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Prolonged use of painkillers could raise heart attack risk

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:06

A group of most commonly used drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase long-term users` heart-attack risk by more than a third, a study has shown.

Use of prescription painkillers linked to erectile dysfunction

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:24

Regular intake of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, is linked to a higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, a new study has revealed.

Painkillers damaging kidneys in youngsters, says expert

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 00:42

Painkillers and stress-reducing medicines are the primary reason for kidney ailments in youngsters, said a leading urologist here on the eve of World Kidney Day Wednesday.

Some painkillers push low testosterone risk five-fold: Study

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 13:16

People taking long-acting pain killers for extended periods face a five-times greater risk of low testosterone, the male sex hormone, a new study says.

Electric stimulation of brain releases powerful painkillers

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 16:33

The current findings help explain what happens in the brain that decreases pain during the brief sessions of electricity.

Painkillers more fatal than heroin, cocaine

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 11:46

Prescription painkillers kill more people in US than heroin and cocaine combined, thanks to fatal overdosing, says a new analytical report.

Overuse of painkillers can cause severe headaches

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 14:26

Popping too many painkillers can actually make your brain more sensitive to pain, leaving you prone to further headaches, experts have warned.

Tummy out after pain killers? Kolkata scientists find a cure

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 15:26

Pill popping has become a reflex action to aid quick pain relief, often leading to gastro complications and sometimes even hospitalisation.

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