Got a headache Try a little passion instead of a painkiller: One in five migraine sufferers had no symptoms after sex More than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an attack experienced an improvement in symptomsOne in five were left without any pain at all, researchers found By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 00:49 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 4 March 2013 'Not tonight – I haven't got a headache' If you're suffering from a headache, retiring to bed may be the best solution.
GPs 'ignore heart attack and stroke risk' of painkiller used by millions Research shows that taking the painkiller diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 63 per centScientists are calling for the drug to be banned as safer alternatives availableUK's drugs watchdog said European safety review of diclofenac is underwayPatients told not to stop taking pill but do speak to your GP By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 13 February 2013 Diclofenac is widely prescribed for common ailments, including back pain and arthritis Doctors are writing millions of prescriptions a year for a painkiller that is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has warned.
Patients at high risk of cancer could be told to take aspirin: Taking tablet regularly 'can cut risk of developing disease by a third' | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 12 December 2012 Professor Sir Mike Richards said that the odds of survival for lung cancer have'barely been improving' over the last five years Patients at high risk of developing cancer could be prescribed regular doses of aspirin under plans to tackle the rising number of cases.
Eat a banana and sit up straight – how the experts beat headaches | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 24 September 2012 Taking pain-killers regularly can reduce their effectiveness Pounding headache The instinct is to pop a painkiller, particularly if you’re one of more than ten million people in Britain who have frequent headaches.
Millions risk overdosing on paracetamol by ignoring the recommended daily limit Nearly a quarter of adults taking paracetamol exceed recommended limit within a 24-hour periodThis can lead to an overdose and acute liver damageSome ignore the manufacturer's dosage instructionsOthers, particularly the elderly, forget how many tablets they have taken | UPDATED: 09:49 GMT, 31 May 2012 Millions of people are at risk of unintentionally overdosing on Britain's most popular painkiller, scientists have warned.
Taking basic painkillers like aspirin 'can help protect against skin cancer' | UPDATED: 08:03 GMT, 29 May 2012 Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help prevent skin cancer, claim researchers.
Aspirin is 'as effective as warfarin' for most heart failure patients Warfarin users had half the risk of having a stroke than those on aspirin, but had twice the risk of major bleeding | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 3 May 2012 Aspirin could be just as good as more expensive drugs for patients with heart failure, say researchers.
Think the drugs your GP gives you are safe Well, don't be so sure | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 24 April 2012 We are all swallowing an increasing number of pills, not just to treat disease but to cut the risk of getting a disease in the first place.