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“The compass of pleasure” explains mind attraction to food, sex and drugs

27 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
In his book, „The Compass of Pleasure”, Dr. David Linden, professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine reveals how the human brain is naturally structured to surrender to food, sex and drugs. The book is peppered with funny stories on how the brain reward system works, why meditation is…


Dangerous drugs still tainting dietary supplements

22 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Even years after safety recalls, some dietary supplements containing prescription drugs with dangerous effects on health are still available for sale, a recent study found. During the test, some supplements purchased online contained hidden steroids, not unlike ingredients found in Viagra and Prozac, and a weight loss drug which has…


Sexual dysfunction pill to be sold over the counter for the first time

16 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
For the first time in medical history, an erectile dysfunction pill will be sold in pharmacies without the need of a medical prescription. New Zealand based drug maker Douglas Pharmaceuticals, and producer of Silvasta,  a drug similar to Viagra, managed to persuade the local medicines regulator to change the pill’s…


Drug efficiency study expands into outer space

14 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new research on microgravity and its impact on drug efficiency will receive public funding. The researchers from USC School of Pharmacy are about to kick off to a $600.000 study funded by the national Space Biology Program at NASA. Conducted in outer space, aboard the International Space Station, the study…

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Popular smoking cessation drug linked to heart attack

13 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Popular smoking cessation drug Zyban (bupropion) is associated with increased heart attack risks, according to a safety update issued today by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia's regulatory agency for medical drugs and devices. The warnings are backed by the recent findings showing many patients developed high blood pressure when using the…