Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are a class of drugs known as “tranquilizers.” These prescription drugs induce a calming or a suppressant effect on the brain, therefore, are widely used for the management of sleep disorders, epilepsy, anxiety and panic disorders. Although prescribed for a short-term period, a prolonged use of benzos may lead to..
One of the greatest singers of the United Kingdom, George Michael (53), “passed away peacefully” at his home on Christmas Day. The singer, songwriter, and music producer, who launched his career with his band Wham! and sold more than 100 million records in his four-decade-long career, died of a heart failure, as per his manager..
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes were introduced as safer alternative to cigarettes. These battery-operated devices are designed to deliver nicotine in the form of vapor instead of smoke, but with less toxic chemicals that are produced by burning tobacco. Manufactured to resemble traditional cigarettes, cigars, pens, or USB sticks, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine with a flavoring and..
Heroin and prescription drug abuse has been troubling the United States for decades and the government and the agencies concerned have been making efforts to bring the situation under control. Being the leading national public health institute, the concern of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the matter is obvious.
If the month of December is about festivities and celebrations, it is also about the time to plan something new, something better in the year that is about to dawn. It is that time of the year when people across the globe enthusiastically make resolutions they intend to follow in the year that follows.
Due to increased endorsement by celebrities and lack of awareness, detoxification is perceived as a word popularized by health care companies to maximize profiteering. It is unfortunately also seen as just another fad, popularly practiced by teenagers. In fact, detox is one of the best ways to remove toxins stored over time in the body..
The aim of detoxification is to remove the toxins gathered in the body over time due to the intake of illegal and prescription drugs. This can be accomplished by taking various medical and non-medical measures.
As the yearend approaches, millions of people around the world gear up to make New Year resolutions for self-improvement, with abstaining from drinking and smoking topping the goals most of the time. For many, setting ambitious resolutions can be inspiring but may lack rational, achievable objectives. For instance, many people who love drinking may plan..
In the pursuit of happiness, many a times people inadvertently overindulge in stimulants like cocaine, leading to terrifying health damages. Cocaine, also referred to as candy, coke, snow or flake, is a highly addictive narcotic drug used mostly for recreational purposes.
Detoxification involves removal of toxic substances that might be dangerous to an individual’s health. In the United States, marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs with approximately 52.7 percent of individuals in the age group 18 to 25 years abusing the drug over their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse..