Posts in the ‘Wellbeing’ Category

Part 3 In Response to The Media On Benzodiazepine Medication – Jeff’s Story

Jeff’s Story On How He Quit Prescription Pain Medications  Suboxone Sux My name is Jeff, I’m 50 and had been on one form of opiate or another for almost 10 years after a bad motorbike accident. I was hospitalised for 3 months and sent home with a box of Fentanyl to keep me company. After a

Part 2 In Response To The Media On Benzodiazepine Medications.

CONCERN OVER RISING RATES OF OVERDOSE FROM PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS Last week concern was raised about the escalating levels of accidental overdose from prescription pain killers (opioids such as oxycodone and codeine) and sedatives (benzodiazepines such as diazepam , alprazolam and oxazepam). Despite many people being aware of the risks and managing these well, many others

Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids Backed By The AHA

AHA Advisory Backs Prescription Omega-3s for Triglycerides Prescription omega-3 fatty acids — products containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or EPA alone — are an “effective and safe” way to reduce elevated triglyceride levels when used alone or with other lipid-lowering therapy, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).

In Response to Last Weeks Media on Benzodiazepine Medications.

In Response to Last Weeks Media on “Benzodiazepines Most Common Substance in Overdose Deaths” Last week, there was much media attention discussing the dangers of benzodiazepine medications. Decades of inappropriate prescribing and overprescribing of medications such as diazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and nitrazepam (the “pams”) have caused much harm, dependence and worsening of mental health conditions

Associations Between Gabapentinoids and …….

Associations Between Gabapentinoids and Injuries, Accidents, Mental Health, and Criminality TAKE-HOME MESSAGE • This study looked at associations between gabapentinoids and poor outcomes in terms of coordination disturbances (eg, body injuries, traffic accidents), criminality, and mental health. Gabapentinoids, like pregabalin (Lyrica), increased the risk of suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, head/body injuries, and road traffic incidents

Three Interventions Could Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

High impact possible with worldwide efforts to lower blood pressure, cut sodium, eliminate trans fat Lowering blood pressure, cutting sodium intake, and eliminating intake of trans fat could cut the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease by 94 million people worldwide during the next 25 years, according to a study published online June 10

Healthy Lifestyle Offsets Genetic Risk for Dementia

Adhering To A Healthy Lifestyle Reduces The Risk Of Developing Dementia, Even In Those At Genetic Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, New Research Suggests. Investigators found that individuals at high genetic risk who followed an unhealthy lifestyle were almost three times more likely to develop dementia within 8 years than those with a low genetic risk

Omega-3 Reduces Aortic Calcification in Men

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to have an inverse association with aortic calcification a new study has reported. Published in the journal, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, the study found that in middle-aged men, blood levels of total omega-3s were significantly and inversely associated with aortic calcification ( Calcium deposits form on the

PLANT-BASED DIET LOWERS RISK FOR HEART FAILURE

Plant-Based Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure Our dietary patterns of more fried food and sweetened beverages tied to higher risk. Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk for heart failure in adults without known heart disease, according to a study published on the April 30 . Kyla M. Lara, M.D., used

Higher Levels of Exercise in Childhood Improve Heart Health

Better Cardiovascular Health Indicators Seen with Engaging in Higher Levels of Physical Activity in Childhood Engaging in higher levels of physical activity in childhood is associated with better cardiovascular health indicators, according to a study published online June 11 in Pediatrics. Nicole A. Proudfoot and colleagues conducted a prospective, observational cohort study involving 418   3- to

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