Teen Substance Abuse Symptoms

Teenagers who turn moody, spend a lot of time in their rooms and lose interest in hobbies or sports are acting typical, right? True, but that kind of behavior can also be a sign that your child is using alcohol or other drugs. These symptoms may not necessarily mean your child has a drug problem….

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Is Your Cold Medicine Safe?

Selecting the right cold remedy is tough enough. You’re in the pharmacy aisle crammed with decongestants, cough suppressants, expectorants and multiple-action formulas. You see many formulas of each brand. Now, on top of everything else, a government warning has left you wondering if your favorite brand is safe. Over-the-counter cough and cold products containing the…

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How To Take Vitamins Safely

One third of Americans regularly take vitamin or mineral supplements, but two independent studies have recently raised concern about their safety. Suddenly, evidence suggests that the benefits of taking vitamin supplements are minimal, and they may even be detrimental to your health. With an abundance of vague and conflicting information circulating, it can be hard…

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Zofran Side Effects

Zofran, or ondansetron, is an anti-nausea medication known as an antiemetic. It can be prescribed under the brand names Zofran, Zofran ODT and Zuplenz. It works by blocking the chemicals that trigger nausea and vomiting and is most often used after surgeries, along with cancer treatments and to treat vomiting associated with pregnancy. It is extremely…

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Flomax Side Effects in Men

Flomax, also known as Tamsulosin, is a drug which doctors prescribe to treat an enlarged prostate and possibly other urination problems. The purpose of this drug is to make urination easier. This drug belongs to the family of drugs known as alpha adrenergic blockers. This means the drug relaxes the arteries and veins, enabling blood…

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Lithium Toxicity: Causes & Symptoms

Lithium is a medication prescribed for bipolar mania and resistant depression. It is a drug with very simple chemical structure but with complex mechanism of action. In addition The medication can easily become toxic and lithium toxicity can be lethal. What are Causes? Usually the toxicity is seen in patients with long term therapy. It is usually not…

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Side Effects of Absorbine Jr Antifungal

Athlete’s Foot can become pretty miserable and many people will treat it with Absorbine Jr. Antifungal Medication or Tolnaftate, a topical medication, in either, gel, cream, lotion, spray or powder from, which can relieve these symptoms quickly.  Other names for this medication are: Blis-To-Sol, Fungatin, Fungi-Guard, NP 27, Desenex Spray, Podactin, Genaspor, Hongos, T-Athlete, Tinactin,…

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Mupirocin Ointment

Mupirocin – a drug of natural origin, obtained from a culture of Pseudomonas fluorescens. On chemical structure and mechanism of action differs from other ILA. Applies only locally. Mechanism of action Antibacterial action of Mupirocin Ointment is associated with inhibition of the enzyme isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase, resulting in disturbed synthesis of bacterial proteins and RNA, to…

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Traditional Herbology

The earliest indications of medicinal plant use by humans were found in the Middle East and date back to the Stone Age. Travelers and traders introduced Greek and Roman curative practices to Indian and Chinese practitioners, who blended them with their even older ones. Reintroduced by knights returning from the Crusades, these modified practices energized…

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Botanicals and Pharmaceuticals

Coming full circle, many people are now turning to the herbs and botanicals from around the world once used for general health maintenance and treatment by their ancestors. These natural substances are the basis of many alternative therapies like homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine. Many pharmaceutical companies are reexamining these specimens to gain a better understanding…

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