The most commonly prescribed treatment for Colds and Sore Throats offers no benefit and may actually make the illness worse

Contact: Becky Attwood r.attwood@soton.ac.uk 44-075-454-22512 University of Southampton Ibuprofen no good in treating colds or sore throats Questions have been raised about the advice given to patients with a cold and sore throat, in research published in the British Medical Journal. A study carried out by the University of Southampton showed that compared with paracetamol,…

Teenager wins $109MILLION lawsuit after 90 percent of her skin falls off and she goes blind from allergic reaction to Children’s Motrin

Samantha Reckis  was given Children’s Motrin to treat fever when she was seven years  old However, quickly  developed Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which caused 90 percent of her skin to  fall off; she also lost her vision Jury  awarded her and her parents $63million; if trial judge approves ruling, they  could get $109million, which includes interest…

Popular pain-relieving medicines linked to hearing loss in wome

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org 617-534-2208 Brigham and Women’s Hospital IMAGE:This is Sharon G. Curhan, M.D. Click here for more information.  BOSTON, MA—Headache? Back pain? At the first sign of pain, you might reach for a pain-relieving medicine to sooth your bodily woes. Analgesics are the most frequently used medications in the United States and are…