Common painkiller may treat ageing lungs

Researchers have found that ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkiller, could reduce lung inflammation associated with ageing.

Scientists get closer to create painkillers from yeast instead of poppies

Scientists have come closer in creating palliative medicines using yeast cells instead of poppy plants.

Eight retired players sue league over painkillers

Eight retired players sued the National Football League on Tuesday over medications they say were obtained illegally and given as painkillers to numb injuries without regard for future health concerns.

Popping painkillers for flu fever could do more harm than good

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.

Long-term use of painkillers can led to depression

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prolonged use of painkillers could raise heart attack risk

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

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.

Jude Law never takes painkillers

Jude Law has claimed that he has never taken drugs, even prescription ones.

Painkillers damaging kidneys in youngsters, says expert

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why painkillers don`t always work

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.