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drugs

Healthy Lifestyle
August 8, 2017

The dangers of getting high on chocolate

Chocolate isn’t just for eating, it seems. People are snorting it too, thanks to supplement company, Legal Lean. They are the creators of Coco Loko; a snortable cacao-based powder, laced with common energy drink ingredients like Gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana for a quick energy boost and drug-free high. According to the brand's founder, Nick Anderson, the product was inspired by a chocolate-snorting trend in Europe. It apparently offers a unique buzz that can last anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. It gives users a “euphoric but also motivated” feeling like what you’d expect from an energy drink, says…
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Medication & Treatment
July 11, 2016

Top 5 anti-depressant “must knows”

Your doctor has prescribed anti-depressant medication for you and if you take your prescription correctly, it will make a big difference to your quality of life. To get the best results, there are some things that you need to know. (more…)
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Medication & Treatment
March 28, 2016

What are generic drugs?

When you go to the chemist to get a prescription filled, there’s every chance that your pharmacist asks you if you’d prefer a generic. But are generic drugs made of the same ingredients as branded medicines, and do they work the same way? (more…)
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Medication & Treatment
September 6, 2015

Are you taking too many pills?

Have you ever taken a rather large cocktail of medications to treat one disease or condition? This use of multiple medications - especially at the same time – is called Polypharmacy. It’s loosely defined as the use of five or more regular medications, or it can refer to excessive or unnecessary use of medication. (more…)
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Medication & Treatment
June 23, 2015

Antibiotics – when to say no!

Infections. When we feel ill, we go straight to the doc for antibiotics to feel better. The problem is: in some cases, antibiotics are the worst thing you can take! Do you know what antibiotics do to your body? (more…)
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Addiction
June 4, 2015

It’s easy to be an addict

No one wants to be a drug-addict, but you’d be surprised how easily you can end up there. What may start as "just one try" could lead you down a far more dangerous path, not to mention the damage you could cause if you're high. Here are some common ways on how you could become an addict…and, we suggest you AVOID them at all cost: (more…)
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Addiction
March 27, 2015

Are you really addicted?

For years we’ve been led to believe that an addiction is simply a chemical reaction in your brain. It’s not wrong, but it’s not completely right either. Over the years, the results of numerous studies have raised many factors regarding addiction, specifically drug addiction. Which begs the question, what really makes you addicted? The answer still isn’t black and white. (more…)
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Medication & Treatment
August 1, 2014

6 Things you should never do with medication

Whether it’s just for the occasional headache or sore stomach, or a chronic condition like diabetes, we all have to take some kind of medication sooner or later. With that in mind, take a read through these need-to-know medication safety tips before you start popping pills. (more…)
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Medication & Treatment
July 21, 2014

When to take a pill, when to see a doctor

You can’t afford to visit the doctor for every ache, pain or sniffle, and there are plenty of over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for everything from headaches to heartburn. But when does self-treating put you into the danger-zone? Here are some common examples: (more…)
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Medication & Treatment
April 25, 2014

An aspirin a day may keep colon cancer away

At Hello Doctor, we’re all about preventative healthcare, which means part of our job is to help educate and inform you about health and wellness, and what you can start doing today to help prevent your risk of illness and disease later in life. After all, prevention really is better than cure. Which brings us to today’s interesting news snippet, which reconfirms previous studies which have shown that taking aspirin every day can help keep colon cancer at bay. According to scientists, this common over-the-counter medication, which most people already have at home, can half your risk of developing this…
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