Category Archives for New Posts 2016

4 Interesting Facts About Renaissance Doctors and Medicine

Do you usually link Renaissance to advances in medicine? Typically, when we talk about the Renaissance period, we talk about an explosion of learning and creativity. From paintings to music, this was a tremendous time for the arts in particular. However, the era of the Renaissance, which lasted from the middle 1400s until the 1700s, […]

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Types of Pharmaceutical Products

Prescription drugs are the main pharmaceutical industry products. These products are generating high revenue amounts but there are also other types of products that make up the whole pharmaceutical industry. Biologics are composed of a variety of products that include vaccines, antibodies, blood, blood components, therapeutic proteins, tissues, allergenics and somatic cells. They are used […]

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Pros And Cons Of Oxygen Therapy

The use of oxygen therapy continues to be a topic of debate among the medical community. Some people believe it is a very effective way to help someone feel better. Others believe there is too much of a risk of using it because there are unknown effects from it. There are also individuals that contend […]

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Gastrointestinal Side Effects Of SSRI Drugs Used For Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety Disorders

The term ‘SSRI’ is abbreviation for ‘selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor’. It is a family of drugs used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. They are safer than most other anti-depressants because they act selectively on the brain’s ability to use serotonin, which is the principal neurotransmitter affecting a person’s mood. SSRIs do not […]

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Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA)

ANDA is for a generic duplicate of an approved NDA product. Abbreviated New Drug Application contains data that, when submitted to FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Generic Drugs, provides for the review and ultimate approval of a generic drug product: •Gets safety and efficacy studies from NDA •Must have identical active […]

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Edgar Cayce Cough Cure

I found this awesome cough cure in one of my mother’s old Edgar Cayce books. For those who do not know, Edgar Cayce was a famous psychic who, while in a trance, could make various predictions and diagnose different illnesses in people. Being a sick kid (and from a family of smokers), I was prone […]

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Why Old Aspirin Smells Like Vinegar

Aspirin is one of the medications that are used to reduce pain, inflammation and temperature. It has been used for several decades and still remains to be a choice even after the introduction of other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Although at present, many medical professionals just prescribe or recommend aspirin for people with certain heart […]

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Intracranial Space Occupying Lesions (ICSOL)

The term “ICSOL” includes lesions which expand in volume to displace normal neural structures and lead to increase in intracranial tension. These lesions give rise to the following three groups of symptoms in general. 1. Neurological phenomena caused by irritation or destruction of brain tissue, e.g, focal seizures (Jacksonian epilepsy) and paralysis. 2. Features of […]

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How to Treat Dry Cough

Flu and cold season… so not fun for anyone! Along with all the worry with flu shots and swine flu, we still have to deal with the common cold. One of the biggest symptoms people complain about is a dry, irritating super annoying cough. Well, there *may* be hope yet because there is a new […]

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3 Ways Aspirin Can Kill You – Just Because It’s Over-the-Counter Doesn’t Make it Safe

Did you know aspirin can kill you? Despite frequent reminders, many patients are still of the opinion that Tylenol, aspirin, and ibuprofen are all about the same. It makes me cringe every time I hear it. Were you aware that if aspirin were presented to the FDA today it would not be approved for over-the-counter […]

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