ARTICLES RELATING TO DRUGS

Duromine is the latest trend in weight loss in SA

2015-01-28 09:28

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the weapon of choice for those seeking to shrink their waistline.

Duromine diet pill sees surge in popularity

2015-01-27 11:51

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the latest trend in weight loss with an increasing number of prescriptions being filled across SA.

Alcohol-dagga combo turns teens lethal on roads

2015-01-17 05:00

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

China approves new polio vaccine

2015-01-15 13:34

China's private and state-run medical laboratories have been growing in sophistication, helping reduce reliance on imported medicines and competing with global rivals.

Knee arthritis drugs beat placebos, but with no clear winner

2015-01-07 17:00

Injections rated slightly more effective at fighting knee pain than pills.

Man accused of using child as drugs money courier

2014-12-30 22:07

Australian police have charged a man with using a child, thought to be as young as five, to help deal drugs in a Sydney suburb.

Alcohol and drugs main cause of partner abuse in SA

2014-12-05 05:10

Alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, according to the latest 'Peace Maker Barometer' survey.

Alcohol and drugs are the main causes of partner abuse in SA

2014-12-04 12:12

Alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, according to the latest 'Peace Maker Barometer' survey.

Number of pregnant women on painkillers, heroin doubles

2014-11-19 15:04

The number of pregnant women on narcotic painkillers and heroin has doubled. US national data shows a steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby.

Prescription stimulant abuse common in young adults

2014-11-14 13:48

Young adults aged 18 to 25 report using prescription stimulants to help them stay awake, study or improve their work or school performance.

Ebola researchers can't get access to virus samples

2014-11-05 15:50

Ten scientists from eight major research institutions contacted by Reuters reported they were unable to get Ebola samples in recent months.

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.

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.

 

Duromine diet pill sees surge in popularity

2015-01-28 05:00

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the latest trend in weight loss with an increasing number of prescriptions being filled across SA.

Dead Cows for Piranhas

2015-01-26 15:23

A brutal and in-depth look into the ugly world of the South African and transnational drug trade.

China approves new polio vaccine

2015-01-15 17:00

China's private and state-run medical laboratories have been growing in sophistication, helping reduce reliance on imported medicines and competing with global rivals.

Knee arthritis drugs beat placebos, but with no clear winner

2015-01-14 12:24

Injections rated slightly more effective at fighting knee pain than pills.

Knee arthritis drugs beat placebos, but with no clear winner

2015-01-07 11:47

Injections rated slightly more effective at fighting knee pain than pills.

Alcohol and drugs are the main causes of partner abuse in SA

2014-12-05 12:11

Alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, according to the latest 'Peace Maker Barometer' survey.

Alcohol and drugs main cause of partner abuse in SA

2014-12-04 13:48

Alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, according to the latest 'Peace Maker Barometer' survey.

Ghana opposition demands probe into cocaine scandal

2014-11-27 17:39

Ghana's opposition has demanded an investigation into how a woman allegedly brought 13 kilos (28 pounds) of cocaine into an executive lounge at Accra airport before boarding a flight to London.

India's struggle with faulty drugs exposed

2014-11-18 13:11

The Indian government underestimates the number of fake drugs produced in the country, commonly passed off to Indian consumers as genuine and sold around the world.

Smoking, drinking and using drugs

2014-11-14 12:49

Smoking, drinking and taking drugs can all lead to premature death.

Psychopaths: Who are they?

2014-10-27 15:40

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.

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.

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.

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