Posts tagged: drugs

Area high schools’ policies for drug use by athletes

Tweet The following rules are taken word for word from each school’s student athlete handbook: Danbury High School Mood altering chemical use — tobacco, alcohol, drugs (illegal and non-prescription): There will be absolutely no use or possession of any quantity of tobacco (including smokeless), alcohol, or illegal/non-prescription drugs, including steroids and performance enhancing substances or supplements, by a Danbury athlete. [cap ... Jump to full article >>

Scared smokeless

Tweet It’s easy to guess what would happen if a pharmaceutical company asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve a new product with the following characteristics: no proven health benefits. Major known side effects: greatly increased risk of emphysema, heart attacks, stroke and cancer, including lung, cervical, mouth, stomach and bladder. The product also lowers bone density in older women and causes higher rates of serious health p ... Jump to full article >>

Cops to target tourists smoking hookahs, drugs

Tweet PANAJI: Tourists sitting in shacks or strolling on the beach and blowing discoutn cigarette store rings of charas, ganja or tobacco had better beware. North Goa police have initiated a drive in the coastal belt and are booking persons smoking in public places in violation of the provisions of the Indian Tobacco Control Act, 2003, that aims at curbing smoking in public places in order to protect individuals from the hazards of second-hand to ... Jump to full article >>

Mexican soldiers burn 105-ton mountain of cannabis seized during drugs raid

Tweet These dramatic images show Mexican soldiers wearing gasmasks as they set fire to a 105-ton haul of cannabis seized during a raid in Tijuana. With an estimated street value of £215million, the vast haul will have to be burnt over two days to avoid clouds of cannabis smoke affecting local people. The drugs were seized after a shoot-out with drug traffickers and eleven suspects have been arrested. The drugs, wrapped in different colours and l ... Jump to full article >>

Could heart drugs benefit people with COPD?

Tweet Drugs commonly used for high blood pressure and heart disease may also help people with a lung condition called COPD, reports a new study. Researchers found that people taking these drugs, called beta-blockers, had fewer flare-ups of COPD and were less likely to die during the 10-year study than those who did not. What do we know already? COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a condition that affects your lungs ... Jump to full article >>

Hamas burns two million Tramadol painkillers smuggled into Gaza

Tweet Two million painkillers used as recreational drugs by people in Gaza have been burned by Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement in control of the Gaza Strip. The pills, called Tramadol, were confiscated by the military group from smugglers who bring them through tunnels across the Egyptian border. Many who take the drug, which is a mild opioid, say it relaxes them. However, Hamas claims the pill is addictive and should only be available f ... Jump to full article >>

Cholesterol Drugs May Slow MS

Tweet Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study. It included 81 patients with early-stage MS randomly selected to take either 80 milligrams a day of Lipitor (atorvastatin) or a placebo. After 12 months of treatment, 55.3 percent of patients taking the drug had developed no new brain lesions, compared with 27.6 percent of those who took the placebo. The results of the phase II, multi ... Jump to full article >>

Could poor sleep turn your child to drink and drugs?

Tweet Children who sleep badly are more likely to take drugs and binge drink when they grow up, according to a study. Poor sleeping patterns in youth could also lead to drink driving, smoking and blackouts, researchers claim. They found that children who had trouble sleeping between the ages of three and five were more likely to sleep badly between the ages of 11 and 17. This in turn was linked to higher drug use between the ages of 18 and 21, th ... Jump to full article >>

If we’re well, we simply don’t need medicine

Tweet The therapeutic revolution of the post-war years ranks amongst the most impressive of all human achievements. So dramatically successful has been the assault on disease that it is almost impossible to imagine what life was like back in 1945, when there were no drugs for tuberculosis or schizophrenia or rheumatoid arthritis, or indeed for virtually any illness that a doctor encountered; a time before open heart surgery, transplantation and c ... Jump to full article >>

Michael Jackson Doctor STOPPED CPR To Hide Drugs, Kids Saw

Tweet Michael Jackson’s doctor halted CPR on the dying pop star and delayed calling paramedics so he could collect drug vials at the scene, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that shed new light on the singer’s chaotic final moments. The explosive allegation that Dr. Conrad Murray may have tried to hide evidence is likely to be a focus as prosecutors move ahead with their involuntary manslaughter case against him ... Jump to full article >>