Paracetamol and ibuprofen don't just numb pain, they can also block emotion: Cheap painkillers affect how people respond to hurt feelings, 'alarming' review reveals

Paracetamol and ibuprofen can interfere with thoughts and emotions, an 'alarming' review suggests. 
Over-the-counter painkillers may influence how people process information, react to emotionally evocative images and experience hurt feelings.
This makes them less sensitive in certain scenarios, such as being excluded or even reading about a stranger's agonising pain, according to scientists.
It suggests the cheap painkillers, which can cost as little as 19p for 12 tablets, block feelings to the brain as well as physical discomfort. 
The new review, by the University of California, Santa... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Health, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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