Ibuprofen ups risk of heart flutter

Ibuprofen ups risk of heart flutterTaking drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin could increase your risk of a heart condition  known as atrial fibrillation, according to research from the British Medical Journal. Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly or quickly. People with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, and mortality.

Many patients with chronic pain use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, ...

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Prescription Painkillers Deadlier Than Heroin

Creative-Commons-The-JavoracAs rates of prescription painkillers soar, new research from the American Journal of Public Health reveals just how deadly opioids can be. Media reports on these deaths focus on doctor errors and websites selling the drugs, but researchers from McGill University in Canada are finding something else.

What they found was that in 2010, prescription painkillers resulted in more than 16,000 deaths in the US, reports Medical News Today. That number ...

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