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Which drugs cause hearing loss?

Many drugs cause side effects, including hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). In fact, there are currently more more than 200 medications linked to hearing loss and balance disorders, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Medically, this is known as ototoxicity. (“Oto” means ear and “toxic” means harmful.) The severity of the hearing loss and tinnitus can vary widely,… Read More »

FDA issues health warning about anti-malaria drugs championed by Trump

People should not take two anti-malaria medications touted by President Trump as potential treatments for the coronavirus outside of a hospital or clinical trial, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The agency issued the warning about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic derivative of chloroquine, on Friday after reports said patients who took the… Read More »

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can… Read More »

Injecting drugs in public places linked to a higher risk of HIV, hepatitis C and overdose, Scottish survey finds

Lack of safer drug consumption facility impeding efforts to control HIV outbreak among Glasgow drug users People who inject drugs in public places in Scotland are much more likely to have HIV or hepatitis C and are at higher risk of overdose and skin and soft tissue infections caused by injecting, a survey of drug… Read More »

Can taking drugs cause anxiety

The following day I had such a terrible panic attack, with intense shaking, palpitations, and pain in the left arm, I thought I was dying. This is exactly what just happened to me! Can alcohol withdrawal cause panic attacks? I always thought about the correlation but never really gave it a second look. Xanax is… Read More »