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Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

May 23, 2014 | Behaviour
A study in recent years found that 16% of Australians over the age of 15 are habitual smokers. Another 2% are occasional smokers and about 30% of Australians are former smokers. Reports also indicate that one out of four Australian smokers have a...
Current Evidence of Efficacy and Safety Profile of e-Cigarettes as a Pathway Option to Smoking Cessation

Current Evidence of Efficacy and Safety Profile of e-Cigarettes as a Pathway Option to Smoking Cessation

May 23, 2014 | Behaviour
Smoking is one of the most difficult additions to break, regardless of how strong the desire is to stop. About 80% of smokers who attempt to quit unaided will relapse back into the habit in as little as a month. Only around 5% are able to achieve the...
Biochemical and pharmacological rationale for addiction

Biochemical and pharmacological rationale for addiction

May 23, 2014 | Behaviour
About 7% of Australians have consumed amphetamine at some point of their life About 3% of Australians use prescription analgesics for non-medical reasons Data from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare suggested that about 20.1% people...
Weight loss and Metabolic Rate Stimulants - Treatment Options

Weight loss and Metabolic Rate Stimulants - Treatment Options

May 23, 2014 | Weight loss
Stimulant drugs that increase metabolic rate, such as amphetamines, are often effective for promoting weight loss, but can be associated with a high risk-to-benefit ratio. As a result, numerous prescription as well as over-the-counter stimulants have...
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease - Treatment options

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease - Treatment options

May 23, 2014 | Age related illnesses
What is Dementia? Dementia is defined as disturbances of cognitive functions or memory, typically associated with advancing age. These disturbances can affect job performance and activities of daily living. Cognitive functions include: The...
Brain Biochemistry and the Role of Diet in the Management of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain Biochemistry and the Role of Diet in the Management of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

May 23, 2014 | Age related illnesses
Many foods, dietary supplements and herbal remedies are presented as alternative treatments having beneficial effects on memory and cognitive brain functions. They are thought to be helpful for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Some...
Acne: Myths, Facts and Treatment

Acne: Myths, Facts and Treatment

May 20, 2014 | Skin Conditions
Acne Myths Chocolate and fatty foods cause acne: No scientific evidence exists to support this belief. Acne only happens to teenagers: Although acne is most prevalent in adolescence, it also affects a significant number of adults. Acne is...
Understanding Asthma and the Treatment Options

Understanding Asthma and the Treatment Options

May 14, 2014 | Asthma
Asthma is a chronic lung disease marked by attacks of severe spasm in the airways of the lungs. Inflammation of the airways and tightening of the muscles surrounding them can lead to airway obstruction and trigger an asthma attack. Some airway...
Stroke: Modifiable risk factors

Stroke: Modifiable risk factors

May 14, 2014 | Stroke
Stroke is one of the most devastating disorders among cerebrovascular diseases. Two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, together with other cerebrovascular anomalies, in 2010 were the cause of approximately 8,300 deaths accounting for...
Type I Diabetes – New therapies and potential cures

Type I Diabetes – New therapies and potential cures

May 14, 2014 | Diabetes
Not too long ago, insulin regimens required multiple daily injections. People with diabetes would have to take multiple blood sugar readings throughout the day and adjust the dose of their short-acting insulin to meet their individual requirements....
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