Drinking or sniffing rubbing alcohol? What you need to know

rubbing alcohol sanitizer

Drinking and sniffing rubbing alcohol for its intoxicating properties is a trend. Commercial rubbing alcohol preparations made from isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) or ethanol are cheaper and easier to obtain. Thus, people unable to get alcoholic beverages–such as young people under the legal age limits–may resort to rubbing alcohol preparations to get drunk. Adults who can … Read more

OTC hearing aids now available in stores. What older adults need to know

OTC hearing aids are more affordable

People 18 years and older can get over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in U.S. stores starting today (October 17). The development comes after the FDA issued a final rule on August 16 that enabled millions of Americans (including older adults) with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment to purchase affordable OTC hearing aids without prescriptions. Under the rule, adults … Read more

What are nicotine salts? Everything you need to know

nic salts are vape products

Manufacturers are marketing vape juices containing nicotine salts as an alternative to freebase nicotine. Nicotine salts have gained popularity among new and experienced vapers seeking a milder throat hit experience at higher nicotine strengths. Salts also reportedly promote higher levels and faster rates of nicotine delivery to the system without unpleasant effects, such as a … Read more

What is synthetic nicotine? Everything you need to know

synthetic nicotine

Synthetic nicotine is made in a laboratory using various chemical substances as starting materials or precursors.  The tobacco and vape industries promoted it as an alternative to tobacco-derived nicotine (TDN).  Synthetic nicotine-based vapes or e-cigarettes gained popularity as many producers switched from marketing e-cigarette products containing TDN. They switched to avoid regulatory restrictions on the … Read more

Breakthroughs in medical research that will change your life

researchers in a laboratory

Breakthroughs in medical research and advancements in health knowledge in the last 150 years have dramatically improved the quality of our lives. The drastic improvement in living conditions was due to the combined effect of advances in our understanding of the causes of diseases and the treatment of infectious diseases. Breakthroughs in medical research have … Read more

What is role of digital mass media in health?

surgeons perform operation

The internet has enabled people to gain instant access to any health information they need. The increasing reliance on the internet means that digital mass media will play an increasingly important role in public health in the 21st century. As more patients seek information on the World Wide Web, digital mass media will come under … Read more