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Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

Given the complex nature of bipolar disorder, treating the condition can be difficult for patients, their families, and the medical professionals that specialize in this field.  If your knowledge of bipolar disorder is so far limited, take the time to check out the first part of our series where we looked at the question of [...]

Exciting Frontier Beckons For Cancer Treatment

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new ‘breakthrough’ designation for cancer drugs, so that any that are deemed to be successful can effectively be fast-tracked through the trial process and brought to market quicker. Many respected physicians in the field of cancer research backed the move, including Robert Schneider of New [...]

Are Prescription Drugs Issued Too Readily?

The topic of prescription medication is a controversial one throughout the world.  While our headline question is perhaps the biggest issue faced by the medical industry today, there are many other problems that exist when it comes to prescription drugs, many of which may lead directly into medicines being prescribed too readily, or without the [...]

Your 10 Point Plan for Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Cancer of all varieties is one of the world’s most prolific killers.  Cancer is also a disease that touches most of us at some stage in our lifetimes, with almost everyone either fighting a variant of cancer themselves, or having a friend or family member who does so. While research continues across the world developing [...]

Should We Pay More Attention to Prescribed Drugs’ Side Effects?

Diclofenac is a powerful, yet controversial painkiller.   It is already well known that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) in general carry a risk to cardiovascular health, and in particular to the heart. This issue has been thrust back into the spotlight today, by research published in the PLOS Medicine online journal[1][2] that specifically [...]

Psychological Interventions: Dealing with Addiction

Dealing with addiction is psychological as much as it is physical. We have already explored the various medical interventions that are available for those dealing with various addictions, focusing primarily on nicotine, alcohol, and various categories of drug dependency. However, we must realize that medical intervention is only 50% of the battle we [...]

Medical Interventions for Dealing With Addiction

Various medicines are available to help individuals dealing with addiction. Now that we have explored the background of addiction, what it means, what can cause us to become addicted to something, met David and heard his story, it is time to begin looking at the interventions that are available for medically treating addictions. [...]

Potential to Rewire Autism Brain Exists

Autism Signs of autism generally begin to appear around 18 months of age and can include ritualistic movements, impaired social skills, repetitive actions, along with a number of other symptoms that that initially may go undetected. It is believed autism is the result of mis-wiring in connections of the brain as it develops. [...]

Treatment for Diabetes: Type I

Treatment of Diabetes There are two major types of Diabetes: Type I and Type II. Type I is typically genetic and is caused by the body attacking itself, destroying the cells in the pancreas that create insulin. By contrast, Type II is typically caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and lifestyle choices, [...]

What the Advair Warning Means: Safety

What the Advair Warning Means Asthma is pain enough by itself. Then you learn that the medications you take for it might, well, kill you. You might be concerned because Advair, for instance, has a black box warning, the worst the FDA can do short of withdrawing a drug. The good news, however, [...]