Why You Shouldn’t Mix Alcohol with Metronidazole Pills

Many times we are told by our doctors not to combine certain medicines with other drugs and chemicals due to its potential side effects and drug interactions. Before you are prescribed with certain medicines by your doctor, you should be well aware of the precautions as well as how the medications will function so that you will know what to expect. Generally this is part of the patient safety rules. That is why you will find a leaflet packed together with the medicines you have bought so you can have something to glance on during your treatment. Leaflets contain the general instructions, precautions, the general dos and don’ts, as well as a brief list of drugs or chemical that you should never combine with your medication.

Metronidazole pills are antibacterial drugs with its sole purpose to kill and eliminate infections caused by various types of bacteria and parasites. Most of these infections can occur in the digestive tract, genital area, lungs, and other internal organs. With metronidazole pills it is easier to eliminate such body intruders by simply killing the pathogens and parasites and prevent them from coming back.

Although Metronidazole pills are very powerful and beneficial antibiotic, take note that it is still a drug that might have some drawbacks especially when taken together with other chemicals and drugs. That is why you need to discuss with your doctor about your treatment prior of taking Metronidazole pills. Among the most prohibited chemicals that you should never ingest with metronidazole is alcohol. So what makes Metronidazole pills and alcohol a dangerous combo? Read more…

Nigerian email scammer jailed for Winnipeg doctor dupe

Last week, a Winnipeg judge sentenced Nigerian email scam artist Toluwalada Owolabi to 30 months in prison for tricking an unnamed Winnipeg physician into sending him $35,000, the Winnipeg Free Press.

Mr Owolabi pretended to be a woman dying of bone cancer whose family died in a car accident and left her $10 million, which she wanted to pass on to somebody to use "for good works," if the doctor -- a world-renowned malaria specialist, according to -- would pay out a small fee to help keep the money safe.


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Caffeine powered gamers, ancient Inca surgeons top list of latest weird science

We've rounded up the most recent strange and wonderful medical stories that didn't make it into our June issue of .

Pills to boost first-person-shooter performance
BERLIN -- Eschewing the days of Jolt Cola and Red Bull, hardcore video gamers are turning to caffeine-laced vitamin pills to stay juiced during all-night head-to-head battles. The pills, marketed as by the German company Tomarni GmbH, promise to "speed up your mind" with "rapid reaction and focus" and offer a 110% money back guarantee! Looking for more benefits? Unlike caffeinated drinks, it's reported the pills don't produce hand tremors -- giving gamers precise aim at their virtual enemies.
Photo: Tomarni GmbH

MD claims Alzheimer's reversal "in minutes"
LOS ANGELES -- Sensational footage from a video released in early April has drawn suspicion to American MD Edward Tobinick. In the film he injects a dementia patient with an anti-arthritic, etanercept, and minutes later the man seemingly recognizes his wife who he hasn't identified in years. However, miracle cures tend to follow Dr Tobinick around. Last year he was reprimanded for calling the same drug a "breakthrough" for neck and back pain. "There is not a single study that shows my treatment methods do not work," he argues. (In the video below, the patient's family describes the man's recovery.)
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"Nanoworms" target tumours
SAN DIEGO -- They travel through patient's veins, stealthily avoid the body's immune system, and may soon seek out and destroy tumours; , microscopic slivers of magnetic iron oxide coated with polymer -- created by researchers from UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT -- bond to and reveal developing tumours that are too small to detect otherwise. The worms show up well on MRIs because of their superparamagnetic properties and in the future could carry targeted drug payloads directly to cancerous cells.
Photo: UC Santa Barbara

Inca skull surgeons had 90% survival rate

NEW HAVEN -- Inca surgeons had a detailed knowledge of cranial anatomy and used it to great effect when scraping away or removing plugs of patient's skulls to treat head trauma, says new research in the . Their patient survival rates approached 90% over 500 years ago, with low infection levels thanks to natural antiseptics the study says. The treatment, which emerged amongst the Inca around 1000 A.D., was used mostly to treat warriors with head injuries. Often they were anesthetized with maize beer.
Photo: Valerie Andrushko


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