Diclofenac Health Risks Updated in UK




diclofenac heart healthFollowing a Europe-wide study, people with heart problems in the UK have been advised to stop using diclofenac, the most commonly prescribed painkiller. This advisory notice follows a recent Europe-wide study that confirms at-risk patients as much as 40% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke while on the drug. READ MORE

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Call for Ban on Diclofenac Rejected in UK



diclofenac ban in UKExperts worldwide have been calling for diclofenac, a popular anti-inflammatory drug, to be pulled from the world market due to it’s cardiovascular side effects. This appeal was rejected by the United Kingdom as an over-reaction by many clinicians. READ MORE

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NSAIDs vs Acetaminophen



ibuprofen vs acetaminophenNSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly used to treat pain, swelling and fever, such as in the brand Advil. Acetaminophen (also called paracetamol) is also used to treat pain and fever, but not swelling. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol, among others. Since the most common uses of these drugs overlaps, many consumers think that they are very similar. They are not as similar as one may think. READ MORE

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Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Age-Related Blindness



human eyeA recent study has shown that long-term use of low-dose aspirin may contribute to a vision problem called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The 15-year study showed that about one in ten subjects regular taking low-dose aspirin developed this problem as they aged. READ MORE

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Celecoxib Could Protect Against Lung Cancer



lung healthCelecoxib (better known as Celebrex) has potential to be a preventative treatment of lung cancer. Research done at the University of New Mexico among ex-smokers shows significant results, though the scientists involved are remaining cautiously optimistic pending further tests. READ MORE

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Holidays, Hangovers, and NSAIDs



hungover dogThe holidays are here, and over-indulgence is part of the season for many. Though prevention is better than cure, if you overdo it there are a few things that can help. And a few things to avoid doing. READ MORE

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NSAIDs Not a Part of Your Regular Workout



Couple Working OutThis article was inspired by an article I read in Men’s Health recently about how NSAIDs (specifically ibuprofen) aren’t effective treatments for the stiffness and soreness associated with working out. Apparently, some people will take a dose of an NSAID prior to their regular exercise routine to prevent the worst of the soreness.  This isn’t a good idea, and can lead to stomach irritation. READ MORE

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Ibuprofen Could Prevent Altitude Sickness



Altitude sickness and ibuprofen.A recent study by Stanford University has found that ibuprofen could prevent altitude sickness, a condition that commonly affects skiers, hikers, and tourists to high elevations. Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter medication available worldwide. READ MORE

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NSAIDs Greatly Increase Risk After the First Heart Attack



Though the heart risk associated with NSAIDs is well known, a new study indicates that using them after a previous heart attack greatly increases the risk of a second heart attack or fatal heart disease. This is in addition to the other negative side effects cause by this class of drugs. READ MORE

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The Cheapest NSAIDs



Save money with the cheapese NSAIDs.Lets start with a huge understatement: Taking any medication regularly can be expensive. And water is wet. But getting well doesn’t need to send you into financial ruin, at least not with NSAIDs. There are more economically reasonable options. READ MORE

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