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Turmeric vs Ibuprofen

Let's look up Ibuprofen up in a reliable source. We can read there that: Cardiovascular Risk Increased risk of serious (sometimes fatal) cardiovascular thrombotic events (e.g., MI, stroke). ...
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Heat vs Cold packs in injuries and their difference in use?

It somewhat depends on the type of injury, but in general a person would use cold application initially to help stop bleeding, minimize inflammation and reduce swelling. Heat would be more beneficial ...
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Why don't people replace morphine with Beta-Endorphines?

One of the reasons is stability. According to this paper from 1979, the half-life of β-endorphin in 3 patients was measured at 37 minutes. This is in contrast to morphine, which has an elimination ...
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What is the essential difference between a general numbing agent or a general anesthetic to a general analgesic?

The only one of those categories that should get the "general" modifier is anesthetic - this is to contrast them with local anesthetics, which are the "numbing agents" you describe. General ...
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Is there a standard about maximal caffeine concentration for synergistic painkiller preparations?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2017: The GRASE dose for caffeine is established in the Stimulant Final Monograph as 100-200 mg not more often than every 3-4 hours. ...
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Why many usually-very-painful medical processes aren't done under conscious, generally painless-painkilling?

Lidocaine1 is not categorized as a painkiller but as a (local) anesthetic; it can be used during minor procedures where the patient has full awareness by injecting it to the preferred site of action. ...
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What might be the cause of this unexplained, prolonged groin pain symptom

The differential diagnosis of pain in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen or groin is quite extensive, which is why questions on history-taking and a clinical examination are so important. I see ...
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Turmeric vs Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a very-standard NSAID, and generally speaking it is a pretty safe drug when taken in an appropriate dose. All medications have side-effects, Ibuprofen is not the exception. Now, usually ...
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