Acetaminophen Cuts Kidney Risk in Kids' Heart Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- The higher the dose, the lower the odds of acute kidney injury (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Less Acute Kidney Injury in Kids' Heart Surgery With Acetaminophen
(MedPage Today) -- The higher the dose, the lower the observed odds of acute kidney injury (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery, early postoperative acetaminophen exposure may be associated with a reduced rate of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Acetaminophen aids with fever, pain
Over-the-counter pain relief medications come in many different names, shapes and sizes. According to Mayo Clinic experts, one of the most common and effective options is acetaminophen, also known in its brand form as Tylenol. Jason Howland talks to a Mayo family physician and pharmacist about the benefits and risks of acetaminophen in this Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ask Well: If Fever Helps Fight Infection, Should I Avoid Fever-Reducing Drugs?
The best evidence suggests that there is neither harm nor benefit to treating a fever with fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Fever Antibiotics Ibuprofen (Drug) Sepsis Infections Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Acetaminophen, NSAIDs Don't Consistently Worsen IBD
(MedPage Today) -- But authors stop short of recommending change in guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poisonings with paracetamol, salicylates and dextromethorphan - problem evaluation based on data from Toxicological Laboratory and Poison Information Center in Krakow in 2010-2015 - Gom ółka E, Hydzik P, Szkolnicka B.
The aim of the paper was to study frequency of laboratory determinations and toxicological information related to over-the-counter drugs (OTC): paracetamol (acetaminophen), salicylates and dextromethorphan. The research was based on data from Toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism, ADHD Risk Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism, ADHD Risk
Prolonged use of acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing and risk mitigation implementation in the management of acute pain: Results from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
CONCLUSIONS:Most dentists reported infrequent PDMP use and counseling patients regarding risks, storage, and disposal of opioids. Higher frequency of opioid prescribing was associated with less consistent risk mitigation implementation.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:When opioid prescribing is indicated, risk of misuse and diversion may be mitigated by consistent PDMP use and provision of patient education. Dental education in this arena is needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Advil + Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain
In the study, Aminoshariae's team reviewed more than 460 published studies and found that a combination of 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) and 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Tylenol) was more effective than opioid medications (for example, Vicodin, Oxycontin) for adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advil Plus Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- Over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better relief for dental pain than prescription opioids and are less likely to cause side effects, researchers say. " What we know is that prescribing narcotics should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Systems toxicology approach to identifying paracetamol overdose - Mason CL, Leedale J, Tasoulis S, Jarman I, Antoine DJ, Webb SD.
Paracetamol (acetaminophen (APAP)) is one of the most commonly used analgesics in the United Kingdom and the United States. However, exceeding the maximum recommended dose can cause serious liver injury and even death. Promising APAP toxicity biomarkers ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring
Experimental studies show total germ cell number dropped significantly and pluripotency gene expression changed after one day of acetaminophen use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Acetaminophen is one of the most common medications used for treatment of pain and fever reduction during pregnancy and is considered safe in humans. Now, in a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction
(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwid...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Study: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen more effective than opioids in treating dental pain
(Case Western Reserve University) Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain than opioids, according to new research conducted with the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Painkillers in pregnancy may affect baby's future fertility
(University of Edinburgh) Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh looked at the effects of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen on samples of human fetal testes and ovaries. Their findings add to a growing body of evidence that the medicines should be used with caution during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association of Pain Meds With IBD Flares'Inconsistent'Association of Pain Meds With IBD Flares'Inconsistent '
Contrary to generally accepted belief, there is no consistent association between acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or COX-2 inhibitor use and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) exacerbations, a new analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Frequency of poison center exposures for pediatric accidental unsupervised ingestions of acetaminophen after the introduction of flow restrictors - Brass EP, Reynolds KM, Burnham RI, Green JL.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal association of flow restrictor introduction and the rate of accidental unsupervised ingestions (AUIs) of liquid acetaminophen products. STUDY DESIGN: The National Poison Data System was used to identify AUIs of single ingr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Analysis challenges link between pain medications and inflammatory bowel disease
(Wiley) Contrary to generally accepted belief, a recent review and analysis of published studies did not reveal a consistent association between the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen and exacerbation of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize
Of 109 ER doctors at four hospitals, two-thirds underestimated how often they prescribed opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone), the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkiller overuse spikes during cold and flu season
Reuters Health - A growing number of people are taking high doses of the painkiller acetaminophen, and many take so much during cold and flu season that they run the risk of liver and kidney damage, two studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol) is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating. It turns out that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Overdosing Common With Cold/Flu
Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season
Even in noninfluenza months, a significant number of users are surpassing the maximum daily adult dose of 4 g. Study authors suggest more guidance may be necessary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Opioids Unnecessary After Surgery in Some Cases Opioids Unnecessary After Surgery in Some Cases
Surgeons are questioning how necessary opioids are after certain procedures, and are making a case for pain relief with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and compassion as alternatives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic Pain
CBS Local — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. They also provided slightly less pain relief. Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen, and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Addiction Chris Melore Local TV opioid crisis opioids Painkillers talkers Tylenol Source Type: news

Apadaz (Benzhydrocodone and Acetaminophen) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ESO Launches Surveillance Form for Overdose
AUSTIN, Texas – ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and fire departments, today announced the launch of its Surveillance Form for Overdose. The new form will help standardize definitions and create a process that captures all essential data related to overdoses in a simple, easy-to-use format while eliminating duplicate entry of information. Additionally, the form is designed to highlight issues related to the well-being and safety of providers by identifying any injury-related events associated with a response.  “We feel the new Su...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions, Inc. Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Launches Surveillance Form for Overdose
AUSTIN, Texas – ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and fire departments, today announced the launch of its Surveillance Form for Overdose. The new form will help standardize definitions and create a process that captures all essential data related to overdoses in a simple, easy-to-use format while eliminating duplicate entry of information. Additionally, the form is designed to highlight issues related to the well-being and safety of providers by identifying any injury-related events associated with a response.  “We feel the new Su...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions, Inc. Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic back or arthritis pain
(Reuters Health) - Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are better than opioids at easing the intensity of chronic pain in the back, knees or hips, a U.S. experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More U.S. Kids Landing in ICU From Opioids
An estimated 2.4 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, according to federal estimates. That includes abuse of prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are Devices the Last-in-Line Treatment for Chronic Pain?
Between 2000 and 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses. More than half of those deaths involved opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although the amount of opioids prescribed is gradually decreasing, it's still too high—about three times as high as in 1999, a CDC report states. CDC guidelines call for using acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, exercise therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. Guidelines don't list minimally invasive care such as spinal cord stimulators (SCS) and other neuromodulation devices. ...
Source: MDDI - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

FDA Approves Apadaz (benzhydrocodone and acetaminophen) for the Short-Term Management of Acute Pain
CORALVILLE, Iowa, Feb. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ:KMPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood
You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Shell To Pay $10M To Reduce Excessive Emissions From Industrial Flares
NEW ORLEANS - Shell Chemical LP on Feb. 12 entered into a consent decree in Louisiana federal court with the government and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in which the company agreed to spend $10 million to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the use of four industrial flares at its Norco, La., facility (United States of America, et al. v. Shell Chemical LP, No. 18-cv-104, E.D. La.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects? Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects?
Metabolomics study identifies'unexpected effects of a commonly used drug, acetaminophen, on hormone metabolism. Closer scrutiny of this commonly used medication is warranted. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the group...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair Rectal Acetaminophen With IV Opioid Post-Open Heart Repair
Is rectal acetaminophen used as an adjunct to IV opioids an effective means of pain control for infants who have undergone open heart repair?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Can we improve prognostic indications in acetaminophen-induced hepatic failure?
The objective was to compare the markers of hypoglycemia (glucose
Source: The Poison Review - February 9, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acetaminophen poisoning hepatic failure king's college criteria liver transplantation Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Can over-the-counter pain meds influence thoughts and emotions?
(SAGE) Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies. Examining these findings and how policymakers should respond, a new article is out today in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a Federation of Associations in Behavioral& Brain Sciences (FABBS) journal published in partnership with SAGE Publishing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Georgia Teen Dies of the Flu Despite Initially Testing Negative
(ATLANTA) — A Georgia county coroner says a 15-year-old girl is the state’s first flu-related child death this season. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk told news outlets that Kira Molina died Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital. He says the Newnan High School student had initially tested negative for the flu upon developing symptoms last week, but was found unresponsive on Sunday. She was hospitalized in Newnan and then airlifted to Atlanta. Hawk says Molina’s liver failed because of influenza A, not an acetaminophen overdose, referencing accounts from other media outlets. The Georgia Department of Public He...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW flu georgia healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Increased risk of congestive heart failure in patients with acetaminophen poisoning: a nationwide cohort study - Chung WS, Lin CL.
Acetaminophen poisoning increases cytochrome P450 2E1 expression and reactive oxygen species production, which may lead to maladaptive myocardial remodeling and congestive heart failure (CHF). We conducted a nationwide cohort study to investigate the incid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news