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People who are in constant pain from conditions such as back problems, fibromyalgia and arthritis are in a vicious circle when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep: sleep helps them manage the pain, but they worry that the pain will keep them awake, and they’re more likely to sleep badly.
Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers
Eating nuts is good for us, as we all know—and now researchers have discovered just why. Nuts seem to reduce levels of inflammation, a problem that has been associated with a range of chronic health problems, from heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.
Animal testing is usually the first step in assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug. But the results don’t always translate and often leave humans open to life-threatening reactions, even after the drug has been approved. Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign, argues for human-based testing.