Tag: Medication

Intermittent Fasting vs. Calorie Counting: Which is more effective? Here’s what you need to know.

Intermittent fasting has gained significant popularity in recent years as a promising weight-loss strategy. The appeal lies in the simplicity of this approach: instead of counting calories or measuring portions, individuals can eat what they want but only during specific windows of time, typically around eight hours a day. Courtney Peterson, a nutrition researcher at […]

Africa’s Cholera Crisis Intensifies Due to Extreme Weather and Vaccine Shortages

Extreme weather events in Africa have caused a surge in cholera outbreaks, leading to thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of reported cases in southern and East Africa since late 2021. Countries like Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia have been hit particularly hard by these outbreaks, exacerbated by either floods, droughts, […]

Investigation into Matthew Perry’s death linked to ketamine in his bloodstream

Authorities in Los Angeles have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of beloved actor Matthew Perry, who passed away after ingesting a fatal amount of ketamine. Police are working in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to determine how Perry obtained such a large supply […]

American Pediatricians Association Now Recommends Breastfeeding for HIV-Positive Mothers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently made a significant policy change regarding breastfeeding for people with HIV. In a new report, the AAP stated that individuals with HIV can breastfeed their babies as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS. This marks a sharp reversal of recommendations that […]

The Dangers of Pregabalin: An Overview

Pregabalin, also known by brand names such as Alzain, Axalid, or Lyrica, has been associated with a concerning number of deaths both in the UK and globally. Many individuals obtain this prescription drug illegally from the black market, often through unregulated websites. While prescription rates for pregabalin are stabilizing across the UK, doctors emphasize its […]

A rural Ugandan community grapples with sickle cell disease, but one patient inspires hope

Sickle cell disease is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people, particularly in regions like Africa and India where malaria is prevalent. In Uganda, the disease remains poorly understood, leading to lifelong challenges for individuals like Barbara Nabulo. Nabulo, who was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at just two weeks old, faced numerous struggles […]

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