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Why painkillers don`t always work

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 19:03

A new discovery by University of Leeds researchers could explain the current failings in the drug development process for painkillers and may offer opportunities for a new approach.

Painkillers found to be more effective against labour pain

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 18:52

Painkillers are better in relieving women of labour pain than softer approaches like massages, electronic pain relief machines and hypnosis, according to experts.

Many with cancer pain aren`t on strong painkillers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 14:19

Despite suffering severe pain, about one in three older cancer patients do not end up taking opioids, the most potent of analgesics.

Mood, anxiety disorders patients likely to abuse painkillers

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 11:55

People suffering from mood and anxiety disorders are more likely to abuse opioids or painkillers.

Rare birth defects tied to mom`s painkiller use

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 08:54

Women who take over-the-counter painkillers during early pregnancy have a higher risk of having babies with certain rare birth defects.

Popular painkillers can turn into real killers

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 18:19

Paracetamol, one of the most popular painkillers, could cause fatal liver damage and even death if taken in large doses for uninterrupted periods, according to new research.

Common painkillers can beat cancer?

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 18:59

Common painkillers and anti-viral drugs could beat some of the most lethal forms of cancer.

Common painkillers kill orgasms in men

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 14:32

A medication commonly used in treating neuropathic pain, seizures may lead to an absence of orgasm.

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