Painkillers

Painkillers Linked To Irregular Heart Rhythm

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some painkillers could be the cause of an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm, according to new research. Although effective for pain relief, ...

Snail Venom Could Be Used To Create Pain Relief Drug 'Stronger Than Morphine', Experts Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Venom of a sea snail could be used to create a pain relief drug stronger than morphine, scientists say. Scientists have reported creating five new ...

Common Painkiller May Be The Key To Fight Against Superbugs, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Common painkillers may be the key to fight against a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs, also referred to as "superbugs"...

Can We Lean On "Sweet Love" to Beat Chronic Pain?

Tony Lobl | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

A rumour going around for, oh, several millennia, is that God's divine m.o. includes sending suffering to teach us to love Him. That view has always mystified me.

Does Ibuprofen Carry Risks For Heart?

PA | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People on high doses of some painkillers will have to pit the benefits against the risks as the drugs have been found to increase the chance of heart ...

One Third Of Us Need Painkillers To Go To Work

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Almost two in five painkiller users need medication just so they can go to work, a healthcare charity has said. Nuffield Health warned that long-te...

Allergy To Ibuprofen Causes Boy, 11, To Shed His Skin

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

An 11-year-old boy is recovering after suffering a rare and painful allergic reaction which caused him to shed his skin. Calvin Lock almost died a...

When Even Your Headache Pills Give You a Headache is There a Way Out of the Medical Maze?

Tony Lobl | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

So you've got a headache and you want to be rid of it. It's simple, right? You take a tablet. Or is it? As the Global Year Against Headache draws...

Painkillers Cause Headaches - Finding Another Way

Laura Knowles | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Painkillers can't be considered as a cure for headaches. They block the pain receptors that are giving the brain the message that there is a problem. Painkillers are not addressing the problem of where the headache is really coming from.

Could Painkillers Be Causing Your Headaches?

PA | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Common painkillers could be causing people to have headaches, the health watchdog has warned. People who regularly take medicines such as aspirin, ...

Mother Murdered Baby Out Of A 'Craving For Attention'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK

A mother found guilty of poisoning her own baby with a powerful pain killer murdered out of a "craving for attention" according to the judge. Miche...

Mislabelled Super-Strength Painkillers Hit UK High Street

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

Thousands of packs of an over-the-counter painkiller could have higher-strength tablets that are only available on prescription, a Government health w...

Could An Aspirin A Day Ward Off Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Aspirin has a proven ability to prevent cancer which should be factored into new patient guidelines, according to the British lead author of a major n...

NHS Spends £440m Per Year On Painkillers, Report Claims

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

The NHS spends more than £440 million a year on painkillers - with the biggest bill in the north, according to a new analysis. Data for England sh...

Study: Common Painkillers Could Help Beat Cancer

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A common, over-the-counter painkiller could be the key to preventing certain cancers, a Swedish study has revealed. The anti-inflammatory ingredie...

Nurofen Pill Withdrawn Over Sabotage Fears

PA | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- he makers of Nurofen Plus have recalled the tablets and confirmed sabotage is suspected in packets of the painkillers. Five re...