By: Joe Graedon January 5, 2017 10 Comments
    Are NSAID Pain Relievers Like Ibuprofen Hurting …

    Americans love NSAID pain relievers. Millions take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), or naproxen (Aleve) every day. Millions more swallow NSAID pain relievers their physicians prescribe. These drugs¬†incl…

    By: Joe Graedon May 30, 2016 4 Comments
    Will Fish Oil for the Heart Contribute to Prosta…

    For decades health professionals focused primarily on cholesterol (especially LDL cholesterol) as the chief culprit in heart disease. Now, other blood fats are considered important, especially triglyc…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2014 9 Comments
    What Did You Say? Vitamins and Magnesium Linked …

    Vitamin supplements have been denounced by many health professionals as a waste of money. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that antioxidants vitamins such as beta-car…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2013 2 Comments
    Prostate Pill Linked to Hearing Loss

    Q. I used Cialis several years ago for ED. After using it twice, I lost all the hearing in one ear. I really wonder if the benefits are worth the loss of hearing. What other medications are available …

    By: Joe Graedon December 13, 2012 2 Comments
    Basketball Fans Risk Hearing Loss

    The energy and enthusiasm in a basketball arena are palpable. Baseball and football fans may be equally enthusiastic, but they're not screaming in an enclosed space. Basketball arenas are like echo ch…

    By: Joe Graedon October 11, 2012 7 Comments
    OTC Pain Pills Linked to Hearing Loss

    Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen are taken daily by millions of Americans. Because they are available without a prescription most people believe they are completely saf…

    By: Terry Graedon May 29, 2011 6 Comments
    Pain Relievers Pose Predicament

    There is bad news for people in pain. Those who have had a heart attack raise their risk of another if they take popular pain relievers such as celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), i…

    By: Terry Graedon May 26, 2011 35 Comments
    Injection May Reverse Sudden Hearing Loss

    Sudden hearing loss is a frightening occurrence that affects one person in 20,000 every year. While doctors often are unable to find the cause of the deafness that becomes apparent in 72 hours or less…

    By: Terry Graedon September 21, 2010 9 Comments
    Quinine Tablets Triggered Temporary Deafness

    Q. I have had horrendous leg cramps at night. My pain threshold is high, but these had me moaning, unable to find a position without having some other muscle cramp. Quinine tablets usually gave relief…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2010 0 Comments
    Fish Fights Hearing Loss

    Fish and omega-3 fatty acids may also be good for the ears. A study of nearly 3,000 older people in the Blue Mountains of Australia has found that people who ate two or more servings of fish a week ha…

    By: Terry Graedon April 28, 2010 4 Comments
    Beware Acetaminophen Dangers

    Q. Acetaminophen is perceived as an extremely safe pain reliever for both children and adults. More people should realize that this drug has numerous risks, including asthma and hearing loss. Even tho…

    By: Terry Graedon April 26, 2010 6 Comments
    Will Tonic Water Cause Hearing Loss?

    Q. I drink tonic water all the time. (Really it is half tonic water and half regular water to help with the cramps I get in my legs.) A friend told me the other day that tonic water has been linked to…

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2010 4 Comments
    Pain Relievers Raise Risk of Hearing Loss

    Common pain relievers may raise the risk of hearing loss. This surprising finding comes from a decades long study of almost 27,000 men, the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. The men were between t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 1, 2009 11 Comments
    Common Pain Relievers May Affect Ears

    Q. I have taken Advil for years for inflammation or pain. I have stopped because I began to have ringing in the ears, ear pain, dizziness and loss of hearing. This all disappeared when I stopped the A…