Self-medication is kiss of death
In Nigeria, the open sale of drugs – both traditional and pharmaceutical— through unregistered outlets is a major concern. It is not strange to see unregistered ‘doctors’ and ‘pharmacists’ advertising and selling medicines in commercial buses and by the roadsides. These drug hawkers are sometimes seen selling prescription-only antibiotics and other powerful painkiller drugs. They…
Taking painkillers in pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn sons
Pregnant women who take painkillers may be harming the fertility of their unborn sons as well as daughters, researchers have warned.Scientists have previously said ibuprofen and paracetamol reduce the number of cells that would eventually become ovaries.
How painkillers, kidney disease increase obesity, diabetes risk
New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism. The findings were published in the journal PLOS One. According to the study, the…