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Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines
The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says.
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy
Only one of four
American children who has health insurance and has been prescribed
medication to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
also receives some form of talk therapy, according to a new
Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests
People who use
painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) --
which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil,
Motrin) -- may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood
clots, a new study suggests.