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Don’t take pain relievers before your COVID-19 vaccine, experts say, warning it could make the shot less effective

Experts advise against taking over-the-counter painkillers before the coronavirus vaccine. After the vaccine, it’s OK for most people to take a painkiller if necessary, CDC says. Keep your immune system strong before and after vaccination by limiting alcohol, getting sleep, and drinking water. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Don’t take pain relievers before your COVID-19 vaccine, experts say, warning it could make the shot less effective
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A woman’s skin turned blue after using a common pain reliever for a toothache

A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized with blue skin, shortness of breath, and dizziness after using an over-the-counter pain medication for a toothache. Doctors said the condition was a rare, sometimes life-threatening reaction to benzocaine, a medication commonly used as a topical anesthetic. The woman’s blue skin was caused by methemoglobinemia, […]
A woman’s skin turned blue after using a common pain reliever for a toothache
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Why humans enjoy pain so much

Similar areas of the brain are activated when you burn your hand on the stove and when you bite into a cookie. Here’s why. Following is a transcript of the video. Caroline Aghajanian: “Oh my god… I think I’m going to die.” Why do we do this? Joe Avella: “It […]
Why humans enjoy pain so much
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What marijuana does to your body and brain

Like any drug, marijuana has a variety of effects on the body – some positive, others negative. While it’s perhaps best-known for its more obvious effects like red eyes, food cravings, and its characteristic high, marijuana has also been linked with the potential to provide certain types of pain relief. […]
What marijuana does to your body and brain