Tag Archives: Adverse

Minnesota Health Commissioner: Marijuana Patients See Many Benefits, No Serious Adverse Events

At the end of the first year of the Minnesota medical marijuana program, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reporting good news about medical cannabis. Early data from MDH research is being heralded as “a first-of-its-kind study,” and it shows that medical marijuana has been positive for most of the state’s patients. The study uses survey results and enrollment, ...

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Steroid Use For Conditions Like Bronchitis Linked To Higher Rates Of Adverse Events Sepsis, VTE and Fractures

People are often given short-term corticosteroids like prednisone to treat symptoms of conditions like bronchitis or back pain. Short term steroid use often helps people feel better quicker and can save lives. Still, these popular drugs are not without adverse effects. No drugs are. University of Michigan researchers would like people to be aware of a new link they found ...

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Up To 90 Percent Of Adverse Reactions Unreported, Pharma Companies Search Social Media To Make Drugs Safer

Some reports show that up to nine out of 10 adverse reactions from drugs go unreported. In an effort to find those possible adverse drug reactions in medications, pharmaceutical companies are reportedly searching social media for a better chance at learning of potential adverse drug reactions. There are many potential adverse drug reactions that patients might not think of to ...

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Napping Reverses Adverse Health Effects Caused By Poor Sleep, Enhances Productivity

A short nap effectively reverses the adverse effects of sleep deprivation. According to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a short nap can help relieve stress and bolster the immune systems of men, who slept only two hours the previous night. Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest and most commonly ...

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