The Relentless Cost of Chronic Diseases
At first, my legs buckled. Then I started nearly fainting and was struck by fierce jaw, neck, and back pain—six unhappy faces-worth on the scale.  Just as quickly, as one tends to do, I created narratives to explain these sudden symptoms. That one glass of wine had done me in. The steamy weather led my knees to wobble. It was the aftermath of a concussion I got after I fell in a hole in the sidewalk. It was from when I hurt my neck when I was thrown down on a subway platform by a man with low spatial awareness and somewhere to be. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] It turned out I was fainting beca...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alissa Quart Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

The effect of oral analgesic premedication on the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block for teeth with irreversible pulpitis: A randomized clinical trial
Conclusions: Premedication with pharmapain (an anti-inflammatory agent) and dexamethasone (a corticosteroid) does not enhance the success rate of the IANB technique in mandibular molars with irreversible pulpitis compared to placebo. However, the use of dexamethasone was significantly more effective than pharmapain in reducing pain severity at inserting endodontic files. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 19, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How to Deal With Endometriosis Pain
SATURDAY, March 9, 2024 -- Endometriosis causes crippling pain in women, with some spending up to a month of every year debilitated by it. “We’re talking about pain that’s beyond ‘I took two ibuprofen and went to work,’” said Dr. Kristin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Three-Drug Combo Wins for Opioid-Sparing Pain Relief After Hip Replacement
(MedPage Today) -- Pain control during the first 24 hours after total hip arthroplasty was maximized in a randomized trial with a combination of acetaminophen (A), ibuprofen (I), and dexamethasone (D), as opposed to various combinations of two... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2024 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What are the benefits and harms of ibuprofen for managing pain after an operation in children?
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 5, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Paolo Rosati Source Type: news

Is the reason for small versions of products such as tiny clorox bottles and ten piece Advil packages is so that travelers can access them quickly in the …
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facts and trends in dental antibiotic and analgesic prescriptions in Germany, 2012 –2021
ConclusionsSince 2013, the most frequently prescribed antibiotic by German dentists has been amoxicillin reaching nearly half of all dental antibiotic prescriptions in 2021. Simultaneously, the proportion of clindamycin has steadily decreased, but the level is still high compared to international data. During the past decade, ibuprofen as a first-line analgesic in German dentistry was continuously gaining in importance.Clinical relevanceAminopenicillins have the best risk –benefit balance in dentistry, but the use of antibiotics generally must be limited only to cases of severe infections or compromised patients. Pre-exi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 25, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Early Ibuprofen Not Beneficial for Preemies With Patent Ductus Arteriosus
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- For extremely preterm infants, the risk for death or moderate or severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not significantly lower among those receiving early treatment for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with ibuprofen versus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Fails Another Crack at Reducing Preemie Lung Issues and Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- Ibuprofen again failed to improve short-term outcomes when used to close patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in newborns, the placebo-controlled Baby-OSCAR trial showed. Administered parenterally a few days after infants were born... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 24, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

'I'm a doctor - this is the difference between using ibuprofen and paracetamol'
Understanding how each painkiller works could help you choose which one's best to use. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue Fever Is Soaring Worldwide. Here ’s What to Know—and How to Stay Protected
Governments and public health experts around the world are sounding the alarm about the record-high spread of one of the most notorious—and incurable—diseases, which about half the world is at risk of catching: dengue. The mosquito-borne virus has a long history in warm climates but is now also emerging in regions where it had been generally unheard of—such as in Europe and parts of the U.S. By early December, there had already been more than five million dengue infections worldwide this year—a dramatic increase from some 500,000 cases in 2000—recorded across at least 80 countries and terri...
Source: TIME: Health - December 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Koh Ewe Tags: Uncategorized Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

Migraine? Reach for Prescription Meds, Not Ibuprofen
THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2023 -- Migraine sufferers would do better to talk to their doctor about a prescription drug than reaching for a bottle of ibuprofen, a new study finds. Drugs like triptans, ergots and anti-emetics can be two to five times more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pharmacists Want You to Know These 20 Things
Pharmacists have a professional degree similar to that of a doctor. They receive their Doctor of Pharmacy, or PharmD, after four years of schooling, and just like medical doctors, are specialized in their area of study and have a detailed knowledge of the chemistry of medications. This makes them…#tempo #kellymoore #moore #containacetaminophen #tylenol #stjohns #google #newyorkstate #ibuprofen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should We End Obesity?
It’s unusual for a medication to become a household name; even more uncommon for its branding to become, like Advil, shorthand for an entire class of products; and rarest of all, for it to change not just U.S. medicine, but U.S. culture. Ozempic has done all three. Approved in 2017 as a type 2 diabetes medication, Ozempic has largely made its name—and a fortune for its manufacturer, Novo Nordisk—as a weight-loss aid. Novo Nordisk knew early on that diabetes patients often lost weight on the drug, but even company executives couldn’t have guessed how widely it would eventually take off as both ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature healthscienceclimate Magazine TIME 2030 Wellbeing Source Type: news

Doctor warns of ibuprofen side effects that mean you need to stop taking the painkiller
Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medications, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs , that could spell trouble for your digestive tract. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news