Teratology
Teratology is the study of abnormalities of physiological development. It is often thought of as the study of human congenital abnormalities, but it is much broader than that, taking in other non-birt...
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Statins or not? New study helps you decide
A new study has reviewed all the data on the harms and benefits of statins to help the millions with high cholesterol worldwide ensure they are informed.
Monster (1980)
A rural Colombian village near a lake is attacked by a horrible sea serpent creatde by industrial pollution.
900 Studies Show Statin Drugs are Dangerous
A new paper cites nearly 900 studies on the adverse effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, also called statins, which are a class of drugs widely used to treat high cholesterol. The review provides ...
Woman Busted For Smuggling Cocaine In Vagina At JFK
A 24-year-old woman was busted at Kennedy Airport trying to smuggle $10,000 worth of cocaine into the city by hiding it in her vagina, officials said.
A Scientific Assessment Of The Harmfulness Of The 16 Most Commonly Used Drugs
One of the more interesting news items of the last week came from the release of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs’ first piece of research – Drug harms in the UK: a multi-criteria decisio...
Miracle or madness? New anti-cholesterol vaccine will protect you from heart attack and stroke
Is this a medical miracle to prevent death or debilitating disability from heart attack and stroke? Or more science madness and a way for drug companies to make money from a drug none of us really nee...
Pediatricians Say Absolutely No Drinking While Pregnant
Ten percent of pregnant women say they drink, even though doctors have spent decades saying that birth defects and developmental delays from alcohol can be prevented completely by abstaining. Sure, yo...
Intellectual Pursuits May Buffer The Brain Against Addiction
Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new UC Berkeley study of mice suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain’s reward...
Brain Receptor Found To Significantly Affect Cocaine Addiction
The study found that by manipulating the activity of Activin receptors — receptors found in the brain — the researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal ...
The FDA Admits That Prior to 2011 Over 70% of U.S. Chickens Contained Cancer-Causing Arsenic
Prior to 2011, the cancer-causing toxic chemical Roxarsone, which in high doses could kill you, was being added to chicken feed on purpose, giving store-bought chicken the illusion of healthy coloring...
Cocaine-Snorting Oscar Statuette Appears on Hollywood Blvd
This Oscar statue is definitely a hard partier.
Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it’s...
The House That Cocaine Built
An inside look of a Colombian cocaine lab that's sure to blow you away.
Statin - Statin Drugs May Increase Risk Of Peripheral Neuropathy
Statin drugs can increase the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published in the May 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
ACE inhibitor
An angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) is a pharmaceutical drug used primarily for the treatment of hypertension (elevated blood pressure) and congestive heart failure.This group o...
Angiotensin II receptor antagonist
Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, also known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), AT1-receptor antagonists or sartans, are a group of pharmaceuticals that modulate the renin–angiotensin–aldoste...
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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist
A gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist, GnRH–A) is a synthetic peptide modeled after the hypothalamic neurohormone GnRH that interacts with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone recepto...
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist
Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists (receptor blockers) are a class of compounds that are similar in structure to natural GnRH (a hormone made by neurons in the hypothalamus ) but that ...
Retinoid
The retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that are forms of vitamin A or are chemically related to it. Retinoids are used in medicine, primarily due to the way they regulate epithelial cell grow...
Selective estrogen receptor modulator
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are a class of compounds that act on the estrogen receptor. A characteristic that distinguishes these substances from pure receptor agonists and antagon...
Selective estrogen receptor modulator - Wikipedia
Statin
Statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol ...
Statin - Wikipedia
Tetracycline antibiotics
Tetracyclines are a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics whose general usefulness has been reduced with the onset of antibiotic resistance. Despite this, they remain the treatment of choice for some sp...
Tetracycline antibiotics - Wikipedia
Statins or not? New study helps you decide
A new study has reviewed all the data on the harms and benefits of statins to help the millions with high cholesterol worldwide ensure they are informed.
Monster (1980)
A rural Colombian village near a lake is attacked by a horrible sea serpent creatde by industrial pollution.