Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows it happens quickly.
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
What is melatonin and can it help me sleep?
The hormone may help you sleep better. But it’s still a lousy sleeping pill.
Doctors Told To Avoid Prescribing Opiates For Chronic Pain
The nation's top federal health agency urged doctors to avoid prescribing powerful opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain, saying the risks from such drugs far outweigh the benefits for mos...
North Korea Says It Has Invented Hangover-Free Alcohol
North Korean scientists say they have invented a "suave" hangover-free alcohol for "experts and lovers". The state newspaper says the "suave" liquor will spare you wincing when you wake, despite boast...
Ibuprofen patch delivers pain relief through skin for 12 hours
Scientists have created an ibuprofen patch that can deliver the widely-used pain relief drug directly to the location it is needed -- for up to 12 hours. The long-acting patch could eliminate the nee...
No more bad backs or migraines! Scientists crack the secret of why some people can't feel pain - and the breakthrough could lead to 'super painkillers'
A rare genetic condition that makes some people unable to feel pain has been recreated in the lab for the first time - and it could point to a painless future for millions of people. Scientists used m...
What Is Chemsex And Why Does It Matter?
“Chemsex” is used in the United Kingdom to describe intentional sex under the influence of psychoactive drugs, mostly among men who have sex with men. It refers particularly to the use of mephedrone, ...
Scientists discover how to 'turn off' pain by altering chemistry in the brain
Patients can be made more resistant to pain by altering the structure of their brains, scientists believe. New research has raised the possibility of creating more effective treatments for people who ...
Peru vs. Chile: South America’s Great Pisco War
The unaged grape spirit has gained popularity in bars across the U.S., but defining it is not easy, especially when two countries claim it as their own. Pisco Porton’s master distiller Johnny Schuler ...
Scientists May Have Found A Way To Make You Forget That You’re Addicted To Meth
Researchers erased mice's "meth memories" with a single injection. The finding could have major implications for drug rehab. Over the past two years Miller and her colleagues have made a series of rem...
These Are The Most Likely Beers To Be On Menus In Every State
Thanks to America’s beer explosion, many drinkers are choosing their bar based on the beers on tap instead of the other way around. That, coupled with the continued existence of that thing known as th...
Killer Sea Snail A Target For New Drugs
Univ. of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecule...
Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
A Beginner's Guide to Navy-Strength Rum
The Royal Navy's successful invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot...
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Learn the different types and styles of beer using this easy to follow chart.
Analgesic
An analgesic, or painkiller, is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia — relief from pain. The word analgesic derives from Greek ἀν-, "without", and ἄλγος, "pain".Analgesic drugs a...
Anesthetic
An anesthetic (anaesthetic in British English) is a drug that causes anesthesia, which is a reversible loss of sensation. Anesthetics contrast with analgesics (painkillers), which relieve pain withou...
Anticonvulsant
Anticonvulsants (also commonly known as antiepileptic drugs or as antiseizure drugs) are a diverse group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants are also...
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Antipyretic
Antipyretics (/ænti.paɪˈrɛ.tɪks/), from the Greek anti, against, and pyreticus, pertaining to fever, are substances that reduce fever. Antipyretics cause the hypothalamus to override an interleukin-i...
Cannabinoid
Cannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors on cells that repress neurotransmitter release in the brain. Ligands for these receptor proteins include the en...
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Psychoactive drug
A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is any chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, or consciousness. These substances may ...
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Psychoanaleptic
In pharmacology, a psychoanaleptic is a medication that produces an arousing effect.Psychostimulants (ex. amphetamines), some antidepressants, nootropics, anti-dementia drugs, and caffeine, are all ps...
Psycholeptic
In pharmacology, a psycholeptic is a medication which produces a calming effect upon the patient. Such medications include barbiturates, benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepines, phenothiazines, opiates/op...
Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows it happens quickly.
What is melatonin and can it help me sleep?
The hormone may help you sleep better. But it’s still a lousy sleeping pill.
RTI-229
(–)-3β-(4-iodophenyl)tropane-2β-pyrrolidine carboxamide (RTI-229) is a potent and long-lasting stimulant drug which was developed in the 1990s as part of a large group of related analogues from the ph...
RTI-229 - Wikipedia