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2014-05-07 23:15:03

Passages Malibu CEO issues statement on newly published research. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 On April 8th, The British Medical Journal published the results of a study that revealed a previously undocumented connection to individuals taking prescription-strength pain medication and the development of an irregular heartbeat. The study noted that those particularly at risk were middle-aged and older. NSAID use (short for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), was monitored in over...

2014-05-06 23:17:29

Passages Malibu CEO comments on enhanced access to treatment in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On April 3rd, the Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of Evzio, an antidote to opiate overdose. The medication was designed to be easily administered by family members or caregivers via an auto-injector. Evzio contains naloxone, which has proven valuable in the fight to save people from heroin and opiate overdose. An overdose of opiates is generally characterized by...

2014-04-30 23:25:14

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on the importance of stable parenting. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A study published March 15th in the research journal Addictive Behaviors showed an interesting correlation between the conflict within a family and the father’s treatment for alcohol dependence. In short, families with a father who struggled with alcohol dependency displayed more conflict than those who had no issues with alcohol. Seeking treatment for alcohol dependence also helped...

2014-04-29 23:20:17

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on new research and potential health risks. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The American Academy of Pain and Medicine issued a new report on March 6th that analyzed more than 3 billion visits by American to their primary care providers between 2002 and 2009. A subsequent analysis of those visits revealed that 12.6% were related to prescriptions for sedatives and narcotic painkillers. On average, the number of visits related to sedatives and...

2014-04-23 23:15:21

New article explores in-depth the positive health gains associated with sleep. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 An article published April 9th in TIME magazine cited a variety of sources from the scientific community which all concluded that a natural night’s sleep is essential to good health, happiness, and better personal performance. The need for sleep varies significantly between individuals, with some people functioning well after only five hours of sleep, while other require as...

2014-04-22 23:15:50

Passages Malibu issues statement supporting the nationwide event. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 When the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration opened the Office of Diversion Control, the goal was to curtail the steadily growing uptick of fatalities linked to prescription medication, by urging consumers to return unused portions of their prescriptions for safe disposal. April 26th 2014 marks the 8th nationwide take-back initiative in the US. In November 2013,...

2014-04-16 23:16:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on the ongoing problem with prescription opioids in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 A three-year study of prescription painkillers published March 3rd in the JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals with the highest risk for overdose obtain medication from a doctor’s prescription. The use of opioid painkillers for non-medical reasons has grown substantially over the last decade. Some of the prescription opioids that are misused include...

2014-04-15 23:15:58

Passages Malibu issues statement on research published by the American Heart Association. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The risk of stoke jumps dramatically 24 hours after the use of cocaine, according to new research presented on February 12th at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. When compared to other factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cigarettes, acute cocaine use places users at far great risk for having a stroke. The study...

2014-04-09 23:30:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on new research published in the UK. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 On March 19th, the British Medical Journal published a study that examined the use of sedatives and anti-anxiety medication and their impact on overall health and mortality rates. The 7-year study looked at more than 34,000 patients in the United Kingdom who were prescribed pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. Patients prescribed anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills...

2014-04-08 23:30:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on latest research showing cognitive decline linked to alcohol. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 In the Winter 2014 issue of Neurology, newly published research shows that increased levels of alcohol in middle-aged individuals can result in an accelerated rate of decline in their memory. Higher rates of consumption of hard alcohol — vodka, gin, scotch, whiskey—were linked to the most pronounced rates of cognitive decline, especially among men. Older...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'