Pharmacology

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

How To Control The Opioid Epidemic In The US

The opioid epidemic has exploded into the national consciousness in the last two years. While anti-medicine groups seek to lay blame on pharmaceutical companies and doctors who give out prescriptions too easily, other groups wonder why the crack epidemic, ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2017 - 10:21am

Paper Links Common Antibiotics To Increased Risk Of Miscarriage

It's manna from heaven for sue-and-settle law firms; a new paper links common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, to an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. The association was weak, ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2017 - 6:00am

Osteopaths Overturn Toxicologists, Declare Mice Are Little People And Chemicals Are Magic

A new study from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has found a connection between common household chemicals, quaternary ammonium compounds or "quats,", and birth defects, despite the fact that experts have never found evidence of ha ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2017 - 7:30am

Arabian Herbs Analyzed As Potential Cancer Treatments

Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. In 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded 8.8 million cancer-related deaths and nearly twice that are diagnosed each year. Since people are living longer, cancer diagnoses is likely to c ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2017 - 8:54am

Licorice Is A Hot Alternate Medicine Trend For Hot Flashes, But Is It Safe With Real Medicine?

Licorice roots have a diverse history, having been used throughout history as a flavoring agent and as an ingredient in some licorice candies, while in ancient Egyptian times it was a tea and the Chinese used it for medicinal purposes. One trend in the al ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 21 2017 - 4:20pm

Since It's Not Medicine, Medical Students Aren't Trained To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, there is no evidence it is medicine. Obviously some of the reason for that is because it's illegal and therefore hard to study, but regardless of the past it se ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2017 - 9:50am

Vitamin D Linked To Fewer Asthma Attacks- If You Take Asthma Medication

Alternative medicine frauds like Dr. Allan Spreen of the ironically named Institute of Health Sciences (they claim their supplement can cure cancer in 6 weeks) may be rejoicing about a new study showing Vitamin D can protect against asthma attacks but the ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2017 - 7:43am