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Drug saves heroin addicts

The drug naloxone saves heroin addicts from overdose and it is advisable for these addicts to have naloxone with them for life saving emergencies, according to doctors at the National Addiction center at London. Naloxone, is routinely given by doctors, during emergency resuscitation following narcotic...

OxyContin Abuse Continues To Rise

...urs. Abuse of the drug has led to higher rate of overdose deaths and narcotics crimes. Oxycodone, the active ingredient in OxyContin, was detected in 56 cases where toxicology tests were performed in 2000 and 2001. Of those people, 23 took fatal doses of the drug....

Doctors warned of fluoride toxicity

... from Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh where an overdose of fluoride in drinking water has affected about a million people, who are suffering from joint pains, abnormal growth in the joints, respiratory disorders etc. there had been even reports of fluoride toxicity arising out of drinking some form of ins...

Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch under Scrutiny

...t both patients and doctors . Some of the signs of overdose associated with fentanyl skin patch include shallow breathing; tiredness, extreme sleepiness, or sedation; inability to think, talk, or walk normally; and feeling faint, dizzy, or confused. FDA officials warn that if these signs occur, patients or th...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency In Vegans And Elderly

Generally people talk of vitamin overdose but with the case of vitamin B12 //it is just the opposite. Especially vegans and elderly subjects are most likely to suffer from this vitamin deficiency declares a study from the Harvard Medical School. The symptoms of B12 deficiency are subtle co...

Nurse Held Responsible For Insulin Overdose

A massive overdose of insulin led to the death of 62-year-old Moira P... records in the hospital, or consult a doctor. The overdose of insulin resulted in bronchial pneumonia after cardiac arrest and brain damage. The poor handwri...

Face transplant woman has new graft

... Tania anxiously pawed at her to wake her after an overdose of tablets. But it will be six months before she gains full feeling and movement. There is also the risk of a psychological reaction to having another person’s face. And she must take drugs all her life to stop her body rejecting the transplant. ...

Action Plan Against Drug Deaths Launched

... contact emergency services even after a dangerous overdose of drugs. The long-term approach of the Executive has come under criticism from the Scottish Conservatives....

More Drug Addicts In Scotland Seek Treatment

...contacting emergency services immediately after an overdose is also being addressed....

Drug deaths in King County continue to go up

...irst time, the report detailed deaths caused by an overdose of methadone, methamphetamine or oxycodone (OxyCon...ases, death investigators couldn't determine if an overdose was intentional, the report says. Heroin overdoses peaked in 1998 with 151 deaths. That same year,...

Painkillers Lead To Liver Failure

...on’t agree with the terrible liver damage that the overdose will result in as they say that if treatment is provided within 24 hours of the diagnosis liver damage to dangerous levels can be avoided. The manufacturers of the drug have already put the risks and mentioned the chemicals present in these drugs i...

Britain Toddlers To Receive Flu-Jab In Addition To The 21 Shots

...lla. The question of whether it is acceptable to overdose children with vaccines for the sake of protecting pensioners, who have been already vaccinated, is yet to resolved....

Australia’s Antibiotic Favouritism Needs To Be Plugge

...ren's Hospital, said that this trend of antibiotic overdose has led to an increase in drug-resistant infections. Prof Turnidge has expressed disspaointment that the federal government has not risen to the occasion with respect to this problem."We're pretty high antibiotic users, we use twice as much per ca...

‘Radiation Overdose Girl’ Is Picking Up the Threads of Her Lie

...r unit administered a potentially deadly radiation overdose .Lisa Norris, is trying to re-build her life, and ... case of human error, was administered a radiation overdose 17 times at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow. She was being treated for brain tumor. Ken Nor...

New Generation Teenagers Addiction to Prescription Drugs

...terally do not know what they are taking. They can overdose or take medications that counteract with each other or interact with each other in dangerous ways. Volkow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse said many teens associate prescription drugs with family doctors, and consider them safe. The only sol...

Teething Problems – Fight Sugar For Children’s Dental Healh

...also cause tooth decay. 3. Teeth cannot do with an overdose of candy. The least you can do to avert harm after candies, is to get the child to brush his teeth. 4. Flossing must be as regular as a bath and it is a healthy habit to brush after meals and snacks ...

Parents Try To Cure Children With Overdose Of Medicines

...me of the parents, out of sheer anticipation, give overdose of medicines to their sick children, which they believe will cure them//. Australian researchers compiled through more than 70 studies published worldwide in the past 20 years and found that parents medicate more than half of children suffering fro...

Researchers chides parents for overdosing their kids

... per the prescribed limit. For example paracetamol overdose is linked to liver damage. Ibuprofen, if administe... feel sick. So, what’s the moral of the story? An overdose of anything is bad...even if it is love! And be a parent first and never medicate your child without...

Radiation Overdose at the Beatson Oncology Centre

...ogy cancer centre in Glasgow is said to have given overdose of radiation to about 39 people over// a period of...e has surfaced which has led to the inquiry of the overdose in the case of a 15 year old teenager. She was 19 overdoses at this Centre. This overdose has caused...

Consumer Court Dismisses Rs 143 Crore Negligence Claim

... Apollo Hospital had administered an "unscientific overdose of highly toxic steroid" to his wife Anuradha which resulted into her death....

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