Pain Relief

Thursday, 10 March 2016  |  Stuart
Painkillers cause gastric ulcers

Did you know that common side effects of readily available painkillers such as aspirin include gastric bleeding, indigestion and diarrhoea? These serious side effects can occur within just a couple of days of use. In fact non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) drugs like aspirin cause 12,000 emergency admissions and 2000 deaths from gastric ulcers each year in the UK.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015  |  Stuart
Is Paracetamol still the Number 1 Painkiller?

the merits of Paracetamol as a cheap, remarkably safe and moderately potent analgesic for arthritic-type pain might seem self-evident to the millions who have taken it for this indication over the past hundred years. But their impression of its efficacy is apparently mistaken.

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