Arthritis & Rheumatism

Which pain medication is safest for arthritis patients?

In a recent Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study, arthritis patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain plus a stomach acid-reducing medicine called esomeprazole had infrequent gastrointestinal ...

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Thousands send cards as dying Dutch girl's last wish

A Dutch teenage girl dying of terminal brain cancer has grabbed the hearts of tens of thousands of well-wishers in The Netherlands, who have sent her "get well soon" cards as a last request.

Medical research

Study sheds light on side effects of COX-2 drugs

It's been about a decade since the promise of COX-2 inhibitors—drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers—was tempered by the realization that they ...

Medical research

Re-booting the human gut

For decades, American travelers to international destinations have been plagued by acute gastrointestinal illnesses that can arise from travel to other countries. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns that depending ...

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