Acetaminophen does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report. The report, published in the journal BMJ, analyzed data from 13 studies; 10 that examined the use of acetaminophen to treat osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and three that assessed the use of the painkiller for lower back pain.
Those with the highest levels of overall fitness at midlife may be at a lower risk to develop cancer later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of the America Heart Association. The link was especially strong for men, who showed decreases in lung and colorectal cancers. For the study the researchers reviewed health records of just under 14,000 men between 1971 and 2009.
Many acne patients routinely fail to take prescribed medications for the condition, according to a new study from researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. For the study the researchers examined the prescription usage of 143 acne patients. They found that 27 percent of the patients failed to obtain the medications that were prescribed as acne treatments.
Scientists have revealed that being lonely can lead to premature death and other health issues. For the study, researchers at Brigham Young University collected data from 70 different studies conducted between 1980 and 2014 on over three million subjects and considered age, socio-economic status, and health conditions.