Latest Adverse effect Stories

Prescription Drugs And Grapefruit Can Be Bad Medicine
2012-11-27 05:21:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that, while there is a rise in the number of prescription drugs that result in negative effects due to interactions with grapefruit, few physicians are aware of these consequences. The article was completed by a group of researchers who discovered the interactions among grapefruit and prescription drugs over 20 years ago. By summarizing the evidence...

Dietary Supplements Have Adverse Effects
2012-10-24 21:17:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers reported in the International Journal of Clinical Practice that a number of herbs and dietary supplements can cause harmful drug interactions. The researchers examined 54 review articles and 31 original studies and found that the greatest harmful problems were caused by interactions between prescribed drugs and herbs and dietary supplements (HDS) that included ingredients like St. John's Wort, magnesium, calcium, iron...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'