Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
According to James F. Scheer, author of "The Magic of Chia: Revival of an Ancient Wonder Food," the tiny chia seed was used as a food replacement by the Indians of the South West and Mexico. They would consume a teaspoon full when going on a twenty-four-hour march to keep them energized and nourishe
Propyl alcohol is very different from drinking alcoholic beverages, which contain ethanol. Ethanol has a chemical compound of two carbon atoms, five hydrogen atoms and one hydroxyl compound. Propyl alcohol has three carbon atoms, seven hydrogen atoms and one hydroxyl compound. Ethanol is safe for hu
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Veramyst is the brand name of a nasal spray containing fluticasone furoate. It's used in people older than 2 years of age to treat seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis symptoms, also known as hay fever, including sneezing, congestion and runny nose. It's an intranasal corticosteroid that works
The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for employing scientific experts.pills and pill bottle image by Effie White from Fotolia.comPharmaceutical companies have the responsibility to society to provide pharmaceutical drugs safely and cost effectively. Drug companies are responsible...
Over-the-counter mole treatments are a safer alternative to laser and freezing procedures, and can be obtained without a prescription. Rates for over-the-counter mole medications range from $10 to $70, depending on quality. Over-the-counter medications for mole removal work by burning the mole's sk
Lortab is a medication available by prescription only. It is a narcotic pain reliever that combines both hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is used in this drug because it intensifies hydrocodone's effects. If you use Lortab, keep in mind that it may be habit-forming. Discuss any of these
Diabetes is a life-altering disease. You not only need to carefully monitor your diet, physical activity and insulin levels, but you may also need to learn how to give yourself insulin injections. To prevent possible infection, do not try to reuse your syringes. Avoid having anyone else use your use
Manufacturing ProcessesMany salt-tolerant "halophyte" plant and seaweed species were the main source of sodium carbonate until the early of nineteenth century. Sodium carbonate occurs naturally as dry deposits in the lakes of many arid regions such as East Africa, Egypt and California. On...
New drugs are urgently needed to prevent or treat sepsis; could statins and ARBs play a significant role?
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 7 million people worldwide die from conditions related to high blood pressure or hypertension each year, accounting for approximately 13 percent of all annual deaths. Additionally, the WHO reports that 600 million people around the world suffer
Metformin is a prescription medication for controlling the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The side effects depend on your age and overall health, and may include digestive and cardiac problems, as well as lactic acidosis, which is a rare side effect that may be fatal if left untreated. Consider thes
Ambien is a hypnotic, or sedative, medication. It treats insomnia by altering the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. Unfortunately, Ambien also causes numerous side effects, including memory loss, daytime sleepiness, confusion and sleepwalking. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati
Iron is found in many foods, including soybeans, legumes, tofu, strawberries, raisins, spinach, liver, red meat, pork, seafood and chicken. Many cereals are also fortified with iron and most multivitamins include iron. It is an important element in a healthy body. Iron deficiency can cause many prob
Many raw foods provide high levels of nutrients, including potassium which helps to control blood pressure. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, this mineral helps the kidneys to function normally and is good for the heart. It is important to consume potassium rich...