The discovery of penicillin in 1928 paved the way for combating infections, which are a leading cause of death. But today we live in an era of antibiotic overuse.
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When it comes to prescription pain medications, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here’s how to separate fact from fiction.
Antidepressants are widely used to treat depression, but the effects are individual. Know how these drugs work, how effective they are and what to expect before you fill your prescription.
Every person will probably take medicine at some point. As people accumulate medical problems, the number of medicines they take is likely to increase too.
We’ve gotten much more aggressive in how we monitor and treat gout, a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis. Here’s how you can take an active role in managing your condition.
Bringing a friend or family member to a medical appointment helps ensure the best outcome and provides emotional support for the patient.
Yes, we are a species that uses substances to improve our quality of life. Often, we have evidence to back up the claims of what these substances will do.
We’ve all heard of the purported health benefits of probiotics, but what exactly is it that is supposed to make these healthy little microbes good for you?
Discover the right way to swallow a pill and other facts that will keep you healthy and safe.