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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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2011-03-02 11:22:00

In just one year, there were 700,000 emergency visits for drug-related poisoning, costing the U.S. nearly $1.4 billion Over the past decade, drug-related poisonings have been on the rise in the United States. In fact, in many states drug-related poisoning deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crash fatalities to become the leading cause of injury death. While the fatalities from this epidemic have been well reported, they are only the tip of the iceberg. A new study by researchers at the...

2011-02-02 00:00:43

Valerian root is an all natural and very effective sleeping aid, but usually overwhelms the tea flavor. Through creative blending and mixing, California Tea House has developed a new valerian tea that packs a punch and is a tasty bedtime nightcap. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 Most people in some point in their lives have dealt with sleeplessness and know what a nightmare it can be. California Tea House, an online tea company, has specifically designed a nighttime tea tailored...

2010-08-22 21:00:00

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira Japan Co., Ltd. today announced it has received an approval for the long-term (greater than 24 hour) use of the sedative "Precedex IV(TM)200ug" (generic name: dexmedetomidine hydrochloride). This approval follows Hospira's first launches earlier this year of Precedex in Canada and in South Korea, important milestones for Hospira as the company continues to build the molecule's global presence. Originally, Precedex was approved in...

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2010-04-06 09:50:00

The same kinds of medications that resulted in the deaths of Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson have also become the second leading cause of accidental death among people in the United States, according to research published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In fact, a research team led by Dr. Jeffrey H. Coben of the West Virginia University School of Medicine has found that hospitalizations relating to prescription opioid, sedative and tranquilizer overdoses...

2009-07-07 14:44:13

Have you ever covered yourself with a blanket to stave off the shivers? A new study shows that a blanket can also help alleviate shivering in patients who have been cooled to prevent brain damage.Patients with brain injuries or dangerously high fevers are often cooled to reduce their core body temperature to prevent further damage and aid healing. Unfortunately, cooling induces a natural and familiar response - shivering. This shivering counteracts efforts to keep the patient's temperature...

2008-02-07 15:00:00

A medical examiner's report that actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of several prescription drugs is a warning not to mix medications, doctors in North Jersey said Wednesday. Ledger, the 28-year-old Australian star of "Brokeback Mountain," died from a lethal combination of prescription painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs, the New York City medical examiner said. The findings came two weeks after Ledger was found dead in the bed of his rented SoHo apartment....


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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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