Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ann Arbor Massage Triumphs Over Modern Painkillers, New Study Shows

Tylenol and similar drugs are usually the go-to pills for pain, especially back pain. Imagine the medical community's surprise when a study found out that they're only as good as placebos. A study jointly funded by the Australian government and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline tested acetaminophen, another name for paracetamol, on more than 1,600 individuals. They were divided into three groups: one to take Tylenol three times a day, another to take Tylenol only when necessary, and a third to take dummy pills. The results were astounding.

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