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Painkillers and Heart Attacks — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on May 10th, 2017.

A new study published today in The BMJ found that taking NSAID painkillers (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to treat pain and inflammation could heighten the risk of heart attack. Collectively, the study analysed data from 446,763 people from Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom, and found that taking any dose of NSAIDs for a week, a month, or over a month was […]

Longterm opium use doubles risk of death from illnesses

Peter Griffin posted in on April 18th, 2012.

Longterm opium use – even in relatively low doses – is associated with almost double the risk of death from causes such as circulatory diseases, respiratory conditions and cancer, researchers say. Although the study of  50,045 people in Iran’s Golestan Province focused on opium for recreational purposes, the research also has significant implications for medicinal uses […]

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