Pain Rx May Cause Drop in Blood Sugar
Pain relievers are meant to lower your pain level — not your blood sugar. One pain reliever might lower some patients' blood sugar to unsafe levels.
Tonsillectomy Troubles: Coal Stoves and Secondhand Smoke
In many places around the world, people use coal-burning stoves to cook and stay warm. These stoves release a gas, also found in tobacco smoke, that might lead to issues after kids get their tonsils removed.
Blood Test to Help Pain Relief
Tramadol, marketed as Ultram in the US, is an opioid pain medication that works like morphine. In about five to 10 percent of people, tramadol does not work well.
Fibromyalgia: All-Body Pain
Among the multitude of chronic pain disorders is a condition called fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia have to deal with a variety of physical issues. But that's not all: the disorder also affects mood.