The lure of pipe tobacco

  • ...6 September 2014

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  • ... Smoking

Pipe tobacco has a very long history with many times going in and out of style. Many individuals are still fans of pipe tobacco and enjoy the flavor as well as the aroma that pipe smoking offers. The main thing that lures smokers to pipe tobacco is the aroma and then the taste. In the... Continue reading

E-Liquid vs. Cigarettes: Key Benefits Any Smoker Should Know About

  • ...14 August 2014

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  • ... Smoking

E-cigarettes have been taking the world by storm since their inception, and the trend is not without sound reason. These portable, battery-powered devices effectively simulate smoking by vaporizing a pleasantly flavoured “e-liquid” which the user inhales, thereby attaining the same tactile, hand-to-mouth, deep-breathing experience as is felt during traditional smoking. ...

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Saving Money on Prescription Drugs

  • ...7 March 2014

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  • ... Drugs

People in certain other parts of the world have expressed the opinion that when it comes to healthcare, we in the United Kingdom have it made, and are living in a paradise of free, top-quality care for all. Most notably, many in the US who are fretting over the problems with the nascent Affordable Care... Continue reading

Medical Marijuana: Rules & Laws For Californians

  • ...11 February 2014

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  • ... Marijuana

Although Marijuana has been recently legalized in Colorado and Washington, it is still not legal in the other states. However, for some states it is legal if it is used for medicinal purposes only. But there are still strict rules and guidelines for users of medical marijuana. Here are some things that you should know... Continue reading

How to Quit Smoking Today

  • ...8 February 2014

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  • ... Smoking

Eliminating an addiction can be challenging to overcome if the person who has formed the habit doesn’t want to change their lifestyle. Turning to cigarettes or alcohol is a common way to deal with life stressors and these types of habits can formed at a young age, functioning as reliance for those who have a... Continue reading

The Effects Of Alcohol On The Body

Everyone knows that drinking alcohol excessively in one setting can be dangerous. It can cause one to make bad decisions, cause vomiting and even death by alcohol poisoning in severe consumption cases. But what about the long term effects? How can alcohol effect one’s health over time? What are the dangers that come with long-term... Continue reading

Miracle Drug: Cannabis

  • ...29 January 2014

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  • ... Marijuana

Could there be actual health benefits to the illegal drug Cannabis, otherwise known as Marijuana? The short answer is, yes. Let’s take a moment to learn more about this illegal miracle drug. What is Cannabis (Marijuana)? First, let’s find out what Cannabis is. According to Wikipedia, Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes... Continue reading

Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

  • ...22 January 2014

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  • ... Alcohol

Over 50% of Americans drink alcohol and approximately 30% of Americans abuse alcohol. Alcoholism is a disease that has long lasting negative effects on your quality of life. Alcoholism can affect your health and loved ones around you. If you recognize that you have a drinking problem then you should seek help and not wait... Continue reading

Booze and Cigarettes: The Connection

For many people, smoking a cigarette and drinking alcohol helps them to unwind and enjoy themselves. While it’s a known fact that smoking and drinking are unhealthy, what may not be known is that smoking can lead to alcoholism. Scientific studies have confirmed the negative connection between the two bad habits. Neuron, a neuroscience journal, published... Continue reading

Top 10 Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

If you’re like most Americans, you probably take at least one prescription drug. Taking any drug comes with risks, but some drugs are more dangerous than others. Always do your research and talk to your doctor about any concerns you might have before you begin taking a new drug. 1. Pradaxa This commonly prescribed blood... Continue reading

Early Identification: 5 Signs You Are Addicted to Alcohol

  • ...4 January 2014

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  • ... Alcohol

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 25% of the population in the United States will be dependent on alcohol at some point during their life. For most people, whether male or female, dependence is most common in the age range of 18-24 years. That doesn’t mean, however, that alcohol dependence... Continue reading

How Alcohol Can Inhibit Sexual Performance?

Quite often, people think of alcohol as an aphrodisiac, and although some studies have shown that alcohol helps some overcome social anxiety or sexual inhibitions, there are also studies that show that alcohol may hinder sexual performance. A few drinks may reduce inhibitions and may provide additional confidence for some, too many drinks may actually... Continue reading

You Know You Should Quit, Here’s How

  • ...9 December 2013

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  • ... Smoking

The American Cancer Society cautions consumers against smoking because of the negative physical and psychological effects of nicotine.  Unfortunately, many smokers are addicted before they realize how seriously these vices and habits can affect their lives.  Once you’re addicted, how do you stop smoking?  Thousands of smokers understand the necessity of quitting, but feel ...

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Ten Simple Things To Overcome Your Addictions And Cravings

Here are ten great ideas on how to free yourself from addictions. They can be applied immediately and can provide quick relief. Addictions affect millions of people in the UK and abroad. Alcohol, smoking and binge eating are the most common ones. Gambling, adult content, online addiction and cannabis are on the rise. Most addicts... Continue reading

The wide range of e-cigarette liquid flavours and nicotine strengths

  • ...9 December 2013

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  • ... Smoking

Electronic cigarettes have really been growing in popularity over the last few years primarily due to the healthier benefits provided by e-cigarettes when compared to traditional cigarettes, plus the availability of quality liquid (it’s called e-liquid but some e-cigarette manufacturers refer to e-liquid by the name of e-juice). The e-liquid comes in lots of different... ...

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Drug Policy Changes Institute Punishment Not Treatment

Drug abuse is an ongoing issue here in the United States. For decades, lawmakers, treatment specialists, and others involved in the issue have struggled to find a solution to a problem that just doesn’t seem to improve. It’s a complicated matter that certainly can’t be solved easily. Currently a drug user faces jail time, probation,... Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow And Pink – Hollywood Discovers Sex Addiction

  • ...7 December 2013

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  • ... Sex

“Thanks for sharing” – the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and Pink caused many headlines during the past few months. Sex addiction as the theme of a Hollywood blockbuster – that is definitely something new. One of the last taboos in mainstream movies seems to be broken. Tiger Woods, Rihanna, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones,... Continue reading

Shisha – Popularity over the years

  • ...6 December 2013

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  • ... Smoking

A new way to smoke is quickly gaining popularity all over the world. Shisha, or Hookah as it is called in some places, has actually been around for thousands of years. What was once smoked by Persian princes, and by the caterpillar that Alice encountered in Wonderland, is now popular in bars, clubs, and lounges... Continue reading

Kicking The Addiction For The Third Time

  • ...5 December 2013

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  • ... Alcohol

Shaking, sweating, and vomiting. Muscles cramps, insomnia, and mood swings. Oh joy! As I lay here, exhausted and feeling like crap, I wonder why I decided to stop now. I can’t sleep or eat, and all I want to do is pass out. Instead I will once again suffer through the symptoms of opiate withdrawal... Continue reading

Learning That No Does Not Need Any Explanation

  • ...5 December 2013

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  • ... Drugs

One of the hardest things for anyone to do is to say “no” to someone. There have even been books written about people’s desperate desire to please others. And in social situations, where especially young people feel a desperate need to fit in and feel accepted by others, they may find it difficult to say... Continue reading

Electronic cigarettes – the facts

  • ...4 December 2013

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  • ... Smoking

Electronic cigarettes first began to emerge onto the market in 2011, and are now taking off in a big way. They are being promoted as a healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, and studies are beginning to suggest that this really is the case. Most e-cigarettes work by using a heating element to vaporise a... Continue reading

The Link Between Smoking And Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a relatively rare form of cancer that develops in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a membrane that lines most of the body’s internal organs, including the lungs, abdomen, and heart. Mesothelioma as well as lung cancer have been linked to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was once a product that was widely used in... Continue reading

Dealing With Emotional Trauma: The Roots Of Addiction

It’s unfortunate that emotional trauma is so often overlooked when treating an addiction. The truth is that physical, sexual, or emotional abuse is at the heart of many addictions. Studies have shown that drug addicts and alcoholics have a some type of abuse in their past at a much higher rate than the general population.... Continue reading

The Importance Of A Continuum Of Care

Addiction does not end when you walk out of rehab. Even if you complete the program and stay clean and sober the entire time, the work is not over. You have made it through some of the most difficult parts, but you still need to work each day to make the choices that keep you... Continue reading

Children In Homes With Alcoholism

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that there are 26.8 million children exposed to varying degrees of alcoholism in families in the US. Children with an alcoholic parent are four times more likely to become alcoholics themselves or to marry an alcoholic later in life than are children of non-alcoholic parents. These... Continue reading

Tobacco vs Medical Marijuana – Does that make sense to you?

Hey, check out my new video on YouTube: Tobacco is legal, marijuana is illegal! Does that make sense to you? Questions or comments? Please share your thoughts. Related articles Putnam against medical marijuana in Florida (TBO.com) Medical Marijuana Bill in Minnesota Part 1 (northlandsnewscenter.com) Halifax law firm launches class action lawsuit over medical marijuana ...

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Paul Gascoigne Hospitalized After Bad Reaction To Alcohol Detox

  • ...26 November 2013

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  • ... Alcohol

The former England football player has made headlines numerous times because of his well known struggles with alcoholism. Several stays in rehab centers have been made, the most recent stay ending with a hospitalization due to an alcohol detox. Gascoigne’s health suffered within a few days of beginning detox and forced the ex-player to take... Continue reading

What You Need To Accept To Beat Addiction

In order to successfully beat your addiction it is important that you accept a number of important points and realize that by not accepting them you are making life harder for yourself. There really is more to it than just managing to stop taking drugs or alcohol because instead it is something that is going... Continue reading

Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol And Tylenol

  • ...26 November 2013

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  • ... Alcohol

Tylenol is used for fever, aches, and pains, and most frequently for headaches. When someone is hungover, popping a couple Tylenol seems the best way to cure a headache and to feel better soon. Mixing Tylenol and alcohol, even the day after a night of drinking, is dangerous because of the combined impact on the... Continue reading

Connection Between Alcohol Abuse And Sexual Assault

  • ...26 November 2013

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  • ... Alcohol

Alcohol alters perception, affects mood, and impairs decision making. The correlation between alcohol abuse and sexual assault not only shows the dangers of drinking, but also shows the impact of one decision on another. Facts and Figures The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) reports that: Two-thirds of all crimes are considered assault,... Continue reading

Human Growth Hormone meets it equal with IGF-1 Deer Antler Extract

  • ...15 November 2013

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  • ... Drugs

This hormone is usually prescribed as a supplement for individuals who cannot produce their own hormones. Doctors will give it as a means to allow a person a normal life at a normal height where otherwise they would be very short, and possibly suffer some difficulties because of that. This medicine cannot be taken over... Continue reading

Europe’s Decision on Electronic Cigarettes – How it Affects you

  • ...9 November 2013

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  • ... Smoking

WHAT’S CHANGED? MEP’s have officially voted against the proposal to subject e-cigarettes to the same regulatory standards as medicines. The vote took place on 8th October and was closely watched by business analysts who now believe this decision will lead to an increase in sales of the items. According to FT.com some experts believe that... Continue reading

Prescription Drug Control Leading To More Heroin Addicts

  • ...9 November 2013

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  • ... Drugs

Recent troubling studies have shown that abuse of heroin is on the rise. This dangerous and highly addictive drug is being used in increasing numbers, and it seems that areas experiencing the largest upswings in heroin abuse are also the areas where local law enforcement is cracking down on illegal abuse of prescription painkillers. This... Continue reading

Alcohol And Mental Illness: The Dark Side Of Duck Dynasty

The Duck Dynasty television show is the latest reality show to achieve ratings success. The show is based around the Robertson family and their successful business “Duck Commander” in West Monroe, Louisiana. They have become recognizable media stars because of their long beards and southern charm. Their biggest product is called the Duck Commander, and is... Continue reading

Five Tips For Financing Addiction Treatment

Being able to afford treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction is a major concern, especially if you want treatment that works. It’s unfortunate that cost is a big obstacle to many who are seeking treatment. Rehab can be a life changing choice in one’s life. Every person who has the desire to make that... Continue reading

Crime Continues To Be Linked To Untreated Drug Addicts

  • ...3 November 2013

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  • ... Drugs

The story of Aladdin shows how the lack of a needed element (food) leads a good person to commit a crime. In the animated Disney movie, Aladdin steals bread when he and his pet really need a meal. He must then run and try to hide before authorities find him and he is arrested and... Continue reading

Kids These Days And Pill Parties

You know you’re getting older when a thought goes through your mind that includes, “Kids these days…” in any form. And if those words come out of your mouth, you are really getting up there. Right now though, I don’t care how old I sound. Kids these days just don’t understand consequences and repercussions to... Continue reading

Why Alcohol Outpatient Works Miracles

  • ...2 November 2013

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  • ... Alcohol

For people struggling with alcohol addiction, it may become very clear early on that they need support in order to find the safety and sobriety that they need. Often, however, addicts resist seeking help because they do not want to disrupt their lives or do not think there is a program that will work with... Continue reading

Hypocritic Oath: Dr. Selling Drugs For Money

  • ...2 November 2013

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  • ... Drugs

Did you hear about that psychiatrist who accused Lindsay Lohan’s doctor of making Lindsay an addict? Dr. William Belfar is that man. In his words to KOB-4 News, “Her family doctor prescribed [oxycodone] to [Lohan] and essentially turned her into a drug addict.” The good doctor is busted Well, this man might be experiencing his... Continue reading

Risks of Medically Supervised Detox

Detox refers to the process used to wean individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol off their drug of choice. In a clinical setting, the detox process is also known as medically supervised detox or withdrawal. The process involves using medications to help patients withdraw safely and with minimal discomfort. In most cases, the addict can... Continue reading

Will the FDA Regulate E-Cigarettes Soon?

  • ...2 October 2013

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  • ... Smoking

Wondering Whether the Government Will Step in? Keep Reading. Photo by Justin Matthew / Flickr If you haven’t been paying attention to the news lately, you might not know that the world of electronic cigarettes is in flux currently. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to more closely regulate the sale of ecigarettes in... Continue reading

Risks and Benefits of Early Phase Studies

  • ...27 September 2013

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  • ... Drugs

Early phase studies or clinical trials as they are sometimes called are usually conducted on healthy individuals and are critical to the development of a new drug. These studies aim to establish the safety and tolerability of drugs and determine a recommended dose for further studies and also to assess preliminary efficacy. The objective of... Continue reading

Lifesaving Opiate Overdose Tool Available To Public

  • ...24 September 2013

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  • ... Drugs

Narcan is approved and ready for use as an emergency solution to an opiate overdose. Similar to an Epi-Pen that stops an allergic reaction, Narcan is an injection that stops an opiate overdose from resulting in death. After completing the training necessary, anybody in the general public can possess and administer the device that contains... Continue reading

Is It Safe To Use Marijuana To Help Opiate Withdrawal?

  • ...18 September 2013

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  • ... Marijuana

Is a drug ever safe? Do you agree with using one drug in order to stop using another? Opiates are the class of drug that include heroin, morphine, codeine, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and several other pharmaceutical drugs. Opiates were created to dull physical pain following surgery or an accident. The painkilling component also alleviates emotional... Continue reading

Can A “Magic Shot” Cure Addiction?

Is Vivitrol the magic shot that can cure addiction once and for all? The head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy believes that medications such as Vivitrol are the future of addiction treatment. A successful addiction counselor in St. Louis, Missouri swears by Vivitrol to treat clients who want to stop... Continue reading

Study: Heroin Abuse Increase May Be Due To Prescription Painkiller Crackdown

  • ...12 September 2013

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  • ... Drugs

When you can’t get your drug of choice, you find a substitute. With the increased regulations surrounding opioids, the class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers the mimic the effects of heroin, morphine, methadone, and codeine, more people are seeking that substitute. Withdrawal When you stop taking opioids (fully synthetic) or opiates (naturally derived ...

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Heroin Use Surging Amongst Affluent Teenagers

  • ...10 September 2013

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  • ... Drugs

In an effort to reduce the number of people who abuse prescription drugs, pharmaceutical companies began creating pills that are more difficult to crush and snort. As a result, a percentage of the millions of people who were addicted to prescription painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, Norco, and Percocet needed an alternative to avoid the... Continue reading

Is The Nicotine In ECigs Dangerous For Me?

  • ...9 September 2013

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  • ... Smoking

The nicotine in electronic cigarettes has been blamed for keeping smokers hooked and harming them inside. This isn’t the case because it isn’t the nicotine causing the problems in smokers. Getting a hit of nicotine every day is no more dangerous than caffeine, and caffeine is actually more harmful because it messes around with your... Continue reading

Doctors Can Now Treat Alcoholism & PTSD Simulatenously

In more cases of alcoholism and addiction than ever before a second diagnosis is also appropriate for the same person. For these individuals, the term dual diagnosis is applied, and the combination can be two, or more, from the list of mental illnesses, eating disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Treatment centers and medical facilities all... Continue reading

Celebrities And Substance Abuse

What superpower would you pick? Flying? X-ray vision or time travel? How about being invisible, talking to animals, or having incredible strength, night vision, or mind control? What about being famous? Wait, being famous? Celebrity is like a superpower these days, don’t you think? We know the details of famous peoples’ lives that we may... Continue reading

Yes, Smoking Traditional Cigarettes Really Is THAT Bad for You

  • ...12 August 2013

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  • ... Smoking

Each year, over five trillion cigarettes are produced. No, what you just read wasn’t a typo. It really is trillion with a T and not a B. Those cigarettes are then smoked by over a billion people around the world. China, the US, Japan, Russia and Indonesia are the top five consumers of cigarettes. Although... Continue reading

New Government Plans To Make E Cigarettes Medicinal Products

  • ...25 June 2013

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  • ... Smoking

Despite being around for a number of years, the market for electronic cigarettes seems to have boomed, especially in the past few months. What used to be a niche product, the mainstream transition seems to have happened over night and their obscurity seems to have been obliterated, backed up by the global e cig market... Continue reading

5 Common Misconceptions About Recovery

Does anyone other than an addict truly understand addiction or recovery? If I don’t have cancer, can I ever really wrap my head around what it’s like to undergo chemo or radiation therapy? Can I possibly comprehend what it means to be in recovery, or remission, from that particular illness? The same is true for... Continue reading

Reasons Vaporizers Are Better Than Smoking

  • ...15 June 2013

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  • ... Smoking

If you’ve been thinking about transitioning from smoking to a vaporizer, one or more of the following seven reasons should help you officially make the switch and quit smoking fo good: No More Unpleasant Smells When you smoke, it’s basically impossible to avoid the stench of cigarettes. Even if you go outside, smoke still has a... Continue reading

Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safer Than Their Tobacco Counterparts?

  • ...12 June 2013

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  • ... Smoking

Advertisements for electronic cigarettes, project the product as a device using innovative technology, designed to provide an experience very similar to smoking, but devoid of the accompanying health hazards associated with smoking tobacco cigarettes. The product is portrayed as being a more healthy alternative to smoking, without due emphasis on the effects of the ...

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How Rehab Can Help You Live a Healthier Life

Anyone who is addicted to alcohol or drugs should get into rehab as soon as possible because it will help them live a healthier life. Drugs and alcohol are very destructive and can lead to serious injuries, illness or even death. There are many different ways in which rehab can make someone’s life so much... Continue reading

Preparing For A Young Adult Intervention

Facing the reality that your teen is using and abusing drugs or alcohol is a feat in and of itself. Many parents face feelings of guilt or shame around their child’s addiction, and may remain in denial as part of the process of dealing with these emotions. Once you are ready to face the reality... Continue reading

The Role Genetics Plays In Addiction

Nature versus nurture. What shapes and influences us to be who we are and to do what we do? Biology is responsible for our physical form, but what determines the rest? Can the way we each respond to the world around us, the emotional approach we take to situations (whether we can help it or... Continue reading

How to Stop Smoking – 6 Top Tips

It should no longer be a surprise to anyone that smoking seriously damages your health. Despite this, around ten million adults in Britain smoke cigarettes. Tobacco smoking is recognized as the UK’s single biggest cause of preventable death. Still need convincing to quit? The statistics speak for themselves. In 2009 around 102,000 people died in... Continue reading

3 Unusual Side Effects Of Tylenol

  • ...29 May 2013

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  • ... Drugs

One of the most popular medications in America, Tylenol is widely used to treat a variety of aches and pains. That said, it’s also capable of doing some other surprising things. Before you pop another pain reliever, learn three unusual side-effects associated with this over-the-counter drug. Reduces the Fear of Death A study out of... Continue reading