Vices

Man Dies After Mob Attacks Paramedics Trying To Save Overdosing Drug User

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Medical Rewind, Vices

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the September 4, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) A man has died in Australia after paramedics trying to save him were attacked by an angry mob. According to The Australian, paramedics were called to the Riverwood suburb of Sydney around 8 a.m. local time Sunday. There they found a 25-year-old man suffering from a suspected drug overdose. But the man’s family members quickly became angry and attempted to intervene. The dispute attracted the attention of others nearby, and soon as...

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We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Health & Wellness, Vices

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the September 4, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) Marijuana and alcohol have long been portrayed as relatively similar vices with a variety of risks and a few benefits. Based on the available peer-reviewed scientific research, however, one appears to pose more health risks overall. That said, there are dozens of health factors to consider when comparing the substances — from one’s family medical history to the legality of each drug. Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?...

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These Everyday ‘Drugs’ Cause More Harm Than the Illegal Ones, Study Says

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Health & Wellness, Vices

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the May 14, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Worldwide, alcohol and tobacco cause much more death, disability and addiction than illegal drugs, according to a new review. The review analyzed data from 2015 on global drug use — both overall and in 21 different regions — using data from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, as well as other sources. The researchers examined both the prevalence of drug use as well as the...

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Many People Taking Anti-depressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Vices

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the April 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Victoria Toline needed nine months to taper off Zoloft. “I had to drop out of school,” she said. “My life’s been on hold.”CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times. Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was desperately trying...

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Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note.

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Medical Rewind, Vices

Listen to what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on Medical Rewind May 12th show. MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children taking medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — such as Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse — are less likely to smoke, according to a new analysis. Kids with ADHD who were treated with these so-called stimulant medications were about half as likely to smoke as children with this disorder who weren’t treated with these medications, researchers found. “We found an association...

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