Drugs


Sep

16

2014

Medical vs. Chiropractic Care for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a commonly overlooked cause of back pain, yet affects 10-25% of patients with lower back issues. Located at the base of the spine within the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint can become misalignment or injured, resulting in back pain or sciatica. Unfortunately conventional treatments often fall short of providing adequate relief of this painful condition. A 2012 literature review evaluated 11 studies...

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Jul

04

2014
ADHD Meds May Double Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kids

ADHD Meds May Double Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kids

The use of psychostimulants in children and adolescents is associated with nearly twice the risk for a cardiovascular event compared with nonuse of the drugs, and the risk is even higher when the drugs are used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. However, some experts are questioning whether these findings are clinically meaningful. “In this large nationwide cohort study, we found...

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Mar

17

2013
BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

The British Medical Journal reported that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had declared there was a national epidemic of prescription drug overdoses which led to 14,800 deaths in 2008. This is more than cocaine and heroin combined for the same period. If you think this an exaggeration click here to see the full government report. They highlight the following key points :...

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Jul

15

2012

Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake!

By Dwight Lundell, MD We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific...

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May

18

2012

Rise in paralysis cases after polio vaccine

Cases of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis, better known as AFP, has sharply increased with the increase in the administration of oral polio vaccination (OPV) in the country under the much-acclaimed polio eradication programme. According to a report by Dr. Neetu Vashisht and Dr. Jacob Puliyel, appearing in the April-June issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, the incidence of non-polio AFP had gone up...

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Apr

03

2012

“Bad” LDL Cholesterol May Protect Us against Cancer

LDL cholesterol is demonized, but we’ve told you the other side of the story. Now a new discovery adds to the growing list of health benefits. There may be a link between low levels of “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—that is, not enough of it—and increased cancer risk, according to new research. Scientists at Tufts University looked at 201 cancer patients and 402 cancer-free patients....

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Jan

31

2012

Statins increase diabetes in postmenopausal women by 70%

(NaturalNews) The result of a study published in theArchives of Internal Medicinefinds that statin use in postmenopausal women significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes. In spite of this damning evidence, researchers do not recommend that the American Diabetes Association guidelines for primary and secondary prevention should be changed. Statins account for hundreds of billions in pharmaceutical sales each year, and there is scant evidence...

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Jan

26

2012

The Link between Nerve Damage and Statin Drugs

Spending on cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins increased by $160 million in 2010, for a total spending of nearly $19 billion in the U.S., the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics reported in their Use of Medicines in the United States: Review of 2010. In all, more than 255 million prescriptions were dispensed for these drugs in 2010, making them the most commonly prescribed type of medication...

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