| Oct 20, 2009
You or your 5-year-old has a raging fever. Quick: Should you grab children's Tylenol, Bayer or Motrin? Most parents haven't the foggiest idea. And the recent news that high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage is adding to the confusion over...
| Jun 25, 2010
Got a headache? If so, Consumer Reports dares to ask whether you're accidentally causing yourself more pain by over-treating your symptoms with common pain relievers.
It also recommends patients and their doctors consider the generic prescription-drug...
| Sep 11, 2009
Your 5-year-old has a raging fever. Quick: Should you grab children's Tylenol, Bayer or Motrin?
Most parents haven't the foggiest idea. And the recent news that high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage is adding to the confusion over the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Brand name: Tylenol
Best for: Excellent for pain relief and fever reduction. Commonly used long-term for osteoarthritis, chronic back pain and headaches.
Side effects: Very few if taken as directed, which makes it our experts' first...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:56 AM
As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months.
On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How frequently older women use aspirin and other pain relievers has nothing to do with their chance of developing breast cancer, a large new study suggests.
Previous research has painted a cloudy picture, with some studies...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flying is a headache for most people, but for some that figure of speech becomes literal, according to researchers.
In 2004, doctors reported the first case of "airplane headache" in the medical literature; three dozen more...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:18 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women on birth control pills tend to have less painful menstrual periods than those not on the contraceptives, a new study finds.
Swedish researchers found that of 2,100 women followed from age 19 to 24, those on the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Jim Calhoun should be on the sidelines of a basketball court, coaching the University of Connecticut men's team. Instead, he's been on medical leave for a painful arthritic condition.
Calhoun's pain is caused by spinal stenosis, a medical condition that...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:50 AM
SAN DIEGO -- No illegal drugs or alcohol were found in Junior Seau's system following his suicide in May, according to a toxicology report released Monday.
The report showed the presence of naproxen and zolpidem in Seau's system. The former Charger had...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Sitting calmly at a table with detectives, prison inmate Byron Scherf unemotionally describes how he killed Monroe Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl on Jan. 29, 2011.
“I was on top of her on this side here, using my arm to try to choke her with...