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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...

2014-01-06 23:02:58

2012 report provides information about 3.3 million cases managed by poison centers nationwide. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 In 2012, America’s 57 poison centers managed 3.3 million cases, an average of more than 9,000 per day, according to the recently published 2012 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS), a...

2013-12-11 04:21:16

Revolutionary "Feel Good Pill" Becoming a Favorite with Sleep-Deprived Women NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know that women are more susceptible to stress and anxiety than men... due to our constantly fluctuating hormones, a tendency to overschedule our lives, and our typical unwillingness to say no to employers, spouses, friends and kids who constantly keep asking for more and more. We also know that daily stress can interfere with our normal sleep patterns. But why...

2013-11-14 13:03:08

One in seven Swiss students has already tried to enhance his or her performance with prescription medication or drugs. Besides psychostimulants like Ritalin, students also consume sedatives, alcohol or cannabis. These substances are mostly only taken during the exam preparation period. Only a narrow majority of polled students reported the desired effects, as a representative study conducted by researchers at the universities of Zurich and Basel reveals. American and European studies prove...

2013-10-30 10:44:48

If confirmed, findings suggest an opportunity to screen for prescription drug abuse risk -- and reduce potential for addiction or overdose With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people than auto accidents in many states, a new University of Michigan study provides striking new data about the misuse of potent prescription painkillers and sedatives by teens and young adults. In all, 10.4 percent of the teens and young adults treated in the...

Music Can Soothe Some Intensive Care Patients
2013-05-21 06:55:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some intensive care patients on mechanical ventilators could have their anxiety levels lowered and the need for sedative medication reduced by listening to some of their favorite songs, according to research presented Monday at the American Thoracic Society international conference. The study, which has also been published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that ICU patients receiving acute...

2013-02-24 23:01:29

Nashville Periodontal Group is expanding their patient base to include Forest Hills, TN by offering various sedation dentistry options. Patients who have formerly been afraid of dental procedures can now utilize sedatives to relieve both anxiety and pain. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 Nashville Periodontal Group now provides sedation dentistry options to Forest Hills, TN patients seeking low-anxiety dental treatments. Using a variety of different sedatives and methods, the...

2012-12-06 11:36:09

Benzodiazepines affect immune system; Further scrutiny of safety warranted Commonly prescribed sleeping pills/sedatives may increase the risk of contracting pneumonia by as much as 50% and increase the risk of dying from it, suggests research published online in the journal Thorax. Benzodiazepines have a wide range of uses and are commonly prescribed for anxiety, epilepsy, muscle spasm, and insomnia. They are also frequently used in palliative care, as a sedative, and to help those with...

2012-02-20 07:20:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The circumstances of Whitney Houston's demise have dominated headlines and search trends since news outlets first reported of her death. Her struggle with addiction was covered extensively by the media, and even discussed candidly by Houston herself during several high-profile interviews. Though toxicology reports needed for definitive answers have yet to be released, there has been no delay in rumors and speculation regarding what drugs may have been...

2011-09-22 06:19:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -   Your child´s medication could be making them sick! A new study shows the rise in exposure to prescription products has been so striking it´s making children across the country sick. The study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center shows the number of young children admitted to hospitals or seen in emergency departments because they unintentionally took a potentially toxic dose of medication has risen dramatically. "The problem of...


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Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

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