Why 1 in 4 workers struggles with back pain – US study

2019-05-21 14:13

'Work environment can worsen back pain, but often it's difficult to assign causative factors to the back pain in the absence of a specific incident.'

Preventing liver disease

2018-07-01 00:00

Many acquired liver diseases can be prevented by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle and avoiding drugs and alcohol.

4 signs you’re becoming addicted to those meds you keep taking

2018-03-15 09:14

We're looking at you, painkillers...

Toothache? Neanderthals might also have used aspirin

2017-03-10 08:29

Research indicates that Neanderthals may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50 000 years ago.

How to keep your unborn baby safe

2016-07-19 14:25

You probably are questioning everything you do or eat. Here are the answers to some common concerns you may have.

Painkillers - are you treating the symptom and not the cause?

According to a recent study, in South Africa nearly 45% of people seeking treatment for prescription medicine dependence reported the use of opiate painkillers. Dr. Delgado tells us more about "mechanistic" vs "vitalistic" approaches to healthcare. Watch.

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More babies born to mothers addicted to pain meds

2015-05-22 17:08

The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report.

How I lost weight – part 6

2014-10-31 10:34

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Susan Annandale did it, and how YOU can do it too!

Ibuprofen: what should you know?

2014-09-16 11:50

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It is an effective pain killer and is prescribed in higher doses to relieve inflammation, swelling and stiffness.

Painkillers may raise risk of heart attack or stroke

2014-07-10 10:58

The use of painkilling drugs may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke in older women.


US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb

2018-11-30 17:17

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.

Opioid painkiller prescriptions linked to perks for doctors

2018-06-22 11:00

A new study found that doctors who receive gifts from sales representatives of opioid painkiller manufacturers prescribe more of those drugs than doctors who don't.

Common painkillers might increase heart attack risk

2017-05-11 14:18

NSAIDs, widely used to treat pain and inflammation from long-term conditions, such as arthritis and other joint diseases, may raise one's odds for a heart attack.

Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain

2016-10-26 11:11

Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is becoming more widely available in the United States, but the majority of patients still end up requesting an epidural.

South Africans' alarming dependence on prescription pills

Nearly 45% of people seeking treatment for prescription medicine dependence in SA reported the use of opiate painkillers. Dr. Robert Delgado tells us more about what he views as "mechanistic" versus "vitalistic" approaches to healthcare. Watch.

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Painkillers less effective for depressive patients

2015-07-16 11:26

Many patients have depression and anxiety on top of their back pain – which can make pain worse, a new study finds.

'Tamper-proof' narcotic painkillers may curb abuse

2015-05-13 15:02

New abuse-resistant painkiller pills are resistant to crushing and dissolving, previously used to bypass the extended-release mechanism and get a quicker, more intense high.

Keep prescription meds away from kids!

2014-09-16 14:58

Prescription medications can have serious and potentially life-threatening, consequences for young children and should be kept out of their reach and sight.

Legalising marijuana cuts drug overdose deaths

2014-08-26 11:21

The legalisation of medical marijuana may decrease the number of deaths from prescription painkiller overdose.

Treating migraines

2014-05-30 13:06

Migraine treatment often includes medication, but the majority of migraine sufferers respond very well to non-drug treatment.

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