Medications

How long-term benzodiazepine use leads to cognitive impairments

Benzodiazepines are effective and widely used drugs for treating states of anxiety and sleep disorders. While short-term treatments are considered safe, their long-term intake can lead to physical dependence and, particularly ...

Medical research

Why most hangover cures don't work but a few might help

Most of us know that horrible feeling of tiredness, headache, sweating, nausea and sensitivity to light—the dreaded hangover. For decades researchers have been exploring potential cures for hangovers induced by alcohol.

Medications

A new medication uses protein against SARS-CoV-2

Vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been made possible by an unprecedented worldwide collaboration. But medications against COVID-19 have as yet seen only partial success. With the support of the Bavarian Research ...

Medications

Alcohol dependence: Psilocybin reduces relapses

Current research results uncover the unknown potential of psilocybin to restore molecular circuits in the brain and thus contribute to a reduction of relapses in alcohol dependence. This could lead to new therapeutic approaches.

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Ingredient

An ingredient is a substance that forms part of a mixture (in a general sense). For example, in cooking, recipes specify which ingredients are used to prepare a specific dish. Many commercial products contain a secret ingredient that is purported to make them better than competing products. In the pharmaceutical industry, an active ingredient is that part of a formulation that yields the effect required by the customer.

National laws usually require prepared food products to display a list of ingredients, and specifically require that certain additives be listed.

In most developed countries, the law requires that ingredients be listed according to their relative weight in the product. If an ingredient itself consists of more than one ingredient (such as the cookie pieces which are a part of "cookies and cream" flavor ice cream), then that ingredient is listed by what percentage of the total product it occupies, with its own ingredients displayed next to it in brackets.

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