Pharmacology

Link Between Drug Industry And Cancer Care Guidelines

During the 2016, after 8 years of politicians refusing to work together, it may surprise you to learn that other groups do consult experts outside their own circles. It won't surprise you to learn a group of academics think that's a bad thing, a ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2016 - 6:40am

High Alcohol Intake Decreases Female Fertility

Women who have high alcohol intake, 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are slightly more likely to have reduced fertility, suggests a study published in The BMJ today. In developed countries, up to 24% of couples experience infertility, defined as time ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 1 2016 - 12:50pm

Adverse Effects Of Cannabis Shown

Researchers have clarified important mechanisms involved in the formation of neural circuits in the brain, and discovered that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive substance also found in cannabis, causes disruption of neural circuits within ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2016 - 6:44pm

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