Tagged: drugs

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Newly Constructed Cancer Drug – Carboranes

Carboranes have three main structural components: boron, carbon, and hydrogen. This compound doesn’t directly target cancer cells. Instead, they help work synergistically with other cancer drugs by making them bind more tightly to their respective targets,...

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Top 200 Drugs Last Year, Part Deux

Last week Airlats brought you a list of the top 200 drugs by US prescriptions, and wow was it popular. Once again, graciously compiled by Njardarson Group is a list of the top 200 drugs by...

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ADHD Medication – Stunts Growth In Males?

Almost 10% of Americans ages 3-17 are diagnosed with the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder today. Males are twice as likely to have ADHD than females. The number of people diagnosed with ADHD has been rapidly...

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What happens to humans without adrenaline

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, is a catecholamine that functions as both a neurotransmitter and hormone in humans. Produced by both sympathetic neurons and chromaffin cells in the adrenal medula, adrenaline is released in...

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Top 200 Drugs Last Year

Graciously compiled by Njardarson Group (The University of Arizona): Edon Vitaku, Elizabeth A. Ilardi, Jón T. Njarðarson are the top 200 drugs by total prescriptions written in the United States. Top 200 Pharmaceutical Products by...

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Cholesterol! Why you should care

Facts: One in five adults in America has cholesterol levels in the borderline high/high range (107 million above 200mg/dL). Cholesterol, as recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), should be checked once within...

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Cocaine May Speed Up Aging

Recent research by scientists at Cambridge University suggests that cocaine may speed up the aging process of the brain. Abusers’ neurons age more quickly due to the loss of grey matter in the brain,...

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The World of LSD

Many recreational drugs are sold in the illegal market. LSD and cocaine are two of many hallucinogens. These drugs belong to a group of pharmacological agents that causes subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion,...

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Grapefruit & Medication – A Deadly Combination?

  The number of prescription drugs that can interact with grapefruit is increasing. Grapefruit contains furanocoumrarins which are capable of blocking CYP3A4, enzymes in the liver that normally break down medications, left in the...

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Anti-inflammatory Drugs – Aspirin cures cancer?

Recent research and accumulating evidence has shown that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a shot in the battle against cancer. Recent experiments show that NSAIDs stimulate cell apoptosis and inhibit angiogenesis. In fact, further...

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Marijuana health risks – Weed causes psychosis!

There’s a strong association between illicit drug use and psychosis. Traditionally, researchers envision three possibilities: Drugs cause psychotic diseases People suffering from psychotic diseases self medicate Another factor increases occurrence of both drug use and psychosis...