Tag Archives: Taking

9 Medications You Should Never Stop Taking Abruptly

Everyday Wellness Stopping some medications can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, or at worst, can lead to a heart attack. LightField Studios/Shutterstock Nearly one-third of Americans have stopped taking a prescription drug at some time without consulting their doctor, according to the 2017 NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. The biggest reason given for not even starting a… Read More »

Viewpoints: The FDA Isn’t Up To The Task Of Reining In The Opioid Epidemic; The Downside Of Taking Children From Parents In Drug Treatment

Editorial writers weigh in on these and other health care topics. The Washington Post: This Is Why The Federal Government Has A Hard Time Regulating Prescription Opioids This past week, President Trump argued on national television that to end the opioid epidemic, Congress needed to fund the building of a wall at the United States’… Read More »

Here’s The Difference Between Taking Melatonin Or CBD To Help You Sleep

Oh, sleep. It’s just so hard to get enough, isn’t it ladies? Whether it’s stress, over-caffeination or ironically, exhaustion, that’s preventing you from getting the slumber you need; we know by now that it’s having serious consequences on your health. If you struggle to sleep, you’ll likely have tried everything from no screen time before… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in the 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was… Read More »