There are medications for just about anything, whether it's a headache or something more serious. Get informed about prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medicine.
The more we study obesity, the clearer it becomes that the condition is not always as simple as too many calories and not enough movement. There's a new area that researchers are studying to understand the causes of obesity: antibiotics.
Once you've gotten a sunburn during a course of antibiotics, you'll never forget the SPF again. But why would they lead to a burn in the first place?
Antibiotics are great at curing infections. But some are also great at upsetting your stomach and causing diarrhea. Which ones do we need to watch out for?
With some infections, it's hard to tell what may be causing your illness. And if it's serious, there's no time to wait for test results. Enter the broad-spectrum antibiotic -- and the problems it brings with it.
Humans tend to be forgetful when it comes to things that don't really interest us. Where did we put our keys? Did we take that last dose of antibiotics? We don't know about your keys, but we can help you with the penicillin question.
Some medications are high-maintenance about what foods you pair them with. A commonly prescribed heart drug, for example, can't be with black licorice. There are also certain antibiotics that just don't go well with a glass of milk.
Some antibiotics are a little too good at cleansing your system. As in, you might find yourself literally running to the bathroom to deal with the side effects. Can probiotics solve the problem?
A study found that antibiotic prescriptions as we know them are no match for the replicative power of drug-resistant bacteria -- and that combining them can actually make things much worse.
Mixing medications is always tricky – the last thing you want is a cocktail of side effects that makes you feel sick. But fear not! There's really only one class of antibiotics to watch out for when it comes to adding pain relief.
A crisis requires immediate and decisive action. But in the case of finding new antibiotics to combat resistant strains of bacteria, there's been little progress. Let's find out why.
Some antibiotics cause red, itchy or dry eyes (or all three), but the majority of infection-killers aren't known for their vision side effects. There is one big exception, however, and doctors prescribe these drugs far more often than they should.
"Better safe than sorry" is a dubious maxim when applied to medication prescriptions. If you're on the pill and holding a script for penicillin, just how worried should you be about an unintended pregnancy?
You know how bad guys never die in horror movies? Bacteria are rapidly becoming like that. So how do we wipe out bacteria and the resulting infections without antibiotics?
As children, we couldn't use fancy words to describe our scrapes, but we could point and wince, and somehow the medicine knew where we hurt. It still does. How?
Cortisone shots are injections given to reduce swelling and pain. Learn more about corticosteroids in this article.
"Super aspirin" is a new type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Learn more about super aspirins in this article.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of people in the United States. A diagnosis of heart disease doesn't spell out certain doom, however. Exercise and a healthy diet are one way to fight it, and fortunately, nowdays there are many safe and effective drug treatments as well.
Psychosomatic Medicine, a medical approach that emphasizes mental factors as a cause of disease.
Benjamin Franklin, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton all had something in common: gout. How does a drug named Zyloprim ease this "disease of kings"?
Imagine just being able to indulge in a pill that will make you small enough to fit into a bikini -- without having to trudge to the gym. Does a drug called Lipozene do the trick, or is too good to be true?
Depression is tough. It affects your mood, your relationships -- and your body. For some people, depression is also a source of physical pain. That's where Cymbalta comes in.
The bigger the better? Not when we're talking bad-cholesterol numbers. The drug Lipitor takes that number way down. How does a little pill pack such a punch?
With drug pictures learn about the most used, most addictive and most controversial drugs on the market. Take a look at drug pictures to learn more.
Statins fight that ugly villain -- cholesterol. And they fight that foe well. But do these drugs pose adverse side effects? Some doctors fear they cause memory loss in certain patients.
Lots of folks take a daily aspirin to lower their risk of getting heart disease. How does this little white pill help prevent blood clots from forming?
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