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Common Medications and Multiple Drug Combinations Increasingly Linked to Fatal Car Crashes

22 Oct 2014 | 130,364 Views

Many people falsely believe they can safely get behind the wheel, partly because they haven't been warned. But the tragic truth is, if you're involved and you're not killed, you may be one of the 7,000 car crash victims that end up in the hospital every day.

Prescription Drugs Now Factor in Higher Percentage of Fatal Car Crashes Than Alcohol or Marijuana

16 Oct 2014 | 178,368 Views

They impair your motor skills, balance, coordination, spatial orientation, and reaction time, and they're involved in fatal car crashes at 3 times the rate of marijuana. Now more people than ever use them, blind to the extreme risk they create while driving.

White House Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance Is Too Weak to Protect Human Health

08 Oct 2014 | 207,272 Views

Just one organism alone already kills more Americans each year than the combined total of emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, and homicide. Yet the White House is dragging their feet on phasing it out. This is the best way to protect yourself.

Narcotic Overdose Deaths Quadrupled in the Last Decade

02 Oct 2014 | 59,484 Views

The fallout from excessive prescribing of powerful narcotics for pain and anxiety is here, as record numbers of people die from prescription drug overdoses every year.

Long-Term Use of Pills for Anxiety and Sleep Linked to Dementia

25 Sep 2014 | 92,323 Views

Nearly half of older adults are taking medications to relieve anxiety and sleep troubles... perhaps at the expense of their future cognitive function.

Conflicts of Interest Rampant Among FDA Advisors, Study Shows

24 Sep 2014 | 158,032 Views

Consider this myth crushed - and the aura of trust that accompanies it. It's a presumptive health mistake made by millions, but that can be a severe impediment to your ongoing good health. Avoid the risk and do this instead...

ADHD Linked to Prenatal Antidepressant Use

11 Sep 2014 | 74,183 Views

One in four women aged 50-64 takes an antidepressant, despite evidence that they don’t work and may cause intolerable side effects.

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Fall in Medical Marijuana States

10 Sep 2014 | 50,656 Views

In the 23 states where medical marijuana is legal, deaths from opioid overdoses have taken a dramatic plunge.

Data on Serious Hospital Errors Will Now Be Withheld from the Public

20 Aug 2014 | 217,928 Views

Tragically these have become the 3rd leading cause of death in the US and their number of victims have more than quadrupled since 1999. Once you walk through their doors, you may find yourself at the mercy of inexcusable reckless behavior, the existence of which is now being hushed.

Acetaminophen Overdose Is Far Easier Than You Might Think

14 Aug 2014 | 205,266 Views

And the "only as directed" advice is confusing, with some labels advising no more than 1,000 mg and others setting the limit almost four times as high. Be careful: it causes over 80,000 emergency room visits a year...


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