ibuprofen

back pain

Ibuprofen isn’t great for back pain, but it’s not useless either

Ibuprofen is only a little better than a placebo in relieving back pain, according to a study at the George…

Why the new ibuprofen might not be the ‘game changer’ it’s being made out to be

A new formulation of ibuprofen may allow people to take higher doses without experiencing the cardiovascular side effects associated with…

Painkillers like ibuprofen ‘increase risk of heart failure’. But we don’t have to stop taking them

Using common anti-inflammatory painkillers is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, according to research published in the British…

Paracetamol ‘reduces your level of empathy’

Taking paracetamol makes us less empathetic towards others, according to a study carried out at Ohio State University. The results…

Should you take aspirin to keep cancer away? For a small few the answer is yes

For several years it has been thought that aspirin might be a powerful way of reducing our risk of cancer,…

26 Aug 2015