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Popping painkillers for flu fever could do more harm than good

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 15:49

A new study has revealed that popping a pill to suppress your flu fever could make flu season worse for everybody, as an analysis has shown that they taken at current levels to treat fevers could cause 2000 flu deaths each year in the US alone.

Opioid over-regulation can leave cancer patients in intolerable pain

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:14

A "pandemic of over-regulation" of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl means billions of cancer patients around the world suffer intolerable pain, researchers said on Thursday.

Long-term use of painkillers can led to depression

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 12:58

Researchers have found that people who have been using pain-relieving medications, like Opioid analgesics, for a longtime are at higher risk of developing depression.

Long-term use of painkillers can lead to depression

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 14:25

Researchers have found that people who have been using pain-relieving medications, like Opioid analgesics, for a longtime are at higher risk of developing depression.

Brain releases natural painkillers during heart break

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 20:03

Nursing a broken heart? Brain will give you a natural painkiller! Brain`s natural painkiller system responds to social rejection and not just the physical injury, scientists have found.

Centipede venom may lead to new painkillers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 22:44

Scientists have identified a molecule in centipede venom which can be used to develop powerful painkillers that are as effective as morphine.

FDA warns of serious rash risk with acetaminophen pain pills

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:17

Tylenol and other painkillers containing the ingredient acetaminophen can cause a potentially deadly skin rash known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, U.S. health regulators said on Thursday.

Newly discovered compounds could lead to lower-risk painkillers

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 16:05

Many people with cancer and other chronic health issues depend on painkillers such as morphine and Vicodin to relieve pain.

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