You have severe back pain again, so you decide to consult your doctor. He prescribes you opioids - a drug that acts on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. You've taken them for pain many times before, so you know they work well. So there's no harm in taking them again, is there?
To tell you the truth, there is...
While it may not seem like a big deal to pop opioids to relieve ... ››› more
Do you take painkillers and then drink alcohol? If yes, you'll be shocked to know that a new study published online in the journal Anaesthesiology has revealed that doing so can trigger a potentially deadly respiratory problems - especially in seniors.
Lead study author Dr Albert Dahan, head of the Anaesthesia and Pain Research Unit at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, report... ››› more
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