ARTICLES RELATING TO DRUGS

Drug abuse in teens

2014-07-24 17:46

From a teen's perspective, drugs can appear to have more advantages than disadvantages. Otherwise young people wouldn't be doing drugs.

10 ways to say no to drugs

2014-07-24 17:44

Teachers and parents often harp on about how teens should say no to drugs. Here are some tips on real things you can say in a situation like that:

Clinton advocates more efficient use of HIV resources

2014-07-24 11:08

Bill Clinton told delegates at Aids 2014 that finding more economically efficient ways to respond to HIV is vital to saving lives and preventing the spread of the virus.

The interaction of grapefruit and medication

2014-07-22 16:15

Love grapefruit? Doctors warn that the bitter fruit can interfere with the way certain medicines work.

The interaction of grapefruit and medication

2014-07-22 16:10

Love grapefruit? Doctors warn that the bitter fruit can interfere with the way certain medicines work.

New technique forces HIV out of hiding place

2014-07-22 10:22

A new technique in the quest for an HIV cure aims to force the human immunodeficiency virus from its hiding place, after being beaten back by antiretroviral drugs.

When you should consider having a baby

2014-06-05 15:55

It's a question that all couples will eventually confront. But when is the right time to actually have a baby?

Polydipsia

2014-06-04 14:59

Polydipsia literally means “excessive thirst” since the word is made up of “poly” meaning “many” and “dipsia” meaning “thirst”.

Jaundice

2014-06-04 10:55

Jaundice is the term used to describe the yellow appearance of skin and membranes due to the deposition of bilirubin, which is toxic substance.

Increased appetite

2014-06-02 15:28

Increased appetite may be intermittent or persist for long periods before disappearing. Depending on the circumstances, weight gain may not occur.

Prevention of HIV infection

2014-05-30 15:25

HIV is spread by direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids, which include semen, vaginal fluid, blood or breast milk.

Steps to end alcohol abuse in SA

2014-05-26 11:08

South Africa's social development department will use WHO data to try to end alcohol abuse. Individual South Africans consume an average of 8.2 litres of pure alcohol per annum.

Smoking, drinking and using drugs

2014-05-07 15:29

Although smoking, drinking and drugging could be quite acceptable in certain social circles, it should not be forgotten that alcohol, nicotine and mind-altering drugs are harmful substances.

10 reasons why you can't concentrate

2014-05-07 15:24

Struggling to concentrate? Can’t remember where you put your keys? We look at 10 possible causes for mental fuzziness.

Are you at risk of ED?

2014-05-07 15:23

Erectile dysfunction, quite simply, is the inability to have or maintain an erection hard enough for satisfactory sex. It remains one of the most common untreated conditions. Are you at risk?

Workplace drug addiction

2014-05-07 15:23

Drug addiction is a health problem that ravages families and relationships, including work relationships. But what can you do to help tackle the problem?

Copayments deter patients from taking heart meds

2014-05-06 12:11

In the US, African-Americans and Hispanics with cardiovascular disease are up to 40% less likely than whites to receive secondary prevention therapies.

Should smallpox virus stockpiles be destroyed?

2014-05-02 12:49

Member countries of the WHO long ago agreed that eventually the last smallpox virus strains would be destroyed. The question was when.

Pistorius dabbled in dagga

2014-04-08 07:45

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius smoked dagga when his mother died but stopped, he told the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

UK to set drug-driving limits

2014-03-28 14:29

The British government’s ambition to create drug-driving limits moved a step closer following the results of two public consultations. Should such limits be applied in SA?

US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

2014-03-07 15:03

The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.

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Types of drugs teens use

2014-02-06 16:21

This infographic complied by www.mspy.com show that teens aren't only using substances, they are also using pharmaceutical drugs to get high.

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Why did Hoffman have to die?

2014-02-04 09:51

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death epitomises the tragedy of drug addiction in our society, US drug abuse experts say.

Nehawu calls for state-owned drug company

2014-01-21 12:40

A state-owned pharmaceutical company would be the best way to keep the costs of medication down, Nehawu said on Monday.

SA slams Big Pharma in generic drugs battle

2014-01-20 11:56

South Africa slammed global pharmaceutical firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favour cheaper generic drugs.

 

10 ways to say no to drugs

2014-07-24 17:46

Teachers and parents often harp on about how teens should say no to drugs. Here are some tips on real things you can say in a situation like that:

Drug abuse in teens

2014-07-24 17:43

From a teen's perspective, drugs can appear to have more advantages than disadvantages. Otherwise young people wouldn't be doing drugs.

The interaction of grapefruit and medication

2014-07-23 11:27

Love grapefruit? Doctors warn that the bitter fruit can interfere with the way certain medicines work.

The interaction of grapefruit and medication

2014-07-22 16:11

Love grapefruit? Doctors warn that the bitter fruit can interfere with the way certain medicines work.

New therapy aims to kill hideaway HIV cells

2014-07-22 11:43

A new technique in the quest for an HIV cure aims to force the human immunodeficiency virus from its hiding place, after being beaten back by antiretroviral drugs.

Otocomb Otic*

2014-06-05 22:58

Otocomb Otic is used to relieve itching, burning or inflammation of the ear, when it is infected or if it is inflamed and sore and likely to get infected.

The hottest anaesthetic news yet

2014-06-04 16:04

You're not really asleep, but not completely awake either. You feel no pain and afterwards, you don't remember a thing. Welcome to the world of conscious sedation.

Memory loss

2014-06-04 11:05

People suffering from memory loss display forgetfulness. They commonly have an inability to learn new information and this is called short-term memory impairment.

Groin lump

2014-06-03 15:04

A groin lump is swelling to the groin in a confined to a small area. It may be hard or soft, sensitive or not sore at all.

How to boost the health of your sperm

2014-06-01 15:00

Many men have problems with their sperm. Here are a few things you can do to boost the health of yours.

Is it finally time to end the war on drugs?

2014-05-08 11:08

Nobel-prize winning economists, the deputy prime minister of Britain and others all say the same thing: it's time to end the war on drugs.

Could you have adult ADHD?

2014-05-07 15:24

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most misdiagnosed disorders. Could adult ADHD be at the root of your problems?

Facing a male midlife crisis

2014-05-07 15:23

The 40s and 50s can be different for different people. These years can be calm, pleasant and rewarding for some, but also a time of upheaval and confusion for others.

The healthy sperm diet

2014-05-07 15:23

Planning to become a father? You'd better do whatever you can to ensure that your tiny genetic propagators are plentiful and healthy, including eating the right foods.

10 ways to say no to drugs

2014-05-07 15:21

Teachers and parents often harp on about how teens should say no to drugs. Here are some tips on real things you can say in a situation like this.

The daily, long-term treatment of asthma

2014-05-05 16:49

Asthma medication plays a very important role in terms of managing the condition. Know your options.

Alcohol-dagga combo turns teens lethal on roads

2014-04-29 13:14

Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana increases teenagers' risk of getting a traffic ticket or being in a car wreck.

Biocon rejects Novartis patent claims

2014-04-04 18:45

Indian drug company Biocon has rejected allegations by Novartis that it infringed on the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's patent for a diabetes drug.

George Michael says he is not a stoner anymore

2014-03-17 22:00

Faith singer George Michael has revealed how he has quit smoking cannabis "over a-year-and-a-half" ago, insisting he has "completely stopped" taking the drug.

US fears for patents on drugs in India

2014-03-06 14:05

The United States has voiced concern over protection of patents on safer and more effective next-generation medicines in India.

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Types of drugs teens use

2014-02-06 15:55

Recent research shows that teens aren't only using substances but also pharmaceutical drugs to get high.

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Hear about Kali Muscle's journey through the rise and fall of a promising American football career to doing prison time, drug deals, pimping, stripping, and gang affiliation. Kali developed his workout routine through years of unconventional training methods due to the lack of weight lifting equipment in the California prison system.

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Could ecstasy help people with anxiety, PTSD?

2014-01-21 05:00

The club drug Ecstacy may be useful in treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Could ecstasy help people with anxiety, PTSD?

2014-01-20 09:10

The club drug Ecstacy may be useful in treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

 
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