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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...upation with drinking, tolerance to alcohol and/or withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol abuse was defined as drinking tied to domestic violence, car crashes and fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol abuse is also characterized by failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; interpersonal, social and...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...at least five cigarettes a day experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms-such as cravings, restlessness, irritabil...igarette relieves the craving produced by nicotine withdrawal for weeks at first, but as tolerance to nicotine builds, the smoker starts fagging more frequently t...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

... and Furberg write, comparing the situation to the withdrawal of the painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx) from worldwide markets in 2004. The Cochrane reviewers concur, saying, Current drug approval for antidiabetic medications and possibly all new drugs needs to be changed. However, they also question whether new st...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

...d once again disturbs the mechanism, adding to the withdrawal symptoms and leaving a person prone to put on weight. One potential way of preventing this is to take a drug that blocks the receptor that is involved in nicotines action in the brain the cannabinoid 1 receptor. These CB1 receptor antagonists cou...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...which usually occur as part of the nerve- wracking withdrawal symptoms although the smoker does realize that he ...anic attacks and dizziness. Vareniclin reduces the withdrawal symptoms and makes people taking it feel sick, if they do smoke a cigarette. The side effects includ...

Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...e the situation. "We have already banned further withdrawal of ground water in 43 blocks, minister Soz said. Also his ministry has circulated a model bill to Chief Ministers of all states for recharging ground water through measures like rainwater harvesting. And many states have agreed to adopt the bill....

Good Times Over For Ivory Coasts Ill

...y and the Man public hospital in July. "With the withdrawal of MSF, clearly the Ivorian government has the problem of financing the central hospitals of Bouak and Man," Denoman said. "Now the question is: Shall we let these hospitals function without the public's participation? Clearly that would ruin these f...

Nigeria Files New Lawsuit Against Pfizer

...rug. A lawyer for Pfizer, Afe Babalola, said the withdrawal of the earlier suit reflected the weakness of the government's case. "It's unfortunate that the rules of the court permit them to withdraw without the case being disposed," Babalola told AFP. "We wish it was possible to dispose the case. That wou...

Vaccines That Kick Drug Habits, Minimize Withdrawal Symptoms Developed

...nd methamphetamine addiction but also minimize its withdrawal symptoms. The study was conducted by a team of ...ss, and patients do not go through any significant withdrawal symptoms, Kosten said. The vaccines stimulated the body to produce antibodies which then attack th...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...cal ventilation, while those who developed alcohol withdrawal (3,967) appeared to need mechanical ventilation fo...tion or if they have developed symptoms of alcohol withdrawal or delirium tremens. This can help healthcare providers tailor patient care more appropriately....

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

...searchers found significant reductions in craving, withdrawal and mood after smoking the first cigarette of the day. The greater the craving reduction, the more likely the smoker would relapse, said Benjamin Toll, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and lead author of the study. This prelimina...

Going Overboard on Alcohol Creates a Bottleneck at Hospitals

...drinking among 18 year olds who also portray acute withdrawal symptoms. The government is facing flak at not being able to effectively control the crisis. Professor Ian Webster, a drug and alcohol specialist and chairman of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation said, "We have got to change the w...

Beef Firm in US Withdraws Its Products from Markets After E. Coli Outbreak.

...the PM Beef facility and the large scale voluntary withdrawal was to get any product that might be in question away from the public, period." During 2003 also, PM Beef had similarly recalled from the market 1,126 pounds of beef trim for suspected contamination although the two incidents are not connected. W...

US Drugmaker Slapped Huge Fine for Misleading Doctors Over Addictive Painkiller

...s made about the drug's risks of addiction, abuse, withdrawal and tolerance six years ago, but added, "during the past six years, we have implemented changes to our internal training, compliance and monitoring systems that seek to assure that similar events do not occur again." Generic firms, including Teva ...

Appetite-regulating Peptides Influence Alcohol Cravings

...ohol withdrawals who tend to use alcohol to weaken withdrawal symptoms, Type 2 patients use alcohol as self-medication because of its anxiolytic effects, Type 3 which is an affective disorder as origin for alcohol abuse, and Type 4 patients pre-morbid cerebral defects, behavioral disorders and a high social bur...

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

...f the smokers craving and also the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. The drug marketed by Pfizer is expected to do wonders in this area. There is substantial evidence to demand immediate measures to free the world from the tobacco menace and the sole effective step is by creating 100% smoke-free environm...

New Drug to Help Kick Smoking Habit Cleared in UK

...eceptors in the brain, which helps reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It also partially blocks nicotine from attaching to these receptors, making smoking less satisfying and so curbing a persons desire to smoke. A spokesman for Nice said: "Having looked at all the evidence, our independent committee has con...

Zambia Trying Hard to Tackle Crisis in Mental Health Care

... the magistrate. Detention orders pertain to the withdrawal of human rights of someone for 14 days. The Government is doing away with this procedure. If there has to be any detention order, it has to come from the medical practitioner who knows the patients well. Working in association with the WHO Health P...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

... Treatment is continued until disease progression, withdrawal due to AEs, or withdrawal of consent. Biological activity (measured as a decrease in CA-125, a biologic marker of clinical act...

Going Overboard on Alcohol Creates a Bottleneck at Hospitals

...drinking among 18 year olds who also portray acute withdrawal symptoms. The government is facing flak at not being able to effectively control the crisis. Professor Ian Webster, a drug and alcohol specialist and chairman of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation said, "We have got to change the w...

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