Tag Archives: Taking

9 Medications You Should Never Stop Taking Abruptly

Everyday Wellness Stopping some medications can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, or at worst, can lead to a heart attack. LightField Studios/Shutterstock Nearly one-third of Americans have stopped taking a prescription drug at some time without consulting their doctor, according to the 2017 NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll. The biggest reason given for not even starting a… Read More »

Viewpoints: The FDA Isn’t Up To The Task Of Reining In The Opioid Epidemic; The Downside Of Taking Children From Parents In Drug Treatment

Editorial writers weigh in on these and other health care topics. The Washington Post: This Is Why The Federal Government Has A Hard Time Regulating Prescription Opioids This past week, President Trump argued on national television that to end the opioid epidemic, Congress needed to fund the building of a wall at the United States’… Read More »

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in November 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  The study also showed that PrEP was reaching… Read More »

Be Careful When Taking Food Supplements

  When it comes to food supplements many people think that it can not hurt and it might help. Well it ain’t necessarily so. Some recent studies have shown that taking folic acid, calcium and selenium supplements may in each instance increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.   The literature is complicated to understand, but… Read More »