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Epidemiology and Possible Causes of Autism

The epidemiology of autism has been the subject of a great deal of public, governmental, and scientific interest and controversy over the past 5 years.

Long-Term Effects of Lupron Depot

Lupron is a synthetic hormone that decreases testosterone in men and estrogen in women. Little study has been done on the long-term effects of Lupron Depot by researchers; however, a grassroots movement of men and women called the National Lupron Victims Network brings victims of long-term Lupron tr

How to Use CigArrest

CigArrest is a smoking cessation program that includes gum, tablets, lozenges, vitamins and informative guides to help you quit smoking. CigArrest's products do not contain nicotine. They consist of six homeopathic herbs: Indian tobacco, Peruvian bark, spurge laurel, plantain, calcium phosphate and

What Is the Meaning of Probiotic?

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) notes that probiotics are bacteria similar to the beneficial microorganisms that exist naturally in your digestive tract. Probiotics are typically consumed in food or supplements.

The Effects of Superfine SI Powders

Si is the chemical sign for silicon and silicon powder is used in a variety of industries, most notably in construction, electronics manufacturing and metal working applications. Silicon powder is extremely common in everything from cement to computers, and many products where you might never expect

Suboxin Side Effects

Suboxin (Suboxone) is used to treat addictions to substances containing opiates. Suboxin has similar effects to those of drugs containing opiates and should be used with caution. Suboxin is not available over the counter nor does it have an analog (equivalent) available over the counter. Suboxin car

Differences in Warfarin Dosing Decisions

Point-of-care testing devices are commonly used for measuring the international normalized ratio (INR) in patients who are taking oral anticoagulation therapy.

How to Learn Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements

Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements are meant to complement a healthy lifestyle. With so many supplements on the market, though, it is hard to figure out which ones you need. You may also have a difficult time separating reliable data from information based on personal opinion and speculation.

The Medicinal & Magical Uses of Lemon Balm

For over 2,000 years man has cultivated lemon balm for its many perceived medicinal and magical uses. Tenth and eleventh century Arab physicians believed it promoted longevity and uplifted mood, King Charles V of 14th century France drank it daily as a health tonic and 16th century physician Paracel

An Assessment of Pharmacists? Caring Ability

Pharmaceutical care. The phrase and its underlying meaning have been the principal concern of innumerable articles, discussions, curriculum planning meetings, pharmacy classes, and continuing education programs for over a decade.

Facts About L Arginine

L-arginine, often simply referred to as arginine, is a nonessential amino acid naturally produced by the human body. It is manufactured in the pituitary gland and is vital to the proper working of the gland.

What Are the Side Effects of Taxotere?

In some clinical studies, Taxotere chemotherapy treatment--which is administered to cancer patients intravenously usually every three weeks--has been shown to slow the growth of cancer, shrink cancerous tumors and give patients a better chance at extending their life. Taxotere treatment, though, doe

Side Effects of Levaquin

Levaquin, generically known as levofloxacin, is a drug used to treat bacterial infections in many locations of the body. As is the case with all prescription drugs, Levaquin may cause side effects ranging in severity based on the dosage and the individual.

Uses for Camphor

Camphor oil has been used for centuries to treat a plethora of ailments. It can act as an antiseptic, pain reliever, antidepressant and even a stimulant. Camphor oil has been used as an ingredient in smelling salts for years, as well. Its most common use is for the relief of arthritic and rheumatic

Side Effects of Antacids

Antacids (like Pepto Bismol, Rolaids and Tums to name a few) are primarily used to help relieve indigestion and heartburn. Antacids containing different chemicals (like aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate) may cause different side effects. Some side effects may disappear as the body get

How to Make Vitamin C Serum

If you want your skin to appear youthful, smooth and glowing, try making your own vitamin C serum. It's easy to make vitamin C serum out of a few simple ingredients that you can pick up at your local pharmacy. The benefits are great, and include protection against sunlight and environmental toxins a

Vitamins to Rebuild Bones

Proper nutrition is vital for bone health. Bones increase in both size and mass until about the age of 30, according to the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements. The NIH also says a proper diet is essential to delay and prevent serious bone disorders such as osteoporos

What Is Tylex 750?

Tylex is the Mexican brand name for paracetamol, an alternative name for the chemical acetaminophen, sold as the pain reliever Tylenol in the United States. Tylex is distributed by Janssen-Cilag, a division of the Johnson and Johnson Company. The number 750 indicates the dosage. One Tylex 750 pill c

How to Drink Peppermint Oil

People have been using peppermint oil for hundreds of years to help relieve pain, cure illnesses, reduce fevers and fight off infections. Peppermint oil is used in a variety of ways: you can apply it directly to your skin to help cure headaches, inhale it to relieve congestion and smell it to reduce