Category: Medication

Turmeric as effective as Ibuprofen for knee pain

2017-01-21 17:23:31

Turmeric is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine used to treat inflammation and reduce pain. Several studies suggest that its main active ingredient, the golden-yellow curcumin, is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for alleviating knee pain in osteoarthritis. Both NSAIDs and curcumin work by reducing the production of inflammatory chemicals. NSAIDs do this by inhibiting the synthesis of two particular enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2. Curcumin works via a number of cell signalling pathways, however, including COX-2, each of which separately...Read more

First guideline on menopause from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

2015-11-13 22:39:46

NICE issues first guideline on menopause to stop women suffering in silence More than a million women could benefit from the first NICE clinical guideline on diagnosing and managing menopause. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published wide-ranging recommendations for the NHS on the support, information and treatments needed to address the often debilitating symptoms that women suffer. The guideline covers determining if menopause has started, the drug and non-drug treatment options that help with physical...Read more