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Shots May Trump Pills for Knee Arthritis Pain
They're no magic bullet, but injections might trump some pills for knee arthritis pain relief.
Anti-Inflammatories Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
Among the most common medications taken for pain and inflammation are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. But could they have unintended consequences for the heart?
NSAIDs Not Linked to Miscarriage
When a pregnant woman experiences pain, fever or inflammation, it's important for her to know what medications she can safely take.
Ibuprofen and Bladder Cancer
Over-the-counter pain relievers including aspirin and ibuprofen may have an important role to play in lowering the risks of cancer. Researchers have found an association between long-term (10+ years) use of ibuprofen and lower bladder cancer risks. 
Protective Partners for Arthritis Drugs
Some drugs used to relieve the pain of arthritis can do damage to your digestive tract. This is why many arthritis patients take other medications to protect their digestive system.
Arthritis and Cancer Spread may be Linked
Inflammation is at the heart of so many conditions, including cancer. This is a well-established fact. A recent study shows that arthritis and breast cancer spread (metastasis) may also be linked.
Stress, Inflammation and Cancer
Cancer is a lot like a runaway train. In order for it to happen, not only did a lot of things go wrong, but the built-in safety mechanisms failed as well.
Follow Your Doctor's Prescription
People with kidney disease are told to steer clear of drugs like Motrin and Aleve. Nonetheless, it seems that kidney patients are not taking this advice to heart.
Preventing Lung Cancer may be Possible
Even though someone has quit smoking, he or she still has an elevated risk of developing lung cancer. New research has discovered a common drug may decrease some of those risks.
Anti-Inflammatory Drug Also an Anti-Cancer Drug?
Inflammation is thought to play a role in the development and growth of cancer. Researchers have now discovered that treating inflammation may help fight breast cancer.