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Steroids are commonly prescribed for patients who suffer from lower back and leg pain caused by a herniated disc. But how well do these anti-inflammatory medications actually work? A new study looked at a common oral steroid medication and its effectiveness in decreasing pain and improving function for...
According to CBS News, research published in the journal Pediatrics has found that narcotic painkillers, commonly prescribed during pregnancy may increase the chances of a baby being born early, small, or experiencing drug withdrawal. Close to 30 percent of pregnant women in the study were using either...
According to a post on the Well Blog at the New York Times, a study published in the BMJ found "high quality evidence" that a daily dose of 3,000mg to 4,000mg of Tylenol is no more effective at relieving lower back pain than a placebo. Pain relief from acetaminophen for knee and hip arthritis was slightly...