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 ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

(HealthDay)—A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Medications

Popular painkiller ibuprofen affects liver enzymes in mice

The popular painkiller ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The study in laboratory mice also shows marked differences ...

Cardiology

Olive oil, ibuprofen may have synergistic effects

(HealthDay)—The combination of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and ibuprofen at a therapeutic dose is superior to the two compounds used separately, according to an experimental study published online June 7 in the International ...

Medications

Everyday medications that can ruin your sex life

(HealthDay)—Many drugs—both prescription and over-the-counter—can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life.

Cardiology

Risk of heart disease associated with NSAIDs

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that taking prescription-strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, can increase my risk of heart disease? How much is too much, and should I be concerned about regularly taking ...

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