Category Archive for: ‘Medications’

Health Matters: Soothing Those Irritable Bowels

December 10, 2009Wales OnlineDr. Elena Douse Q For the past two years I have been suffering from abdominal pain and bloating. The pains tend to come and go and I often get bouts of diarrhoea. I started college in September and I have noticed that my symptoms have been worse since then. My mum has irritable bowel syndrome and she …

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Chronic Pain Guidelines Suggest Opioids

May 12, 2009By RONI CARYN RABINThe New York Times Few people think twice about taking aspirin or ibuprofen. But for those 75 and older, the high doses needed to treat chronic pain may be so dangerous that patients may be better off taking opioids instead, an expert panel has found. New pain management guidelines issued by the American Geriatrics Society …

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Experts Warn Against Long-Term Use of Common Pain Pills

May 6, 2009, 1:15 pm By Roni Caryn Rabin New York Times Aspirin and ibuprofen are staples in just about every medicine chest and first aid kit. They’re sold over the counter, and they’re not expensive. Most people don’t think twice about taking them. But they should — especially if they’re elderly. Last week, an expert panel of American Geriatrics …

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Brainstorming Brings About New Fibromyalgia Drug

Company looked for existing medicationBy Terri SomersUnion-Tribune Staff Writer January 18, 2009 The Food and Drug Administration’s approval last week of a new fibromyalgia drug, Savella, brought needed relief to the Massee family in San Diego’s Sabre Springs neighborhood. Penny Massee, 59, the matriarch, chief cook, bottle washer and grandson spoiler, said she experienced “miraculous” results from the medication since …

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New Ways To Mitigate Migraines

By Anne Godlasky11/5/2008USA TODAY Headaches distract. Migraines can debilitate. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the throbbing pain, costing employers some $13 billion a year from missed workdays and impaired work function, according to research reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.“You can be out for three days — lie there and not move, feel nauseous but not throw up …

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In Sour Economy, Some Scale Back on Medications

October 22, 2008By STEPHANIE SAULThe New York Times For the first time in at least a decade, the nation’s consumers are trying to get by on fewer prescription drugs. As people around the country respond to financial and economic hard times by juggling the cost of necessities like groceries and housing, drugs are sometimes having to wait. “People are having …

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No Prescription? Have Some of Mine

August 25, 2008New York Times Pass the pills, please. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times) Borrowing and sharing of prescription drugs among friends and family is common, particularly among younger women, a new report shows. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed more than 25,000 adults and found that sharing of prescription drugs is common, with 29 percent …

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