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How Accurate Are Drug Tests?

How Accurate Are Drug Tests?

Why does everyone get so hung up about having to take a drug test? If you’re not on vitamin B pills or sleep aides or ibuprofen or had a poppy seed muffin you have nothing to hide! What’s up science junkies, Julian here for DNews. If you’re applying for certain jobs or life insurance, you […]

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The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

Which of these three people is doing something risky? Is it the one who takes their cholesterol medication with grapefruit juice? The one who takes Acetaminophen pain relievers for a sore ankle before going out for drinks? Or the one who’s on a blood-thinning medication and takes an aspirin for a headache? Actually, all of […]

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The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

Millions of Americans use caffeinated beverages every day as a pick me up. It is after all the world’s most popular drug and with new caffeine infused products like energy drinks, gum and even beef jerky hitting the shelves, our love affair with caffeine shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Caffeine is an interesting […]

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Why Do Some Drugs Make Your Pupils Wider?

Why Do Some Drugs Make Your Pupils Wider?

[ ♪ Intro ] Whether or not eyes are the windows to the soul, scientifically, pupils are the windows of the eyes. And sometimes those windows are more open than usual, like when you’ve taken a medication that causes pupil dilation. Or when people use certain recreational drugs. It all comes down to how different […]

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Why We Can’t Deliver Drugs to the Brain

This is Elise. She suffers from a brain tumor, which causes blurred vision and confusion. But when doctors try and treat brain cancers and other disorders, the brain blocks roughly 95% of medicine taken orally or intravenously. That’s a problem! So what is going on inside your brain? And why is it just ignoring medicine? […]

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Reducing mental illness among Aboriginal people

Dr. Tracy Westerman founded indigenous Psychological Services in 1998 to address the high rates of mental illness among Aboriginal people in the absence of government funding. She went on to graduate from Curtin University with a Doctor of Philosophy and a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 2003. Dr. Westerman has trained over 22,000 clinicians […]

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Urinary Tract Infections – 5

Op. Gotta pee. (door closing) (zipper unzipping) There are three things I wanna tell you about urine. (intro: slam and discreet cough) Lesson one, there is a system responsible for discharging urine. It does not include the vagina. Urine is produced in the kidneys, it comes down two tubes called the ureters, it’s held in […]

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