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Illegal drugs in Africa

Illegal drugs in Africa

September 27th, 2011

We outline why fighting illegal drug supply in Africa is so challenging. Dr. Peter Ndege gives his insight on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Africa here.

2 Getting rid of a hangover

Getting rid of a hangover

September 26th, 2011

7 tips for getting rid of a hangover. Are there any medical interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangovers? Not yet. But a few simple remedies may help specific symptoms. More on getting rid of a hangover here.

13 Does Tramadol cause seizures?

Does Tramadol cause seizures?

September 24th, 2011

Yes. Long term use of Tramadol can cause seizures in a general population. And some drugs that reduce the metabolic clearance of Tramadol can trigger a seizure. But some people seem to be more at risk of seizures when on Tramadol. Learn more here.

16 Does hydrocodone get you high?

Does hydrocodone get you high?

September 22nd, 2011

Yes, hydrocodone can get you high. So, if you take hydrocodone to get high, will you get addicted? More on hydrocodone, euphoria and the risk of hydrocodone addiction here.

148 Nicotine withdrawal symptoms timeline

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms timeline

September 21st, 2011

How long does nicotine withdrawal last? Usually acute symptoms of nicotine withdrawal resolve in 10 days. Find a timeline of nicotine withdrawal symptoms, plus info on the overall duration of symptoms here.

4 Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

September 20th, 2011

Moderate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include restlessness, insomnia, lack of appetite and difficulty with cognitive functions. But if you are a hard drinker, expect severe and intense withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and possible seizures or hallucinations. What else affects withdrawal symptoms of alcohol? Learn here.

23 Can you get addicted to hydrocodone?

Can you get addicted to hydrocodone?

September 18th, 2011

Yes, you can get addicted to hydocodone. In fact, hydrocodone is one of the most abused prescription drugs in the U.S. More on how to avoid hydrocodone addiction here.

908 Does hydrocodone show up on drug tests?

Does hydrocodone show up on drug tests?

September 17th, 2011

Yes. Hydrocodone shows up on drug tests. Urine samples test positive 2-4 days after last use, but hair samples contain hydrocodone for up to 3 months. More on hydrocodone drug testing here.

12 Can you get addicted to cigars?

Can you get addicted to cigars?

September 15th, 2011

Yes, you can get addicted to smoking cigars. Nicotine is absorbed in high enough quatities through the oral and nasal mucosa to become addictive. More on cigar addiction here.

18 Does weed cause cancer?

Does weed cause cancer?

September 14th, 2011

Weed (marijuana smoke) has been shown to be carcinogenic. But does weed cause cancer? And if THC may help treat cancer, why the confusing messages? More on weed and cancer here.

270 Does marijuana cause brain damage?

Does marijuana cause brain damage?

September 12th, 2011

We think so. Marijuana affects the brain but marijuana use has not been conclusively linked to brain damage. What do scientists know about marijuana and the brain? Learn about how marijuana impacts the brain and the factors that can increase risk of brain damage here.

4Does gambling ruin lives?

Does gambling ruin lives?

September 25th, 2011

Not always. Gambling can ruin the lives of compulsive, addicted gamblers. More on the distinction between problem gambling and gambling for fun here.

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Does synthetic weed show up on drug tests?

September 19th, 2011

No, synthetic weed does not show up on drug tests because it does not produce the metabolite in urine that is used to test for cannabis use. But soon a new test may be developed. More on sythetic marijuana drug testing here.

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18Does Tramadol contain acetaminophen?

Does Tramadol contain acetaminophen?

September 16th, 2011

No, Tramadol does not contain acetaminophen. However, ULTRACET combines both tramadol and acetaminophen. More on acetaminophen and tramadol formulations as well as acetaminophen dangers here.

101Does weed kill brain cells?

Does weed kill brain cells?

September 13th, 2011

No, weed does not kill brain cells. But it can quicken age related memory loss. Still, long term physical alteration of the brain has not been linked to marijuana use. More on structural changes in the brain and marijuana here.

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