Opioid painkillers might temporarily ease the discomfort of arthritis, but they have no clear lasting benefit, a research review finds. In an analysis of 23 clinical trials, researchers found, on average, opioid medications were somewhat effective at easing pain in patients with osteoarthritis. That is the common form of arthritis in which cartilage cushioning the joints gradually wears down, leading to swelling, stiffness and pain.
Health Care News
Delirium can be more serious than people realize, but there are ways to help prevent it. William Borten had no idea his wife’s colorectal surgery could affect her mind. But a day later, Judith Sue Borten couldn’t remember her birthday or who the president was.
The Carcinogen NDMA found in zantac and some blood pressure medications. This has caused a maker of the drug to stop distributing it, at least for now. Heartburn and blood pressure are often successfully treated without medications by lifestyle changes such as weight loss and dietary changes
Most scientist praised the the rigor of the study. Some however have opposed the results arguing that there are other reasons to eat less meat related for example to climate change. It was never clear why red meat should’ve posed a risk to help to begin with. One can at least posit a rationale that processed foods can be harmful based on the chemicals used to make them, but there’s really no such argument to use against red meat.
I explain to patients that PRP is favored in professional athletes because it is beneficial and not harmful unlike cortisone which can kill both tendon and ligament cells and does not enhance healing as PRP does. The point is that if PRP is the right choice for professional athletes and it is available for any patient, why not use it in the general populace, which I do, as well.