Tag Archives: Medications

  • June 2, 2015

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    Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain

    NYTimes. Prednisone, a drug commonly prescribed to treat acute sciatica — the back and leg pain caused by a herniated disk — is almost completely ineffective against the condition, a randomized trial has found.


    Researchers randomiz

  • February 20, 2015

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    What’s in Those Supplements?

    NYTimes.

    The New York State attorney general’s office accused four national retailers on Monday of selling dietary supplements that were fraudulent and in many cases contaminated with unlisted ingredients.


    The authorities s

  • January 20, 2015

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    Many Who Take a Daily Aspirin Don’t Need It

    NYTimes. Many healthy people take a daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but a new study has found that more than 11 percent of them should not be doing so.


    Aspirin has well established benefits, but also carri