The talc lawsuit news proving the link between baby or adult talcum powder and ovarian cancer has shaken the nerves of common consumers. It’s indeed terrible to learn that a simple and seemingly one of the most popular and commonly used hygiene products like talcum powder can cause havoc to women’s health and lead them to death. Johnson & Johnson, a leading manufacturer of this popular product has already incurred a fine of $55 million in only a single case against their product and still a number of other cases against them are pending in different courts. What is the truth behind the lawsuits? Let’s see.
Even though there is a never ending dispute between natural home remedies and modern medicine, people will always be interested in trying out new and (more) affordable DIY methods to cure ailments and maintain the overall health. We’ll mention just some of the advantages and disadvantages of natural remedies to make it easy for you to determine whether you should use them or not. Continue reading Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Remedies
All the time of a collegiate is spend in attending club meetings, watching or playing games of intramural volleyball, sorority mixers and applying for that deadly summer internship; so, who has even some time to study in college? Given such a chaotic life, collegiates today have become typical procrastinators. But what would they do if they have not even started studying and there is an exam tomorrow morning? Many collegiates have found a solution which is quite risky, and it is called study drugs.
Prescription drugs or medications consumed by majority of Americans for diabetes, high blood pressure, mood disorders, and other chronic illness can have a negative side effect like weight gain. Though other options are there for some kinds of drugs, modifying medications is not just a matter of changing over, according to chief pharmacy officer of Houston,Ryan Roux.
You have a prescription medicine for almost everything these days. Doctors usually prescribe more than one prescription to the patients to treat various health issues that they are going through. The most neglected aspect of these medicines is their side effects. Doctors usually highlight the most vital ones, but patients should do their own research and read the other cautions that are mentioned on the package.
Adderall is is an amphetamine salts-based drug brand name. This medication is legal only in Canada and the U.S. where is used to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall has also been used as a weight-loss medication and to manage treatment-resistant depression cases, but this use is not recommended by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This medication is available in a range from 5 to 30 mg immediate release forms. Adderall side effects include insomnia, agitation and anxiety, or it can be said effects that are typically related to its stimulant activities on central nervous system. Adderall can act as an anorectic, and that manifestation has been used in treating exogenous obesity in adults. Adderall has been shown to have very positive effects on patient’s ability to concentrate especially when sleep deprived or overly tired. That is why Adderall has become very used amongst the college students and they misuse this medication quite commonly. Continue reading Adderall Unintended Consequences
Tramadol is a synthetic drug primarily used as severe pain controller. It is an opioid-like drug and as well as other opioid medications, Tramadol has numerous benefits. It is also used as medication for treating restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia, and it is effective in neurotransmitter release and reuptake. As well as other opioid drugs, Tramadol can potentially form habit, but in a less severe manner than other opioids.
Tramadol side effects may include gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation. These effects are common for opioid drugs because opioid mu receptors in the gastrointestinal tract increase stimulation of the circular muscles and decrease stimulation of the longitudinal muscles of colon wall. These effects lead to increased churning of the bowel content. Aside form gastrointestinal side effects, there are common effects that include somnolence, itching, sweating, flushing and dizziness. Continue reading Tramadol Side Effects