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Kids Could Overdose From Nicotine-Laced ‘Candy’ by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 8:49am Francis V. Adams, M.D. In 2009, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds launched Camel Orbs, dissolvable nicotine pellets flavored with cinnamon or mint that are intended for use by smokers who find themselves in smoke-free surroundings. But researchers writing in the April 19 online edition of Pediatrics warn that the product, which can rese ... Read on »
Caffeine Overdose - Effects of Sleep Deprivation by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 10:15pm 1 Comment Great post from my friend and founder of Whole Food Nation. Heath Ledger didn't believe it... Who else is too wired on caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and sugary stuff all day, to calm down and sleep at night? Everyone knows: Heath Ledger, the gorgeous young actor, woke up dead at 28 a year ago. All he wanted was to get some rest. He was just to ... Read on »
Opioid prescription overdose and abuse – Staying safe whlie reducing pain by Adi Jaffe Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 11:35am A new article just published in JAMA (see here ) reports a strong relationship between high-dose opiate prescribing and accidental overdose deaths. The authors focused on a sample of Veterans and found that those prescribed more than 50mg of morphine per day, or the equivalent of other opiate drugs , we much more likely to die of such over ... Read on »
Smoking: NRT in Pregnancy by Environmental Health Posted Mon 30 Apr 2007 9:00pm Smoking: NRT in Pregnancy Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to Carol Potera ... Read on »
Health Headlines - July 11 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm AMA Formally Apologizing for Policies Against Blacks The American Medical Association planned to issue a formal apology Thursday night for its discriminatory policies that prevented blacks from joining the physicians' group for more than a century, the Associated Press reported. The action comes more than four decades after delegates firs ... Read on »
Do nutritional supplements help with mental health? Part 2: Vitamins that do begin with a ‘B’ by Experimental Chimp .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Jun 2008 6:05pm This is part two of my series of posts on nutritional supplements and mental health. Yesterday I looked atvitamins that don’t begin with a ‘B’(see that post for my various caveats and disclaimers). Today I’m going to look at vitamins that do start with a ‘B’. Tomorrow: Those crunchy, crunchy minerals. Vitamin B1(thiamin) Thiamin’s an im ... Read on »
Chromium May Benefit Glucose Metabolism And Weight Loss in Diabetics by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:59pm Chromium, a trace mineral, has been touted for many benefits including weight loss, sugar cravings and appetite control. For the most part these benefits were not sustained by clinical studies. Now, some recent research indicates that chromium picolinate, in combination with a common anti-diabetic medication, could improve blood sugar levels as w ... Read on »
Stimulating Facts About Caffeine by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Jul 2009 10:16pm Coffee highs and lows. [Excerpted from “Caffeine: Pharmacology and Effects of the World’s Most Popular Drug,” by Kyle M. Clayton and Paula Lundberg-Love, inThe Praeger International Collection on Addictions Volume 2]: -- Caffeine dependence is not presently recognized as a clinical disorder in the American Psychological Association’s DSM-I ... Read on »
Cash, sexual favors and drugs by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Jul 2013 7:52am Cash, sexual favors and drugs. We’re not talking about a dope house. Some people (and companies) never learn : …last week, UK pharma firm GlaxoSmithKline admitted that Chinese doctors were bribed by its execs with cash and sexual favours in return for prescribing the company’s drugs. That coincided with rival AstraZeneca having its Sh ... Read on »
Addiction Doctors Pick Top Ten Journal Articles by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Apr 2012 1:07pm A screen for problem gambling, medications for insomniac alcoholics, and more. A group of addiction doctors presented a Top Ten List of peer-reviewed articles from 2011 at the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Annual Medical-Scientific Conference in Richmond, VA. Dr. Michael Weaver presented the findings, noting that the li ... Read on »