Pharmacology

Bipartisan House Group Tells DEA To Delay Ban On Kratom Supplement

51 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) urging the federal agency to halt an emergency push to ban the analgesic herb kratom by as early as tomorrow.  ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2016 - 1:52pm

Phosphoethanolamine Shows Again Why There Are No Miracle Cures Being Blocked By Drug Companies

The story of phosphoethanolamine (PHOS) in Brazil, which set off a widely publicized scientific debacle about the dangers of taking unproven compounds as medicines, shows once again that just because some miracle cure is touted in a foreign country doesn&# ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2016 - 5:27am

Vitamin D Linked To Bladder Cancer

Vitamin D levels have been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer- but the source is a systematic review of just seven studies, so no one outside mainstream media and supplement salespeople promote panic about it. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2016 - 1:41pm

Not Schizophrenia: 'Personalized Medicine' As Ideal In Treatment Of Psychiatric Disturbances

Though DSM-5 is considered nothing more than a glossary by the National Institute of Mental Health, it continues to be used as a diagnostic tool by clinical practitioners. As a result, Psychiatric disturbances are all too often diagnosed as schizophrenia. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 15 2016 - 10:08pm

Marijuana Could Help Treat Drug Addiction, Says Psychologist

Though any potential benefits of marijuana are unknown- claims are anecdotal and no different than the claims about kratom or acupuncture- a group is contending that it can nonetheless help with the other popular buzz term of 2016: Opioid addiction.  But t ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2016 - 6:20am

Baby Boomers Unbound: Marijuana Surges In The Elderly

When the oddly-named Baby Boom generation (the "boom" happened in 1946, after soldiers returned from World War II, it wasn't an entire generation) were young, it was the age of "Reefer Madness", with kids involved in manslaughter, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 6 2016 - 3:54pm

When It Comes To Glioblastoma, A Class Of 'Ineffective' Chemotherapy Drugs May Help

Ineffective drugs are generally a bad idea- natural medicine, osteopathy and homeopathy are not considered medicine because they can't demonstrate efficacy, and chemotherapy drugs are expensive so the standard is higher. But when it comes to the devas ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 22 2016 - 9:49am

Magic Mushrooms And New Concern About Psilocybin Use

Though opiods are getting all of the government attention, and the substitute fentanyl all of the attention in media, they are not the only substances putting people at risk. Kratom has gotten some media attention, but among users, psilocybin-containing &# ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2017 - 12:52pm

Coffee May Be That Fountain Of Youth

A chronic inflammatory process that may trigger cardiovascular problems could be solved by what's in a cup of coffee, according to a recent paper. Using survey data, medical and family histories and blood samples of over 100 human participants in the ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 24 2017 - 4:19pm

Betel Quid Chewers May Give Chantix Users A Safer Way To Kick The Smoking Habit

Betel quid is areca nuts mixed with betel, and sometimes tobacco, leaves. It creates a sense of euphoria so many of the 600 million users are addicted, even though it can cause harm. Quids are prepared by mixing sliced areca nuts with slaked lime (calcium ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2017 - 7:58am