Category Archives: General

Is Abilify Worth The Risk?

The pros and cons of aripiprazole By Arnold Di Joseph – The popular prescription antipsychotic drug aripiprazole, commonly known as Abilify, is an “atypical antipsychotic” that can lead [..]

Drugs, General, Psychological/Psychiatric

Is the Taser Really a “Non-Lethal” Weapon?

Numerous deaths associated with the device raise questions about its safety By Stef Morisi – In recent years, law enforcement agencies nationwide have sought to integrate a number [..]

Dangerous Products, General

Studies Show that there is Good Reason to be concerned About the Widespread Use of Phthalates

By Robert A. Cardali – There is currently a growing debate regarding the safety of a group of chemicals used in many personal care products and other consumer [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, General, Men, Toxic Substances, Women

When Incorrect Doses Of Over-The-Counter Cold Remedies Are Given, Infants Die

Other common drug-related errors also expose infants to potentially deadly results By Arnold DiJoseph – In the past several years, there has been an ever-increasing awareness of the [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Drugs, General

Studies Show Serious Risks Still Exist When Treating Children and Adolescents for Psychiatric Problems with Multiple Medications

By Robert A. Cardali – In medical terms, it’s called “polypharmacy” or “concomitant psychotropic medication.” Laymen know it as multiple-medication. When it comes to what is being done [..]

Children, Drugs, General

Drug Abuse May Increase the Risk of Brain Hemorrhage – Study Says

By Steven Di Joseph – A study of 307 patients who had suffered an intracranial hemorrhage found 20% of the adults in that group, who were 49 or [..]

Drugs, General

Exposure to PCBs May Increase Risk of Lymphoma, According to Study

By Steven Di Joseph – A study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (Rockville, Maryland) and published in an issue of the journal Epidemiology indicates that [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

Study – Food Coloring Suppresses Immune System

A study at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, has found that very high doses of a caramel food coloring suppress the immune system. This [..]

Drugs, Food-Related, General

Smoking May Lead to an Increased Risk of Developing Tuberculosis – Study

By Steven Di Joseph – A research team headed by Dr. Saskia de Boon of the Desmond Tutu TB Center at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) studied 2,400 people [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, General, Toxic Substances

According to a Study, Obesity in Middle Age May Increase the Chance of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease as a Senior

By Steven Di Joseph – The results of a study indicate that people who are obese and between ages 40 and 45 are almost 300% more likely to [..]

Diseases, Food-Related, General, Men, The Elderly, Women