Acetaminophen

Eating This Kind of Food Can Actually Damage Your Liver (Like Alcohol Does)

While liver damage is most associated with excessive alcohol consumption, there are a few other (admittedly less harmful) vices that can still wreak …

Nutrition

9 alleged NY drug dealers, California supplier charged

Authorities say they've charged nine upstate New York drug dealers and their California supplier following an investigation that targeted fake …

Eric Schneiderman

Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings

(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still get codeine after two common childhood surgeries, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Researchers examined records for almost 363,000 children who had tonsillectomies and …

Medicine

Was This a Virus, or Something More Dangerous for Her — and Her Fetus?

<b>She could feel</b> the child move inside her enlarged abdomen. Certainly he wasn’t tired — but she was exhausted and weak. A fever made her ache all over, and she hadn’t been able to keep any food down for days. She thought a hot bath might make her feel better, but instead she felt as if her …

Long-form Journalism

Doctors Are Still Prescribing Codeine For Kids After Tonsillectomies, Despite FDA Warning

Despite a warning by the FDA regarding the significant safety risks of opioids, a new study published in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> finds that 1 in 20 children were still prescribed codeine after having a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, according to data through 2015.<p>The study analyzed the records …

Medicine

Ask Dr. Mask: How to ease pain without dangerous prescription meds

Just about everyone experiences some degree of pain once in a while, but there are ways to treat the pain without prescription medications.

Pain

Employee & Community Health

OTC safety: What you need to know about pain relievers<p>10/30/2017 by Laurie Danielson, PharmD, RPh<p>Most people assume over-the-counter (OTC) …

Pain

Regular painkillers work as well as opioids for sprains, strains and fractures

The question<p>People treated in the emergency room for a sprain, strain or fracture are generally given opioids to help them cope with the pain, often leaving with a prescription for opioids, too. Might non-opioid painkillers work just as well as these addictive drugs?<p>This study<p>The study involved 416 …

Pain

A new study compared opioids and over-the-counter painkillers in ERs. Opioids didn’t do so well.

The study challenges some big assumptions about acute pain treatment in emergency settings.<p>For years, doctors have deployed opioids in emergency room settings as a standard response to severe acute pain. A new study, however, is questioning that practice in some cases.<p>The study, published in the</i> …

Pain

As epidemic rages, ER study finds opioids no better than Advil and Tylenol | Ars Technica

Opioids currently only suggested for acute pain, but they may not even be best for that.<p>The easiest way to avoid getting hooked on opioids may be to …

Pain

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found.<p>Researchers studied 416 men and women who arrived in the E.R. with moderate to severe pain in their arms or legs from sprains, strains, fractures or other …

Pain

“This is what we’re made of”

It’s likely to be in your medicine cabinet at home; it’s a go-to product for pain relief when needed and it’s one of this country’s big business …

News (Ireland)

Report: Despite New Law, One-Third Of Mass. Doctors Not Checking Opioid Database

Support the news<p>The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says about a third of doctors are not checking the state's opioid tracking system when …

Health Care

Experts Poke Holes in Study That Links Acetaminophen Use to ADHD in Children

Can taking acetaminophen during a woman's pregnancy increase her child's risk for ADHD? It turns out, experts don't agree.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug …

ADHD

Acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with ADHD

A large study recently published in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> finds further evidence of a link between prenatal acetaminophen usage and attention deficit …

Medicine

Taking Acetaminophen While Pregnant May Increase Your Child's Risk of Having ADHD

If acetaminophen has been your go-to choice for treating minor aches, pains, and fevers, you might now think twice before popping one if you're pregnant. According to a study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that appeared in the November issue of <i>Pediatrics</i>, expectant mothers who …

Pregnancy

Should taxpayers pay for opioid crisis? Pharma caused it

Trump has announced a national public health emergency over opioids for a scourge created by pharma<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As everyone today knows, opioid narcotics like fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine and oxycodone have created a toxic epidemic in the United …

Liberal View

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy associated with ADHD risk in children

Babies born to women who used acetaminophen for extended periods during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of developing ADHD later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers say expecting moms don't need to completely avoid the popular over-the-counter fever and pain reliever, …

Pregnancy

Panadol urges people to switch off technology headaches in new campaign

Panadol is urging Australians to switch off devices and reconnect with family and friends in a new brand campaign.<p>The campaign introduces the brand’s …

Headaches

Paracetamol during pregnancy may lead to hyperactive kids

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever paracetamol, or acetaminophen, during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with …

Health

Too Much Acetaminophen While Pregnant Might Double Your Baby's Risk of ADHD

When it comes to treating fevers, aches and pains with over-the-counter medication, pregnant moms are often advised to skip ibuprofen and other …

Lifestyle

HealthWatch: Colonoscopies, Carbs, And A Link Between Tylenol And ADHD

BOSTON (CBS) — It’s generally recommended that people get their first colonoscopy at age 50, but after analyzing data on 6,000 procedures, French …

ADHD

Chronic acetaminophen use during pregnancy nearly doubles risk of ADHD: study

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy might increase the risk of your child developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, according …

Pregnancy

Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don't use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests.<p>Researchers analyzed data on almost 113,000 children and their …

Health

Paracetamol use in pregnancy tied to ADHD: Study

LONDON: Women who use a lot of acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit …

Pregnancy

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy may be linked to ADHD, but you should still take it

Photo: iStockphoto<p>When it comes to taking painkillers when you’re pregnant, acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol) is just about the only option that’s …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Why Should Taxpayers Pay for the Opioid Crisis When Pharma Caused It?

Click here for reuse options! Trump has announced a national public health emergency over opioids for a scourge created by Pharma.As everyone today …

Liberal View

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to ADHD in study, but no cause is proven

A new study associates the long-term use of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol, during pregnancy …

Pregnancy

Study links acetaminophen in pregnancy to ADHD, but experts question results

<b>(CNN) —</b> Long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with twice the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. However, two experts believe that the data do not support these …

Research

Pain reliever use in pregnancy tied to ADHD

Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit …

Pregnancy