Addictions

Breathing Disorder that Disrupts Sleep: a Major Cause of Road Accident

Breathing Disorder that Disrupts Sleep: a Major Cause of Road Accident Sleep apnea occurs in two main types: obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax, and central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. Additionally, some people have complex sleep apnea, which is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apneas. Severe sleep apnea — a condition...

Wine (One Drink Per Day): for Delaying Mental Cognitive Impairment

Wine (One Drink Per Day): for Delaying Mental Cognitive Impairment Depression is not a normal part of growing older, but it is common in adults age 65 and over. Retirement, health problems and the loss of loved ones are things that happen to older adults. Feeling sad at these times is normal.Abusing drugs or alcohol can also lead to depression. Some medical problems and medications can lead to depression. Smoking and alcohol use are often associated with each...

Hydrocarbon Toxicity

Hydrocarbon Toxicity Introduction Hydrocarbon (HC) is widely used in our community where they are found in homes, they provide power for vehicles, and are widely used in every industrial process. In developing nations, kerosene is implicated in more than 33% of pediatric poisonings. Proportionately more fatalities are associated with children younger than 5 years, who often accidentally ingest hydrocarbons (HCs) and...

Cough Syrup Containing Codeine: Problem and Solution

Cough Syrup Containing Codeine :Problem and Solution The February issue of PRN8099 has highlighted the importance of “Total War Against Dadah’. According to the statistical reports from the National Drug Agency, among the ‘dadah’ commonly consumed by addicts is cough preparations containing codeine. Codeine is chemically classified as an opiate. Both physical and psychological dependence can develop with chronic use of codeine, however potential...

Internet Addiction Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Consequences

Internet Addiction Disorder: Causes, Symptoms,and Consequences INTRODUCTION The growing body of research in the area of addiction suggests that Internet Addiction Disorder, a psychophysiological disorder involving tolerance; withdrawal symptoms; affective disturbances and interruption of social relationships, is a presenting problem that is becoming more common in society as on-line usage increases by the day. With the growing importance of the Internet in...

Addicted to food? Experts Say Chronic Overeaters Could be.

Addicted to food? Experts Say Chronic Overeaters Could be. Science suggests that you can be hooked on chocolate, cookies and chips. Recently, high-tech medical scans have revealed surprising similarities in the brain chemistry of drug addicts and chronic overeaters -- resemblances that have caught the attention of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Here, the latest evidence, plus a program for regaining control. Addiction and obesity both run in...

Shaking Our Salt Addiction

Shaking Our Salt Addiction We seem to have a special connection to salt. This humble seasoning, technically sodium chloride, so ubiquitous in our kitchens, has held a premier position in human society since prehistoric times. From piping hot french fries to the rim of a margarita glass, from expensive fleur de sel on a chef’s signature rib dish to the shaker on our family dining table, salt is everywhere. We connect to...

Dietary Trans Fat Double Impact on Bad Cholesterol Levels and Triple Effect on Heart

Dietary Trans Fat Double Impact on Bad Cholesterol Levels and Triple Effect on H No food is inherently "bad;" it is the total diet that counts. If your diet is generally low in fat (especially saturated and trans fat) and sugar and you are getting enough vitamins and minerals, you may occasionally indulge in a rich dessert or serving of fried food. If, on the other hand, you eat a lot of high-calorie foods, you are likely to quickly get your total calories for the day without...

Nicotiana Tabacum (Tobacco): A Cardiac Poison

Nicotiana Tabacum (Tobacco): A Cardiac Poison All parts are poisonous except die ripe seeds. The dried leaves (tambaku) contain one to eight percent of nicotine and are used in the form of smoke or snuff or chewed. The leaves contain active principles, which are the toxic alkaloids nicotine and anabasine (which are equally toxic); nornicotine (less toxic). Nicotine is a colorless, volatile, bitter, hygroscopic liquid alkaloid. It is used...

Coca Leaves: Its Source, Constituents and Uses

Coca Leaves: Its Source, Constituents and Uses Synonyms: Coca; Huanaco coca; Truxaillo coca; Java coca; Folia cocae. Biological Source : Coca or coca leaves have been described as the dried leaves of Erythroxylum coca Lam (Huanaco Coca) or of Erythroxylum truxillense Rusby (Truxilio Coca). Family: Erythroxylaceae. Geographical Source: Java, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Peru, Indonesia and India. It is a shrub or small tree, pyramidal in shape, up to 6...

Benefits of Corn Oil Products Still Questionable

Benefits of Corn Oil Products Still Questionable The best way to give your body the balanced nutrition it needs is by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day. Just be sure to stay within your daily calorie needs. A healthy eating plan is one that: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Includes poultry, fish, soy protein, beans, eggs, nuts, and lean meats if you choose to...

Exercise Tips Who Work For Long Time at a Desk or Sitting Position

Exercise Tips Who Work For Long Time at a Desk or Sitting Position If you are like most people, you will have at least one backache in your life. While such pain or discomfort can happen anywhere in your back, the most common area affected is your low back. This is because the low back supports most of your body's weight.You'll usually first feel back pain just after you lift a heavy object, move suddenly, sit in one position for a long time, or have an injury...

Coenzyme Q10: its Positive, Negative Effect and Effectiveness

Coenzyme Q10: its Positive, Negative Effect and Effectiveness Coenzyme Q10 is essential in facilitating the process that provides cells - and therefore, your body - with energy. As we age, however, its levels begin to fall. Exercise can also raise levels of coenzyme Q10.Coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) is a small molecule present in mitochondria, where it helps combine oxygen with "fuel" from carbohydrates and fat to produce energy also known as ubiquinone. All cells...

Evaluation of Drunkenness

Evaluation of Drunkenness Drunkenness is a condition produced in a person, who has taken alcohol in a quantity sufficient to cause him to lose control of his faculties to such an extent, that he is unable to execute safely, the occupation in which he was engaged at the particular time. The clinical diagnosis depends on the combination of a number of symptoms and signs, no single one of them being peculiar to this...

Only Dieting Is Enough for Effective Weight Loss

Only Dieting Is Enough for Effective Weight Loss Therapeutic weight loss, in individuals who are overweight, can decrease the likelihood of developing diseases such as diabetes [3]. Overweight and obese individuals are also at greater risk of health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis [4]. For healthy weight loss, a physician should be consulted to develop a weight loss plan that...