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Painkillers overuse causing a million headaches in Britain


September 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Over a million people in Britain could be suffering from constant and crippling headaches because of taking too many painkillers, according to experts.According to the National ... Read more...

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Two Russian athletes disqualified for doping at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Russian powerlifters have been disqualified from the London Paralympics for doping, the country's Paralympic Committee said.Vadim Rakitin and Nikolai Marfin took a drug named neotropin ... Read more...

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Paracetamol takes pain out of rejection


February 26th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A dose of paracetamol is enough to take the pain out of rejection and a broken heart, scientists say. The cure emerged in a study by ... Read more...

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Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer


July 12th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 12 (IANS) An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different way than morphine and other pharmaceuticals.Jatropha ... Read more...

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Pharmacy errors ‘may put kids at high risk of painkiller overdose’


May 1st, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A research has indicated that parents who give young children prescription painkillers should take extra care to make sure they give just the right amount because the dose ... Read more...

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Cannabis-like drugs ‘could provide pain relief without the high’


April 4th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): Cannabis is usually taken as a painkiller, but it can also produce unpleasant side effects such as hallucinations and impaired mobility.Now, an ingenious set of experiments by US ... Read more...

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Judge wants to review Michael Jackson medical records


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor ruled on Tuesday that he would review medical records from Michael Jackson’s dermatologists before he would hand it over ... Read more...

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Keith Richards’ daughter appears in court over drug and graffiti charges


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 02 (ANI): Musician Keith Richards' daughter, Theodora, appeared in court in New York City on drug possession and graffiti charges.Police said that the 25-year-old was caught drawing on the side ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen could treble stroke risk


January 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Large regular doses of ibuprofen and similar painkillers could treble the risk of stroke and up the likelihood of heart attacks, scientists warn.Researchers have found that high doses ... Read more...

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Could coffee be the answer to hangovers?


January 12th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A cup of steaming hot coffee and a painkiller may be the answer to that hangover from binge drinking, says a new study.Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in ... Read more...

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After heartache, it’s toothache for Hurley


December 26th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley had to rush to a dentist after she started suffering excruciating tooth pains earlier this week.Hurley, who has been going through a tough emotional phase ... Read more...

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Oz doc loses licence to practice after sex with patients


December 16th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 16 (ANI): An Australian doctor, who is also a former Cleo bachelor of the year nominee, has lost an appeal against a decision to ban him from practising after it ... Read more...

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Everyone over 45 should take aspirin daily: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) People above 45 years of age should consider a daily dose of aspirin to protect themselves from heart disease and cancer, researchers say.Evidence is building that the ... Read more...

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Painkillers during pregnancy can make sons infertile


November 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Painkillers taken by pregnant women could expose their unborn sons to risk of infertility, researchers say.Prolonged use of medicines such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen may harm the ... Read more...

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Former Teen Idol David Cassidy Taken Into Custody For Drunken Driving


November 5th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former teen idol David Cassidy is hitting headlines lately but not for reasons he and his fans can be very proud of. The much acclaimed "The ... Read more...

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Aspirin cuts prostate cancer risk


October 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Prostate cancer sufferers can halve their chances of dying by taking aspirin daily.A 10-year study of 5,275 men with the early stages of disease, conducted by the ... Read more...

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Study Shows ‘Love’ is a Powerful Painkiller


October 15th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Many who have lived it, felt it firsthand, and lost it, see love as pain, but recent research shows that it is actually a painkiller so powerful that ... Read more...

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Love is a powerful painkiller


October 14th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Intense romantic love is like a drug and can be as effective as morphine in relieving pain, says a new study. Passions triggered by the early flushes ... Read more...

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Pfizer to Buy King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6 Billion


October 13th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, Pfizer made the announcement that they will be purchasing King Pharmaceuticals in a 3.6 billion dollar deal which will only add to the portfolio of the ... Read more...

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Paracetamol doubles teens’ chances of getting asthma


August 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Teenagers who take paracetamol regularly more than double their chances of getting asthma, says a study. A study of more than 300,000 teenagers, aged 13 and 14 years, ... Read more...

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Teenagers may develop asthma by taking paracetamol


August 14th, 2010 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Teenagers could double their risk of developing asthma by taking paracetamol, a widely used over-the-counter pain reliever, even once a month, scientists in New Zealand have said. Adolescents who ... Read more...

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New super-strong painkiller developed from snail spit


July 30th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new pain-relief pill from a chemical in sea snails' saliva that they use to catch their prey. It was found to be as effective as ... Read more...

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Sea snail saliva could revolutionize severe pain treatment


July 29th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed what they claim could be the most potent treatment for severe pain - as potent as morphine.A sea snail's saliva contains chemicals that help the ... Read more...

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Olympic champ Fraser suspended over doping


July 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 9 (DPA) Olympic and world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica is provisionally suspended for failing a doping test, the ruling body IAAF confirmed Friday. "The IAAF can confirm now ... Read more...

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LiLo’s prescription drug ’stronger than morphine’


July 7th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 07 (ANI): Actress Lindsay Lohan has been prescribed an extremely powerful painkiller that is often compared to 'morphine' and even to 'heroin.'Sources familiar with the 'Mean Girl' star's most ... Read more...

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Cancer Cells May Kill Themselves On Taking A Painkiller


June 21st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A U.S. research study has suggested that a painkiller may stimulate the cancer cells to kill themselves. The researchers of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research ... Read more...

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How acupuncture eases pain


May 31st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have taken another step toward understanding how acupuncture alleviates pain.The researchers identified the molecule adenosine as a central player in ... Read more...

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Molecule that plays key role in acupuncture identified


May 31st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A molecule has been found to play a key role in the effectiveness of acupuncture, says a new study. Applying that knowledge, researchers were able to triple the ... Read more...

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Anna Malova Arrested Again!


May 20th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Miss Russia 1998 and Top 10 finalist in Miss Universe 1998, Anna Malova has been arrested again in Greenwich Village, New York. The Russian beauty was ... Read more...

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Mice can synthesise their own morphine


May 7th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Traces of morphine in urine samples have been considered a clear proof of drug use in the past. But now a new study says that mice -- and ... Read more...

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Our bodies make their own morphine


April 27th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Human bodies may possess the biochemical machinery to produce a small but steady amount of natural morphine, according to a new study.In the study, it was shown ... Read more...

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Doctor accidentally cuts off man’s testicle


April 20th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) A doctor in Britain cut off a patient's right testicle by accident and looked "surprised" on realising the mistake, a medical tribunal was told. Sulieman Al Hourani, a 36-year-old ... Read more...

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Merck to pay $12.15 million in the Vioxx cases


February 11th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Merck has agreed to pay a whooping $12.15 million to settle the Vioxx lawsuits. The agreement to pay $12.15 million, is still awaiting the ... Read more...

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Poisonous sea snails may offer next gen of painkillers


February 4th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 04 (ANI): The secret to the world's next generation of pain killing drugs may be hidden in poisonous sea snails found off Australia's coastline, according to researchers.Professor David Adams, director ... Read more...

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Common painkiller may ease pain of social rejection


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A common painkiller can serve double duty, easing not just the physical pains of sore joints and headaches, but also the pain of social rejection, according to a ... Read more...

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