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Expanding Horizons for Medical Marijuana: Cannabidiol for sleep problems?

February 10, 2018 – 12:07 AM |

For various reasons, many medical students may have trouble sleeping which can disrupt their behavior and result in a vicious cycle of unhealthy habits. For those in medical school, the issues below may potentially be addressed …

Accidental Exposure to Chemotherapeutic Agents: An Occupational Health Hazard for Oncology Nurses

August 10, 2016 – 8:37 PM |

Cytotoxic drugs, also known as anti-neoplastic or cancer chemotherapy drugs are expressly designed to kill or arrest the growth of living cells. They have been the mainstay of treatment of certain cancers but are also …

Medical School Blues: Battling with Pre-Exam Stress and Depression

August 9, 2014 – 4:39 PM |

Depression is becoming the leading cause of death with the passage of time and according to some pharmaceutical companies, depression drugs are the highest sellers globally. Fortunately it can be a curable disease and antidepressant …

Wilting Roses: Rising Incidence of Depression in Children

September 22, 2013 – 2:34 PM |

Today’s world takes children for granted, uses them for their own benefits, changes their state of mind from pacific point to stress, then children adapt to what their adults lead them through. Parental depression has …

Nanomedicine Chronicles: Could Injectable Sponges Deliver Drugs to Cells?

April 3, 2013 – 12:44 AM |

Sponges, though starring as main characters in cartoon shows like Spongebob Squarepants, have been denied their fair share of spotlight in the real world for quite some time because of their lack of differentiated tissues …

Over The Counter Drugs: Use & Abuse

September 12, 2012 – 10:28 PM | 4 Comments

22 January, 2008, Manhattan: Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger found dead in his apartment. The cause of death was said to be from a possible overdose of a mixture of over the counter and prescription drugs, …

To Give or Not to Give? Statins for Primary Prevention

May 24, 2012 – 7:17 PM |

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. The role of statin therapy in reducing the recurrence of Myocardial Infarction (MI) after an episode (secondary prevention) and in reducing the risk in patients with risk …