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2 hrs ago | Mother Jones

For Lower Back Pain, You Can Skip the Tylenol

About two-thirds of adults have lower back pain at some point in their lives, and most are told to take acetaminophen, sold under brand names like Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Back Pain, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry

3 hrs ago | Live Science

Acetaminophen Doesn't Reduce Lower-Back Pain, Study Suggests

Acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol, works no better than a dummy pill at reducing lower-back pain in some people, nor does it help these patients get better any faster, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Back Pain

3 hrs ago | Journal Watch

For Low-Back Pain, Acetaminophen Is No Better than Placebo

Despite being widely recommended as a first-line intervention in low-back pain, acetaminophen does no better than placebo, according to a Lancet study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Australia, World News,

4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Health

4 hrs ago | ABC News

FDA Approves New Painkiller From OxyContin Maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

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Related Topix: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Bad back? Acetaminophen may not work, try exercise

Acetaminophen isn't any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to the first big trial to test it.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Health, Back Pain, World News

5 hrs ago | HON

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

"Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high concerns for non-melanoma skin cancers," study author Dr. Gil Yosipovitch, chairman of dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine, said in a Temple University Health System news release.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Pain in Cats

In evolutionary terms, cats are not only predators, but they're also potential prey for larger animals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | The Sand Trap

Update on my golfers elbow

's in the cream? Most likely it's a topical NSAID, like ibuprofen or similar. Same cautions apply coz the drug seeps into the bloodstream, the kidneys and blood vessels.

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Related Topix: Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Health

13 hrs ago | Scoop

Be Medicinewise This National Pain Week

This National Pain Week , NPS MedicineWise is urging people living with pain to know how to use pain relieving medicines safely, and to have a conversation with their health professional about both the type and dose of pain relief medicine that are right for them.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Australia, World News,

18 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Preemptive celecoxib cuts post-op face-lift surgery pain

Preemptive treatment with oral celecoxib appears to be effective in decreasing acute postoperative pain in patients undergoing face-lift surgery, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Celebrex, Celecoxib (generic), Health, Plastic Surgery

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CNN

Cobra Venom Relieves Chronic Pain

So, you're walking in a forest or desert or place where cobras hang out. You see one and, if you're like me, you run .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chronic Pain, Headache

Health.com

Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

Before lighting up your grill, get up to speed on how to treat minor burns. It's also a good idea to learn how to recognize signs of a more serious injury, advised Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency room physician at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Health

WBTV

First case of chikungunya virus confirmed in Cabarrus Co

Health officials in Cabarrus County confirmed the first case of the chikungunya virus infection in a resident Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health

Laughing Squid

Scientists Try to Understand Why Tylenol is So Effective for Treating Pain

Scientists, like many other, people know that acetaminophen is a very effective pain-killer, but they don't understand why.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health

Observer

'House, M.D.' meets 'Royal Pains' in new USA drama 'Rush'

Take the pill-popping Dr. Gregory House, from "House, M.D.," and combine him with the concierge medicine of Hankmed on "Royal Pains," and you've got TV's newest - and perhaps darkest - TV doctor on USA Network's "Rush."

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Related Topix: House, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Royal Pains, Medicine, Health

InformationWeek

Re: Where's the paperwork robot?

Palliative care is one of the things that medical professionals struggle most with, because it's so hard to determine who's silently toughing it out and who's complaining about excruciating pain just to persuade the doctors to give them more morphine.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Health

InteliHealth

Full Commentary

A disease with the name polymyalgia rheumatic sounds rare and serious. But it affects over 700,000 Americans and is very treatable.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Inflammation, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

US Food and Drug Administration

Select to View Firm Press Release

July 18, 2014 - American Health Packaging has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in a hospital unit dose presentation that may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, lot #142544.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Trileptal, Oxcarbazepine (generic), Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

International Business Times

Think Positive to Reduce Pain: Study

A five-minute session of cognitive behavioural therapy helps reduce pain by at least 60 per cent, said scientists at the University of Reading.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

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