To the uninformed consumer, a “natural” supplement may seem like a better option than pharmaceutical drugs they think may be too expensive or too strong. Learn the difference between a drug and a supplement, and make the best choice for you.
Reports state that patients are often prescribed antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use. The more that antibiotics are overused or mis-prescribed, the more likely it is that patients will build up bacterial resistance to their effects. This can cause a whole host of problems.
In many parts of the world antibiotic resistance has reached unprecedented levels as bacterial infections are able to outwit the drugs we throw at them, even some of the latest ones. But that does not mean that it’s game over as medicine has a number of tricks up its sleeve.
Sometimes the best, or only viable, treatment available is offered as part of a clinical trial program. Indeed, participation in a clinical trial sometimes can be life-saving. This article addresses the questions “what are clinical trials”, “where are they offered”, and “are they right for me”.
Hundreds of thousands of people either die or are severely incapacitated due to bites from poisonous snakes each year. Unfortunately, there is not enough antivenoms to go around. What are antivenoms? Find out here and find out what’s being done to ensure that they are available to everyone.