Allopurinol is used to treat gout and certain types of kidney stones. It is also used to prevent increased uric acid levels in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. These patients can have increased uric acid levels due to release of uric … Continue reading Allopurinol Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings and Dosing
Check Yourself Are you wondering whether your drinking is on the high side of normal or if it’s crossed the line into a problem? Think back on the past year. If any of the following scenarios seem familar, it might … Continue reading 10 Warning Signs of an Alcohol Problem
The majority of Americans have health insurance that includes coverage for prescription drugs. But unfortunately that doesn’t ensure that they can afford the specific drugs their doctors prescribe for them. In fact, many Americans report that their insurance plans sometimes … Continue reading When Insurers Don’t Cover Drugs, Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled
If you’re planning a vacation, the last thing you want to do is get sick or have a medical emergency while you’re away. Not every travel … Continue reading Avoid Common Travel Illnesses
Aversion therapy is based on the theory of conditioning, which states that a response becomes more frequent and predictable as a result of reinforcement. In other words, when you’re rewarded for a behavior by feeling good, this reinforces the behavior … Continue reading Aversion Therapy: Uses, Efficacy, Controversy and More
Did you know that the U.S. is spending nearly twice as much on health care than other developed, high-income countries, but we have a lower life expectancy? Recent data, published in November of 2019, highlights that U.S. life expectancy has … Continue reading Life Expectancy in the U.S: 8 Reasons and Solutions
Any time you take a medication, weighing the risks and benefits of the drug is a must. And now we must ask ourselves, “Is this one of the drugs linked to dementia and memory loss?” Emerging research is finding disturbing connections … Continue reading Popular Prescription Drugs Linked to Dementia
You’ve probably heard that ongoing punchline about how stoners always have the munchies. But is it actually true? Maybe. Research shows that smoking marijuana does affect the mechanisms that trigger hunger in our brain: receptors in our brain trigger the … Continue reading Using Marijuana For Weight Loss: Does it Actually Work?
Scientific American asked the question back in 2015 if non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was America’s greatest health risk of the times. In that year, the American Liver Foundation estimated that up to 25 percent of Americans were living with … Continue reading Are You One of the Many Women at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease?
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to … Continue reading TED Talk: Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong
Painkiller addiction can be seriously scary, especially with opioid addiction leading to heroin use. Continue reading 6 Ways To Avoid Getting Hooked On Prescription Pain Killers
SubscribeIt’s been a while since we heard from troubled teen star Amanda Bynes. But on Friday, the 31-year-old actress spoke to the media for the first time in four years, telling a Hollyscoop reporter what she’s been up to lately … Continue reading Amanda Bynes Just Opened Up About Her Sobriety In Her First Interview In Years