HC Wake-Up Call: Tylenol-Advil Combo Works as Well as Opioids in Pain Relief, Obama's Courthouse Visit & The Oreo Milkshake Gift Set

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

A Combination of Tylenol & Advil Works Just as Well as Opioids in Pain Relief​

According to a randomized trial, a combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids while serving as pain relief in the emergency room. 416 men and women in the E.R. with "moderate to severe" pain in arms or legs due to sprains, strains or fractures were either given oral doses of Tylenol with Advil or the opioids oxycodone, hydrocodone or codeine. The difference between people's pain levels after they took the varied medication wasn't very notable, which means there could be a tiny but helpful solution to the nationwide opioid problem.

Barack Obama Returns to Chicago for Jury Duty

He's really just like us. Former President Barack Obama reported for jury duty in Chicago's Cook County on Wednesday, with members of the public appearing at the courthouse in hopes of snapping a quick photo of Obama. Obviously, his arrival caused quite the buzz on what was probably a normal day otherwise. Obama was ultimately sent home without being called to a case, but his appearance alone emphasizes that any citizen should pay his or her dues and participate in the jury process when summoned.

You Can Make the Simplest Christmas Gift Ever With This Oreo Milkshake Set

If you struggle with finding gifts for people, Walmart might have your go-to Christmas present for this year. Instagram user Candyhunting found the Oreo Milkshake Gift Set at Walmart recently and shared a picture of the set's ice cream scooper, straws and ceramic cups—all covered with the Oreo logo, of course. Although it does come with a whopping four Oreo cookies, I think you could steal the set's concept as inspiration and make a homemade milkshake gift for the cookie lovers in your life.


Oreo milkshake gift sets are out at Walmart! They do not include ice cream, milk, or a blender...

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What to look out for...

Nov. 9 is known as World Freedom Day, which commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall on this date in 1989. Created in 2001 by President George W. Bush, the day is meant to honor those separated by the fall's construction and existence and the power of resolutions.