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Is paracetamol effective for low back pain?

An Australian study made headlines around the world with a surprise finding that paracetamol is not effective for acute low back pain.

So what does the trial tell us, and what is the best way to manage acute low back pain?

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Larger concerns with antipsychotics in kids

Children and adolescents are known to be more vulnerable to antipsychotic-associated adverse effects such as obesity.

With the use of these medicines on the rise, being familiar with monitoring and managing adverse effects in this population is vital.

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