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FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns that cancer drug docetaxel may cause symptoms of alcohol intoxication after treatment by FDA Posted Thu 26 Jun 2014 1:16pm en Español View and print full Drug Safety Communication (PDF - 42KB) Safety Announcement [[6-20-2014] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the intravenous chemotherapy drug docetaxel contains ethanol, also known as alcohol, which may cause patients to experience intoxication or feel d ... Read on »
Health Hazards of Alcoholism by Swarnam J. Posted Mon 07 Jan 2013 5:59am Alcoholism in its simplest sense can be said as compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages. The person who is addicted is least bothered about his health, relationships and social status. Alcohol is obtained through the natural process of fermentation. When a person drinks alcohol it gets absorbed into the ... Read on »
Alcoholism - Comprehensive Overview, Treatments, Complementary And Alternative Therapies by soothe Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 6:18am Generals As far as the body is concerned, alcohol is a poison. Some of the effects of chronic alcohol consumption include damage to the brain (women may be more vulnerable to chronic alcohol consumption), liver, pancreas, duodenum, and central nervous system. Alcoholism causes metabolic damage to every cell in the body and depresses the im ... Read on »
Alcohol May Have Ruined My Heart. How Much Do You Drink?March 4, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm Let us start this blog with a fact.  I, Bob Aronson, am an alcoholic.   I was treated for chemical dependency in 1982 and have had no relapses. My drug of choice was Vodka but in lieu of the Russian national drink, anything would do as long as it had alcohol or any other mind-altering substance in it.  I really liked alcohol; it released me fro ... Read on »
Xyrem (sodium oxybate): Drug Safety Communication - Warning Against Use With Alcohol or Drugs Causing Respiratory Depression by FDA Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 11:25am [Posted 12/17/2012] AUDIENCE: Neurology, Internal Medicine, Patient ISSUE: FDA reminded healthcare professionals and patients that the combined use of Xyrem (sodium oxybate) with alcohol or central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs can markedly impair consciousness and may lead to severe breathing problems (resp ... Read on »
List of Essential Oils by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 20 Nov 2011 4:58am Essential oils and aromatherapy have been common healing and therapeutic methods since the first century. There is also documented evidence of essential oils being used by the ancient Egyptian Pharos, who prized the pure plant essence more than gold. Coveted by European Crusaders and primitive South American tribes alike, aromatherapy using ess ... Read on »
Evidence that ME/CFS is NOT a Somatisation Disorder by Andrea P. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 May 2009 10:11pm 1 Comment Permission to Repost http://www.meaction uk.org.uk/ ME_CFS_is_ not_a_somatisati on_disorder. htm Evidence that ME/CFS is not a somatisation disorder Margaret Williams 26th April 2009 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is not a somatisation disorder. That ME/CFS is not a somatisation disorder is ... Read on »
COMMON POISONS AND YOUR PETS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:12pm Now that summer has arrived for the whole country, your pets will be having more opportunities for exposure to poisonous substances, some outdoors and some indoors. Even though a lot of poisonings can be treated if caught early enough, it is still much better for your pets if they NEVER have the chance to be exposed. The ASPCA has been a longt ... Read on »
How Alcohol Can Wreck Your Body by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Sat 27 Oct 2012 6:39am (This report is from the U.K.  You will notice that it refers to “units.”  That’s the same as a about a half of one “shot” of alcohol in the U.S.)  http://tinyurl.com/948cvhs From heart to liver and brain to kidneys, a night on the tiles makes demands on us that we don’t fully realise. Peta Bee reports 6pm One Unit: It’s been a lon ... Read on »
NIH-Supported Mouse Studies Suggest Treatment Target for Alcohol Problems by Medline Plus Posted Mon 01 Nov 2010 3:20pm A molecular pathway within the brain’s reward circuitry appears to contribute to alcohol abuse, according to laboratory mouse research supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings, published online ... Read on »