Have a Headache? Don't Pop a Pill; Play the Long Game

Taking pain relief at the first feelings of a headache may mask an underlying condition. Use long-term treatments designed for migraines, says the director of Yale's Headache and Facial Pain Center.

Ingesting a nightly Advil or Tylenol is protocol for many. The general body aches, joint inflammation, and, especially, headaches that tag along on a stressful workday seem mitigated with a few hundred milligrams of pain relief. Of course, this only masks what could be a serious underlying condition.

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World's Most Popular Painkiller Also Kills Empathy

A new study finds that one of the world's most popular painkillers affects the ability to empathize with the suffering of others. 

Acetaminophen, the most common drug ingredient in the United States, found in over 600 medicines like Tylenol, has been found to reduce empathy in those who take it. According to a new study, the painkiller reduces the ability to relate to the physical and social pains experienced by others.

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