By Maria Szalavitz for MSN Health and Fitness
Celebrity magazines all too often feature stories about overdose deaths and rehab admissions, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy is running an advertising campaign about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
But when taken as prescribed, just how risky are drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin?
The truth might surprise you. Myths and misinformation about opioid painkillers are widespread. Here are the facts. Continue reading
Medicines do not cure chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): they only help relieve symptoms. They may not greatly speed up your return to full activity; but when they are used properly, they can help you feel better. Continue reading
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) focuses on making you feel better so that you can resume a normal life. Simple measures you can take at home—such as improving your sleep habits and getting gentle exercise—are important parts of treatment. Talking with a counselor or psychologist has been proven to be helpful for people with CFS.6, 7 Continue reading