Pain relief treatments are among the most widely-used medications. But long-term use of painkillers can be bad for the health. What alternatives are there?
First it was called fake news, then the WHO issued a warning about ibuprofen, only to retract it two days later. What’s behind the confusion over ibuprofen and SARS-CoV-19?
Got a headache? Take a painkiller. Abdominal pain? Why not take a tablet? And for severe complaints? Opioids can help. But whether taken as medication or for leisure, they can quickly become highly addictive.
Pharmaceuticals are often developed over a long period of time, and can sometimes deliver unexpected effects — as with aspirin and Viagra. Researchers have now used a drug database to discover new anti-cancer substances.
It's been a hot topic for months, yet SARS-CoV-2 still raises a lot of questions. Scientists are trying to answer as many of them as quickly as possible — here's what they've found so far.
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