opioids for ER patients

Previous studies have shown opioids were prescribed in nearly one-third of ER visits.

08 Nov 2017 8:26 PM

Surgery patients being left with extra opioids may be harmful, says study

The research raises concerns about over-prescribing addictive medicine that could end in the wrong hands.

04 Aug 2017 8:58 AM


Chili painkiller to keep knee ache at bay

Drug created can keep problem at bay for six months

15 Jun 2017 5:32 PM

Painkillers from India sent for Libyan ISIS militants seized by Italian police

The police said that the drugs are used to finance Islamist terrorism, and heighten resistance to pain and stress.

11 May 2017 8:29 AM

Scientists find painkillers without harmful side effects

They can be used instead of strong opioids that cause multiple issues

04 Mar 2017 9:45 AM