A lukewarm blast of water to ease the pain of bowel ops

The ‘underwater’ colonoscopy that eases the pain of bowel operations and ‘improves the chances of detecting abnormal growths by 81 per cent’ Patients are being offered a pain-free alternative to colonoscopy procedures Instead of pumping air into the large bowel, water is used to ease discomfort  The so-called underwater colonoscopy…

The safer way to ease post-surgical pain

(HealthDay)—For people recovering from surgery or dealing with a painful injury, an expert suggests that there are a number of safer alternatives for managing pain than using potentially addictive opioids. “Today, more than ever before, we have a host of other methods that can effectively lessen pain,” Dr. James Grant,…

Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?

Many people — from all around the world — will have heard different myths about drinking and curing hangovers. They range from the “hair of the dog,” the belief that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink, to the greasy morning-after meal that supposedly “soaks up”…