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Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Children taking the common painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be at risk for acute kidney damage, particularly when the kids are dehydrated, a new study finds. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (commonly called NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (brand names Advil and Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and ketorolac (Toradol) are used to relieve pain and fever. “The one thing we did see that seemed to be connected to kidney damage was dehydration,” said lead researcher Dr. Jason Misurac, a nephrologist at Indiana…

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Common Painkillers Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Says

Common Painkillers Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Says

Story highlights A new study links common painkillers called to increased risk of heart attacks Researchers urge doctors and patients to weight the risks and benefits The drugs are not proved to be a a direct cause of heart attacks (CNN)Taking even over-the-counter doses of common painkillers known as NSAIDs – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study. The likelihood of experiencing a heart attack was calculated to increase…

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness….

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9 Health Benefits of Thyme

9 Health Benefits of Thyme

Thyme is more than just a tasty garden herb. This medicinal plant has been shown to help combat inflammation, acne, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. Here’s how thyme can reduce your pain and benefit your health. 1. Antibacterial Medicinal Chemistry published a study that found essential oil from common garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) exhibited very strong activity against clinical bacterial strains of Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia and Pseudomonas. Thyme oil also worked against antibiotic resistant strains that…

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This ONE Ingredient Can Reduce Pain and Inflammation

This ONE Ingredient Can Reduce Pain and Inflammation

Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. – WebMD “Research shows that ginger affects certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level.” A positive development in the world of medicine is the willingness of medical professionals to experiment with natural remedies. Despite technological advancements and cutting-edge pharmaceuticals, some of the most effective medicines can be found right in our local grocery store. The typical American diet disproportionally…

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8 Health Benefits of Ginger

8 Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger Health Benefits: 8 Reasons Why This Root Rules Winter The Huffington Post Canada    By Arti Patel    03/11/2016 Ginger may only be an option when you’re sick, but there’s good reason to get a dose of it every day. Ginger has a long list of health benefits from fighting indigestion to boosting immunity, and since the cold and flu season seems to be sticking around, it’s time to learn about what this root can do for you. Although…

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13 of the Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

13 of the Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What to eat to reduce inflammation and feel better. By Franziska Spritzler / Authority Nutrition February 25, 2016 Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. But on the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. Stress, unhealthy inflammatory foods and low activity levels can make this risk even worse. However, some foods can actually help fight inflammation. Here is a list of 13…

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Why You Should Have Ginger Every Day

Why You Should Have Ginger Every Day

by Jonathan Galland   October 19, 2015 Ginger is a treasure in Asian cuisine, where it’s cherished for its unique ability to bring a touch of tanginess to dishes. Its distinctive lemony aroma and touch of spiciness can awaken the flavors of favorite recipes. But ginger’s amazing role in cooking is just the start — the spice is also well-known for its many medicinal benefits. For centuries, ginger has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat colds, stomachaches, nausea,…

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Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

by Julia Belluz     August 18, 2015   @juliaoftoronto    julia.belluz@voxmedia.com What’s the difference between Tylenol, Advil, and aspirin? Which is the best to take for pain? I used to take acetaminophen (usually referred to by its brand name, Tylenol) for the occasional headache or sore muscle, mostly because that’s what we used in my house growing up. I didn’t think much about whether it was more or less effective than any other type of over-the-counter pain reliever, and…

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Top 12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Top 12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Diana Herrington    May 3, 2015 Inflammation is an important immune system function. But, when out of control, it can cause serious damage. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging. (To learn more about inflammation, read Inflammation: The Slow Silent Killer.) There’s good news: many foods are naturally anti-inflammatory. Antioxidants found in foods protect your cells from the effects of free radicals and can help reduce an overabundance…

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