Australian study shows NSAIDs ineffective for back pain

An Australian study published in the January 2017 Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin, Advil) relatively ineffective for treating back pain. This study examined 35 randomized, placebo-controlled trials, encompassing 6,000 patients […]

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Sugary drinks maintain hold on Americans

Despite the long term efforts of many public health agencies, a recent CDC report demonstrates that adults and children continue to consume the same number of calories from sugary beverages now as they did in 2009-2010. The approaches to reducing […]

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Acupuncture in the Emergency Room

There are many conditions where acupuncture has demonstrated value in providing pain relief.  In a trial of 300 patients comparing acupuncture and morphine for acute onset moderate to severe pain, acupuncture provided more effective and faster pain relief with fewer […]

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