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Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Can you take paracetamol with ibuprofen? NHS reveals how you can treat aches and pains
IBUPROFEN and paracetamol are both painkillers, which are available over the counter in pharmacies or chemists. However, there is often confusion about how often people can take the painkillers and whether people should take paracetamol and ibuprofen together. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen found to block muscle gains after exercise
(Natural News) A study published in Acta Physiologica warns that long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may inhibit muscle growth in people who engage in weight training. As part of the study, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden examined healthy men and women aged 18 to 35 who were randomly assigned to two groups:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Ups Systolic BP, New-Onset Hypertension Risk Ibuprofen Ups Systolic BP, New-Onset Hypertension Risk
The blood-pressure increases were observed in arthritis patients taking prescription-strength doses and may in part explain the elevated cardiovascular risk previously seen with the NSAID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hope for Kevin ’s heart: Five-year-old shines after novel treatment for Ebstein’s anomaly
As the lights dimmed and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” blasted from loudspeakers, Kevin Nolan III took to the stage for his very first dance recital. Sporting striped pants, a turquoise bow tie and a black top hat, Kevin joined his class in performing two hip-hop jazz routines to a packed house. Kevin’s mood was perfectly in step with the song’s lyrics. “He had so much fun,” says Kevin’s mom, Laura. “He said he can’t wait to get on stage again.” While a first dance recital is a big deal for any 5-year-old, it’s especially poignant for Kevin, who was diagn...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Pedro del Nido Dr. Wayne Tworetsky Ebstein's anomaly Fetal Cardiology Program Source Type: news

Painkiller side effects - THIS common drug could affect your muscles
IBUPROFEN - and other common anti inflammatory drugs - could prevent muscle growth, Dr Chris Steele has revealed on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Opioids Aren ’ t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear
They are only one of many drug-related problems associated with pain management. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen (Drug) Drug Abuse and Traffic Source Type: news

Common painkillers may boost blood pressure in arthritis patients
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Painkillers May Boost Blood Pressure in Arthritis Patients
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests. " The current findings suggest that the elevated cardiovascular risk with NSAIDs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't take ibuprofen if you go to the gym, study finds
Swedish researchers found the drugs, which are one of the most widely consumed, interfere with the healing process of muscles - which stops them from getting bigger following a work-out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why arthritis sufferers shouldn't take ibuprofen
Scientists at the University Heart Centre, Zurich, warned the results of the trial is worrying for the elderly, considering their higher rates of arthritis and hypertension. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ibuprofen health ALERT: Painkiller raises blood pressure in arthritis sufferers
ARTHRITIS sufferers who take the drug ibuprofen for pain relief are at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health warning: People who take ibuprofen for pain relief at greater risk
ARTHRITIS sufferers who take the drug ibuprofen for pain relief are at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESC: No BP Spike Seen with Celecoxib Use
(MedPage Today) -- But ibuprofen boosts systolic pressure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen associated with blood pressure rise in arthritis patients at cardiovascular risk
(European Society of Cardiology) Ibuprofen is associated with increased blood pressure and hypertension compared to celecoxib in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to late-breaking results from the PRECISION-ABPM study presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in EHJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common over-the-counter ibuprofen found to be more effective against depression than dangerous antidepressant drugs
(Natural News) A complaint of depression to your general practitioner would likely result in you getting a prescription for an antidepressant. This doesn’t take into consideration the fact that there has been evidence that showed that around 30 to 40 percent of people with depression also had increased levels of inflammation in their brains, which inhibited the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celecoxib May Be Safest Choice for Older, Chronic NSAID Users Celecoxib May Be Safest Choice for Older, Chronic NSAID Users
The risk of major non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) toxicity in older adults who take the drugs regularly is higher with naproxen and ibuprofen than with celecoxib, according to a new secondary analysis of PRECISION trial data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Linked to Slight Risk of Kidney Damage in Ultramarathoners Ibuprofen Linked to Slight Risk of Kidney Damage in Ultramarathoners
Ultramarathoners who manage race day pain with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a bit more likely to develop kidney injuries than their competitors who don ’ t use the drug, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen linked to slight risk of kidney damage in ultramarathoners
(Reuters Health) - Ultramarathoners who manage race day pain with ibuprofen are a bit more likely to develop kidney injuries than their competitors who don ’t use the drug, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New study to assess whether painkillers make axial spondyloarthritis harder to detect
A new study is being launched in the UK to determine whether people with axial spondyloarthritis are being misdiagnosed because of thepainkillers they are using. The University of Aberdeen study, funded byArthritis Research UK, will examine how big a role patients' medication plays in slowing down the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis, and to establish whether new approaches to treating and diagnosing the disease are needed. How painkillers may mask the signs of axial spondyloarthritis Axial spondyloarthritis is an inflammatory arthritic condition affecting around 700,000 people in the UK. It afflicts the spine and ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 7, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

How Ibuprofen pills can help cure your low mood
Go to your GP complaining of depression and you ’re likely to walk away with a prescription for an antidepressant. But could a common pain-killer do the job? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS doctors selling IV drips to hungover festival goers
This month, boutique arts and music festival Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire debuted the treatment for those who wanted something a little more niche than Ibuprofen (file image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
Title: ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 21, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Private Parts II: More things parents of boys need to know
While it can be uncomfortable for parents to talk about issues with their son’s private parts, abnormalities in the testicles and scrotum are common and treatable. One of my favorite parts of my job is sitting down with anxious families and being able to make the uncomfortable comfortable for them. I hope I can do that for you here in this guide to the most common testicular abnormalities seen in young boys. 1.    Undescended testicles A baby boy should have two testicles down in the scrotum. The best time to examine your son is while he soaks in a warm bath. If you’re unable to see or feel ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin McNamara Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Department of Urology Erin McNamara Source Type: news

Pfizer Partners with Catalent for the Manufacture of Advil ® ...
Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that following a...(PRWeb July 12, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14501467.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ibuprofen linked to kidney injury in endurance runners
Stanford University researchers found that people taking ibuprofen while running very long distances double their risk of acute kidney injury. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers
Use of ibuprofen and other popular NSAIDs in endurance events may overtax the kidneys and hinder muscle repair, two new studies suggest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Pain-Relieving Drugs Muscles Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Sports Injuries Running Kidneys Ultramarathon Running Source Type: news

When Can a Doctor Help Your Back Pain?
Treatment TermsBack pain TagsBack pain Sub-Title Answers to Common Back Pain Questions Overview More than eight in 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In most cases, the pain goes away over time. If your back pain is severe or does not improve, you may need medical care. Here are answers to some common questions about back pain and tips on when to seek help. Content Blocks Header Why Does My Back Hurt? ContentThere are various reasons why your back can hurt, including muscle pain, disc pain, joint pain, or nerve pain. In most cases, these are not harmful or dangerous. “There are...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Acetaminophen: A viable alternative for preventing acute mountain sickness
(Elsevier) Trekking and mountain climbing are quickly growing in popularity, but.one of the challenges that climbers face is acute mountain sickness (AMS). Previous studies have shown that ibuprofen is an effective way to reduce the risk of AMS. Investigators wanted to find out if acetaminophen, a commonly used anti-pain medicine like ibuprofen, would have a comparable effect. They found almost no difference in the performance of both drugs, suggesting that acetaminophen may be another effective prophylactic treatment for AMS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Back pain? THIS could be an alternative to painkillers
PAIN relief medication commonly includes paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen, but new research suggests there could be a natural method that ’s just as effective as painkillers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 7 Injuries Doctors See Most On Summer Weekends
Warm weather and longer days will bring many Americans outdoors for cookouts, pool parties and more. But long weekends ― we’re looking at you, Memorial Day ― also lead to more trips to urgent care or even the emergency room, according to experts. In fact, a 2015 study from researchers at Brown University found that heat-related illness alone can ratchet emergency department visits in the summertime.  The risk for issues like drowning and sports injuries go up in the hotter seasons, according to Dr. Christopher M. McStay, chief of clinical operations and associate professor at the University of Colorado ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Always, Always Check Your Sunscreen's Expiration Date
Picture me, age 14: Blond, blue-eyed and pasty-pale. It was a scorching hot weekend in June, and I was on a three-day camping trip with my dad. As two fair-skinned, freckle-faced Caucasians, we diligently applied sunscreen — SPF 45 — each morning before emerging from our tent, and every couple of hours thereafter. Coppertone would have been proud. Sunday evening on the way home, though, I felt red and hot. I could see the signs of sunburn emerging, and I felt tired and dizzy from too much time in the sun. When I awoke on Monday morning, my shoulders and upper back were covered in second-degree burns, oozing, pu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Always, Always Check Your Sunscreen's Expiration Date
Picture me, age 14: Blond, blue-eyed and pasty-pale. It was a scorching hot weekend in June, and I was on a three-day camping trip with my dad. As two fair-skinned, freckle-faced Caucasians, we diligently applied sunscreen — SPF 45 — each morning before emerging from our tent, and every couple of hours thereafter. Coppertone would have been proud. Sunday evening on the way home, though, I felt red and hot. I could see the signs of sunburn emerging, and I felt tired and dizzy from too much time in the sun. When I awoke on Monday morning, my shoulders and upper back were covered in second-degree burns, oozing, pu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Predisposed And Unaware: How Race Called The Shots On My Health
I’m a black woman with uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths, also called intramural fibroids, line the muscular wall of my uterus. Technically benign, they threaten to grow into larger, painful masses that could ultimately rob me of the ability to bear children. Fibroids are common in all women, but research suggests that African American women are significantly more likely to develop uterine fibroids. In fact, in addition to a family history of fibroids, being African American is at the top of the list of causes for the condition. And black women aren’t only at a higher risk for developing fibroids. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen found to raise the risk of a heart attack within a week of use
(Natural News) A recent study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that some of the most commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), otherwise known as painkillers, may significantly increase the odds of heart attack within a week or a month if high doses were taken. To carry out the study, a team of researchers pooled data... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee found to be just as effective as ibuprofen for easing pain
(Natural News) Adequate sleep and caffeine intake were found to be just as effective as some commonly-used analgesics such as ibuprofen in easing pain, according to a recent animal study published in the journal Nature Medicine. According to researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, chronic sleep deprivation leads to increased pain sensitivity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New report links common painkillers to increased risk of heart attacks
ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton brings the latest on a new report that links painkillers such as ibuprofen to an increased risk of heart attack. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New warning for commonly used NSAID painkillers
A new study warns that the risk for heart attacks while taking painkillers known as NSAIDs can appear just days after use. These medications include common over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen linked to increased risk of heart attacks
Conclusion This study is a useful addition to our knowledge about the links between NSAIDs and heart attack risk. The study suggests all commonly-used NSAIDs are linked to a similarly-raised risk of heart attacks, that the risk generally rises with the dose, and that it is highest in the first month of treatment. The researchers did a good job at taking account of potential confounding factors that could have affected the results. Even so, we don't know for sure that the NSAIDs were the direct cause of the problem. For example, if you are prescribed NSAIDs for a painful condition, and have a heart attack two weeks later, i...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Common Painkillers Tied to Slight Rise in Heart Attack Risk
Over-the-counter drugs like Aleve and Advil linked to higher odds, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A dream deferred but not denied by ACL tear
The dream of playing college soccer was within reach. Emily had been working on her game since she was four years old, and at 16 was now co-captain of both her high school and club teams. Colleges were taking note. Just three games into club season, Emily was on the field in North Carolina, running back to her net when she tore her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). She heard her knee pop, and knew immediately what had happened. “I’ve always had a high tolerance for pain, but that definitely raised the bar,” she says. Her mother Lauri can still hear her daughter’s screams from that day as s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL surgery ACL tear Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Benton Heyworth Micheli Center Source Type: news

Common Painkillers Tied to Slight Rise in Heart Attack Risk
Over-the-counter drugs like Aleve and Advil linked to higher odds, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Attack, Over-the-Counter Medicines, Pain Relievers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: NSAIDs may raise heart attack risk in first week of use
Researchers have found that using ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for as a little as 1 week may raise the risk of heart attack. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Common Painkillers Tied to Heart Attack Risk
Over-the-counter drugs like Aleve and Advil linked to higher odds, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Heart attack risk' for common painkillers
New evidence adds to previous studies suggesting a link between painkillers such as ibuprofen and heart harm. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen WARNING: Regular usage for just ONE week 'increases heart attack risk'
EXPERTS have advised people to try and avoid regularly taking ibuprofen after research showed just a week on the painkiller was enough to increase the risk of a heart attack by half. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news