Tell Children the Truth About Drinking

Tell Children the Truth About Drinking After years of debate, the U.S. government has finally decided that alcohol can be beneficial. Federal dietary recommendations, revised every five years, now indicate that moderate drinking lowers the risk of heart disease. The dietary guidelines note that such “beverages have been used to enhance the  enjoyment of meals throughout human history. There is …

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What is a “narcotic” drug?

The first thing you should understand about the word “narcotic” is that it is used incorrectly more than it is used correctly. One good, quick way to tell whether someone actually knows anything about this subject is to listen to their use of this word. If they tell you that marijuana, cocaine, and meth are “narcotics” then count them among …

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How Medicines Work Fact Sheet

Thirty Years AgoDoctors, pharmacists, and researchers knew that some medicines caused serious side effects or reacted dangerously with other drugs. But there were few tests to predict these problems before drugs went into clinical studies or were used by many people.Most studies on drug-metabolizing enzymes were done in rats or mice, so scientists didn’t know much about these enzymes in …

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