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Side Effects of Antibiotics–and What to Do About Them

Side Effects of Antibiotics–and What to Do About Them

Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. These medications are used to treat bacterial infections, which—unlike viruses—usually don’t go away on their own. And while studies show that antibiotics are overprescribed and often given to patients who don’t actually need them, doctors also agree that the drugs, when used […]

Can You Overdose On Gummy Vitamins?

Can You Overdose On Gummy Vitamins?

Gummy vitamins are delicious AF—and they’re technically for kids, so you can basically just pop ’em as you please, right? Not exactly. I mean, they’re still vitamins after all. “Any kind of chewable vitamin should never be seen as candy,” says Angela Lemond, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and founder of […]

Rant Of The Day – This Science Student Thing

Rant Of The Day – This Science Student Thing

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column. There is decadence around the world, which is no news already but sometimes some things prop up and we are shocked at how decading the world is turning to be.  I am very perplexed with this new ‘‘doing drugs is cool thing” that some of our so called […]

Drug Abuse Threatens The Lives Of Northern Women And Girls

Drug Abuse Threatens The Lives Of Northern Women And Girls

Worried by the rising incidents of drug abuse, particularly among youths, the Senate, on October 10, 2017, adopted a motion signifying its resolve to confront the challenge head on. Adopting the motion sponsored by Senator Baba Kaka Garbai (APC, Borno) and 37 other senators, the Senate resolved to mandate its joint committee on drugs and […]

Why You Need to Stay Far, Far Away from ‘Natural’ Supplements

Why You Need to Stay Far, Far Away from ‘Natural’ Supplements

Green tea powder extract and red yeast rice sound harmless enough, but a new report has flagged these and 13 other “all-natural” ingredients found in common supplements as potentially serious health risks. Organ failure, cardiac arrest, and cancer were among the potential complications that a Consumer Reports investigation linked to the ingredients, which are found in […]

SA’s Drug Patent Laws Must Be Changed Now. People Are Dying.

SA’s Drug Patent Laws Must Be Changed Now. People Are Dying.

Late last year, one of South Africa’s bravest women passed away. You may not have known her name, but she was fighting for one of the country’s most important causes. Her legacy will live long after her death due to the thousands of women who will, eventually, benefit from her courage, determination and the example […]

NDLEA Arrest 234 Suspects, Seize 7,550kg Indian Hemp

NDLEA Arrest 234 Suspects, Seize 7,550kg Indian Hemp

The Kogi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested 234 suspects in possession of cannabis sativa, popularly called Indian hemp and other psychotropic substances. The state Commander, Alhaji Idris Bello disclosed this in lokoja yesterday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Command in 2016.  Bello, who described the […]

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

  Over-the-counter and prescription drugs that control inflammation, like Advil, Aleve and Motrin, are among the most popular drugs people take. Without a prescription, they can relieve short-term pain from backaches and headaches, and at higher doses can reduce the inflammation behind chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. But recent studies have questioned their […]

Zimbabwe: HIV Drug Causing Penile Erections, Enlarged Breats In Infant Boys

Zimbabwe: HIV Drug Causing Penile Erections, Enlarged Breats In Infant Boys

PARENTS of children living with HIV have expressed concern over the side-effects of a new three-in-one tablet recently introduced by the government with Opportunistic Infection (OP) clinics warning that this could lead to many defaulting on their medication. Government last year introduced a new single anti-retroviral treatment (ART) tablet which replaced the previous TLN regime […]

Pfizer Seals $14bn Takeover Of Cancer Drug Specialist Medivation

Pfizer Seals $14bn Takeover Of Cancer Drug Specialist Medivation

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has bounced back from its failed merger with Allergan by buying cancer drug maker Medivation for $14bn (£10.7bn). Pfizer, the second-largest US pharma company and the maker of Viagra, had been looking for a deal since its $60bn merger with Dublin-domiciled Allergan collapsed earlier this year. The company had sought to reduce its […]