ARTICLES RELATING TO DRUGS

10 weird side effects of medication

2014-10-20 13:57

You think you're doing the right thing by taking this medication - and the next thing you have bleeding gums, pimples or memory loss.

Cape Town Recovery Film Festival 2014

2014-09-17 15:50

The Cape Town Recovery Film Festival 2014 features locally produced feature films, short films and international productions like Russell Brand’s film 'From Addiction To Recovery'.

Booze and pot bad for teens in various ways

2014-09-03 14:24

Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.

Dagga lowers deaths due to painkillers

2014-08-26 12:59

Researchers aren't sure why, but in the 23 US states where medical marijuana has been legalised, deaths from opioid overdoses have decreased by almost 25%.

Early, heavy pot use tied to later-life disability

2014-08-21 12:19

A Swedish study found that pot use in adolescence may lead to disability in later life.

Drugs may not help shift workers stay awake

2014-08-13 12:54

The evidence that using over-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fall asleep at the appropriate times is weak.

Drugs may not help shift workers stay awake

2014-08-12 14:09

The evidence that using over-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fall asleep at the appropriate times is weak.

10 ways to say no to drugs

2014-08-07 15:15

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.

Drugs that increase 'good' cholesterol may not cut deaths

2014-07-29 11:48

Statins that lower 'bad' LDL have been found to be effective at reducing deaths. However, drugs that increase 'good' HDL don't appear to have the same effect.

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.

How to boost the health of your sperm

2014-06-09 10:53

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

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?

10 ways teens can 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.

 

How to boost the health of your sperm

2014-09-24 21:00

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

E-cigs may be a 'gateway' to harder drugs

2014-09-04 16:22

Electronic cigarettes may function as a 'gateway drug' that primes the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs.

Drug abuse in teens

2014-08-29 09:07

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

Scientists are racing to test Ebola vaccines on humans

2014-08-15 09:43

Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work.

Drugs may not help shift workers stay awake

2014-08-13 05:20

The evidence that using over-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fall asleep at the appropriate times is weak.

How to fight drug abuse on our campuses

2014-08-10 08:15

Young adults have all the freedom in the world – but with that freedom comes all the responsibility for themselves and their actions, writes Godfrey Madanhire.

Psychopaths: Who are they?

2014-07-31 12:24

All psychopaths aren't necessarily cold blooded killers. We all know people who don't commit crimes, but make the life of their nearest and dearest a living hell.

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.

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.

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.

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